State Program Team Lead - South Sudan

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Global Communities
South Sudan
Apply by 21 July 2013
Posted on 24 May 2013

Job Description

Global Communities mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting change in low-and moderate- income communities around the world , helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. Our reputation is built on the strong relationships we have with the communities we serve – engaging and involving them throughout the development process to keep control and ownership in their hands.

Program Overview

The USAID funded Strengthening Democratic and Local Governance Program in South Sudan will focus on strengthening inclusive, participatory, accountable, and effective local governance by: increasing the capacity of local governments to deliver basic services that respond to the needs of the people; encouraging effective public participation and engagement, including gender and youth, at local levels of government; and improving function linkages and coordination between all levels of government and sector ministries such as the ministries of education, agriculture, infrastructure and rural water development, health, etc.

Position Overview:

Global Communities is seeking experienced and technically skilled staff as State Program Team Lead for the following locations: Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrup, Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei. The Technical Program Lead will manage and ensure the successful implementation of the program at the local level, including managing staff, activities, and finances. S/he will serve as a representative of the project, liaising with the donor, the Government, and other partners. S/he will be responsible for the local program achieving targeted results, and will identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and manage appropriate project adjustments.


  • Minimum eight (8) years of program management experience in governance, public administration, institutional development or related technical areas and previous experience working with U.S. government regulations, grants management, and public-sector institutional capacity building.
  • Expertise in gender, youth, and/or marginalized populations.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience working with community and civil society including experience with at the local level, and supporting government engagement with the community.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing innovative solutions, and achieving measureable results in the areas of developing partnerships with the private sector, internship and apprenticeship creation, increased entrepreneur access to finance, sustainable entrepreneurship, and increased job placement in the private sector;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to write reports and procedure manuals, effectively present information, and respond to questions from managers, counterparts, Government representatives, regional CHF staff and HQ staff.
  • Awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of cross-cultural issues particularly in representing a US-based agency. Ability to effectively relate, motivate and work as a team player.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to write reports, procedure manuals, effectively presents information and responds to questions from team members and stakeholders.
  • University degree in public administration, international development, international management or other relevant field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Qualified South Sudanese nationals and individuals with experience in post-conflict environments particularly encouraged to apply.