DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR - PROGRAMS
Juba (South Sudan)
The Deputy Country Director - Programs (DCD Programs) is responsible for ensuring that CARE South Sudan's programs contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". The DCD Programs is expected to provide strategic leadership to the Programs Department in the areas of program quality, development and implementation. This includes playing a key role in country strategy development and dissemination. A major emphasis in this position is RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP in ensuring that the Country Office has a robust and diverse donor funding base and that programs are implemented fulfilling standards for QUALITY and ACCOUNTABILITY along with delivering to the desired IMPACTS in making a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice.
The DCD Programs is responsible for overseeing the development of program strategies appropriate for the South Sudan context and environment which is associated with chronic poverty and emergency humanitarian needs due to ongoing conflict and instability. S/he manages a team of Area Managers as well as the Program Quality and Development Coordinator who is focused on the design, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects, and the Emergency Response Coordinator. S/he has oversight both of programs that are directly implemented by CARE staff and partnerships with local actors, with a focus on women’s rights organisations. S/he must also ensure that systems, policies, procedures and people are in place to ensure the proper management and implementation of those projects and programs.
The DCD Programs is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of South Sudan. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at CI, regional and CARE USA HQ levels, as well as with other CARE International members.
The DCD Programs is a key member of the Country Office Senior Management Team and as such is responsible for leading and supporting CO leadership and management initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with the CD) maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors, peer agencies and other partners. S/he is regularly required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country. S/he is also a member of the Crisis Management Team.
- Program quality
- Staff management
- Program management
- Program strategy
- External relations and partnerships
- Bachelor's degree in related field
- At least 5 years in senior management and leadership positions in humanitarian and development programs. Given the current context in South Sudan, the job requires a person with strong background and extensive experience in emergency humanitarian programming as well as longer term development programs.
- The position requires someone who is a passionate advocate for the rights of women and girls in South Sudan
- An understanding of how to work in partnership to support localization and civil society strengthening.
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