The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking applicants for a Capacity Building & Economic Development Specialist (CB & ED Specialist) to be based in Khartoum, in Sudan. 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 CB & ED Specialist is a key member of the Near East Foundation team in Sudan. The CB & ED Specialist has the responsibility to ensure the smooth management and implementation of the objectives and activities of NEF’s multi-state and multi-year project advancing self-reliance of groups and communities impacted by displacement and climate shocks. The project delivers holistic and innovative business and employment services, complementary community development initiatives, and investments in essential services through nineteen targeted partner community associations, cooperatives, and non-government organizations in addition to academic and private sector partners. The project strengthens those partnerships through targeted capacity building aimed at partner organizations and associated Master Trainers. The project leverages NEF’s pioneering Siraj livelihoods hubs and services operating in four countries. The project is implemented in Khartoum, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, and While Nile and is part of a global multi-country initiative.