Country Director, Sudan

  • Contract
  • Sudan
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Concern Worldwide

In regards to the function: This can be a 3 12 months, alternative function with unaccompanied phrases based mostly in Port Sudan, Sudan at wage Band 7 €59,819 – €66,465.

You’ll report back to the Regional Director and can line handle the Nation Administration Staff and work carefully with the Desk Officer, Emergency Directorate, Human Assets, Technique Advocacy & Studying (SAL), UN, Donors, (I)NGO’s, Associate NGO’s & the Authorities of Sudan.

Begin date: February 2024

Your objective: You’ll be accountable for strategic and programme improvement, safety administration and total administration and coordination of Concern’s operations in Sudan in addition to oversee the Chad-Sudan cross-border response to the humanitarian disaster in West Darfur in-line with the organisational particular methods, insurance policies and procedures.

You’ll be accountable for:


  • Develop and implement a coherent nation programme that contributes to attaining Concern’s world technique and aims specifically addressing emergency wants of refugees.
  • Present management within the total efficient planning and route of Concern’s programme and operations at nation degree.
  • Construct sturdy and dedicated group of nationwide and worldwide employees adhering to Concern insurance policies and procedures and making use of key rules of transparency, accountability, good stewardship and participation.
  • Create and keep shared imaginative and prescient, amongst all Concern employees, of Concern’s programme goals and aims and their function in attaining these.
  • Lead and assist in strengthening coordination and collaboration inside groups and throughout all groups, keep and guarantee constructive communications, contribute to a constructive working setting.

Safety Administration

  • Take total duty for the safety and security of Concern personnel and sources.
  • Be accountable for participatory improvement and implementation of the Nation Safety Administration Plan and Normal Working Procedures.
  • Liaise with needed exterior our bodies to maintain abreast of present affairs as a way to keep an consciousness of financial, political, humanitarian and safety developments.
  • Guarantee a functioning Safety Focal Group (SFG) and hold updated with safety incidents at central and subject areas.
  • Work with the SFG to make sure the event and upkeep of efficient safety techniques for Concern workers, programmes and property together with the common revision and implementation of the Safety Administration Plan.
  • Report any safety threats and incidents to the Regional Director.

Programme Growth and Administration

  • Lead the strategic improvement and implementation of programmes in keeping with Concern organisational strategic plan and following the Concern Venture Cycle Administration coverage together with proposal writing and sourcing funding.
  • Guarantee efficient coordination of technical inputs (e.g. Head Workplace advisors) in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes.
  • Take lead in making certain targets of the nation degree funding technique are met, and set up productive working relationships with donors and be accountable for enterprise nation degree negotiations associated to securing funding, programming contracts, and experiences.
  • Develop partnerships with native NGOs via the appliance of Concern evaluation instruments
  • Handle the nation programme successfully together with allocation of sources and making certain that acceptable monitoring and controls are established and maintained in any respect ranges by working with programme and techniques managers, employees and the place related companions.
  • Present ample management and assist to programme managers in establishing prime quality requirements and implementation of programmes to incorporate equality, prevention of GBV and DRR.
  • Be sure that all programmes are applied and accomplished based on programme paperwork together with agreed plans and price range, and in compliance with donors and inner insurance policies.
  • Keep efficient communication and liaise with Concern Head workplace in Dublin and make sure that excessive normal inner and donor experiences are produced and submitted in well timed method and in keeping with related targets and aims.

Individuals Administration

  • Line handle senior administration employees (Nation Administration Staff – CMT) and be accountable for the general administration and improvement of nationwide and worldwide employees.
  • Handle and assist nation programme group making certain that there’s clearly outlined construction and job descriptions for all employees.
  • Be sure that common employees Efficiency and Growth Evaluate (PDR) system is established and maintained and that PDRs are adequately undertaken in any respect ranges.
  • Develop, evaluation, and successfully implement all Human Assets associated procedures in accordance with Concern insurance policies and procedures and in keeping with the nationwide labour legal guidelines.
  • Set up and keep common, participative and documented boards and conferences for all key employees to debate coverage, strategic, operational and administration points, coordinate planning and implementation of actions, and guarantee data sharing.

