Khartoum | Juba | Sudan

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This is the vision of CARE, and has been since our founding 70 years ago, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to eradicating poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries to reach more than 65 million people with 890 life-saving poverty-fighting programs, including maternal and child health, education, food and clean water and more.

CARE is about enabling the human-to-human connections that affirm the dignity of every person on this planet. CARE puts women and girls at the center of its programs both because they are disproportionately impacted by poverty, something we cannot overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Khartoum is safe, family friendly, has diverse social networks, and possibly the least traffic issues compared to other African capitals. The needs in large parts are complex and urgent, and CARE International is seeking an experienced manager to lead a diverse portfolio of humanitarian and development programs. The Assistant Country Director - Programs (ACD-P) has a healthy budget, six established field offices, over 50 committed program staff and 15 national partners to lead, motivate and support. The ACD-P is also responsible for leading the transformation of CARE Sudan from being very operational, to mainly partner led. All candidates must have a solid understanding of why CARE is committed to supporting women and girls in the fight against poverty and social injustice. We need someone with excellent management skills, good knowledge of programming in challenging operating contexts, proven experience of working equitably with national partners, willing to take risks and ready to be accountable. The ACD-P will travel to field locations at least 25% of the time, and otherwise based in Khartoum which is a surprisingly easy city to live in. It can be hot and dusty, but housing is very comfortable, electricity is stable and overall the city is peaceful and suitable for individuals and families. We are seeking someone who can commit to 3 or more years in this accompanied duty station, starting no later than first week March 2017. CARE offers an attractive benefits package, and is committed to supporting staff to achieve their best. Please apply through the CARE website, including a CV and Cover Letter which explains your motivation for applying. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

The ACD-P is responsible for all CARE programs in Sudan, which include humanitarian, early recovery and development. The ACD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning and continuous improvement.

The ACD-P manages a diverse team of professionals who develop, manage and support programs and projects that build resilience and effectively address the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems and people are in place to ensure the proper management of those projects and programs. In line with the latest strategy, the ACD-P plays a leading role in transforming CARE Sudan into an organization that is focused on supporting national partners to take a more leading role in our mission.

The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches inside the country, and also to develop multi-country programs. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at Regional HQ and CARE International Member HQs.

The ACD-P is a key member of the Country Office Senior Management Team, and also part of regional leadership groups. S/he plays a substantial role in maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he may be required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Staff Management

  • Program quality

  • Program management

  • Reflective practice and learning

  • Program strategy

  • External relations and partnerships

    Primary Skills:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field

  • 5 years in mid to senior management position in humanitarian programs

  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a very complex international setting

  • Familiar and confident operating in insecure environments

  • Extensive conceptual skills including development of program strategy

  • Demonstrated experience in program design (including proposal development), implementation and evaluation

  • Solid experience in working equitably with national partners

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Ability and interest to coach and develop staff

  • Experience with the management of a diverse workforce

  • Strong representation and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments

  • Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills

  • Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by:

  • Ability to manage a complex budget

  • Donor compliance and reporting

  • Ability to establish a learning culture within a country office and beyond

  • Experience in successfully managing institutional partnerships with national and international NGOs

  • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts

  • Proven experience with excellent networking

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CARE - USA
  • Location: Khartoum | Juba | Sudan
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Disaster Management
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-13

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