Job description

Title:   Area Team Leader – South Sudan

Closing Date: 15/04/2019

Duty Station: South Sudan

Period: 12 months

Starting Date: TbD

Main objective:

  • Management and supervision of projects and timely implementation according to financial and programmatic frame;
  • Supervise program budgets and evaluate financial programs effectiveness
  • Contribute to AVSI South Sudan business development
  • Build and/or improve systems to supervise and manage the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the program;
  • Liaise with the donor for project implementation related
  • Internal reporting to Country Representative

Reporting to: Country Director (1st Supervisor), Desk Area Manager (2nd Supervisor)

Specific duties

Internally:

  • Management of a local and expatriate staff team;
  • Close supervision and monitoring of the finance, administration and logistics teams;
  • Management and supervision of AVSI’s programs and their timely implementation according to financial and programmatic frame;
  • Facilitate program development, through conceptualization, design, proposal and program initiation;
  • Monitor security situation in the region and oversee implementation of AVSI security procedures;

Externally:

  • Demonstrate vision and leadership in building a coherent strategic direction for the area, in line with AVSI South Sudan’s overall strategy;
  • Liaison with all external stakeholders: donors, partners, the government, including local authorities, and communities;
  • To act as a catalyst with all stakeholders to coordinate existing and new programs;
  • Facilitation of needs assessment;
  • Project/proposal development;
  • To ensure external reporting requirements for projects are met.

Essential Requirements

Candidate profile:

  • University degree, preferably in a topic related to project management or international development; a Master on Humanitarian Studies or African Studies an asset
  • At least 5/7 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts
  • Fluent in English
  • Previous experience in South Sudan an asset

Specific Skills and Competencies

  • Solid leadership and staff management skills, with a record of managing large, diverse teams and contributing to the capacity building to national and international staff
  • Solid leadership and staff management skills, with a record of managing large, diverse teams and contributing to the capacity building to national and international staff
  • Familiarity with the conflicts settings
  • Strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
  • Strong capacity to work under-pressure
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong communication skills and cross cultural sensitivity
  • Willingness to travel within the country

How to apply:

Send your CV (in the format you can find in the previous section) by email to [email protected]

Please, specify in the subject of the mail the code of the position you are applying for. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Code: 1119-ALT-SUD

Include also:

  • Name, position and contacts (telephone and mail) of two referees.
  • First date of availability to take up place in the field.

Info su AVSI

Fondazione AVSI, ong nata nel 1972, realizza progetti di cooperazione allo sviluppo con particolare attenzione all’educazione. Nella sua azione la prima attenzione è rivolta alla difesa e valorizzazione della dignità della persona, cardine di ogni progetto.
Fondazione AVSI lavora per uno sviluppo sostenibile e capace di rispondere ai bisogni reali delle persone. A tal scopo si impegna soprattutto in progetti incentrati sulla sfida educativa, nei quali la persona è accompagnata a diventare protagonista dello sviluppo, e investe molte energie nella valorizzazione delle organizzazioni della società civile.

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Le esperienze maturate nei diversi settori in oltre quarant’anni di storia costituiscono il patrimonio del Knowledge Center di Fondazione AVSI, il centro che sistematizza la documentazione raccolta e prodotta in occasione dei vari progetti, tutela il patrimonio di conoscenza e ne promuove continui approfondimenti tramite pubblicazioni, ricerche e seminari. Fondazione AVSI raggiunge più di 2,6 milioni di beneficiari diretti.