Health & Nutrition Manager, Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International’s Whole of Sudan Office is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to proactively drive the consolidation, expansion and quality implementation of World Vision’s humanitarian response to the situation in Sudan.

Under the direction of the Head of Programmes, the Sudan Health & Nutrition Manager will ensure technical quality of programming within health, strong proposal designs that are in line with the Sudan response objectives and donor priorities and sound monitoring and evaluation systems in place. S/He will directly support MEAL and operational staff at area-office level collaborate with all other World Vision departments (Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Support Services, etc.), liaise internally with the World Vision Partnership and with external stakeholders, particularly local partners, and ensure that World Vision Sudan delivers quality humanitarian response within health, according to World and international standards.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Monitoring and Programme Quality:

  • Provide technical support to the organization's health programming activities: ensure intervention components are in line with the project initial design and that proper systems are in place in the program monitoring and reporting.

  • Ensure health programs utilize and adhere to standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Sphere, WHO and international minimum standards while humanitarian accountability principles and feedback mechanism are in place

  • Support quality programming related to primary health care, reproductive health, community health outreach, early warning systems, outbreak response, medical supply chain and pharmaceutical supply management, and appropriate drug use.

  • Review from a technical standpoint, monthly field and donor reports.

  • Oversee timely review of health data and statistics (including objectives, indicators and outcomes of health programs) according to internal and donor requirements.

  • Review field reports and ensure appropriate follow up and decision making on data relevant to the World Vision health programs.

  • Work with the Health Management Information System (HMIS) consultant, technical advisers, the operations and MEAL team to ensure implementation of health information management system; support the HMIS consultant so as to ensure data collection mechanisms are in place to facilitate reporting, collection and documentation of best practices.

  • Work with field teams and partner agencies for outbreak preparedness and contingency planning.

  • Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through establishment and provision of necessary specifications of medicines, medical supplies, equipment and materials to be procured (ensure they are in line with WV Pharmaceutical Procurement policy, with OFDA Essentials Medicines List. If needed be, get review from GC/DM/TRT/SH) review of pharmacy consumption reports, acquisition of partner agency and UN drug kits.

  • In light of the findings of iterative assessments, provide recommendations to areas that might need improvement in regards to the Sudan Country Office ongoing response and determine the relevance of expanding operations in new sites and to scale-up interventions.

Programme Development/Grant Acquisition:

  • Work with SMT, Health Portfolio Managers, Technical Advisers and MEAL in programme development and proposal writing by providing inputs and reviewing technical information to draft Health and Nutrition concept notes for future funding.

  • Strive to ensure as much as possible different health and nutrition related interventions are integrated into proposed programs and with other sectors, ensuring cross-cutting themes are incorporated into program design (disability, gender, CP, …) while ensuring that Health, Nutrition and MHPSS programming are mainstreamed in a systematic by other sectors too.

Representation:

  • Coordinate with all pertinent actors and actively participate in relevant cluster meetings if required: strategically engage with donors, and liaise and maintain good working relationship with external partners including health authorities, UN agencies, local and international NGOs and other stakeholders supporting the HN sector.

  • Search for opportunities to partner and coordinate programmes with other agencies, including but not limited to UN, INGO, local NGOs and private sector.

Capacity Building:

  • Conduct assessments of staff capacity gaps in Health, Nutrition and MHPSS. Work closely with health teams of the implementing partner organizations to determine the training needs of the medical staff.

  • Ensure MISP, good storage practice medicines, universal standard precaution, IFE sessions are systematically included in capacity building.

  • Maintain open lines of communications with WV implementing partner staff.

  • Collaborate with health authorities and relevant international health agencies for the development of an approved curriculum to meet training needs and implement those plans through the management team and field teams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.

  • At least 5 years professional experience in implementing health-related projects.

  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience working with INGOs/UN in humanitarian contexts (previous emergency response, conflict/post-conflict experience preferred).

  • Must be familiar with treatment protocols for NCDs, communicable disease, PHC supplies, RH kits, basic hospital equipment and pharmaceuticals.

  • Must be able to analyse and interpret data and to track performance against program indicators.

  • Ability to work with a team and capacity building of national staff.

