Saferworld: Country Dir (S Sudan)

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 

Saferworld has been working on and in Sudan and South Sudan since 2008, including on issues of community security, small arms control, and conflict-sensitive development.  Since 2012, we have implemented a Netherlands-funded Community Security Programme, through eight local Civil Society Partners, now in eight locations across seven states (Central, Western, and Eastern Equatoria, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Lakes).  We have established 26 Community Security Working Groups and two Police Community Relations Committees, working with communities, traditional leaders, civil society, and state (including the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS)) and non-state security providers to identify, prioritise, and address community safety and security concerns through joint action planning and response. 

Since the outbreak of renewed conflict in December 2013, Saferworld has sought to include peacebuilding and reconciliation activities in our community security work.  We are currently developing an expanded programme, which will build on these initiatives.  As a result of community security assessments in August 2014, we also aim to address the rise in gender and sexual-based violence through both our community security work and targeted programme interventions.
The Country Director will provide overall leadership, strategic direction, operational, security and budget management, and effective implementation of Saferworld’s South Sudan country programme in line with organisational strategies, policies, and procedures. S/he will directly line manage six staff members, and provide oversight of the management of approximately 30 additional staff members through the Country Senior Management Team (CSMT).  Staff are located across eight offices (one head office in Juba and seven field offices).  Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Strategic Leadership and Direction
  • Programme Development and Project Design
  • Overall Programme Management and Implementation
  • Representation and Advocacy
  • People Management (Retention, Development, and Attraction of Talent)
  • Fundraising and Donor Relations
  • Overall Financial and Budget Management
  • Safety, Security, and Risk Management
  • Cross-Organisational Relations

We are looking for an experienced manager with significant proven experience managing multi-thematic programmes in development and/or peacebuilding/conflict prevention organisations.  You will have a proven track record of leading, mentoring, building and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise and leading change in an environment that is constantly changing.

Please go to for a full job description and details of how to apply

The deadline for applications is 14 September 2015
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