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Program manager
 Vacancy No: 3
 Section/Unit: programs
 Grade Level: 5
 Supervisor: Director General
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 1 year
 Closing Date: 30 Jan 2020


The Regional Center for Training and Development of the Civil Society (RCDCS) is none for profit Sudanese capacity development center. RCDCS was registered in February 2013 under the National Council for Training in Sudan. RCDCS worked for 6 years- from 2006 to 2013- under the name of the Institute for Development of the Civil Society (IDCS), which has been upgraded in mission and coverage to be RCDCS. RCDCS is established to contribute to the development of a viable and vibrant civil society, which plays an effective role in the democratic transformation and sustainable development of Sudan.

Since its inception RCDCS contributes to the process of peace and development in Sudan through implementation of programs and projects that focus on management of diversity and respect to different cultures, promotion of dialogue, and development of relationships in a process that contributes to empowerment of the Sudanese communities, especially the grassroots communities. RCDCS believes that building trust and relationship is vital to achievement of peace and inducement of development in Sudan.


The PM will work under the supervision of RCDCS Director General to oversee the effective management of the program projects / activities to ensure are appropriately resourced and implemented. S/He will be tasked with developing the program to support the organization's strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long term goals. S/He will also be in charge of developing budgets and operating plans for the program and writing program funding proposals

 Duties and responsibilities:

A) Management and LEADERSHIP:

  • Organizing program’s activities and projects in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developing new projects to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Creating and managing long-term goals.
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including partners’ satisfaction, safety, quality and team member performance.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.

-    Conduct the regular monitoring of project activities to ensure objectives of the projects

      are being met. 

  • Be aware of and follow all the financial policies and procedures and liaise with RCDCS Finance Department to ensure the integrity of financial documents, procedures and reports.
  • Supervise, Project Manager (s) and Program Assistant (s)
  • Conduct Performance Evaluation of Program staff  in coordination with the RCDCS policy to maintain job satisfaction and address staff development need;
  • Prepare for the Mid-term and Final Evaluation of the Program;
  • And other related work that may be requested by RCDCS Director General;.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzing program risks and suggests mitigation measures,.


- Work closely with RCDCS Director General and other team leaders in designing and implementing the projects as well as promoting further collaboration in community development sectors to ensure that they have shared common focus, working together to obtain the designed goals of the program.

- Build and nurture effective working relationships with the local authorities and other related agencies at province, district and community to facilitate the effective implementation of the program activities;

- Interact with various Donors, explain the Program objectives and expenditure to Donors and negotiate funding and plan of activities when requested;

- Build links with the wider target community as to be able to raise their awareness of the program’s projects and foster ownership and participation in the project effectiveness and community’s development.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

-          Bachelor degree or master degree in development or related fields.

-          Proven experience in program management.

-          Proven stakeholder management skills.

-          Proven experience managing a team.

-          Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyze complex information and present coherent work plan or implementation plan;

-          Strong presentation and facilitation skills, including an ability to build relationships and capacity with international, national and local partners;

-          Excellent interpersonal skills;

-          Possess professional attitude and diligence and able to work independently as well as work in a team;

-          Excellent English and Arabic speaking and writing skills;

-          Willingness to often travel to the project site when required;

-          Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Deep understanding of project management

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