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Country Director Job in Juba

Position: Country Director - South Sudan

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Contract: Indefinite duration

Application deadline: 11th October 2013

Availability: December 2013


In Africa, millions of people survive by their livestock yet veterinary care is often insufficiently available.

When farmers lose their herds to disease, drought or conflict, they lose everything: their pride, their culture, their savings and their livelihood.

By helping to care for livestock and improve production, the NGO Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium supports local populations in their struggle against hunger and poverty.

In East Africa, our programs focus on livestock dependent communities in Kenya, Uganda and South-Sudan.


The role of the Country Director for South Sudan is to develop and implement the strategy for South Sudan in line with the mission, vision, values and global strategy of VSF-Belgium.

He/she reports to the Regional Director- East Africa.


Strategic leadership: Develop and lead the national programme Strategy and programs and contribute to the regional strategy.

Programme implementation: Ensure the quality implementation of the country strategy and program for South Sudan in accordance with regional strategy. Ensure monitoring and evaluation and programme targets are met.

Organisational leadership and people management: To oversee the South Sudan Country Office and field Offices by ensuring that the staffs have the capacity to implement the projects / programmes professionally and efficiently.

Budget Management: Development, management and monitoring of South Sudan annual budget.
Also manages and approves the expenses of the country annual budget within the limits of the pre approved budget and in respect of VSF-B and donors procedures.

Fund Raising: Secure additional funding to enable continuation of S. Sudan programmes.

Representation: To display positive image of VSF-B as a leading organization among partners in South Sudan and sub-region, develop networks and mobilize funds (incl. matching grants).

To ensure knowledge/expertise is capitalized within South Sudan and shared with teams across VSFB.



University Masters degree in a relevant field.

A degree in veterinary science, animal science or rural development is an advantage, but not essential

Knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of pastoralism, value chain, ASAL policies, natural resources management.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior management position
  • At least 5 years of experience in South Sudan.
  • Experience in strategic planning and organizational change management
  • Experience in managing multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in working with and capacity building of local partners
  • Fluent in English. Basic knowledge of French is a plus
  • Existing network within NGO-donor community in South Sudan would be an added advantage
  • Experience in Project Cycle Management and Result Based Approach
  • Experience in proposal writing with major donors

  • Is able to think strategically and develop a long term plan for S. Sudan
  • Is able to analyze complex situations and to identify priorities quickly
  • Is able to take decisions and implement them
  • Is able to establish and maintain good relations with local and international partners, donors and governmental institutions
  • Is an excellent manager and coach
  • Is solution- and result-oriented
  • Is able to manage change
  • Strives for continuous improvement of quality and incites others to do so too
  • Is able to instill a good communication climate in a team
  • Stimulates information sharing and teamwork
  • Is flexible

  • Identifies him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF-Belgium
  • Is of impeccable integrity and sets high standards of integrity to others
  • Displays intercultural sensitivity, displays respect in dealing with others
  • Is willing to travel regularly


Please send your application letter, curriculum vitae and the names as well as contact data of three reference persons by email to

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates.

Applications from South Sudan nationals are encouraged.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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