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Country Director - SUDAN based in Nairobi KENYA

Handicap International

Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
3 weeks ago

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Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info: Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truly believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.
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The conflict in Sudan has left around 25 million people currently in need of humanitarian assistance. According to OCHA, over 6.2 million people have been displaced internally, while 1.8 million crossed the border since April 15, 2023. Far from signs of de-escalation, the conflict has now expanded to areas once considered safe. Increasing prices of food and fuel are worsening humanitarian needs, while a shrinking economy is causing widespread poverty. On top of this, delivering aid continues to be exceedingly difficult due to the enduring conflict, ongoing insecurity, theft of humanitarian commodities, assaults on humanitarian workers and frontline responders, fuel shortages, and bureaucratic hindrances. Many humanitarian organizations are utilizing cross-border response to provide assistance in Sudan. Against the backdrop of significantly reduced funding in 2023, the humanitarian sector was able to provide assistance to 5 million people, achieving 27%of the set target for the year. In 2024, the UN is seeking $4.1 billion to support the Sudanese in Sudan ($2.7 billion) and Sudanese refugees and host communities in neighboring countries ($1.4 billion. In 2023, the response within Sudan was 43% funded, and the response for neighboring countries was 38% funded.


Under the responsibility of the HI’s Emergency Manager, the Country Director contributes within his/her geographical area to the implementation of the mandate and the Strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the activities in the Program, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of sound management and successful functioning of the global organization.

In line with the current project objectives, the Country Director will lead the successful program management from Nairobi with regular travels to Sudan when possible. S/he will ensure sound monitoring of the project in line with the expected outcomes of the project. With a strong link with the national partner, s/he will act as the partnership focal point with the implementing partner in Sudan, making sure that the partnership agreements are applied, and the collaboration is smooth between HI team and the partner.

Through Management, Strategy and Steering, Operational Implementation and Representation, Influence and Leadership :
•The Country Director- Sudan is the legal representative of the overall HI’s Sudan response internally and externally and promotes a high reputation and positive image of HI’s Sudan Program.
•The Country Director deploys HI’s full mandate and Strategy in her/his geographical area, with operational partners, institutions and/or donors.
•In his/her geographical area, s/he ensures compliance with his/her budget framework (including unrestricted funds) and HI policies and frameworks (safeguarding, commitment thresholds, security, human resources, risk management, etc.)
•In his/her geographical area, actively monitors and analyses context developments, to identify risks and opportunities.


Educational background and experience:

•At least 5 years’ experience at key management positions within international organizations
•Management experience in humanitarian, security, and emergency programs
•Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
•Ability to work under high pressure and without constant supervision.
•Motivated by constant program adaptation to an evolving context and set up of partnerships with local and international partners.
•Excellent organisational skills, coordination, and transfer of knowledge.
•Excellent communication skills and commitment to teamwork.
•Ability to travel and work in a tense and volatile context with strict security measures.
•Proven experience in negotiations with institutional donors, project writing and reporting.
•Shows accountability, leadership, diplomacy and pragmatism.
•English mandatory (oral and written)

Skills required:
Global Management of Programs:

•Organizational management
•Change management.
•Operational strategy
•Major risks management
•Context & stakeholders’ analysis
•Representation, partnerships management

Other professional skills

•Financial and budget management
•Donor contract negotiation and grant management
•HR: Staff administration (except pay) and organization design
•Information security management
•Partnership management and development


Anglais : Courant


Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and a national NGO has started a project in Sudan. Due to the administrative constraints to obtain visas in Sudan and pending registration approval the HI team are based in Nairobi, providing remote support to the national partners. Depending on VISA approval, HI team will travel to Sudan for field and monitoring visits. The project includes physical and functional rehabilitation, MHPSS, Protection and Inclusive Humanitarian Action activities.


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. •6 months International contract starting ASAP
•The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
•Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
•Pension scheme
•Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
•Repatriation insurance paid by HI

•Salary from 3232 € gross/month upon experience
•Perdiem: 510,43 € net/month - paid in the field
•Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
•R&R: 1 day per month
•Position: unaccompanied

•Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

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