South Sudan Country Director
JOB TITLE: Country Director
LOCATION: South Sudan
REPORTS TO: Africa Area Director
SUPERVISES: In-country Program Staff
CONTRACT LENGTH: One year-renewable
Only applicants residing in the Africa Region will be considered.
WORLD CONCERN VISION
A world transformed from poverty to the abundance of life.
WORLD CONCERN MISSION STATEMENT
World Concern partners to transform the lives of poor and marginalized people through disaster response and sustainable community development. The love of Christ compels us to pursue reconciliation and equip those we serve so that they may in turn share with others.
World Concern is a US-based Christian global disaster response and sustainable community development agency. The love of Jesus Christ compels us to join Him in spiritual reconciliation and physical transformation by expressing a culture that is boldly focused on Christ and extending opportunities to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty. We serve over 7 million people in 13 countries, focusing on food security, child protection, education, maternal and child health, microfinance, vocational training, clean water and sanitation and disaster response.
· Christ-Centered: We approach our work by faith, prayerfully believing God will do the miraculous.
· Servanthood: We serve our world by meeting needs practically and spiritually.
· Uncompromising Integrity: We are honest, transparent, and trustworthy – reflecting Jesus in all we do.
· Holy Stewardship: We honor and maximize the potential of the resources, assets, and people God has entrusted to us.
· Unified Team: We are One CRISTA, united in the vision to transform lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
· Dignity: We seek to treat all people with equity and respect, celebrating and affirming their unique, God-given value as human beings.
· Excellence: We strive to excel in every aspect of our work and commit to continuously learning, innovating, and improving.
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.
(General overview and may not include all details of responsibilities)
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
Personal conduct that reflects well on World Concern and supports our personal conduct policy
Perform all duties consistent with the World Concern Mission Statement
A deep and abiding faith that is fully surrendered to the will of Jesus Christ, evidenced by a lifestyle that is consistent with biblical principles in word and deed. Commitment to spiritual growth and development. Demonstrates the values of a World Concern leader.
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
· 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
Master’s Degree in related field
Experience in transformational approaches to humanitarian and community development programming
- Medical Allowance
- Vacation leave 25 workdays per year
- Sick leave of 10 workdays per year
- National holidays as published by South Sudan government
- Pension - 17% of the of the basic pay
- One month pay of Gratuity for every year of completed service
- Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and Group Life Insurance
- Field level accommodation in Juba.
- Rest and Recuperation (R&R) time and cost is provided