South Sudan: Country Coordinator for Danish Red Cross in South Sudan

Organization: Danish Red Cross
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017

Country Coordinator for Danish Red Cross in South Sudan


DRC is looking for a highly competent candidate to lead its Country Program, Partnership and Staff in South Sudan. The new Country Coordinator (CC) will be part of the DRC East and Horn of Africa Regional Team. Under the lead and supervision of the DRC Head of Region based in Addis Ababa, the incoming CC will have the overall responsibility of the DRC partnership and programmes in South Sudan. The CC will be based in Juba.

The South Sudan portfolio and partnership has high priority for DRC. 2017-turnover is expected to be 32 M DKK with 3-4 delegates under the supervision of the country coordinator; supporting implementation through South Sudan Red Cross Society (SSRCS), ICRS and IFRC.

Danish Red Cross is leading the support to SSRCS within Disaster Management and Psycho Social Support as well as the Capacity Development of the Bor Branch in former Jonglei State. Danish Red Cross has the lead on dialogue with ECHO among the Red Cross Partnering National Societies. Key focus areas of the incoming Country coordinator is to ensure financial sustainability through MoFA, EU and other Donor funding, as well as partnership and programmatic strengthening of the DRC engagement in South Sudan in particular with SSRCS and ICRC. DRC has had an established presence in South Sudan since 2006 with a well-functioning partnership with SSRCS and a key thematic focus on Disaster Response and Management, Integrated Community Resilience, the nexus between humanitarian and development focus and Psychosocial Support.

DRC is under the ICRC security set-up in South Sudan, but the CC is responsible for the day-to-day security management of the delegates.


  • Overall management of DRC’s portfolio in South Sudan (in 2017: 4 projects with a turnover of approx. 23 M DKK + 9 MDKK implemented through ICRC and IFRC);

  • Represent DRC; develop and coordinate the partnership with South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC), ICRC, IFRC and other relevant in-country partners;

  • Ensure the daily supervision of DRC delegates and consultants in South Sudan;

  • Provide technical assistance to DRC delegates and SSRC with respect to the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and activities;

  • Ensure a sustainable strategic and programmatic development of the country portfolio program (In pipeline: 2017 ECHO application, 2018 MoFA Frame application). Explore new fundraising possibilities and initiate and lead relevant funding applications in collaboration with SRCS;

  • Ensure that all DRC activities are compliant with DRC international strategy, in line with the South Sudan Country Strategy, RC movement SOP’s and donor requirements and guidelines.

  • Ensure efficient and timely Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER)

  • Support SSRC to develop its technical skills/capacity in strategic focus areas and approaches.

  • Daily budget responsibility, monitor financial resource allocation and coordinate submission of finance reports and financial audits

  • Establish, monitor and update the DRC security setup (In South Sudan, the DRC is under the ICRC security set-up).


The ideal candidate holds a Master’s Degree in a relevant academic field


  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in community based programming and working with humanitarian organisations in developing, disaster/conflict and post-emergency situations

  • Solid experience with supervision and team management

  • Proven expertise within project cycle and financial management including experience from working in consortia.

  • Experience with DANIDA and EU (DEVCO and ECHO) specific funding, hereunder application, implementation and reporting procedures is an asset

  • Expertise in security management is an asset

  • Experience from the Red Cross/ Red Cross Movement is an asset

    Technical Skills:

  • Technical knowledge and experience in implementation with participatory methods

  • Technical expertise within one or several of the following thematic areas: Disaster Management, Organizational Development, Community Based Resilience, Psychosocial Support

  • Strong reporting skills and good knowledge of reporting procedures of DANIDA and EU funding

  • Proven ability to work within a partnership set-up and in a sensitive environment

  • Relevant training and practical experience in staff security management

    Personal qualities:

  • Possess a strong analytical skills and shows confidence and self-management in situations of stress.

  • Flexible with a great ability to adapt to changing situations and readiness to work in different contexts is required.

  • An excellent communicator with great facilitation skills and a diplomatic flair.

  • Good cultural understanding and the ability to build the confidence of partners in a challenging and politically sensitive environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and coordination skills.


  • English speaking and writing skills are key requirements

  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office and possess a valid international driving license.

Employment Conditions

The delegate will report to Danish Red Cross’ Head of Region in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The duty station is Juba, South Sudan with frequent field trips within the country. The starting date of the assignment is 15st of May 2017. The length of the contract will be two years with possibility of extension. The contract will be administered in accordance with the Danish Red Cross Terms and Conditions for Delegates. The monthly salary including allowances and pension is within the range of 45.118 and 49.336 DKK, depending on experience and qualifications.

Further information

Please click to view the Job description and for further details you may contact Head of Region, Signe Yde-Andersen on tel. +251 935987285, mail: or Desk Officer Pia Lorentzen on tel. +4535299433, mail:

How to apply:

Click on Send Application to send your written motivation letter in English and upload your CV, after creating a profile on our EasyCruit portal. Deadline for applications is 19th of February 2017. Interviews are expected shortly after.

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