VSO Head of Operations and Human Resources Job in Juba South Sudan

Head of Operations and Human Resources
 
The solutions to poverty lie within people. Help us unleash them
 
Location: Juba South Sudan
 
Competitive salary and benefits package
 
Closing date: July 16th 2012
 
VSO is a development organisation that works through its volunteers and partners to fight poverty around the world.
 
We work in almost 50 countries and are constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference. VSO helps make change happen. By bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities and promote understanding, we assist the fight against poverty in developing countries.
 
With a substantial annual budget and significant restricted funding for the first three years, VSO South Sudan – is the newest country programme office to open and will be running three programmes tackling issues of quality in basic services of health and education, and supporting the development of good governance.
 
The job
 
We’re looking for a dynamic and influential person to join the South Sudan team to lead the growth and management of VSO South Sudan’s programme support functions, ensuring that high-quality; customer-focused support is delivered cost-effectively in the key areas of Administration, Governance and Compliance, Human Resources, Security and Volunteer Support.
 
It is key that such a person should deliver compliance in government and donor requirements as well as organizational policy; and efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of the South Sudan Programme.
 
They will also ensure that VSO South Sudan attracts and retains high calibre staff, who are managed in line with VSO policy to maximize their potential; and are well engaged with VSO strategies and ways of working and feel well supported to deliver on their role.
 
Such a person will additionally deliver on VSO South Sudan staff and volunteer security, and highly contribute to VSO South Sudan volunteers’ high satisfaction with their VSO experience from induction to departure, full engagement with the VSO South Sudan programme; and VSO South Sudan’s Programme Support Teams’ full, active and collaborative contribution to the delivery of the Country Strategy.
 
You
 
You will have a solid background in administration and human resources management with a superior knowledge base and experience; ideally gained in working in a development context. 
Key competence requirement is strong management and leadership skills, people management, and coordination and negotiation skills at strategy delivery level.
 
Ready to apply?
 
If applying from outside South Sudan, it is important for you to know that this is an unaccompanied posting with substantial travel within the country. Some hardship living conditions are expected such as basic accommodation and amenities.
 
Please submit a CV and a cover letter to HR at recruitment@vsoint.org. 
Please quote the job title on the subject line.

The cover letter should detail the reasons you believe you are most suitable for the role and outline your current salary, benefits package and your salary expectations. Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer). 
For more information on VSO visit our website: www.vsointernational.org.
 
VSO is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce. 
We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.


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