Save the Children Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

Save the Children Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

  • As a member of the East and Southern Africa Senior Leadership team, you will have shared accountability for Save the Children's international development and emergency programming in the region of approximately $400 million each year through an organisation of over 5,500 people.

  • To achieve our ambitious goals and breakthroughs for children, the leadership team will, in collaboration with Save the Children Members and in conjunction with the other regional organisations, aim to drive global growth to $2.7 billion.

  • The Country Director will lead the transformation of the country to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children's strategy within the country through: -

  • Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy, for children; and

  • Ensuring world class stewardship of resources from Members and their donors

  • South Sudan is one of the most challenging and exciting working environments that Save the Children currently works in. The newest country in the world, its legacy of thirty years of war has yet to be even partly addressed as its new government works to both develop and reach out to its people.

    In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Master degree level qualification or equivalent length of experience in the sector.

  • Substantial experience of building, leading and developing a diverse team of senior staff to deliver on both development and humanitarian programs.

  • Experience of working with large, complex donors to secure and/or manage new large-scale and/or competitive funding.

  • Experience of managing a crisis situation requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond.

  • Experience of leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation and its stakeholders.

  • Experience of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation.

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition
    of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.

  • Good understanding of programme, financial and operational management processes.

  • Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development.

  • Commitment to the Save the Children values.


  • Experienced leader who has held senior positions in complex/high profile/ multinational organisations.

  • Demonstrable ability to recruit, lead and develop high calibre specialist senior staff with a range of backgrounds and expertise.

  • Strong track record in building high performance teams and future successors/leaders.

  • Experience of leading a large, highly complex organisation through significant change with clear business benefit.

  • Strategic thinker who is comfortable with developing highly ambitious business strategies at scale and the track record of delivering on these.

  • Ability to manage and motivate self and others to respond to a significant and complex crisis situation in extraordinary circumstances, requiring swift action and rapid changes in priorities.

  • Evidence of identifying and building strategic and effective business networks at a very senior level, which have resulted in clear business benefit for the organisation.

  • Innovative approach to solving a range of highly complex issues and galvanising buy-in to the solutions at all levels.

  • Highly developed political acumen and ability to navigate through complex political situations.

  • Strong and nuanced cultural awareness.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

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