DRC NGO Country Director - Jobs in South Sudan

DRC NGO Country Director - Jobs in South Sudan


DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Great Lakes (EAGL) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Burundi, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAGL Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.

DRC is a leading protection agency and has been operating in South Sudan since 2005 in conjunction with our specialist unit, the Danish Demining Group (DDG).


  • Direct line management of SMT, Consortium Managers, and country wide programme support team;
  • Support PMs to establish good management support for their teams;
  • Provide on-going support and coaching, and ensure that staff has the necessary capacity to fulfil their responsibilities.

    Programme Strategy:

  • To develop and update the South Sudan programme strategies and linkages with South Sudanese hosting countries within DRC/DDG’s overall regional and global strategic frameworks.
  • Keeping abreast key conflict and displacement trends in the region impacting the country;
  • Identifying key developments and trends in refugee response in countries and position the organisation to best deal with these
  • Ensure that the key regional and global frameworks are contextualised and applied in the country program context and ensure that staff understand these,
  • Leading a consultative process for local strategy development,
  • Leading the South Sudan annual programme portfolio analyses and review process
  • Playing a key role in fundraising and donor contract management.


    and Accountability:
  • To be responsible for ensuring that programmes comply with the organisational quality and accountability commitments.
  • Ensure that the Operations and Programme
  • Handbooks are utilized throughout all offices,
  • Lead process of developing and updating the local Humanitarian Accountability Framework and Quality Management System,
  • Promote accountability concepts and practices.
  • Representing DRC/DDG at relevant and senior forums/ meetings,
  • Ensuring other staff are appropriately representing DRC/DDG at relevant forums/ meetings,
  • Maintaining agreed profile of DRC/DDG at country level,
  • Conducting regular stakeholder analyses to ensure that DRC/DDG has good understanding of dynamics/ relationships,
  • Engaging in, and where effective, leading coordination processes amongst key stakeholders.
  • Advocacy and communication: To lead the South Sudan advocacy in all DRC/DDG key messages.

    Experience and technical competencies
  • At least 8 years’ management experience, as head or senior member of humanitarian or development programme/organisation; at least four years in East Africa region
  • Demonstrated experienced with conflict related displacement issues
  • Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems
  • Hands on experience in managing staff in insecure and remote locations with strong human resource management skills in general.
  • Experience of managing budgets and multiple donor contracts Demonstrated experience in donor contact, fundraising and networking
  • Fluency in English (speaking, writing, reading) is essential

    How to Apply
  • Applications must be submitted online
  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.
  • Closing date for applications is 17th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Country Director - Jobs in South Sudan

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