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15 Apr 2020

Programme Director

Job Description

Tearfund is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior professional to lead our programme in South Sudan. You will understand the concepts and be able to integrate development and humanitarian work, have a solid understanding of root causes to conflict and poverty, and are dedicated to localisation and work with partners.
The successful candidate will:

  • understand the concepts of humanitarian and emergency work , and how to facilitate a transition to recovery and development in the long term
  • have knowledge and experience working in Nutrition, WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, including Cash, and Gender and SGBV activities

Tearfund’s 3 corporate priorities: Church and Community Transformation; Economic and Environmental Sustainability; and Fragile States are all included in the complex South Sudan programme, and implemented through Tearfund’s own operational team and local partners. Our strategy for the work in South Sudan outlines a continuing shift in our focus from emergency response to resilience and peace building activities with a strong focus on localization and durable solutions.
Based in Juba (but with frequent field visits), the Programme Director will lead the operational teams and partnership teams in different field locations, as well as the technical advisory group. She/he will coordinate and collaborate with relevant professionals of the Regional Office and Headquarters. She/he is the overall person responsible for ensuring that technical and international programming standards are followed.
She/he will support the Country Director in the implementation of the country strategy in line with Tearfund’s vision, strategy, policies and procedures and during her/his absence may represent Tearfund to the government, donors and the UN as well as coordinating with Clusters and NGOs, including our local partners.

She/he is a member of the senior management team. The role will involve travel within South Sudan, the East Africa region as well as to the UK.
As a strong leader, you will have substantial senior experience in development work and humanitarian response along with a proven and successful record of strategic planning and thinking; programmes and project cycle management, monitoring, learning and evaluation and fundraising; people and team management and development; operational programmes budget management; and ensuring compliance to donor and corporate systems and procedures.
We are looking for a leader with vision, commitment and energy, someone who is a committed Christian and who shares and supports Tearfund’s values and vision. If that describes you, we would like to talk to you!

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter terror-terror measure.

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