Country Head – (Designated Country Representative)

Country Head – (Designated Country Representative)


Juba, South Sudan

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Uphold, promote, and apply the core Values and Mission of BRAC in the host country;
  • Collaborate with partners in designing, implementing and making an impact for the poor communities in the country by developing emergency preparedness and response models considering country context and organizational strategies and focus;
  • Lead country risk assessment for designing emergency response strategies, and implementation plans, security analysis considering country context and requirements;
  • Lead a small team of experts in partner selection, capacity building and monitoring of implementation as per set standards, program development and the writing of project proposals for emergency and recovery projects in the country;
  • Ensure all kinds of reports according to program objectives, required standards and meet reporting quality of donors, partner offices and the headquarters
  • Be responsible for country budget and fund management;
  • Ensure adequate systems are in place and followed, regarding program procurements, and maintenance of project assets, regular inventories, lease agreements, MOU with partners and donors and similar activities;
  • Represent BRAC to foreign and national governments, partners, donors and other stakeholders, and develop and maintain productive relationships and be BRAC’s representative and spokesperson to local and international media/audience;
  • Be responsible for talent management and development in the country and develop national leaders to lead country programmes, promoting and demonstrating ownership;
  • Ensure proper and transparent management of resources and reporting systems are established in the country in accordance with the policy and procedures and all regulatory requirements of BRAC, host country governments and donor’s policy;
  • Keeping abreast of country situation and ensure appropriate measures and procedures for safety and security of staff and assets in the country offices.

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters in Development and/or Social studies from recognized University with minimum second class/division or equivalent CGPA in all academic records.

Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years experience with proven program management experience in a developing country with at least 5 years experience of humanitarian response;
  • Professional knowledge of diverse development approaches;
  • Work experience in a fragile country and ability to analyze and respond to security concerns and emergencies will be given preference.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to BRAC’s mission, approach and values;
  • A firm dedication to development, in particular, South Sudan;
  • Good understanding and ability to design and lead emergency programmes;
  • Proven experience of fund raising and success in program development and proposal writing;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with partners to achieve programme results;
  • Flexible and adaptable with good interpersonal skills and a ‘can-do’ approach;
  • Ability to lead and inspire a diverse team;
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and ability to develop strong and trusting relationships with external organizations and stakeholders;
  • Ability to represent BRAC to international and national fora, governments, partners, donors, communities and other stakeholders and be spokesperson to local and international media/ audience.

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