Deputy Country Director-Sudan
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Merlin specialises in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping to rebuild shattered health services.
The Deputy Country Director position is a senior position within Merlin South Darfur structure and is a member of the Country Management Team (CMT).
The overall objective of the position is to assist and support the Country Director in the in implementing Sudan country
strategy and programme activities ensuring all Merlin’s standard policies and best practice is adhered to.
The role will provide leadership, and technical support and capacity building to the Programme Coordinators in all areas of their roles.
To contribute to country strategy & annual planning with teams
To act as Country Director (CD) in the CD’s absence
To support CD, where delegated, in security management of teams
To support the CD to ensure that Merlin is able to deliver quality health programmes in above areas
To support Merlin teams in delivery of quality health programmes, through coordination, advice, information sharing & analysis
To ensure that financial, logistics and HR systems and procedures are in place and followed
Ensure relevant coordination with MoH, communities & other NGOs
To co-ordinate activities between all field sites in Darfur and the capital office
Extensive field level NGO experience
Extensive experience of project management in developing countries including: Project needs assessment Project proposal development, logical framework, and report and proposal writing
Strong Human resource management experience
Experience in budget management
Understanding of logistics
Experience of donor reporting requirements
Proven security management experience
Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
Ability to liaise with MoH, local authorities, NGOs, other agencies and donors
Supportive personnel management style, with the ability to capacity build
Strong leadership skills
Ability to write/edit quality project proposals and reports in English.
Flexibility and ability to work within different cultural and political environments.
Ability to adapt to isolated and potentially insecure environments
Willingness and ability to travel and live in insecure environments
Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office
Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
An understanding of and commitment to Merlin’s mission and values
Deadline: Until filled
For more job information and application, see: Deputy Country Director-Sudan Website
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