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Program Development Officer
Chemonics International

Chemonics is an international development consulting firm, based in Washington, D.C. Its mission, then and now, is to promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.




Chemonics International is hiring for a new USAID program that aims to support the new government, civil society organizations and independent media to advance key transition priorities. The implementation of this program requires a highly integrated and dynamic team approach to creative, coordinated, and effective program implementation in order to meet the program’s objectives.

 Duty Station: Port Sudan
 Closing Date: 31 Oct 2021


The USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) Transition to New Sudan (TNS) program aims to support the consolidation of Sudan’s democratic transformation through activities that 1. enable the civilian-led government to demonstrate progress on key transition processes; 2. strengthen civic engagement; and 3. expand independent media. The Program Development Officer will report directly to the Field Program Director or their designee to achieve TNS objectives.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Leads the design and development of activities and works with the Grant Management Unit (GMU) team to support activity implementation.
Serves as the Grant Management Unit (GMU) coordinator and the main interlocutor for partner and potential grantee during activity development 
Serves as the technical point of contact during throughout the activity cycle
Maintains working relationships and liaises with partners/beneficiaries and ensure GMU team access to the partner/beneficiary 
Engages with stakeholders to identify and conceptualize potential activities that respond appropriately to the current political situation and established program goals and objectives, including developing grants, short-term technical assistance (STTA), and other support
Prepares, presents, analyzes, and evaluates activity concepts, applications, and final award documents to ensure consistency with program priorities, goals, and objectives, in collaboration with other GMU members
Develops and finalizes multiple activities on an ongoing basis, in a fast paced and highly evolving environment, including writing background sections, theories of change, and implementation plans, while working closely with OTI and senior management, as well as with project partners
Provides input into the development of the program strategic framework, objectives, and proposes concepts for yellow light
Coordinates with other members of the GMU at all stages of the grant activity cycle (concept identification, development, activity implementation, and close-out)  
During implementation, reviews grant deliverables for technical accuracy and coordinates with the Grants Manager to ensure sound technical implementation of all grant activities 
Communicates with USAID counterparts on program needs as necessary
Other duties as assigned

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

At least 3 years of experience in design, development, and management of donor-funded projects at the community level
Bachelor’s degree required
High level knowledge of Sudanese political and social context and good understanding of complex socio-political development    
Strong relationship- building, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing skills
Excellent communication skills as well as proactive problem-solving abilities independently and with teams,
Ability to work under difficult conditions and to work effectively and harmoniously under pressure in a stressful environment and conditions
Thorough understanding of political context and ability to think creatively in conceptualizing relevant grant activities
Fluent Arabic and strong English language skills required

  • Please submit your CV and cover letter through Sudanjob.net by October 31, 2021 for consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Only final candidates will be contacted for interviews

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