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Country Director, South Sudan


Location: Yei, South Sudan

Organization: Women for Women International

The Country Director is the official representative and leader of Women for Women International in South Sudan. The Country Director shapes the vision and strategy for the Country Office, providing high level oversight over all areas of program implementation and operations. S/he will have demonstrated ability to build the capacity of and counsel Country Office employees as well as manage team members. S/he will need to have a strong commitment to women’s empowerment, excellent leadership and management skills, the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, and to operate successfully in unstable and challenging environments.

As the official representative and leader of WfWI-South Sudan, the Country Director will represent the organizational, advocacy and programmatic priorities of the organization to donors and partners. S/he will lead WfWI’s efforts to maintain and strengthen WfWI’s reputation as a highly capable organization by cultivating and maintaining close, productive relationships with strategic partners and continually identifying new opportunities for WfWI to add value and maximize impact.

Women for Women International began working in South Sudan in 2006, first in Rumbek, Lakes State, and since 2013 in Yei, Central Equatoria. More than 14,000 marginalized women have graduated from our 12-month signature program of social and economic empowerment. Following a 2-year suspension of program activities in 2017-2018 due to heightened levels of insecurity across Yei River County, we reestablished our presence and programming in Yei in 2019 and have designed an ambitious strategic plan for expanding our work and impact, both directly and through local partners, for the coming years.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Financial, Operational and Human Resources Management
  • Programmatic Leadership and Development
  • Fundraising, Representation & Partnerships

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How to apply:

This position is located in Yei, South Sudan and South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through  the career page:

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