Juba, Juba (On-site)
$50,000 - $60,000 per year depending on experience
Contract, 12-24 month fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description
  • Job Title:  Country Representative – South Sudan           
  • Contract: Full Time, 112-24 months fixed term contract
  • Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 per annum – depending on experience (plus accommodation and benefits)
  • Principal Location: Juba, with occasional travel within South Sudan

1.The role:

Street Child are searching for an impressive professional, preferably with a strong education background, with the ambition and skill to lead and grow our programme portfolio in South Sudan. The crux of this role is the provision of excellent technical and programme delivery, resource-mobilisation and representation.

Street Child’s presence in South Sudan began in 2021 as a result of a merger with the organisation Africa Educational Trust (AET). AET has been present in South Sudan for over 25 years and is well respected for their highly innovative education programmes, their technical expertise and for being a state anchor for the nationwide FCDO-funded Girls Education South Sudan. We are therefore looking to utilise Street Child’s expertise in Education In Emergencies, Child protection and MHPSS in order to strengthen the current programmes in South Sudan and expand our geographical and thematic presence.

This is a senior role and as such you will be expected to negotiate the politically nuanced arena of the region representing and promoting Street Child’s interests to garner support and drive development.

2. Key relationships:

Initially the role holder will have management responsibility for a team of ten, though we expect this to grow, and will report into the East Africa Regional Representative.

This role will have matrix reporting lines into, and significant support from, Street Child UK's Head of Africa Programmes; Head of Global Education & Technical; and Global Programme Co-ordinator. Other key internal relationships will be with Street Child colleagues in finance (especially), other global programmes teams, fundraisers, and communications.

The role-holder is expected to be highly active in external representation and engagement - with Ministries, UN agencies, FCDO, partners, donors, and other relevant parties.

3. Skills:

This is a terrific opportunity for someone who has country-level leadership experience already, or for a senior programmes or education sector leader who is hungry for the next step.  We are looking for someone with the experience, drive and inter-personal relationships to take ownership.  You will have the management, technical and operational skills to drive excellent, evidence-driven education programmes.  This is not an ‘ivory tower’ role; you will be hands-on and agile across the programmes, and deeply involved in building profile and strategic relationships with donors, government and local partners.

We also need someone with the operational and management qualities, including compliance, safeguarding and financial and grant management, to ensure excellent programme delivery. Monitoring, data management, reporting and evaluation are key components of the role - evidence of strong capabilities in these areas is vital.  Strong writing abilities, to deliver excellent reports and proposals, are also essential.

There will be a strong focus on expanding our portfolio in South Sudan, and you will be expected, in collaboration with senior colleagues, to identify and develop donor, partner & stakeholder relationships, and lead the development and submission of excellent proposals. The role is also responsible for representation across the country, supporting the strengthening of stakeholder relationships to increase the scale and scope of our impact in South Sudan.  Therefore, we will seek a  dynamic, positive person with a proven track record of mobilising resources, possessing strong networking, communication and proposal writing skills. 

4. The opportunity:

This is not an easy job! But for the right person, it's a really great job, building something really special for the children of South Sudan.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Attractive benefits are included – details available on request. Please note that this role is unaccompanied and not suitable for candidates looking for a family posting.

Please refer to the attachment to see the full role description and person specification. To apply for the role please send your CV and a brief covering letter outlining your suitability and motivations for applying to the email address listed on teh attached job description no later than 9am on Monday 25th July (however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews scheduled before the final deadline – so don’t delay).

Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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Posted on: 28 June 2022
Closed date: 25 July 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Senior Management, Management

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