Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience in strengthening health systems, and capacity of local institutions.
MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability.
Our mission  is  to  save  lives  and  improve  the  health  of  the  world’s  poorest and   most vulnerable  people  by closing  the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
MSH seeks to recruit a highly motivated and result oriented individual to join a dynamic Country Leadership Team in South Sudan as a Country Operations Manager

Country Operations Manager

Job ID:13:8600

Position Summary: Reporting to the Country Representative, the Country Operations Manager will have the primary responsibility for ensuring that MSH operations in South Sudan are functioning efficiently and effectively and aligns to support attainment of project results and client expectations.

S/he will ensure that MSH South Sudan operates as a cohesive, neutral, functional unit that provides high-quality, responsive, timely and cost effective services to projects within the framework of local laws, MSH policies and standard operating procedures, and donor requirements.

S/he, as a member of the MSH South Sudan Leadership Team, will be expected to play an active role in assisting MSH develop a strong and strategic country presence.

S/he will be the administrative supervisor of all COMU staff and oversee the following core functions: field accounting and cash management; human resource management and payroll administration; management of local contract, consultant and vendor agreements; procurement and purchasing; travel, fleet management and logistics; security; facilities and communication services, as well as MSH’s compliance with local South Sudan laws and regulations.

Qualifications & Experience

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in business administration, financial management, and accounting or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience; and at least 7 years’ experience in financial management and accounting,  experience working at a senior-level managing complex health or development programs in developing countries on a similar scale.
Significant operations and financial management experience in South Sudan is strongly preferred.

S/he should have experience managing significant USG-funded programs and comprehensive knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements.

Demonstrated success and familiarity experience in South Sudan laws and regulations is particularly relevant.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated leadership and management skills with experience in mentoring and supervising staff at all levels within the organization.

In addition, s/he should have strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by an ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.

Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining partnerships with other projects, local organizations, host country governments, donors, and international agencies is required.

The candidate should have excellent conceptualization, facilitation, negotiation and planning skills.

The candidate must be comfortable working within teams.
S/he should possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal and oral presentation skills coupled with excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.

For further details, full job description and to apply for the position, please visit the online application at and apply by October 23, 2015.

If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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