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Country Director Job in southern Sudan

South Sudan Programme
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
In South Sudan, we have a presence in every state with over 500 staff working in heath, nutrition, education, livelihoods, child protection and emergency preparedness/response, at both field and policy level.
At this challenging and exciting time in our history, we are looking for a dynamic, committed and highly competent individual to help us strengthen and further expand our work. If you joined the humanitarian sector to make a real difference to people’s lives, then working with Save the Children in South Sudan offers the opportunity to realise that ambition.
As the Country Director, you will lead the transformation of our South Sudan Programme to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s programmes, including advocacy for children. You will build our external profile and influence with key government officials, academic institutions, corporates and traditional institutional donors. You’ll also identify opportunities to develop the programme and strengthen the strategic positioning of Save the Children in South Sudan as well as leading on resource management, staff co-ordination, policy, advocacy and representation.
For this position, we are looking for experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise; as well as leading change in an organisation. You will have built networks at a senior level, as well as having a good understanding and substantial experience of programme, financial and operational management. You’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator and comfortable representing at the highest levels. You will also have strong experience in raising funds for programme expansion.
For further details, visit our website and apply online at
Closing date: 31st October 2011 and please be aware that applications may be viewed and applicants contacted prior to the close date.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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