World Concern Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

World Concern Country Director Jobs in South Sudan

Position Summary

Provide strategic leadership and management to World Concern’s relief and holistic development work in South Sudan. Advocate on behalf of organization’s development goals, building institutional relationships and promoting cooperative program activities. Lead the country team in formulating and executing a country strategy in line with World Concerns global strategy. Develop new funding streams to ensure growth and financial stability.

Essential Functions


  • Infuse World Concern’s mission, vision and values into every aspect of our South Sudan operations.

  • Lead the country team in a way that builds trust, transparency and integrity while developing a culture of prayer, learning and good stewardship.

  • Develop and carry out the strategic plan for World Concern South Sudan that aligns with WC global strategies, incorporates humanitarian best practices and is feasible based on resource levels and context.

  • Provide strong and clear leadership in articulating and championing World Concern’s Transformational Development ethos in the lives of staff, partners, and beneficiaries.

  • Lead and grow World Concern’s integrated community development program (One Village Transformed – OVT), liaising with all technical and donor stakeholders as necessary.

  • Serve as Head of Mission and legal representative for World Concern in South Sudan.

  • Lead the country team in developing new program and funding opportunities ensuring the financial health of the organization.

  • Network with and maintain good working relationships with key UN agencies, government authorities, churches, NGO’s, public & private entities, Integral Alliance members and others in the country such as USAID/OFDA, to capitalize on funding opportunities and ensure collaboration, acceptance and awareness of WC programs.

  • Represent WC in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events that contribute towards raising the profile of WC.

  • Serve as active member of the regional leadership team.


  • Ensure sound financial management of programs and operations by hiring and developing key financial staff, monitoring and controlling program income and expenses in relation to program deliverables and ensuring appropriate financial systems and processes are in place and being followed.

  • Ensure WC South Sudan recruits and retains appropriate qualified staff to carry out high impact programs while maintaining cost efficiency.

  • Monitor the political, socio-economic and security situations in the country/region and ensure country security plans are well written, revised periodically to reflect the context and that staff are trained on essential protocols.

  • Provide direction to staff during periods of heightened security risk and implement security protocols to respond appropriately. Assemble and lead a crisis management team to respond to threats or incidents.

    Quality Assurance:

  • Oversee program design, proposal development, program delivery and reporting cycles to ensure high quality, accurate outputs are delivered to the relevant stakeholder(s) in a timely manner.

  • Develop and monitor performance metrics to ensure accuracy, professionalism and timeliness of outputs.

  • Provide capacity building opportunities for staff to improve skills related to deficiencies in delivering quality outputs.


  • Make sure WC is compliant with local and national laws and regulations related to country registration, employment, taxation, banking, etc. and that
    systems are in place to monitor any changes to requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and relevant external standards, laws, regulations and requirements.

  • Build a culture of transparency by soliciting feedback from staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders and ensure that feedback mechanisms are available and functional.

  • Exemplify World Concern’s Code of Ethics and Conduct in all personal and professional dealings.

  • Identify emerging risks as well as mitigation strategies and inform supervisor as soon as possible.

  • Maintain open lines of communication with staff and supervisor.

    Staff Development:

  • Assess staff capacity, identify those with management potential and actively work to develop their skills to create a strong management structure.

  • Provide opportunities for staff to grow spiritually and professionally building on their God given strengths and talents.

  • Promote an atmosphere of continuous shared learning.

  • Perform all duties consistent with the World Concern Mission Statement

    Essential Qualifications


  • Minimum 4-year University degree in related field

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience

  • Spiritually mature follower of Jesus Christ and committed to World Concern’s values and mission

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Humanitarian principles and best practices

  • 5 years’ experience managing multi-sector international relief and development programs with 2 years in a senior leadership role

  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)

  • Demonstrated ability to scale country profile based on funding opportunities/realities.

  • Organizational strategic planning experience

  • Demonstrated experience in managing a multi-cultural team to achieve success, develop positive, trusting intercultural relationships

  • Experience networking and building alliances with UN agencies, USAID/OFDA, ECHO, DFID, SIDA, other institutional donors and private partnerships

  • Experience managing USG funded programs

  • Ability to analyze budgets and financial reports for effective management decisions

  • Strong public relations, diplomacy and negotiation skills

  • Experience in transformational approaches to humanitarian and community development programming

    Software / Equipment Knowledge

  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, Email and other computer applications

    Other Considerations

  • Requires periodic travel to remote field locations where basic services may be limited

  • May involve traveling in small boats, planes or driving on rough roads that are not maintained over long distances

  • May encounter armed military or militia groups

  • Periodic interruptions of power or communications

  • May require working on weekends or holidays to meet critical deadlines

  • May require travel to the United States and other locations in the region

    Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree in related field


  • Experience in transformational approaches to humanitarian and community development programming

    How to Apply

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

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