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Avsi – Country Representative – Sud Sudan

Data: 11/10/2016

La ONG Avsi sta selezionando un/a Country Representative da inserire nella sua operatività in Sud Sudan. Scadenza per la candidature 20 ottobre 2016.

Country Representative

Country: South Sudan
Closing Date: 20/10/2016
Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan
Period: 2 years
Starting Date: 15/11/2016

Main objective:
The CR represents AVSI Foundation in South Sudan and is responsible for all project activities and AVSI staff, both national and expatriate, working in South Sudan.

Reporting to: AVSI South Sudan Desk Officer.

Specific duties:

• To define and propose, in collaboration with the Desk Officer, the country strategies to the Board of Directors through AVSI Secretary General.
• To implement these strategies by developing activities and new project proposals in collaboration with the Desk Officer and the different departments and personnel of AVSI (Project Department, Fundraising Department, Communication Department, Knowledge Center Department, Administration Department, Focal Points).
• To contribute to the development of internal relationships among the various functions in AVSI.
• To be responsible for identifying, preparing, presenting and promoting new projects in compliance with the deadlines provided by the donors in coordination with the Project Department Coordinator.
• To develop relationships with the Authorities of the country and with the diplomatic representation in the country, with public, private, religious and cultural institutions, including NGOs and International Agencies present and active in the country.
• To develop and to prepare collaborations and agreements with local authorities, donors and international agencies, in agreement with AVSI headquarter.
• To prepare and define with the support of the Operational Manager the economic/financial budget/s of the country/projects in collaboration and agreement with the Project Managers.
• To represent AVSI in the country, according to its mission in close collaboration with AVSI headquarters in Italy.
• To plan, coordinate and manage all activities of AVSI in the country according to the rules of “good governance” and in full compliance with local law.
• To supervise AVSI project activities in the country.
• To support the development of AVSI network partners, especially founders, ensuring collaboration and technical assistance from the different departments in AVSI.
• To coordinate the work of expatriate and local staff, supporting, enhancing and guiding it towards the established objectives, ensuring the involvement and growth even through management tools such as the Management Committee.
• The CR is responsible for all the AVSI staff working in the country, both local and international.
• The CR is responsible for the safety of personnel, AVSI’s goods and projects implemented in the country.
• To support and to develop any other activity assigned and discussed with the Managers of AVSI in Italy.

In particular, the Country representative will ensure the implementation of the Work Plan 2016-2018 for the countries, approved every year by the Board of Directors, which is part of the job description.
The achievement of the objectives of the plan for each country will be evaluated each year with the Secretary General and the Projects Department Coordinator and it is part of the performance evaluation.

Essential Requirement:
• Relevant post-graduate degree or minimum two years overseas experience in high-level management for an international NGO; on the ground experience with programs in complex emergency or post-conflict settings preferred.
• Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate staff and provide strong leadership for a diverse team in a politically unstable and fragile environment.
• Ability to work, monitor and supervise a big number of national and international staff.
• Strong oral and written communications skills, esp. negotiating skills; excellent computer skills.
• Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Team management, work with strict deadlines and under stress conditions.
• Proven knowledge with private, EU, US government, UN and multi-lateral donors.
• Excellent knowledge of English language, Italian is an asset.
• Preference of knowledge East Africa setting, with previous experience in South Sudan or nearby country.

How to apply:
Send your CV 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: 4316-CR-SUD.

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

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