Deadline: 25 March 2020
Action Against Hunger is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Program Director in Juba, South Sudan.
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Program Director will perform the following functions:
- Coordinate the development and review of Action Against Hunger’s programmatic strategy in South Sudan.
- Coordinate the qualitative review of programs with Technical Coordinators to ensure that humanitarian standards are ensured.
- Develop that sector operating plans are in place in liaison with the technical coordinators, ensuring integration amongst the various sectors.
- Proactively engage with various stakeholders (Governments, partner agencies, donor community) in understanding the context needs and positioning for relevant actions.
- Ensure oversight of the quality of Action Against Hunger’s Programmes in South Sudan through regular meetings with Technical Coordinators.
- Oversee the quality implementation of ongoing programming based on robust grant management and monitoring and evaluation systems and the facilitation of Technical Department.
- Coordinate closely with Finance, Log, HR and Field Managers to ensure that security, procurement, HR and financial protocols are designed to support quality programming.
- Lead on the development and roll-out of new and more effective systems to improve program implementation.
- Ensure Action Against Hunger is represented at relevant and appropriate forums in South Sudan in liaison with the technical coordination team and information shared accordingly.
- Maintain an up to date database of all grants managed by the country.
- Act as interim Country Director in the absence of the Country Director.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s) preferably in development and / or political / humanitarian studies or equivalent.
- Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures (ECHO, DFID, OFDA, FFP etc).
- At least 5 year’s INGO experience preferably recovery and complex emergencies.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation as well as Project Cycle Management.
- Experience in running nutrition programmes in an emergency context.
- Experience working in insecurity environments.
- Experience with press and donor communications.
- Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.
- Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
- Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload, diverse tasks and responsibilities, and also work calmly under pressure.
- Self-disciplined and can work autonomously making decisions with minimal guidance.
- Excellent reporting and proposal writing experience.
- Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.
- Fluency in English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit Action Against Hunger.