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.

Overall Objectives

  • 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

    Person Specification:

  • 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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