  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of Arabic preferred.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Value Chains and Markets Manager, Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Sudan has been awarded a 10.5M Euros grant to implement a Livelihoods and Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project in South Darfur State of Sudan. This three-year project is expected to contribute to the stability of the Darfur region by improving agricultural infrastructure and supporting existing and alternative livelihoods. In this regard, World Vision is seeking a qualified and experienced Value Chains and Markets Manager to manage the delivery of the economic sub-component of this project.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programme Delivery:

  • To provide technical support on the economic and markets sub-component of the project by providing trainings and technical oversights on value chains and markets to smallholder farmers and airy producers to increase productivity of selected value chains and markets for their products.

  • Support the project team to prepare and adhere to scope of work, detailed work plans and work schedules; and work with the Chief of Party and the Finance Director to avail resources required for activity implementation in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Oversee community mobilisation, group formations and trainings for savings for transformation among project beneficiaries.

  • Support the dairy and honey producers and develop the producers associations to establish legally registered viable and sustainable business associations.

  • Directly oversee documentation of lessons learnt and iteratively use these lessons to improve programme performance in subsequent years.

  • Pro-actively identify programme delivery issues, challenges and risks in a timely manner and – in collaboration with the Chief of Party, implement appropriate mitigation adjustments.

  • Work with dairy sector stakeholders to develop sustainable dairy intervention strategy to enhance productivity among smallholder dairy farmers in selected localities in South Darfur.

  • Work with the project team to ensure equitable targeting and particularly inclusion of women in all phases of the project.

  • Develop operation and maintenance mechanism for milk collection and dairy processing centres in line with approved project documents and state of south Darfur and government dairy requirements and industry best practice.

  • Develop strategy for enhancing honey production with selected target communities and review existing markets and link honey and dairy producers to markets.

  • Lead collaboration with private sector partnerships, private enterprises, CBOs and government agents in the marketing of selected value chains.

  • Oversee the installation and operationalization of dairy processing centres and conducting business management training for the staff of the processing centres.

  • Develop long term sustainable financing strategy to ensure linkages of dairy and honey producers to financial institution.

  • Work with the M&E team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the project in line with World Vision and donor guidelines.

  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the dairy sector to ensure establishment of processing centres with appropriate and affordable technology.

  • Deliver / coordinate with relevant stakeholders to deliver trainings as outlined in the project documentation.

Financial Management:

  • Work with the Finance Manager to prepare cash flows, payment requests and budget versus actuals (BVAs) reports for the economic sub-component of the project.

  • Directly oversee project expenditure for the economic sub-component of the project; ensuring compliance with donor and World Vision policies and taking proactive steps to improve financial performance.

  • Foster a culture of accountability and financial responsibility ensuring zero tolerance towards fraud and corruption and ensuring project resources are used only for the intended purposes and in line with World Vision and donor policies.

Procurement, Capacity Development and Programme Development:

  • Develop capacity of project staff / farmers associations / business owners in a demand-driven production approach and commercialisation of their farm produce.

  • Work closely with the procurement department to ensure timely procurement of equipment, assets and materials for the economic sub-component of this project. This will include providing technical specifications and participating in procurement committees.

Representation, External Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Represent this programme and World Vision’s economic development initiatives through attendance and participation in appropriate forums including the UN Cluster System; national and international forums and publications.

  • Oversee coordination and integration of this project with other World Vision Sudan initiatives, other UN and NGOs interventions in South Darfur and other programmes funded by the same donor within Sudan.

  • Directly responsible for timely and quality reporting on economic sub-component of this project.

Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • As allocated and agreed upon with Chief of Party and / or his representative.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters of Science, Food Science and Technology with specialization in Dairy or Honey processing, Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering with Specialization in Dairy processing equipment, Master of Arts in Development studies, or Rural Economics with postgraduate diploma in project planning and management, Social Sciences or a related field from accredited university. Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience in dairy and honey value chain may also be considered.

  • Demonstrated expertise in value chain analysis, dairy and honey processing, agribusiness undertaking, markets linkages. Training and protection sector, particularly of children in conflict environment.

  • Must be an excellent team player with good interpersonal skills.

  • A good communicator with sense humour and respect for divergent opinion and professional maturity to take negative feedbacks and criticism.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Sudan or a similar fragile context.

