Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Based in Juba, South Sudan
Tearfund seeks a South Sudanese senior leader, passionate about seeing transformation through the local Church, and National NGO’s. The Deputy Country Director-Partnerships role will assist the Country Director in oversight and management of a portfolio of partners, ensuring the effective design, assessment, resourcing and monitoring of partner projects in support of the delivery of Tearfund’s 4 outcomes while ensuring projects reflect Tearfund Quality Standard commitments. This post will lead engagement with national advocacy platforms to advance the efforts toward Peace and Reconciliation and enable support for such to connect with local churches and communities. The postholder will manage advisory or technical staff as required, as well as consultants, and will represent Tearfund externally.
Tearfund has worked in South Sudan for over 40 years through local partners and currently works with nine different partners each undertaking a variety of development, humanitarian and advocacy projects to contribute to the recovery and development of local communities in South Sudan. Our partners include Church denominations and Christian NGOs, and are complimented by our separately managed direct operational work
Candidates must be committed to integral mission approaches, in particular local church-based community initiatives, and have a passion to see the local church in South Sudan developing its role in addressing poverty. The successful applicant will have proven experience in advocacy work specifically around peace building and reconciliation. Essential experience in community development and project management are also required, with excellent relational skills to be able to work effectively with the leaders of Church denominations and para-Church organisations.
The successful applicant will be educated to a degree level with a good and proven understanding of current relief and development issues. Excellent written and spoken English, good cross-cultural awareness and a genuine heart for the poor are essential for this role.
Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. All posts involve potential contact with children and vulnerable adults and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues.
You must have the right to live and work in South Sudan without the need for a work permit. South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply for this role.
Salary: £33,148 per annum
Closing date: 23rd January 2017