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Saferworld is an independent international organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote co-operative approaches to security. Established in 1989, we work with civil society, international organisations and governments to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development and through supporting the actions of others. Our ultimate focus is to reduce the impact of conflict and insecurity on the poorest and most vulnerable in society.
Saferworld has been working in South Sudan since 2008, on community security and peacebuilding, small arms control, and conflict-sensitive development.
The Country Director will provide overall leadership and direction to Saferworld’s work in South Sudan, in line with Saferworld’s new organisational strategy (2017-2021) and Saferworld’s values and principles.
As a lead member of the country-level Senior Management Team (SMT), the post-holder will lead a team that can deliver and foster collective leadership and actively promote and support the country team to reflect and internalise Saferworld’s peacebuilding and conflict-sensitive values and principles through their work.
The post-holder will be responsible for building effective working relationships with peers, including other country managers and directors and facilitate opportunities for cross-organisational collaboration, sharing, and learning.
The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable manager with significant proven experience at a senior level managing multi-thematic programmes in development and/or peacebuilding/conflict prevention. Extensive experience in leading, mentoring, and developing teams of staff with different backgrounds is a key element of this role as well as leading on effective and values-based partnership work between local organisations and communities.
Please go to www.saferworld.org.uk/jobs/jobs for a full job description and details of how to apply.