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Bor State Hospital: 4 Medical Doctors, 4 General Practitioners and 4 Consultants Urgently Needed

Jonglei State Ministry of Health: Medical Doctors positions Available.

Dear Public,

Bor, July 28, 2012 (SSNA) -- Jonglei State Ministry of Health strives to Promote Health and Provide Care for the people of the state. Recently there has been shortages of Doctors at Bor State Hospital. As a result we are recruiting four (4) Medical Doctors (Officers), four (4) additional Medical Doctors (General Practitioners) and four (4) Consultants in Pediatrics, Obs/Gyne, Ophthalmology and Dentist. 

The details are as follows:

Job Location: Bor State Hospital
Start Date: Immediately after the interview
Number of Vacancies & Grade: Two (2) for Grade 7: Two (2) for Grade 5
Job Criteria: Medical Doctors Degree
Remuneration: Will be communicated at the Interview and this includes accommodation, salary and incentives
Job Tenure (Contract Length): Continuous (Subject to job performance & Commitment
Dateline for Application: Open

Job Description:

  • Works in any hospital ward that he/she assigned to
  • Assesses, Diagnoses, Manages and referrers patient to specialists when necessary
  • Conducts morning rounds
  • Attends to surgery as part of an operation Theatre team
  • Conducts outpatient consultation
  • Be on call (duty) as scheduled in the roster
  • Be part of emergency response team if called upon
  • Offer advice when needed by colleagues
  • Carry out any other duties that may arise

Those vacancies are available to all the citizens of Jonglei and South Sudan at large. If your meet the criteria above, please email your Resume/CV, and a cover letter to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it In addition visit . FYI, after receiving all the applications, the interview date will be determined and communicated to the applicants.

For more information contact Rev.Thon Moses, MSW
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Directorate of Planning & Coordination
Jonglei State Ministry of Health
Republic of South Sudan

SPLM-DC supports president’s plans to downsize cabinet, urges responsibility


1. The issue of downsizing and forming a lean government in the Republic of South Sudan was a suggestion of the SPLM-DC in 2010 which was dismissed by the SPLM. So, if the President has come around to call for a lean government, then we welcome the idea.  Not as a reaction, but as our original position.

2. Therefore, to claim that SPLM-DC has no alternative policies is the height of hypocrisy. We were the only party that contested election in 2010 with a written manifesto. The manifesto spelt out our policies in various fields. Again we are the only party that put a “Programme of Action” which again outlined the policies of the party on all aspects, including detailed priority projects for the country. If the writer has not seen those alternative policies, this does not mean that they do not exist.

3. The budget is just a small aspect of policy and is only for 12 months. IT CANNOT BE TAKEN TO BE THE MAIN ISSUE. The issue is the entire policies of the SPLM that are reflected in the budget. You should not take the symptoms for the disease. In addition to that our MPs in the National Legislative Assembly vigorously fought this sham budget.

4. When the SPLM-DC opposed the shutdown of oil production without proper study and clear alternatives, the writer was among those who condemned the party and called its members names. Now they are desperate for the resumption of export through Sudan’s pipeline to the extent of promising to give Khartoum money.

5. As to the absence of the Chairman from Juba, it is a non-issue. The Chairman has not stopped leading the party by being away, unless one suggests that leadership can be only through sustained presence in a place in this case Juba. By the way in this age of information technology, such a suggestion is absurd. SPLM-DC is not the only party whose leader does not live in the national capital. The SPLM-DC is an institution built on structures which are operating in the ten States of the Republic of South Sudan. It is not in the brief case of the Chairman to die when he is not physically around in Juba. Such thinking can come only from people used to dictatorship. The Chairman has been in Juba several times, and has been carrying out his duties wherever he has been. Our ship is sailing with the captain in full control.

Sisto Olur Erista
Acting Secretary General
SPLM-DC General Secretariat
JUBA, South Sudan

Dr. Lam Akol's Comment on 1st Anniversary of South Sudan Independence

The First Anniversary of the State of South Sudan

July 17, 2012 (SSNA) -- Soon after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in January 2005, the veteran politician Mohammed Ibrahim Nugud, the Secretary- General of the Sudanese Communist Party, commented: “This agreement embodies one country, two systems. I fear that by July 2011, it would end up in two countries, one system”. Many Southern Sudanese resented this comment at the time. One wonders how many today are seeing sense in the forebodings of the late Communist leader.

The purpose of the CPA was two-fold: bring about a democratic transformation in the whole country and accomplish a sustainable peace whatever was the outcome of the result of the referendum on Self-Determination in South Sudan.  Arguably, it achieved neither!

The CPA was based on a partnership between its two signatories: the NCP and SPLM. The two lorded over the country for the six years of the interim period and tacitly agreed to give each a ‘sphere of influence', the SPLM in the South and the NCP in the North. Each had the freedom to do anything it wanted to do in its sphere of influence as long as that did not encroach into the other’s territory.  What we have been hearing and seeing as quarrels between the two those days were, regardless of the slogans used, really about either resenting what it saw as the encroachment of the other in its sphere of influence. Slowly, the pre-CPA system in the North found its way to the South with the acquiescence of the NCP and no challenge from the international community that brokered the peace and cherishes multi-party democracy.

When South Sudan became independent on 9th July 2011, it was already in the grip of one party politically, militarily and otherwise. It was not a people-based government claiming its legitimacy emanates from “having liberated the Southerners”. It imposed a one-party constitution and the civil service was politicized by appointing SPLM cadres as Undersecretaries in all the ministries. Not much was expected from that government. Even before its first birthday, South Sudan is the fourth in the list of failed states according to the US think tank, Fund for Peace. Now, South Sudan is in the grip of problems including insecurity all over the country, rampant corruption on the highest echelon of government, an economy in tatters, abuse of human rights right and left, and being under the threat of UN sanctions. The lot of the common man has not seen any change to the better. Hence they have nothing to celebrate.

However, let none of us mistake the wood for the forest, so to speak. The South Sudanese are extremely happy that they have had an independent state of their own. They do not regret having voted for statehood in January 2011. On the contrary, they hold steadfastly to that choice. They are aware that it is their current leadership that had let them down. It is not enough to celebrate just to mark Independence Day; independence means a change for the better.

Dr Lam Akol
Chairman, SPLM-DC

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