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Senior Advisor, Petroleum Policy & Management Job in South Sudan

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Senior Advisor, Petroleum Policy & Management for a USAID-funded program located in Juba, South Sudan. The program will provide technical assistance to the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) for the adoption and implementation of sound economic policies, regulations, improved public financial management, and the transparent and efficient management of petroleum resources.

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 including budgeting, tax, procurement, monetary policy (central bank operations), and the management of the petroleum industry. The GOSS institutions targeted will be the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP), the Bank of Southern Sudan (BOSS), the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, amongst other key government institutions and agencies. Capacity-building will be an important feature throughout this new activity.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Senior Advisor, Petroleum Policy & Management will lead and manage a team of advisors providing support to the Government of South Sudan (GOSS), specifically to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and the Nile Petroleum Corporation (Nilepet). The Senior Advisor will act as lead expert in the petroleum sector, with current knowledge of industry best practices and mentorship capability, in order to build GOSS petroleum management capacity. This position reports to the Chief of Party and is based in Juba, South Sudan.
The successful candidate will have proven skills and experience in training and capacity building through mentorship, team-building and collaboration. Additionally, the candidate must have a proven track record in working effectively with and preferably leading multidisciplinary, multinational teams through excellent written and verbal communication, delegation, leadership, interpersonal and team -working skills. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Experience in Africa or post-conflict environments is preferred.
Specific Responsibilities
Duties will include assisting the GOSS to:
  • Develop a solid legal, regulatory, and fiscal framework to govern the petroleum sector.
  • Establish effective systems and infrastructure to track and monitor resource and revenue flows from upstream and downstream petroleum activities.
  • Market and optimize the value of crude oil and oil products from South Sudan, including developing market databases and analysis.
  • Ensure effective management of environmental aspects of petroleum sector development through intensive mentorship/capacity building and oversight.
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan/framework relating to petroleum sector activities within the GOSS.
  • Lead a team of advisors/consultants at qualification levels to be determined by the project.
  • Masters Degree in related focus area/concentration or alternatively, a Law Degree (JD; LLM desired) in a related focus area.
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in petroleum sector, including experience with Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs) where relevant.
  • 5+ years experience in training/mentorship within the petroleum sector or related activities.
  • Experience with multilateral or bilateral donor programs, USAID preferred.
  • Previous experience as a proactive manager, with a strong reputation for delivering measurable results with a significant emphasis on developing good, collaborative working relationships with the team, counterparts, implementing partners, international organizations, and/or donors.
  • Various technical specializations will be demanded, from petroleum law to fiscal regimes for petroleum extraction to petroleum marketing and analysis, and petroleum engineering.
  • Knowledge of USAID planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and structure.
  • Knowledge of the international petroleum markets and pricing practices.
  • Current knowledge of industry best practices desired.
  • Knowledge of BOSS or GOSS's organizational culture helpful.
  • Legal ability to work in South Sudan.
  • Ability to work effectively in a post conflict environment required.
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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