Deputy Country Director

  • Location
    Kosti, Sudan
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 26

Position description

You will be in charge of

The Deputy Country Director supports the Country Director in representing Acted’s interests in the country with government, donors and other key stakeholders. The Deputy Country Director supports building the programme profile in line with regional and global Acted strategy. The Deputy Country Directors supports the teams to achieve programme excellence and ensures the highest levels of accountability.

Main duties

Positioning and Fund Raising:

  • Context analysis: Ensure Acted has an up-to-date understanding of the country’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps, and who does what and where (3W);
  • Strategy development and roll out: Support in developing and reviewing programme strategies and identifying strategic opportunities for expanding Acted ’s work in the country;
  • Networking, positioning and general representation;
  • Donor relationship and Proposal development;
  • Advocacy: (Co-)produce issue papers, advocacy notes, press releases on relevant humanitarian and development issues;
  • Communications: Oversee and ensure timely emission of external communication tools/pieces on pertinent programming, approaches, critical issues etc.;
  • Promotion of Acted sisters organisations: Keep abreast with and contribute to Acted’s global initiatives and global trends, in particular Impact (REACH, Agora), Convergences and Oxus, integrate them into the country strategy and make linkages with relevant focal points (HQ/regional/national as relevant).

Management and Internal Coordination:

  • Staff Management;
  • Internal Coordination;
  • Conflict/Crisis Management.

Project Implementation Follow-up:

  • Project Implementation Tracking;
  • Grant Management: Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of deliverables as well as narrative and financial reporting requirements;
  • Project Quality Control;
  • Partner Management.

FLATS Management

  • Finance Management;
  • Logistics & IT Management;
  • Administration and HR Management;
  • External Audit Follow-up;
  • Transparency/Compliance Management;
  • Security Management;
  • Legal and Registration Follow-up.

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Higher education (Master)
  • Writing skills
  • At least 3 years of experience abroad in management positions.
  • Knowledge of the area is an asset.
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Experience in managing large national and international teams
  • Experience in project management, particularly with an institutional component
  • Experience in community participation, linkage with local authorities
  • Management and administrative skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, stress resistance
  • Patience and negotiation skills, excellent written and oral communication skills

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