Funds and Monetary Administration

  • Liable for total monetary administration together with participatory price range preparation, revision and monitoring and well timed submission of Budgets and experiences to HQ.
  • Be sure that the Concern organisational monetary pointers and procedures are adhered to.
  • Develop and implement work and expenditure plans and make sure that the nation programmes are applied inside agreed and permitted price range via enterprise common price range monitoring of expenditure in opposition to price range.
  • Be sure that inner and donor monetary experiences are submitted in well timed method and as much as prime quality normal.

Illustration and networking

  • Characterize Concern in and set up/keep coordination and networking relationships with the federal government, native authorities, donors and different nationwide and worldwide humanitarian actors together with Alliance 2015 members within the nation.
  • Guarantee compliance with Concern’s statutory obligations in relation to registration compliance, together with submission of obligatory experiences to the authorities.
  • Be sure that relationship and formal agreements with the federal government are established, maintained and up to date as acceptable.
  • Characterize Concern at varied coordination boards.
  • Promote the humanitarian rules of Concern in exterior settings, making certain that the organisation’s neutrality, impartiality and independence is nicely communicated and persistently offered, and that we’re perceived as an impartial humanitarian organisation addressing the wants of probably the most susceptible.

Insurance policies and procedures

  • Be sure that assist techniques are in place and functioning in accordance with finest practices as a way to guarantee transparency and accountability to programme individuals, donors, authorities, and different related stakeholder.
  • Promote and guarantee compliance with the necessities of Concern’s Code of Conduct and its related insurance policies and implementation of the Core Humanitarian Normal (CHS), together with Concern’s community-based complaints and response mechanism (CRM) to make sure most safety of and accountability to programme beneficiaries.


  • promote and guarantee compliance with the Core Humanitarian Normal (CHS) commitments and high quality standards
  • make sure that all employees are aware of the rules underpinning accountability, safeguarding and Concern’s Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) and make sure that details about Concern’s commitments on accountability and safeguarding are disseminated amongst programme individuals and communities
  • make sure that the CRM is purposeful, successfully applied and accessible in all programmes’ areas, enabling protected reporting of each programmatic and delicate complaints, together with safeguarding issues
  • make sure that complaints are welcomed, managed and responded to in a well timed, truthful and acceptable method; make sure that delicate complaints, together with safeguarding issues, are dealt with with utmost confidentiality and that the protection of the complainants and people affected is prioritised in any respect levels.


  • As a dedication to our humanitarian mandate the Nation Director can be accountable for the implementation of any new emergency response.
  • The programme is in a dynamic context that requires steady contextual evaluation and adaptation of the strategic planning frameworks.

Your expertise and expertise will embody:


This place calls for a dynamic particular person with a demonstrated potential to realize leads to a demanding and quick paced setting.

  • Advance Diploma ideally in social science or improvement administration or enterprise administration or associated self-discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ abroad expertise in administration and coordination of humanitarian interventions and emergency response with no less than 3 years’ expertise in a senior administration place.
  • Expertise in insecure and sophisticated contexts and environments.
  • Robust management expertise and talent to handle change successfully.
  • Glorious communication and presentation expertise in English
  • Robust communication and interpersonal expertise with a capability/confidence to interact and symbolize Concern at public boards, media and donors.
  • Robust coordination and battle decision expertise.
  • Cross cultural consciousness and sensitivity.
  • Skill to work below stress and to strict deadlines.
  • Good teaching, motivational, facilitation and capacity-building expertise.
  • Dynamic and prepared to take initiatives to finish assigned activity, and work independently.
  • Delegation, time administration and prioritizing expertise and dealing with broad vary of calls for.
  • Willingness to journey frequently to the venture websites.
  • Skill to work with Microsoft Workplace software program, particularly Phrase, Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • Skill to talk, learn and write Arabic can be an asset.
  • Earlier work expertise in Sudan
  • Affinity with organisational values, mission and imaginative and prescient, dedication to humanitarian rules
  • Familiarity with UN coordination mechanisms
  • Expertise of managing main donor grants reminiscent of ECHO, EU, USAID/BHA, UN Companies and Irish Support

As a result of urgency of this place, purposes can be brief listed regularly and we might provide posts earlier than the cut-off date.

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