The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Country Director to oversee the implementation of its democracy and governance programs in Sudan. The ideal candidate should have excellent management skills and extensive experience in providing assistance to executive and legislative branches of government, civil society groups and political parties, particularly related to transitional political environments.
The Resident Country Director will oversee and direct the day-to-day implementation and management of NDI’s program in Sudan. The Resident Director will also oversee all aspects of programmatic, staff, and office management, including implementation of program activities, managing grants, providing leadership to a team of Sudanese staff, and ensuring compliance with NDI procurement and financial policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate should have at least 14 years of experience working in the field of democracy and governance, particularly in challenging political environments. The position is based in Khartoum, Sudan and will require travel within the country. The Resident Director will serve as principal NDI liaison with the Government of Sudan, political and civic leaders, program partners, donors, and representatives of the international community in Sudan. A high degree of professional judgment, political analysis and objectivity, creativity and maturity are essential to the successful leadership of NDI in Sudan. This position works closely with Washington-based management who provide overall strategic guidance and support for field activities. The Resident Director reports to the DC-based Regional and Deputy Directors for Southern and East Africa.
This is an unaccompanied post, contingent upon funding and work authorization from the Sudanese government.