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Country Director South Sudan (100 %)
Caritas is one of the leading Swiss NGOs with a focus on poverty reduction in Switzerland and abroad. The Section of International Cooperation is focused on elevating hunger, reducing poverty and providing support for people in need in crisis and disasters. 
Caritas Switzerland has been engaged in South Sudan since the 70s and is currently implementing projects in the fields of food security and income. Caritas Switzerland has a country office in Torit and a sub-office in the capital Juba and is implementing activities in cooperation with local partners and authorities.
Your duties
  • Maintain good and regular relationships for coordination and networking with other (I)NGOs, UN agencies, embassies, donors, State government 
  • Conduct regular meetings with other Caritas organisations 
  • Represent Caritas Switzerland when meeting partners, government agencies
    and donors 
  • Take part in NGO Forum, donor and cluster meetings in Juba and occasionally also
    in Torit 
  • Acquisition and fundraising on national and international level: identify and pursue funding opportunities and collect information on calls and donor requirements 
  • Strategic program development 
  • General finance and office management 
  • Assure adherence to administrative regulations 
  • Monitor the project activities as per log frame, with support from external consultants who visit the projects regularly 
  • Monitor the security situation and ensure compliance with internal security rules
Our requirements
  • Master degree in International Affairs, Social Studies, Environmental Science or in any other relevant field 
  • Min. 5 years relevant work experience in a senior management position, preferably in East Africa (experience and knowledge of South Sudan an asset) 
  • Min. 5 years work experience in international cooperation 
  • Experience in financial management and administration 
  • Networking/lobbying experience with international organizations and/or governmental/nongovernmental institutions with excellent networking, and
    negotiation skills 
  • Familiar with the donor landscape in East Africa and the various donor requirements (ECHO, UNICEF, UNOCHA, etc.) 
  • Experience in acquisition of funds and proposal submission 
  • Experience in managing/implementing donor-funded projects 
  • Good command of English with excellent oral and written communication skills and professional reporting 
  • Ability to present Caritas Switzerland and the projects convincingly 
  • Experience in conflict-sensitive project monitoring and project cycle management (including MEAL) 
  • Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking and acting, innovativeness 
  • 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 within the country 
  • High sensitivity to security issues and previous working experience in complex security settings and fragile contexts 
  • Ability to work independently and well organised 
  • Can pay attention to details (financials and project implementation) 
  • Resilience and good physical condition 
Your place of work will be based in Juba, South Sudan, with regular (monthly) travels to the office in Torit (Eastern Equatoria) and to other project areas (Yei, Central Equatoria). This is a non-family duty station.
Starting date is per 01.06.2023 or upon agreement.

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

For further information please contact: Ms Pamela Stathakis, Programme Director South Sudan, Telephone +41 41 419 22 88.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your job application by 11 April 2023 latest through our web portal. Apply here.

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