  • Resilience and willingness to live and travel in harsh conditions with basic social amenities.

  • Concern for gender, youth and children.

  • Highly analytical, result oriented personality with an eye for accuracy.

  • Diplomatic and tactful in handling coordination and networking issues.

  • Experience managing diverse teams in harsh environments.

  • At least 10 years of hands-on management experience of large (over USD 5M) economic development projects in a fragile environment.

  • Negotiation and representation experience at high levels.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Sudan or a similar fragile context.

  • Willingness to live and travel in harsh conditions.

  • Experience in working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Training value chains and markets is desirable.

  • Training and experience in the protection sector, particularly of children in conflict environments; is highly desirable.

  • Some Arabic and Germans language skills.

  • Excellent English Language communication skills (oral and written).

  • In-depth application of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel (note that this will be tested).

  • Outstanding analytical/problem-solving skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Adept in expressing ideas thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 90% of the time.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist

WASH Manager, Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide overall Wather, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) leadership for the national office. Leads National Office (NO) Sector approach development, ensuring alignment with regional and global Technical Sector strategies, to include advocacy and M&E and integration with other sectors and functional areas. Provides guidance to field staff for quality Technical Sector programming implementation. Determines NO WASH Sector capacity gaps and develop capacity building plan with regional assistance. Seeks opportunities for WASH Sector implementation research, and communicates learnings from programming. Maps donors, understands their technical expectations, pre-positions the NO for grants bids and leads the design and development of proposals. Strong and regular external engagement with Technical Sector stakeholders in the country. Maintains situation awareness of potential emergencies and ensures readiness for sector response.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy, Design and Planning:

  • Develop WASH technical programme design and planning.

  • Design and plan national WASH strategy.

  • Accountable for the development of detailed implementation plans.

  • Accountable for budgeting of sectoral initiatives.

Technical Guidance, Supervision & Quality Assurance:

  • Advise on implementation of approved WASH project models.

  • Accountable to assess and track quality of implementation and alignment to standards, government policies and TP/DIP plans.

  • Conduct activities to assess quality in the field, solicit community and stakeholder feedback.

Research, Evidence and Reporting:

  • Oversee design, planning and implementation of DME activities.

  • Ensure data gathered is used for decision making and programme improvements.

Resource Acquisition and Accountability:

  • Raise local resources for WASH.

  • Develop proposals for WASH grants.

  • Track accountability to WASH specific grants.

Advocacy, External Engagement and Partnering:

  • Networking with national WASH stakeholders.

  • Representing NO at sector-related forums.

  • Attending regional, national and local meetings as appropriate.

Capacity Building and Staff Development:

  • Training staff and partners.

  • Mentoring and coaching for staff development.

Safeguarding and F&D Integration:

  • Ensuring alignment to safeguarding of program activities.

  • Support F&D integration.

  • Ensure safeguarding training and orientation for all sector partners including community level.

Other Activities:

  • Participate in the global WASH community of practice and major WASH networks in the country.

  • Ensure multi-sectoral integration.

  • Participating and supporting WV non-sector activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Social Science, Water Resource Management, or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of progressive leadership in WASH programmes across various contexts and countries.

  • Training and documented experience in developing and nurturing partnerships.

  • Monitoring and evaluation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Training or certification in integrated water resources management, behaviour change, market-based solutions, and other WASH areas (documented experience alternately accepted).

  • Partnering

  • Grant writing

  • Project management

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

Program Officer, World Vision Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position will lead in grant acquisition and management of a grant portfolio. Actively build donor relationship in support of acquisition. The job holder will lead program and proposal development and design for high-value, competitive, complex funding opportunities, in line with WVSudan strategy. S/he will help with the review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to donors and Support Offices (SOs) ensuring quality compliance and donor satisfaction. The position will also support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances with donors, multilateral agencies, and other NGOs for purposes of resources mobilization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming & Proposal Development (Grants’ Acquisition):

  • Work with operations and finance staff to develop concept papers and prepare proposals (including logical frameworks, draft budgets, budget narratives, and monitoring and evaluation plans) for USAID/FFP and other major government, private and multi-lateral donors, aligned to World Vision Sudan strategy and capacity.

