NRC Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

NRC Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

  • Tears of conflict and insecurity in South Sudan have resulted in one of the world’s worst and most protracted humanitarian contexts.

  • NRC’s programme has grown in recent years to combine both emergency response and recovery programming with a budget of $22 million and a team of 350 staff (including 20 International) operating from three large area offices and managed from the country office in Juba.

  • In addition to delivering humanitarian response and seeking new routes to greater, more sustainable impact, NRC’s South Sudan programme has built a strong reputation for humanitarian analysis and advocacy and seeks to build both arms of this programme over the coming years.

  • It is with this premise that we are seeking a Country Director to assume overall responsibility for South Sudan's country programme.

    The Country Director will be responsible for the:

  • Development of the process for and delivery of a new Country Strategy, with revisions built in on an annual basis;

  • Constant evolution of the country programme to ensure it new opportunities and constraints to ever wider and deeper impact, in line with the Regional and Global strategies;

  • Delivery of content for global advocacy on the South Sudan humanitarian situation – South Sudan has pioneered NRC’s humanitarian context analysis;

  • Building of collaborative relationships with both the managing East Africa and Yemen
  • Regional Office as well as the neighbouring NRC country offices affected by the South Sudan humanitarian theatre.

    Professional competencies

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of working as a Senior Manager/Country Director in humanitarian/recovery context;

  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts;

  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities;

  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of South Sudan, the surrounding sub-region or similar context is desirable;

  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian sector and an ambition to improve and reform it for greater accountability and impact;

  • Strong understanding and appreciation of the role of advocacy and broader influencing in bringing about change and impact at scale;

  • Experience of networked implementation for impact and the promotion of innovation in difficult operating environments;

  • Ability to lead and build teams to succeed through high degrees of self-sufficiency and remote support;

  • Strong budget management experience with proven record of delivering programmes on time and on budget;

  • Experience of influencing key decision makers, including government and donors, in a complex environment;

  • Experience of leading security in complex environment, including in times of conflict and crisis;

  • Proven delivery through remote management of teams divided by geographic and political boundaries.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; NRC Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

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