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Programme Director

  • Contractor
  • Juba South Sudan
  • €48648 - €54053 USD / Year
  • Concern Worldwide profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Concern Worldwide

About the role: This is a 12 month, replacement role based in Juba, South Sudan. It is an unaccompanied role with a salary of Band 5 (€48,648 – €54,053). You will be required to travel to field frequently and spend up to 50% of your time in the field offices.

You will report to the Country Director and will directly line manage two Area Co-coordinators, Nutrition Technical Coordinator, Health Technical Coordinator and Grants and Information Manager. This might however, change, increase or decrease depending on the size and complexity of the program.

**Your purpose:**You will be a member of the Senior Management Team and will provide leadership and foster a culture of excellence in Concern South Sudan programmes in accordance with organizational policies and the Country Strategic Plan. You will participate in decision-making on strategic issues including geographical priorities, programme quality, programme development, partnership strategy and other organizational priorities. You will be responsible for effective implementation of all Concern sector programmes including WASH, livelihoods, health and nutrition and emergency response. You will work closely with the team to ensure effective implementation of Concern’s policies and strategies and delivery of high quality programmes.

You will be responsible for:

Policies and strategies and government compliances:

  • Ensure Concern’s policies and strategies are implemented in all programmes
  • Ensure all Concern’s programmes are implemented following the Country Strategic Plan and sectoral strategies
  • Orient staff and field teams on Concern’s strategies and policies
  • Ensure legal and operational government compliance criteria are met at field offices, including securing timely approval of technical agreements (TAs) and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) at state level.

Programme Implementation and monitoring:

  • Ensure all programmes deliver results as per donor contracts and organisational quality standards
  • Lead on the expansion of operational areas in line with the CSP
  • Responsible for expanding the programme in line with CSP priorities
  • Coordinate programme activities across programmes, sectors and approaches; supporting staff and partners and ensuring complementary approaches
  • Ensure Concern’s M&E system is implemented effectively to demonstrate progress and results, and contribute to learning and future programme development for continuous improvement
  • Undertake monitoring visits to programme areas and provide feedback to programme managers, staff and partners
  • Ensure optimal use of financial, human and material resources within Concern’s work in a transparent and accountable manner consistent with Concern’s systems and procedures; delivering quality results and demonstrating value for money.
  • Ensure the visibility and external communications of programme launch, successes and learning. Ensuring compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standards during programme delivery

Emergency response:

  • Ensure that there is emergency response preparedness plan developed in all offices and response readiness ensured
  • Ensure timely and effective response by Concern and partners team

Financial management

  • Ensure effective financial management of all programmes
  • Preparation of programme budgets, in collaboration with programme and finance staff. Track programme expenditure through monthly management and quarterly financial accounts prepared by the finance department.

Partners and sub-grant management:

  • Ensure the partnership strategy is implemented effectively in all programmes
  • Ensure partners’ grants contracts are managed properly and the partners deliver quality actions in a timely fashion
  • Ensure partners’ capacity assessments and capacity building plans are implemented properly

Human Resources Management

  • Recruit and build a team of programme staff who deliver excellence in programming
  • Structured capacity building and coaching of programme staff to address operational challenges; using existing resources, tailored to specific staffing needs
  • Liaise consistently with the Systems Director (SD) and the Country Financial Controller (CFC) to ensure systems and finance are working for programme delivery

Representation and networking:

  • Represent Concern at relevant government, donor, UN or inter-agency coordination meetings
  • Keep abreast of significant developments in the external context and support the Country Director in making informed and appropriate decisions


  • Ensure submission of high-quality reports to donors for all programmes as per grant agreements
  • Ensure high-quality internal reporting in a timely manner as required

Security management of all staff at field offices:

  • Ensure security management plans are adhered to in all field offices
  • Ensure continuous analysis of the security situation of all programme locations
  • Ensure safety and security of all staff and assets
  • Ensure security focal groups function properly
  • Work closely with the Systems Director for review and revision of security management plan.

Senior management role:

  • Contribute to organisational decision making as a member of the Senior Management Team
  • Support in change management
  • Undertake other related duties as may be assigned by the Country Director and deputise for the Country Director as necessary.

Your skills and experience will include:


  • Post graduate qualification in social sciences, management, Humanitarian action or relevant technical field (livelihoods and/or water & environmental health a distinct advantage)
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in developing and managing emergency and development programmes and/or post conflict context programmes (at least 3 years at a senior level)
  • Proven track record in staff management and working with partners.
  • Experience in using participatory approaches
  • Proven experience of managing emergencies and longer-term programming
  • Empathy with Concern’s core values and policies.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, progressive and proactive.
  • Proficient spoken and written English


  • Experience of working in South Sudan / Horn of Africa region
  • Previous Concern experience
  • Experience in management programmes in complex fields/countries.
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team

How to apply

Female are encourage to apply.

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Deadline: 31-Jan-24

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