Head of Mission
Excellency Philip Jada Natana has served as the Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan to the United States since September 2018. A career diplomat with over a decade in public service, Ambassador Natana served as Ambassador to South Africa from 2014-2018 and as Ambassador to Eritrea from 2012- 2014. Prior to this, he held several diplomatic and public service positions in Eritrea, Juba, and Khartoum. Ambassador Natana holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, and 2 minor in Political Science. from the University of Asmara. He has taken intensive diplomatic courses at the Clingendael Institute and the University of South Africa.