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Job Title: Program Officer
Duty Station: Khartoum with possible travelling to UPO operation areas
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension
Closing Date: 12 July 2018

UPO Background:
UPO is Sudanese national organization, which has been established in 2009, and working since 2010. UPO seeks to build peace in Sudan through conflict mitigation and reconciliation, inspiring and furnishing the local communities with sufficient and life changing skills to capacitate and empower their living. We see a more peaceful and socio-economically and politically advanced Sudan.
UPO Darfur program started in 2010 in response to the emergency needs of some 950,000 war-affected communities and host populations in most of the localities in North, South, East and Central Darfur States. In response to the humanitarian needs, The Organization has received more than $US 12.5 million in the last five years and implemented over 120 projects across Darfur region, Gadaref and Khartoum states, UPO's assistance reached more than 950,000 vulnerable war affect persons in over 89rural communities and IDPs camps in Darfur states and eastern Sudan.

Purpose of Position:

  1. Effectively coordinate different sectors programme, foster community-led approaches and assist UPO program team in management tasks.
  2. Support the program head in developing, implementing, reporting and evaluation of programs as well as fundraising.
  3. Building and maximize donors and partnerships networks with NGOs, UN agencies, Embassies, etc.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the Coordination of information sharing between field level and KRT level through sharing of minutes meeting, workshops, sector strategies, reporting tools and templates and any other relevant information for smooth implementation and evaluation of interventions.
  • Disseminate guidelines and finalize field progress/final reports in coordination with relevant field staff and submit to HoP, finance or Director.
  • Produce UPO quarterly work plan including identification of resources needed and how to obtain those resources.
  • Perform sites and field visits regularly to supervise and maximize the effectiveness of UPO implemented projects.
  • Ensuring quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines.
  • Measure and manage risk against successful outcomes and deliverables of the projects.
  • Finalize and submit program reports such as 4W, indicators report, progress & final report, need assessment ...etc at regular intervals as required by the donors.
  • Participation in sectors coordination meetings, task forces, technical forums, workshop and events and always seek to promote effective collaborations and partnerships.
  • Identifying and addressing staff capacity building opportunities through developing plans, and organize program-related workshops, trainings and events.
  • Support with writing and editing project proposals budgets, work plan , narrative reports etc.
  • Support Community and local authorities mobilization across the Darfur region to become meaningfully engaged in UPO activities and to contribute to the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies, programs, and practices around health and human rights.
  • In conjunction with UPO staff and partners, support with the development and implementation of UPO peace-building strategies and vision.
  • Identification of challenges/gaps of implementation and suggest strategies to address them, as well as recognizing best practices and lesson learnt.
  • Produce UPO bulletin and other advocacy materials such as success stories reflecting UPO peace-building and sectorial achievement and work.
  • Support UPO strategies in maintaining good relation with existing partners and proactively pursue building donors and partners' networks and relationships as well as coordinate and
  • facilitate communications between UPO and Donors.
  • Work closely with CD and other senior staff to identify possible funding opportunities for program work.
  • Advising on mainstreaming gender, protection, and environment in project and program activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the management.

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
The program officer should have:

  • Must have bachelor/master degree on projects management , disaster management , media , journalist and Strategic planning or any other subject relevant the humanitarian and advocacy issues.
  • minimum one year experience required on program management including(projects management, implementation, monitoring and reporting) but person with experience will be considered advantage.
  • have written successful funding proposals before will be an advantage.
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmers.
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.
  • Building relationships and trust among stakeholders and partners.
  • Establish and demonstrates high standards for personal and team member performance.
  • Promotes and demonstrates ethics, integrity and adheres to organization values.
  • Good negotiating skills and ability to obtain needed program resources.
  • Demonstrate competitive proposal writing skills.
  • Thinking critically and ability to conduct ongoing analyses to identify risks and challenges.
  • Applies fact based decision making to implemented program activities.

how to apply:
Any Sudanese or non-Sudanese with interest can submit his/her CV and short letter of interest to the following e-mail address: upo.operation@gmail.com and CC ibrahim@unitedpeac.org