Solidarités International Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

Solidarités International Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

General objective:

The Country Director is Solidarités International’s official representative in a country. He / She oversees the smooth running of the mission. He / She proposes mission strategy, according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once it has been validated. He / She monitors projects, ensuring that they are progressing in accordance with the Solidarités International charter and complying with internal and contractual procedures.

He / She mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for the programs to run effectively and supervises the administration of these resources. He / She coordinates the teams in place and ensures their security on the mission. He / She is the direct liaison for Solidarités International’s HQ.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Serve as main focal point for the mission for critical incidents.

  • Liaise with security national authorities and other stakeholders (INGOs, INSO, NGO Forum, UN).

  • Ensure security procedures and analysis are regularly updated.

  • Brief new staff on security context of the country and the mission.

  • Maintain overview of the security context by studying the daily, weekly, and quarterly security analysis from relevant organizations (INSO, NGO Forum).

    External outreach

  • Serve as main point of contact for strategic decisions with donors, UN, NGO Forum or other NGOs.

  • Keep awareness of relevant donors and their funding priorities.

  • Maintain regular communication with the donors.

  • Represent SI in director level fora.

    Annual strategy

  • Lead the exercise of defining the annual strategy.

  • Ensure the application of the strategy throughout the new proposals.

  • Review the fulfillment of strategic goals.

    Strategic management

  • Lead the Coordination team.

  • Make strategic decisions influencing the direction of the mission.

  • Maintain overview of the security and funding context of the country as well as situation of the mission (financial, HR, logistics) to inform the strategic decisions.

  • Coordination within the mission.

  • Coordination with HQ.

  • Team management.

    Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Oversee the implementation of the annual strategy 2024.

  • Reinforce the security management / contingency planning of the mission

  • Dynamic analysis of the context to identify new potential needs / relevant areas
    of intervention

  • Consolidate the recent scale-up of the mission to ensure programmatic quality and process compliance

  • Sustain and further develop SI’s funding strategy in South Sudan and identify new donors to diversify the funding portfolio.

  • Support the Senior Management Team in their coordination roles.

  • Regularly represent SI with donors, local authorities, NGOs J17and Coordination forum.

    Education / Academic Background:

  • Master Degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.

    Specific Skills and Experience:

  • At least 1 or 2 years working as Country Director, and 5 years in the humanitarian sector.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to multi-task and support and/or fill multiple positions at one time.

  • High management abilities, and particularly team management skills and capacities to provide distance technical support.

  • Ability, acquired through experience, to represent the organization and negotiate and defend SI’s interests with a diverse range of government officials, departments and ministries, civil society organizations, and other international organizations professionally and appropriately.

  • Proven ability to deal with donors and operational partners.

  • Technical knowledge in SI sectors of expertise (WASH, FSL, Shelter) is an asset.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members.

  • Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility.

  • Good stress management.

  • Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) is an asset.

  • Prior experience in South Sudan would be considered as an asset.

  • Language: Fluent in English, written and spoken. Arabic is an asset.

    How to Apply

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

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