Country director Sudan

Triangle Génération Humanitaire

Country Director – Sudan

Location: Sudan – the exact location will be decided based on the evolution of the current context; this includes locations in neighbouring countries.

Duration: 12 months – renewable, starting October 2023

Duration: 1 year


  • Executive status
  • monthly gross salary from €3,300 to €4.000 according to experience in the similar position
  • monthly contextual allowance €150
  • monthly per diem 600 euros
  • medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance
  • accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission
  • break every 3 months. Non-family duty station

TGH has chosen a deliberately simple and transparent remuneration policy, accessible on our website The salary levels advertised in our job offers are set within the framework of the salary scale and are not open to negotiation.

Presentation of TGH

“Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity”

Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 10 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Presentation of the mission

The simmering political tensions in Sudan in the aftermath of the 2021 military coup came to a tragic climax on April 15, 2023, when the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) clashed in Khartoum. The rapidly evolving nature of the conflict renders any assessment of the extent of the damages difficult, between critical infrastructure destruction, loss of human life, health sector collapse, and displacement. The UN nevertheless estimates the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at 736.000 as of May 15, a twofold increase in two weeks, while 200.000 others sought refuge in neighboring countries including Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Central African Republic, numbers that compound an already severe IDP crisis (3.7M as of 2023). Despite numerous ceasefire attempts, and internationally mediated negotiation between the warring parties, conflict still rages in Sudan and extends beyond Khartoum to reach the traditionally vulnerable regions of Darfur, among others. While it is difficult to predict the length of the conflict, humanitarian organizations resumed operations despite precarious security conditions. The needs of the Sudanese people are extremely complex, are compounded by an array of pre-existing and newly emerged factors, and can ill afford to suffer any further delays in response.

TGH has been present in Sudan since September 2003, and opened its first project for the victims of the Darfur crisis in one of the IDPs camp in West Darfur (Riyad camp of Geneina) in June 2004. TGH has since then extended its activities in West Darfur and Central Darfur, implementing its projects through 5 offices (Geneina in West Darfur; Bindizi, Um Dukhun Golo and Zalingei in Central Darfur).

On-hold and ongoing operations include:

  • Emergency assistance to people affected by population displacement and natural disasters (provision of Non Food Items (NFI) and emergency shelter, safe water supply facilities, emergency sanitation and hygiene promotion for vector control).
  • Construction and rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation services, hygiene promotion and capacity building of community based committees and local authorities in WASH services sustainable management
  • The strengthening of food security and livelihood, through distribution of agricultural inputs, promotion of farming best practices, sustainable natural resources management, development of income generating activities and targeted food distribution.
  • Child Protection activities including, PSS activities, Child friendly space rehabilitation and case management
  • Peacebuilding, with a focus on communities and youth.

TGH in Sudan is currently funded by a range of different donors: SHF, ECHO, UNHCR and the French MoFa. Negotiations are on-going with BHA and the CDCS. Potential funding might come from IOM.

Job description

Under direct supervision of the HQ-based Desk Manager, the Country Director has overall responsibility for TGH’s operations in Sudan, and the mission’s staff, including national and international staff. The mission’s set-up is being reviewed and will be communicated at induction phase. Before the April’s crisis, TGH’s team was made of 95 national staff and 4 expatriates.

The main responsibilities include:

General supervision of the mission

    • Represent TGH in Sudan, in particular with national authorities of all sides, national and international project partners, donors, humanitarian coordination mechanisms, UN agencies and other donors
      – Ensure compliance with Sudanese laws, procedures and regulations applicable to the INGOs working in the country
      – Ensure an appropriate level of visibility of the organization with the national and local authorities, as well as with donor representatives in the country
      – Monitor and analyze the political, humanitarian and socio-economic context
      – Based on this analysis and in collaboration with Headquarters, develop the mission’s strategy, identify funding opportunities, and the design of new projects.
      – Pursue consortium opportunities, in coordination with Heads of Programs, to strengthen multi-sectoral responses
      – Ensure efficient internal coordination at mission level and with HQ
      – Ensure efficient distance management between duty stations and field locations)


    • Ensure overall coordination, follow-up and quality of ongoing projects, including likely cross-bordering operations from Chad
      – Ensure compliance with TGH’s procedures and with donors guidelines and process
      – Support the Heads of Programs in the implementation and follow-up of the activities as necessary
      – Coordinate the production of quality and timely donor reports (narrative and financial)
      – Ensure accountability mechanisms are in place, and are being managed well. This includes responsibility for managing any and all reports of corruption, behavior not in line with the code of conduct and the policy of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. She/He is responsible for the implementation of all internal TGH policies


    • In coordination with the HQ-based colleagues identify and actively pursue new funding opportunities
      – Coordinate and/or conduct assessment and exploratory missions

Security management

    • Monitor the national and state level contexts, and maintain regular communication with HQ
      – Update the mission’s security, evacuation and medical plans, make sure they evolve and adapt as the situation evolves, and communicate about them
      – Ensure that TGH is fully included in the existing security information and coordination mechanisms, such as UN (UNDSS, OCHA) and French Embassy
      – Manage security incidents and crises, in coordination with HQ

Human resources and support departments

    • Plan and participate in the recruitment of national and international staff under his/her line management
      – Lead on the revision of the set-up of the mission based on the context evolution and in agreement with all concerned departments at HQ
      – Ensure performance management for staff under direct supervision according to the internal guidelines
      – Ensure the full respect of the administrative, financial and logistics procedures

This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs.

Security, working and living conditions

The Country Director will support the revision of the TGH Security Plan and will strictly follow the local plan depending on the place of assignment.

TGH will monitor the security situation on a weekly basis and will take decisions on accommodation and working conditions consequently. As the context is unpredictable, TGH will take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and decent working and living conditions without putting any staff at risk.

The person assigned should be adaptable and ready to move if the context evolves.

Duty station might change during the assignment and might include locations within Sudan and in neighboring countries.


  • Outstanding experience with a humanitarian NGO in a coordination position and at time of crisis
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian environment (NGOs, UN, mains donors)
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English and French, knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Proven ability to fundraise and write project proposals
  • Significant experience in project management, including in emergency contexts
  • Good security management skills, experience in challenging security environments
  • Good knowledge of MS Office pack and Google Drive
  • Good knowledge of financial management in a NGO context
  • Ability in successful team management and capacity building
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and to lead a team of specialists from a range of fields
  • Autonomy and rigor.
  • Developed skills for work organization and tasks prioritization
  • Capacity to represent TGH at high level coordination meetings with different stakeholders


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