Country Director – Sudan


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 112 staff, including 8 expatriates. They directly supervises 5 expatriates (administration-HR-finance, logistics, reporting and grants officer and 2 heads of program) and 5 national field coordinators, based in Darfur and South Kordofan.

The main responsibilities include:

General supervision of the mission

Represent TGH in Sudan, in particular with national authorities, national project partners, donors, humanitarian coordination mechanisms, UN agencies and other INGOs 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 Khartoum and Field bases (Darfur and South Kordofan) Programs

Ensure overall coordination, follow-up and quality of ongoing projects over 5 bases in West and Central Darfur (Geneina, Zalingei, Um Dukhun, Golo), and South Kordofan (Al Abassiya) Ensure compliance 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) The Country Director is responsible for ensuring 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, sexual exploitation and abuse. Fundraising

In coordination with the HQ-based desk Manager and technical advisers, identify and actively pursue new funding opportunities Donor diversification is a key element of TGH’s strategy for 2022 Coordinate and/or conduct assessment and exploratory missions Security management

Monitor the national and state level contexts, and maintain regular communication with HQ Oversee the regular updating of the mission’s security, evacuation and medical plans Ensure in particular that internal guidelines on field movements are regularly reviewed, adapted to the context and strictly enforced 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 expatriate staff 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.

Profile At least three years of experience with a humanitarian NGO in a coordination position Good knowledge of the humanitarian environment (NGOs, UN, mains donors) Good communication and writing skills in English, French and Arabic are an asset Proven ability to fundraise and write project proposals Experience in project management Good security management skills, experience in challenging security environments Good knowledge of MS Office pack Good knowledge of accounting or 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 Experience of Arabic or Muslim countries and knowledge or Arabic language a distinct advantage


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