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Programme Manager
Global Aid Hand
 Duty Station: kadogli, South Kordofan State
 Closing Date: 16 August 2018

Purpose of the position:
South Kordofan Program Manager  will serve as the focal person for the field implementation of the Basic Education, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Child Protection, Youth Women Empowerment projects and Gender Development mainstreaming within the Global Aid Hand based in Kadugli Of South Kordofan to all localities with travelling visit where GAH has in intervention.

Major Responsibilities:
1- Program Development and Planning:

  • In collaboration with filed staff, identify emerging problems and community initiatives relevant for program intervention.
  • Take a lead role in the involvement of staff and communities at field level to discuss issues for program intervention.
  • Ensure that concerns and initiatives from the field constitute the core of Sector Program interventions.
  • Actively participate in the design and planning of Sector program interventions.
  • Ensure that gender development is mainstreamed in all GAH activities.
  • Assist with the development of concept papers, and proposals for interventions.

2- Program Implementation, Coordination, and Representation:

  • Ensure that all Sectors staff members understand the rationale, goal, objectives, and activities of all program interventions.
  • Support the Sector to develop quarterly work plans for the Sector, and monthly work plans for staff and ensure that all adhere to plans.
  • Work with field staff to ensure proper coordination of Sector activities, and effective integration with other GAH Programs.
  • Ensure that the Sector is properly represented at all relevant forums in the IDP camps, host and or other communities.
  • Work with field staff to ensure that local authorities and all other relevant stakeholders in the IDP camps, host and or other communities participate fully in program activities.
  • Represent the Sector at technical coordination meetings with relevant line Ministries, UN Agencies and NGOs as needed.
  • Network with other agencies and experts in the related field.
  • Ensure that the program is implemented in a consultative, participatory, and gender sensitive manner.
  • Ensure that gender development is mainstreamed in all GAH programmes.

3. Capacity Building:

  • Assist with the identification of the training needs of national staff, and program beneficiaries in IDPs camps and host/other communities.
  • Assist in the design and development of training materials for national staff, and program beneficiaries.
  • Identify institutions for short-term local and external staff training.
  • Effectively participate in the training of staff and program beneficiaries.

4. Personnel and Financial Management:

  • Provide technical backstopping to the GAH intervention programme field staff.
  • Organize weekly staff meetings to address both technical and staff welfare issues in collaboration with the Area Coordinator.
  • Identify sector program staff interpersonal relationship problems that may affect good working relationships.
  • Promote team building and ensure teamwork among field staff with a view to implement planned Sector activities in an effective, efficient and accountable manner through regular team training, meetings and reporting in collaboration with the Area Coordinator.
  • Work integrally with other GAH sector programmes carry out needs assessments, proposal writing and budgeting.
  • Work with team to prepare monthly budget forecast for field implementation.
  • Assist with recruitment and appraisal of GAH field staff, and strengthen their project planning, writing and communication skills.
  • Ensure that GAH Financial Procedures and Policies are followed in the utilization of approved budgets for field activities, and are retired promptly.

5- Monitoring, Evaluating, Supervising, and Reporting:

  • Work with the team and the M and E Team to design a process monitoring system for each of the components of the GAH intervention programme.
  • Carry out regular monitoring using the developed monitoring tools.
  • Support the Area Coordinator to develop a Supervisory Protocol for Sector activities, so that it can be used as a supportive supervision tool for improving quality of service delivery.
  • Ensure that monitoring, supervision, and monthly reports are prepared for the attention of the Area Coordinator, and assist with donor reporting.
  • With the Operations Manager and M and E Coordinator evaluate the impact of the program at mid-term and end of program.

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Education (preferably at University degree level) in management or other relevant field is preferred.
  • Proven ability to lead, inspire and motivates staff to achieve their full potential and builds teams that can collaborate effectively to achieve set goals (at least three years).
  • Proven technical experience in at least two and basic knowledge of the others of the following Global Aid Hand core sectors: Community Development, Health and Nutrition, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods Water Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Human resource and financial management experience.
  • Proven communication and inter-personal skills and ability to negotiate whilst being sensitive to a broad range of people and organisation.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with project/programme management systems and appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • Excellent English and Arabic verbal and written communication skills.

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