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Caritas Luxembourg proposes to hire for its local office in Torit (South Sudan) - International Cooperation Department a Head of Mission (m/f/x)

Caritas Luxembourg proposes to hire for its local office in Torit (South Sudan) – International Cooperation Department a Head of Mission (m/f/x) 40 hours/week for permanent contract (commencement date to be agreed)


The Head of Mission (South Sudan) of the International Cooperation (CCI) of Caritas Luxembourg, under the direction of the Head of International Cooperation, is responsible for all Caritas Luxembourg activities in South Sudan and represents the organization with the relevant authorities and other partners for all matters that are directly related to the South Sudan programme.

The workplace is Torit, South Sudan, with missions within the country.

Responsibilities and tasks

  1. Ensure the implementation of the Caritas Luxembourg South Sudan programme and monitor the implementation of the South Sudan Country Strategy; revise and develop the new one when necessary in coordination with Headquarters.
  2. Provide technical guidance, including project cycle management, M&E and budget management, for the overall management and administration of the programme, following Caritas Luxembourg’s policies and regulations.
  3. Supervise budgeting and monthly budget monitoring for the South Sudan programme, and office; ensure funds are used in line with Caritas Luxembourg and donor policies and procedures, and according to the plans and objectives; ensure that bookkeeping and reporting are carried following the Caritas Luxembourg’s and the donor’s requirements.
  4. Directly manage the Programme Coordinator and Resource Manager, and oversee all Caritas Luxembourg staff in South Sudan to ensure they receive adequate support.
  5. Serve as the ultimate decision-maker in South Sudan for matters of staff and asset security; ensure the rollout, implementation and updating of the Local Security Plan.
  6. Nurture and establish relationships with relevant government partners/agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, donors and other international development partners in relation to the Caritas country programme; explore new partnership and funding opportunities.
  7. Be the point of reference for the Desk Officer (at Headquarters) on all matters related to the projects/programmes and provide him/her with all necessary information.

Candidate profile

  • Degree in rural development, international development, economics, development studies, and/or related field.
  • At least 10 years’ working experience in an international NGO or international organization, with substantial experience managing a large team/ being in a senior leadership role in a field location.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in financial management, project management, and human resource management.
  • Experience working in conflict and post-conflict contexts, preferably in the areas of rural development, livelihood security and nutrition.
  • Excellent English skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. French is desirable.
  • Track record in effectively motivating a program team and creating relationships with government partners.
  • Experience in managing the EU-funded and UN-funded projects desirable.
  • Good negotiation and communication skills.
    • Commitment to working with diverse local communities and cultures; respect for local culture and traditional beliefs.
    • Willingness to travel to project field sites in remote areas.
    • Excellent soft skills and ability to be a good team player; track record in effectively motivating a program team and creating relationships with government partners.

Applications accompanied by a CV, criminal record (bulletin n°3), copies of diplomas and work certificates should be sent until 08.01.2023 to Mrs. Claudia PEREZ at . A pre-selection will be made on the basis of the applications.

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