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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.
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
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
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 CDSouthSudan [at] vsf-belgium.org.
This vacancy is open to male and female candidates.
Applications from South Sudan nationals are encouraged.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information: www.vsf-belgium.org,
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