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Senior Advisor, Capacity Building Job in South Sudan

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is actively seeking a Senior Advisor, Capacity Building for a USAID-funded program located in Juba, South Sudan. The program will provide technical assistance to the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) through the adoption and implementation of sound economic policies, laws, and improved public financial management.
Our Business
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is a U.S. incorporated international development company providing technical assistance and training to improve health outcomes, governance and economic growth, as well as direct supply chain services. CA-USA is part of the Crown Agents international group, which works for the public and private sectors in more than 100 countries, as well as for international donors and development institutions. Crown Agents has over 1,000 employees in more than 35 countries.
Project Background
The project will focus on fiscal affairs (budgeting, tax, procurement), monetary policy, central bank operations, oil management, investment policies and management. The GoSS institutions to be supported will be the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP), the Bank of Southern Sudan (BoSS), the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MOEM), amongst other key government institutions and agencies. Capacity-building will be an important feature throughout this new activity.
The Senior Advisor, Capacity Building will take lead responsibility for the design and implementation of capacity building activities throughout the project, working in close collaboration with the MOFEP, BoSS, MOEM and other GoSS government institutions and agencies. The Capacity Building Advisor will contribute to project reporting, identification of new opportunities as well as training and supervision of team members and other stakeholders. This position reports to the Chief of Party and is based in Juba, South Sudan.
Specific Responsibilities
Duties will include assisting the MOFEP with the following:
  • Assessing existing assets and determining capacity development needs.
  • Designing, implementing and monitoring of a capacity building framework based on best practices, taking into account social and cultural context. This will include:
  • Developing implementation tools as necessary;
  • Producing guidelines to support training and capacity development;
  • Clarifying roles for stakeholders;
  • Briefing and training new advisors and nationals to ensure effective transfer of skill set and knowledge base;
  • Coaching and mentoring the National Capacity Building Team and other members of the MOFEP, BoSS, and MOEM to support their professional development;
  • Developing and managing a centrally organized knowledge system to promote understanding, dissemination, and use of capacity building best practices. This will include:
  • Developing criteria for data collection, revision and organization;
  • Working in consort with the M&E Advisor, monitoring and evaluating training effectiveness and impact.
  • MBA or Masters' Degree required, preferably in areas such as Public or Business Administration, Management, Human Resources, Strategy or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of progressive experience working in capacity development/institutional strengthening at a national level in a senior management or advisory position.
  • Proven experience of using best practices to design, develop and implement high impact capacity building programs and frameworks with long-term retention and sustainability.
  • 5+ years' experience in providing training/mentorship/capacity building in public financial management, government operations, and change management.
  • Experience with multilateral or bilateral donor programs, especially USAID.
  • Previous experience as a proactive manager, with a strong reputation for delivering measurable results and significant emphasis on developing good collaborative working relationships with counterparts, other implementing partners and international organizations or donors.
  • Experience in Africa or post-conflict environments preferred.
  • Knowledge of USAID planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and structure.
Application Process
To apply to this position, please email your CV to Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Visit our website at for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA and local labor law as applicable. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department at Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.

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