Country Director – Sudan – Sudan

The Country Director contributes to the mission of the organization by directing and managing all aspects of the work of the medical teams in the country; represent medical teams with key stakeholders; establish and coordinate partnerships; and oversee the development and implementation of Sudan’s program quality and strategy. The Country Director will have broad responsibility for the overall development, management and coordination of field operations and personnel, provide financial oversight and accountability for medical team resources and adherence to policies and procedures, and report to program activities and finances on a regular basis. The Country Director will report to the Senior Director of Humanitarian Response.

This role depends on adequate funding.

Call of medical teams:

By daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break down barriers to health and restore wholeness to a hurting world.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Country management:

  • Creates and implements the country strategy and program vision in line with the organization’s five-year plan;
  • Capacity building of champions and empowerment of the team towards the ultimate goal of a responsible exit strategy.

Program management:

  • Ensures strong community acceptance among the diverse populations served and that assistance is provided in accordance with humanitarian principles.
  • Ensures that all program objectives are met on time and within budget;
  • Develops operating budgets and annual work plans and ensures effective budget tracking, reporting and financial management.
  • Ensures monitoring, evaluation and learning with respect to programs planned and implemented;
  • Ensures that project proposals and reports are submitted on time and meet the standards required by HQ and external donors;
  • Ensures that all program objectives, activities and staff members demonstrate their commitment to national and international humanitarian frameworks and standards; as the Core Humanitarian Standard.
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships with partners in the implementation of activities that meet the needs of the most vulnerable people.
  • Integrates organizational values ​​into his team leadership.

Representation:

  • Proactively, regularly and consistently represents medical teams to host and foreign governments, humanitarian actors including UN agencies and NGOs, faith-based and partner organizations, media and other relevant parties.
  • Identifies and participates in forums and meetings for the humanitarian community where there may be a strategic advantage for medical teams.
  • Develop close collaboration with Integral Alliance partners working in the region.

Acquisition of local resources:

  • Maintains a continuous knowledge of the operating environment in the country and identifies particular needs in the health sector that correspond to our core competencies.
  • Proactively facilitates the growth of medical team programs in the country; maintaining strong links with donors; identify funding opportunities; and lead the development of program funding proposals;
  • Leads, designs and analyzes needs assessments and identifies relevant programmatic interventions on behalf of medical teams.

Human ressources:

  • Creates an environment for medical team members to be courageous, tenacious, responsible, not alone and selfless.
  • Develops a strong team that values ​​accountability, 360 degree feedback and transparency;
  • Ensures team members are effective, efficient and diligent in achieving program objectives;
  • Creates a team culture that is committed to cultural and racial diversity;
  • Provides regular feedback to staff to ensure optimal performance;
  • Creates a culture of shared learning and professional development within the country team;
  • Oversees effective human resource management, including recruitment, onboarding, supervision and performance appraisal, as well as professional development of local and expatriate staff; Complies with local laws and medical team personnel policies; and ensures that the personnel plan reflects operational needs.
  • Utilize the Medical Teams Field Operations Manual to ensure policies and procedures are developed appropriately for the Country Office.

Safety and Security:

  • Reviews and oversees the implementation of effective safety and security management policies and practices in accordance with the Field Operations Safety and Security Policy; including strong information gathering practices and systematic testing of safety and security plans;
  • Advocates the importance of safety and security and integrates safety and security considerations into all activities.

Compliance:

  • Ensures that medical teams comply with host government laws and policies, as well as internal medical team policies and procedures;
  • Ensures that accountability is embedded in national strategies, program design, monitoring and evaluations, recruitment, staff onboarding, trainings and performance management, partnership agreements and highlighted in reports ;
  • Ensures the protection of program participants and employees by promoting an environment of awareness and adhering to the Code of Conduct provisions of the Policies for the Protection of Medical Teams from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults ;
  • Ensures that medical teams maintain a constructive, transparent and independent relationship with the host government, and ensures that medical teams have up-to-date in-country registration/accreditation;
  • Ensures that all procurement, warehousing and program expenditures are made in accordance with best practices and that all contractors adhere to contractual agreements.

Other tasks:

  • Additional tasks assigned
  • Use volunteers where appropriate

EDUCATION, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Masters or higher degree in a field related to international humanitarian work
  • Valid passport
  • Driver’s license preferred.

LIVE

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian programming and staff management.
  • 4 years of program and country office management experience in a complex humanitarian emergency;
  • Work experience in Sudan preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Dedication to the vocation and values ​​of medical teams;
  • Commitment to organizational strengthening and programmatic growth in line with humanitarian needs;
  • Proven ability to produce successful program proposals and develop strategic relationships with donors;
  • Strong organizational and program skills and experience, including strategic planning;
  • Excellent financial management skills, including ability to prepare, monitor and control budgets, reports, project proposals and partnership agreement documents;
  • Strong working knowledge of health sector issues in developing countries;
  • Commitment to working in a manner that respects local religious and cultural sensitivities;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a high performing work team;
  • High level of initiative with a strong results orientation;
  • Very ingenious;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English;
  • Ability to use Microsoft suite of applications including Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel and others.
  • Basic Arabic desirable
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others;
  • Travel requirements, if any;
  • Skilled in building and maintaining a highly functional and efficient work team.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Frequent use of personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as computer copier and printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers and arms to reach, manipulate, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computers.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information between colleagues and people involved, which requires the ability to speak, hear, transmit and express oneself.
  • Frequent near vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Climbing/descending stairs, steps or a ladder occasionally
  • Traveling occasionally inside an office to access filing cabinets, office machinery, meet colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Rarely or occasionally takes positions to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in a travel situation, occasional to frequent crossing over rough or steep terrain by motor vehicle or on foot.

Working environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The noise level in the working environment is generally moderately quiet.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited sanitation facilities, extreme weather conditions and very basic living conditions.

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