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Country Director South Sudan / Somaliland

Caritas is one of the leading Swiss NGOs with a focus on poverty reduction in Switzerland and abroad. Caritas follows the humanitarian principles in its involvement worldwide. The Department of Humanitarian Aid within the Section of International Cooperation is focused on providing support for people in need in crisis and disasters.

Caritas Switzerland has engaged in both South Sudan and Somaliland since many years and is currently implementing humanitarian aid projects in the fields of WASH, food security and nutrition. Caritas Switzerland has a country office in Torit, South Sudan, and is implementing activities directly and together with local partners. In Somaliland, Caritas Switzerland is implementing projects through local partners.

Your duties

70% Country Director South Sudan based in Torit with frequent travels to Juba for meetings and networking/fundraising

30% Country Director for Somaliland with travels to donors/partners in Nairobi and the project sites in Somaliland

The following duties will have to be performed:

  • Maintain good relationships for coordination and networking with other (I)NGOs, UN agencies, embassies, donors
  • Represent Caritas Switzerland with partners, government agencies and donors
  • Take part in NGO Forum, donor and cluster meetings in Torit, Juba and Nairobi
  • Acquisition and fundraising on national and international level: identify and pursue funding opportunities and collect information on calls and donor requirements
  • Strategic program development for both countries
  • General finance and office management (South Sudan) and oversight of the projects in South Sudan and Somaliland
  • Assure adherence to administrative regulations (South Sudan office and partners in both countries)
  • Monitor the project activities in South Sudan and Somaliland as per logframe, with support from external consultants who visit the projects regularly
  • Monitor the security situation and ensure compliance with internal security rule
  • Regular communication with Caritas Switzerland Head Office
Our requirements
  • Master degree in a relevant field
  • Min. 5 years relevant work experience in a senior management position, preferably in East Africa (experience and knowledge of South Sudan / Somaliland an asset)
  • Min. 5 years work experience in international cooperation (preferably in the context of humanitarian aid and in the fields of WASH/food security/ nutrition)
  • Networking and lobbying experience with international organizations and governmental/nongovernmental institutions
  • Familiar with the donor landscape in East Africa and the various donor requirements (ECHO, UNiCEF, UNOCHA, etc.)
  • Proven track record in acquisition of funds and proposal submission
  • Experience in managing/implementing donor-funded projects
  • Proven experience in financial management and conflict-sensitive monitoring an asset
  • Good command of English and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Be able to present Caritas Switzerland and the projects in a secure and convincing manner
  • Sensitivity to the cultural context and ability to communicate appropriately with different stakeholders (national staff, local partners, international donors, etc.)
  • High flexibility and willingness to travel frequently between South Sudan, Kenya and Somaliland
  • Sensitivity to security issues and previous working experience in complex security settings and fragile contexts
  • Innovativeness, strategic and entrepreneurel thinking and acting
  • Ability to work independently and well organised
  • Resilience and good physical condition
Job location: Based in Torit, South Sudan, with frequent travels to Juba and 2 weeks bimonthly (25 % of worktime) in Somaliland and/or Kenya.
Starting date: 01.05.2018 or upon agreement.

Caritas offers attractive working conditions and an open working atmosphere in an international field of activities.

For further information please contact:
Pamela Stathakis, Program Director South Sudan, +41 41 419 22 88
Myriam Haberecht, Program Director Somaliland, +41 41 419 24 07

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your job application by 
30 march latest through our web portal. Apply here

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