  • Take a leading role on key bid elements including program design, strategic partnerships, presentation of evidence and demonstrated track record to ensure quality applications are submitted, with a high win rate.

  • With the support of PDQA Director/Manager- regularly apply learning, emerging innovations, and best practices from project evaluations, field visit reports, project reports to the RISING project (EFSP) and across the program, and from other NGOs and donors to new proposals.

  • Assist Program Development Manager and PDQA Director in identifying and defining funding sources from appropriate public donors to support existing and planned programming activities.

Grant Management & Compliance:

  • Support the RISING (EFSP) Project Manager and other programme/ project managers and coordinators provide timely, detailed and quality reports to Support Offices and donors.

  • Assist Program Managers to ensure they are compliant with donor regulations resulting in program quality. Where necessary, lead the revisions of original plans in close coordination with the Program Manager, SOs and external donors, based on sound impact analysis of proposed change.

  • Ensure programme success stories are shared with communications to enhance the visibility of programming.

  • Support monitoring and bring up implementation or compliance challenges with QA, Ops Managers, and donors.

External Engagement and competitive intelligence gathering:

  • Provide regular, positive, and productive communication with respective WVUS and other Support Offices, the field, and partners regarding the implementation of program activities.

  • Assist the Pragram Development Manager and PDQA Director to establish/ strengthen relationships/ linkages and networks with key resilience actors and leading NGOs to gather donor intelligence and build collaborative relationships.

  • Advise WV on potential fundraising opportunities arising from donor strategies.

  • Research, monitor, and utilize shifting donor strategy, funding, or regulatory information, and advise PDQA and Operations leadership of emerging trends that could positively or negatively affect the program.

  • Assist in preparation and signing of technical agreements with line ministries and other government agencies.

Field Support:

  • Plan and lead start-up workshop or process to ensure comprehensive hand-over of project to Project Manager and wider grant project teams.

  • Use meetings and other forums to engage with operations staff to gather emerging challenges, lessons learned, and innovations to apply to future proposals.

  • As required, support Operations in implementation challenges with hands-on capacity building and support in the field.

Knowledge Transfer/ Knowledge Management:

  • Support Programme managers/ Project coordinators in compiling quality reports

  • Share donor regulations with project managers to enable compliance with the specific donor requirements

  • Upload all project documents for the SPO’s respective portfolio (final proposal, budget, assessments, reports, grant agreements and PIA/MoUs etc) on the knowledge management database.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in Development studies or related field

  • 5 years programming experience in a grant funded humanitarian or development program. Preferably with one or two previous assignments in a fragile context.

  • Training in humanitarian standards is desirable with specific training in donor requirements e.g. USAID (including FFP and OFDA), DFID, ECHO, and local funding streams from UN agencies.

  • Proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.

  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize cross-functional proposal team (technical, ops, field, finance, M&E, Regional/HQ) with right staff at the right time to meet even the tightest deadlines. Can also effectively mobilize multi-partner proposal development teams.

  • Demonstrate ability to establish and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • RISING Project Manager & other Project Managers.

  • FSL Cluster (National Level).

  • Leaders and subject matter experts from other NGOs and stakeholders in the humanitarian sector.

  • Technical leads and subject matter experts from within the World Vision partnership.

  • Program development staff from other agencies.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Strong proposal writing skills.

  • Team player; the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field- based - accommodation is in team houses.

  • Travel: 30-40% travel within Sudan and other international destinations required.

  • On call: As required.

Senior Director, External Engagement

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

  • Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

  • Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

  • Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

  • Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

  • Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

  • Including maintaining awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure activity.

  • Management of the EE team, including across Global Capitals in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Support regional capitals in other locations (Africa, Asia and LAC).

  • Aligned, well functioning team supporting overall EE objectives of the A&EE team and Global Centre.

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the A&EE team.

  • Set and monitor the team’s annual workplans and the individual workplans of the team.

  • Manage budget.

  • Represent World Vision, and/or support representation of World Vision leaders at priority external forums, events, networks and other processes to promote agreed policy positions.

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes, through:

  • Consistent use of strategic planning processes and tools. This includes working with Global Communications to develop communications plans for all priority engagements, and working with the President’s communications team when he is participating.

