Chief of Party

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We are changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is seeking a Chief of Party (CoP) for an anticipated three-year USAID/Office of Food for Peace (FFP) funded Multi-Year Emergency Food Assistance Activity in South Sudan. The program will seek add value to existing cash, voucher, and commodity resource pipelines through food security activities that increase the impact of FFP-supported famine prevention and food security efforts in the country. Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.

The proposed program will be an integrated, multi-sectoral food and nutrition security intervention. The CoP is responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity, and is ultimately accountable for the delivery of desired program results, an effective adaptive management approach, relationships with a range of stakeholders, and management of the program team and consortium.

Contract Duration: 3 years contingent to funding

Location: South Sudan


  • A Master's degree in a relevant field (development studies, international relations, agriculture, economics, nutrition, public health, business administration, etc.) combined with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience leading and implementing international development or humanitarian assistance programs.
  • Specific technical expertise in food and nutrition security and resilience programming.
  • Demonstrated ability managing a program of a similar size and scope, preferably in South Sudan or similar complex, protracted crisis environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners preferably in East Africa.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID policies, rules and regulations preferred, especially FFP and OFDA.
  • Experience working with national and local level clusters that are coordinated with UN Agencies is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Sunday 22 December 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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