|Position:||South Sudan Country Manager / South Sudan Agribusiness Development Programme Manager|
|Application Deadline:||4th February 2019|
|Duration:||One year, full time (2 months’ probation)|
|Start Date:||As soon as possible|
SPARK is looking for a results-oriented and experienced Country Manager for its agri-business incubation activities. The Country manager will be responsible for two programmes but the position is combining the role with Programme Manager for one of them. The candidate should have a strong ambition to maximize SPARK’s social impact in South Sudan. The manager leads a team of business support officers & trainers that provide business skills training, mentoring & coaching. SPARK also facilitates access-to-finance to young entrepreneurs, (subsistence) farmers and cooperatives enterprises in South Sudan. He or she further develops SPARK’s incubation and business development services for clients and embeds these into a Business Support Ecosystem. The position offers a great opportunity to be deeply involved in business development and (youth) job creation in conflict affected environments.
SPARK uses a very hands on approach to working with young entrepreneurs and providing support to them to start and or grow their businesses. The entrepreneurs face many challenges compared to the average entrepreneur due to the difficult fragile state environment. Therefore, we are looking for people who feel confident in their ability to think on their toes, utilize deductive reasoning and those that are not afraid to be creative when it comes to finding solutions for making complicated programmes work in even more complicated environments.
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Requirements and Skills
How to apply?
For more information, please visit the SPARK website: www.spark-online.org. If interested, please apply with your motivation letter and your CV (both in English) on https://vacancy.spark-online.org until 4th of Feb 2019. Please, with application send to us two references (phone number and email) which we can contact in the selection process.
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All applications will be assessed on rolling basis; interviews can therefore take place before the application deadline. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant individually. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.
If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates with other candidates.
SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict-affected societies into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing, international not-for-profit development organisation with 100+ staff members, in more than 14 offices around the world. SPARK supports youth and women in starting and developing their businesses in various, more stable parts of South Sudan. The focus of our activities is on agribusinesses.