  • Support for participation in international meetings, and provision of direction re: networking with multilateral leaders. Briefing key World Vision leaders before key events and debriefing afterwards.

  • Act as the organisational representative, the representative of the President, or the representative of the Advocacy & External Engagement Partnership Leader at external forums.

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

  • Aligned, coherent and bold World Vision EE across the Global Centre, directed at the most important and prioritized external stakeholders, leading to influence, income and impact for children.

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

  • WV’s highest priority global partnerships are performing and delivering at their optimal level and, thereby, making substantive contributions to WV’s impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

Project Manager, RISING Project, Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead the project team in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the USAID/Food For Peace funded Recovery in Sudan for Improved Nutrition and Growth (RISING) project, ensuring that all deliverables are met and reported on timely. Provide technical input in the project’s natural resource management, food security and agriculture, and nutrition sectors. Effectively engage with relevant stakeholders including other WVS projects, World Vision US, CRS (Prime Recipient), other consortium partners, partner National NGOs, and government line ministries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set-up the project as per the design detailed in proposal documentation (narrative, log frame, budget, PMP) and the contract with donors in close collaboration with implementing partners, relevant government line ministries and other stakeholders.

  • Be directly accountable and responsible for delivery of project deliverables (planning, implementation, monitoring/supervision, reporting, and evaluation) ensuring quality assurance in conformity with World Vision’s technical approaches, models, and project management standards. This includes development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and technical approaches to ensure standardization of approaches and models in delivery.

  • Ensure that accurate/factual and comprehensive reports are produced and shared with your supervisor, the donor and consortium members on a timely basis and according to the established schedule and maintain ongoing contact. Provide timely scheduled and adhoc reporting on implementation progress to donors, WV Sudan Senior Leadership Team (SLT), consortium lead, and other stakeholders including HAC and government line ministries, ensuring that such reports are accurate/factual and comprehensive.

  • Ensure that project material & equipment, supplies and logistics are utilized according to agreed rules and that acquisitions are effectively managed.

  • Ensure effective management of human resources including division of labor, training, development and evaluation.

  • Manage project spending and ensure project over or underspending is within prescribed limits.

  • In collaboration with other departments such as M&E and Finance, develop project performance tracking tools (work plans, PMPs, expenditure plans, procurement plans etc) and oversee the utilization of these tracking tools to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the project. Track and document project progress and mitigate risks to program implementation, and ensure donor’s requirements are met by all consortium members.

  • Lead continual development and embedding of learning culture throughout the organization; ensuring lessons learnt are proactively used in the designing of new projects and influence implementation of ongoing projects. Build capacity of local staff in all aspects of project implementation including technical aspects, reporting, and financial management and control.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or other related field. A lower qualification may be accepted if it is backed by extensive and relevant project management experience.

  • Have at least five (5) years of experience in the inception, planning and implementation of projects in agriculture, natural resource management or related field in the humanitarian sector.

  • Additional experience in livelihoods, advocacy and working with the private sector is preferable.

  • Have skills in team management, including capacity building.

  • Have experience in working in a consortium of several partners in the implementation of projects particularly in fragile context.

  • Have good experience in the interaction with donors such as USAID, DFID, ECHO etc.

  • Be able to provide quality reports within the required timeframes.

  • Have good knowledge of the NGO community and rural communities development.

  • Be able to manage interactions with central, local administrative authorities, associations, community-based organizations.

  • Be able to work under pressure and in difficult conditions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in English.

  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail in the development of written documents.

  • Intercultural sensitivity, flexible, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, in psychologically stressful environments and in challenging physical conditions with limited resources.

  • Being able to facilitate meetings and trainings.

  • Being able to work with different social strata, including women and people with disabilities.

  • Ability to exhibit an exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in a specific local cultural context.

  • Written communication: expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively in writing using correct and appropriate grammar, structure and spelling.

  • Computer skills: Ability to master computer applications, including use of the Microsoft Office suite, Lotus Notes, Intranet, and the Internet, as well as various applications and databases commonly used in the workspace.

  • Must be able to stand above denominational diversities.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to project sites and to the Program office in Khartoum.

  • Travel: minimum of 5% International travel is required.