Position Title:South Sudan NGO Forum Secretariat Director
Position Type: Expatriate Staff
Location: Juba, South Sudan with frequent field visits
Work Station: Secretariat Office, Juba, South Sudan
Reporting to: Joint Steering Committee chairs
South Sudan NGO Forum:
The South Sudan NGO Forum (SSNGOF) is an independent networking and membership body of National and International NGOs operating in South Sudan. The SSNGOF is not registered with the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission as a legal entity and the hosting agency of the SSNGOF is tendered every 4 years. Tearfund is the current Host Agency of the SSNGOF. The Host Agency issues and holds contracts for all national and international staff on behalf of the South Sudan NGO Forum. The SSNGOF Secretariat shares the same building with Tearfund in Juba. The Secretariat Director of the SSNGOF is on Tearfund contract but he/she reports to the two Chairs of the Steering Committees.
The SSNGOF is governed by the Statutes of Operation; and its relationship with the Host Agency is governed by the Memorandum of Understanding that is signed between the SSNGOF and the Host Agency. There are two Steering Committees (SC) of the SSNGOF; one for national organisations and one for international organisations. Each committee has 10 members, with the INGO SC having 9 elected members plus the Country Director of the Host Agency (Tearfund). The function of the Host Agency is to work with the SSNGOF Secretariat to implement the SSNGOF activities and support the SSNGOF in implementing the decisions of the Joint Steering Committee and the Annual General meetings.
The NGO Forum in South Sudan is a critical and valued agency within the humanitarian response program for South Sudan.
The secretariat engagement with Donors, UN agencies and Government is highly valued and respected. The role of Director of the Secretariat for the NGO forum in South Sudan is a challenging role requiring an experienced Humanitarian who is able to engage across all stakeholders and build trust and confidence.
The Forum is currently going through a difficult phase with transition from one host agency to a new agency (Tear Fund). There were crisis issues in 2021 that led to a loss of confidence with previous donor agencies and the steering committee is currently working to respond to concerns and rebuild confidence.