Country Director, South Sudan

  • Action Against Hunger
  • Juba, Central Equatoria, South Sudan
  • Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017
Full time Management Operations

Job Description

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

By providing strategic vision and thought leadership to our program portfolio in south Sudan that addresses the underlying causes and effects of malnutrition in line with Action Against Hunger USA’s core values. You will play a key role in building and maintaining strategic alliances with multiple stakeholders including the private sector, government actors, donors and partners to ensure Action Against Hunger is an NGO fit for the future.


Key activities in your role will include:

  • Designing and implementing an innovative country strategy.
  • Oversee mission’s programming to ensure the effective and efficient design, implementation and evaluation of Action Against Hunger programs and projects.
  • Developing and enchanting relationships with influential stakeholders.
  • Oversee and direct the appropriate mobilization, use and management of financial and logistic resources in the mission in line with ACF policies and donor requirements.
  • Lead the preparation, regular updating and implementation of the security plan in line with Action Against Hunger standards and procedures.
  • Ensuring the Action Against Hunger-USA Values are firmly integrated into the working culture of the South Sudan country office
  • Generating a strong sense of pride, purpose and belonging among the different teams and contributing towards making Action Against Hunger one of the best non-profit organizations to work for.
  • Management and oversight of country office logistics, human resources, finances and security protocols.

Do you meet the required criteria?

You are enthusiastically pursuing a career in senior management

  • You have a minimum 10 years humanitarian work in an emergency and/or a development context
  • You have at least 5 years of senior management experience
  • You have advance knowledge of donor guidelines and procedures (ECHO, EU, UNICEF, DFID, BPRM, GAC and others.)
  • You have high level financial management skills and are accustomed to steering an organizational budget

You are passionate about leading ambitious programming that has impact

  • You are able to see past the inevitable day-to-day emergencies to set & reinforce a long-term strategic vision for the country office
  • You eagerly engage your teams & promote the development & implementation of innovative approaches to solve core humanitarian problems
  • You’re comfortable coaching & developing the skills of your direct reports, adapting your leadership to professionals who may, or may not, be familiar working in humanitarian action
  • Your knowledge of the donor community ensures projects respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs & that activities remain compliant with grant requirements
  • You’re able to analyze changes in your context & discuss the implications with senior operational staff. You are comfortable communicating HQ decisions to your team & relevant partners
  • You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing
  • You are diplomatic but tenacious. You recognize that advocating for change & innovative programming requires building strong relationships with donors, local authorities & other partners, while retaining the space to speak confidently about Action Against Hunger’s programs & our knowledge of the humanitarian needs

Your work style builds confidence with others

  • You are an astute negotiator and know how to reach Win-Win outcomes
  • You are a tactful speaker & expert listener
  • You believe that every problem has a solution. It is the way we approach the problem that makes the difference
  • You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances
  • You are able to continuously motivate yourself and your teams to deliver high standards of work
  • You demonstrate strong self-awareness and are not afraid to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well