Deputy Country Director - Programmes

Juba, South Sudan
Full time Staff

Oxfam GB is an international non-governmental organisation working with others to alleviate poverty and injustice. Oxfam GB has been working in South Sudan since 1983. Our Programmatic Strategy concentrates on Saving Lives, Resilient Livelihoods, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance and Active Citizenship through a full spectrum platform that includes humanitarian response, recovery and resilience, long term development and policy and advocacy.

Oxfam currently operates via twelve area field offices in operates through 12 field bases in the former Jonglei State (5 bases), Unity State, Upper Nile State, Western Bahr El Ghazal State, Lakes State, Central Equatoria State, Eastern Equatoria State, and Upper Nile State.

Oxfam South Sudan Programme is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Deputy Country Director - Programmes.

The Role

The Deputy Country Director is responsible for the development, design, monitor and manage the spectrum of humanitarian, recovery, resilience and long term development Programmes in South Sudan and ensure that the Oxfam South Sudan programme responds to the country’s humanitarian and development trends. Ensures the proper implantation of programme strategies and plans, maintaining the coordination, linkages and synergies within and between the long term and humanitarian programmes as well as contributing to linking these programmes with influencing and ensuring programme quality.

The Deputy Country Director will have a direct line report to the Country Director and be a member of the Country Management Team (CMT). S/he and will work closely with the Deputy Country Director - Business Support, Finance Manager, Policy Co-coordinator and Funding Coordinator.

What we offer;

  • Competitive salary and subsistence benefits
  • Accommodation and utility bills paid by Oxfam
  • Regular paid Rest and Relaxation (R&R) breaks
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Comprehensive medical insurance cover
  • Various policies supporting staff for pension, maternity, paternity, dependency leave etc.
  • Oxfam also focus on investment in their staff through learning and development opportunities and performance management

Who we are looking for:

  • We are looking for someone who has a relevant academic qualification, Masters / Post-graduate from a recognized university in International Development, Development Management, Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian, or any other area that can bring an added value to the job.
  • Relevant experience, of 7 - 10 years for Masters or Post-graduate holders or 10 + years for Bachelor holders, preferably in an international NGO out of which at least 5 years should be supervisory/managerial experience
  • Good understanding of development issues in general with significant knowledge and experience in project and programme management in one of the fields of: (a) sustainable livelihoods and resilience, b) gender and development
  • Excellent personal management and communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and able to use different approaches to achieve followership
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work in South Sudan
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programmes, humanitarian response and advocacy and campaigning

To apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contacts and three referees, preferably your current or previous line managers.

The deadline for submitting applications is 23rd May 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested Applicants should also send soft copies of their CVs and Cover letters to

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Closing date: 
23rd May 2018