Programme Manager
Dan Church Aid is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organisation dedicated to helping the world’s poorest. DCA works together with people and organisations across the world in 19 countries. DCA is a multi-mandated organisation working mostly in partnership with civil society organisations to save lives, to build resilient communities, and to fight extreme inequality. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance, one of the world's largest humanitarian alliances. The Alliance consists of organisations in over 130 countries across religious faiths.

 Vacancy No: DCA1
 Supervisor: Country Representative
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: A contract initially for one year, with a three-month probation period, and with a possibility of renewal, depending on the availability of funding
 Closing Date: 08 Oct 2022


DCA recently registered in Sudan and is currently establishing its Country Office in Khartoum. In this context, DCA is looking for an energetic and experienced Programme Manager to ensure high quality, accountable and innovative programme implementation that supports vulnerable communities in Sudan. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

As Programme Manager you will play a key role in designing the Country Programme with a focus on humanitarian response, recovery, and development, as well as in ensuring its implementation. You will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and management as well as the achievements of the goals and objectives of the programme in a timely and cost-effective manner with adherence to technical quality standards and donor guidelines. Together with the Country Representative, you will lead and inspire the strategic directions of the programme, ensuring synergy between its different components as well as high quality, accountable and innovative programme implementation. DCA working mostly through national partners, you will play a key role in identifying relevant national NGOs and faith-based organisations. You will identify fundraising opportunities, coordinate and write applications to donors, oversee reporting and build partnerships. 

You will also be responsible for the day to day running of the office (finance, administration, logistics) as well as for maintaining relations to the government, donors, UN, and other key stakeholders. 

This position is based in Khartoum with field travels to the areas of operations. 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • At least five years of previous work experience in result-based management position in an equivalent position and similar sized NGO.
  • University degree, or the equivalent work experience, with advanced training/courses either in management, development studies, international relations, or other related fields.
  • Extensive project management experience in humanitarian and development programmes.
  • Experience with implementation through local partners as well as direct project implementation.
  • Proven experience in the development of strategic plans and objectives.
  • Experience in humanitarian response, livelihood and cash-based programming a plus.
  • Practical and extensive financial, procurement and administration management experience.
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and track record in working with Sudanese authorities and HAC (technical agreements). 
  • Experience with successful proposal writing as well as managing grants from various donors, and a track record in programme development.

Competencies Required:

  • Self-starter with an ability to work in autonomy.
  • Strong team player and the ability and flexibility to quickly adapt to new environment. 
  • Good interpersonal skills, building trusted relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders. 
  • Fluent spoken and written Arabic and English is essential.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and communication skills. 
  • Ability to think strategically and integrate best practices into programming.
  • Solution oriented and innovative thinking.
  • Ability to network and establish positive relationships with colleagues, partners, donors and government representatives.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

The contract of employment is bound by the minimum requirements of the Labor Act for the Year 1997 and the maximum of our National Staff Handbook. DCA promotes equal opportunity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and belief and encourages all qualified and interested candidates to apply. Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy. DCA conducts background checks as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass these checks and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. For further information please visit our website, or contact Antony Grange, Country Representative, Please apply on this portal,, with a motivation letter and your CV. Only applications consisting of a motivation letter and a CV will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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