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Country Director Sudan

Job Details


  • Job Type
    Fixed-term
  • Contract Duration
    3 Years
  • Location
    Sudan
  • Salary
    £45,000 - £50,000
    (dependent upon your experience)
  • Closing Date
    January 29th, 2023
  • Job Description
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Summary of Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Sudan office for an innovative Country Director who will provide dynamic leadership and management to  develop and deliver  Muslim Aid ‘s strategy in Sudan, with a focus on leading and building a high-performing, diverse team and developing strong relationships with external stakeholders that are critical to the organisation’s growth and reputation in the country. 

About the Role

The main responsibilities of this role will be to:

  1. To ensure the country office’s programme strategy is responding to the country’s critical development and humanitarian needs, and is also aligned to organisation’s global strategy, mission and values.
  2. To enhance Muslim Aid’s reputation and brand through maintaining positive relationships with other stakeholders, including government, donors, UN bodies, other INGOs and local NGOs.
  3. To seek new funding opportunities through in-country and external relationship building including with bilateral and multilateral development partners, embassies and high-net individuals.
  4. To ensure that effective and secure budgetary control of the programmes’ finances and expenditures are established and maintained, in line with Muslim Aid’s financial procedures guidelines.
  5. To ensure that there is an adequate analysis of the risks which could impact on Muslim Aid’s operations in Sudan and to evaluate the risk appetite of the Sudan Country Office.
  6. To support the internal audit function in the office through the HQ internal auditor.
  7. To line manage the country team and the work in the country which will include staff, budgets, funding (both institutional and local) and ensure programme delivery in accordance with Muslim Aid policies and procedures.
  8. To lead the change and transformation process.

About You

To be successful in this role:

  1. Relevant Masters level qualification or similar academic achievement
  2. Proven experience working internationally in development and/or humanitarian sector
  3. Proven experience of programme design, development and implementation.
  4. Experience of multiple donor grant management and reporting to major donors.
  5. Experience of networking with key stakeholders particularly for fundraising and advocacy.
  6. Knowledge of development programme design.
  7. Proven understanding of financial management.
  8. Excellent strategic, judgement, planning, co-ordination and prioritisation skills.
  9. Able to anticipate and manage risks that could threaten the organisations reputation, operational viability and security.

Why you should Apply

Are you up to the challenge of delivering quality development and humanitarian programmes in Sudan? Are you a dynamic and innovative leader and manager who can develop, grow and deliver Muslim Aid‘s programmes in Sudan? If so, we would love to hear from you.

  •  Benefits  (unaccompanied) *Expat post
  •  33 annual leaves (inclusive of statutory public holidays)
  • Medical benefit - as per MA-UK local medical benefit policy
  • One off relocation allowance *
  • One off Baggage allowance *
  • Hardship allowance *
  • Unaccompanied allowance *
  • Accommodation allowance * and or as per MA-UK accommodation policy for local staff.
  • Rest and Recuperation *
  • Two Home visits per year *

How should you apply

All applicants are required to complete an application form which you can find by clicking "Apply for this Role" tab:

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