Country Director

Welthungerhilfe, Juba, South Sudan

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th March, 2021

Job Description

The position is to be filled as of June 1, 2021, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Juba, South Sudan.

As Country Director, you are expected to create a work environment based on trustful cooperation both within the team in South Sudan, with donor representatives and with all relevant stakeholders at headquarters. The Representation in South Sudan in technical working groups is essential to be acknowledged as a player in the country and to be able to support an aligned planning of programmes and projects. Project implementation is constantly endangered by a tight security situation and a constantly changing context. This needs a lot of stragtegic as well as pragmatic guidance and a clear communication with headquarters and donors.

Your responsibilities

  • Represent Welthungerhilfe and coordinate the intervention concepts and implementation with local decision-makers, partner organisations and other aid agencies and development organisations operating in the project area
  • Coordinate planning processes for project follow-up phases and for new projects in the country
  • Ensure proper country programme structures and processes that reflect decentralisation
  • Identify new potential partner organisations and develop joint strategies and project ideas
  • Select and recruit national experts
  • Line-manage international and national staff who directly report to you
  • Ensure the proper planning of financial and asset resources as well as regular reporting to the Regional Directorate and the co-financiers
  • Warrant the required flow of information and public transparency of the project work in South Sudan
  • Support marketing and press communication on humanitarian situation in South Sudan upon request

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in the field of international cooperation, humanitarian assistance, rural development or a comparable level of qualification
  • At least 5 to 7 years of project and management experience in carrying out co-financed projects of international (aid) agencies, preferably in the region
  • WFP, UN and/or ECHO donor experience would be an asset
  • Coordination and organisational skills - even under a high workload
  • Ability to work in a multinational team
  • Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensibility
  • A very good command of spoken and written English; German and/or Arabic language skills would be an asset


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