Darfur Program Manager

World Relief Corp | Apply By 18 March 2012

GENERAL FUNCTION: The Program Manager assists the Country Director in the management of the Darfur, Sudan program. The Program Manager works closely with all sectors to improve program quality through improved project management cycle and processes.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES: •Support the Country Director in developing implementing the Darfur program. •Initiate and undertake needs assessments for program expansion as needed. •Monitor the inter-related factors affecting the program, such as environmental, economic, social, political and religious issues and provide specific information and analysis to Country Director and Managers. •Write proposals and reports for donors. •Represent the Country Director in his/her absence in Khartoum to GoS authorities, UN, and NGOs and develop and maintain relationships with these bodies. •Provide regular feedback to the Country Director regarding liaison and coordination activities. •Undertake negotiations to ensure necessary agreements are negotiated with GoS authorities to facilitate any operational activity. •Ensure adequate support to the physical, professional and pastoral care of all staff under his/her jurisdiction. •With security officer, monitor all security risks to staff and implement such procedures as to minimize risk. •With HR officer, interview candidates for local staff positions, and execute hiring, firing and promotion of local staff as necessary. •Ensure accurate and timely communication of major developments, needs, security, required reports, and other relevant information pertaining to effective project implementation and grant compliance. •Monitor the overall project environment as it relates to changing realities likely to impact program direction and program redesign. •Ensure audit recommendations are implemented.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES: •Masters degree in a humanitarian, business administration, social science, development or other relevant field. •Demonstrated working experience of at least five years in program management including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. •Experience in Livelihood Security, WATSAN, refugee/IDP, and humanitarian relief •Good understanding of links between emergency and development programs. •Ability to exhibit exemplary life style as interpreted in specific local culture context. •Experience in hardship postings/complex emergencies, with proven leadership experience; Able to work in a fluid and insecure area; Maturity and ability to adjust to harsh living conditions. •Strong community capacity building and facilitation skills •Strong planning and organizational skills; Good ability in project planning and design. •Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. •Good working experience in conflict or post conflict or development settings preferably Africa. •Proposal and project report writing skills •Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking. •Demonstrable capacity to function well in a team setting and contribute effectively to team efforts •Prior multi-cultural team leadership experience, independent thinker and self-starter. •Conflict resolution and negotiation skills. •Interpersonal and Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience •Previous experience in a Muslim environment, preferred. •Computer literate, with experience in MS Office package •Excellent spoken and written command of English, some knowledge of Arabic is an asset •Excellent conceptual, analytical, and writing skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. •This is a field based position and will require exposure to high temperatures, bright sun, wind and conditions normally associated with arid environments. •The incumbent should expect to spend considerable time traveling by land over rough terrain.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. •This position is based in Darfur, Sudan, but regular visits to Khartoum should be expected. •Operating environment is extremely volatile, with security restrictions in force. •Working hours will be structured in light of the prevailing emergency situation being addressed, and may be unsociable at times.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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