Title: Senior Technical Specialist
Reports to: Project Director
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Salary: $1,400 - $1,900/mo (salary is commensurate with experience)
The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking candidates for a Senior Technical Specialist, to be based in its Khartoum office, with frequent travel to North and South Kordofan States. For over 100 years, NEF has worked to build a more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through economic development and governance initiatives. NEF’s work is organized around three core program areas: Inclusive Economic Development, Climate-resilient Development, and Stabilization and Peacebuilding.
The Senior Technical Specialist for the Near East Foundation’s Empowering Women for Prosperity & Stability with Value Chain Development & Entrepreneurship in Sudan will lead a team of technical and project management specialists to deliver excellent programming. The Senior Technical Specialist is responsible for the delivery of holistic technical and market-based programming, technical excellence, knowledge transfer, synergy with other programmes, and coordination and collaboration with market actors. Working with NEF staff (in particularly the Senior Technical Officers, Project Director and MEL Manager), partners, and other stakeholders, s/he will provide sound technical direction and project delivery to achieve desired outcomes and impacts.
The four-year UKAID-funded project will form/strengthen 18 women-led associations and support women entrepreneurs involved in non-timber forest products and other cash crops (hibiscus) in North and South Kordofan states to increase organisation, business and production skills, market access, economic standing, leadership, natural resource base, and favourable institutional environment.