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Knowledge and Communication Officer
Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development organization that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We have office in the UK, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Practical Action registered in Sudan since 1988, working in Sudan in Blue Nile, East Sudan and North Darfur. We work under 3 change ambitions (Farming that works, Energy that transforms and Cities fit for people).


 Vacancy No: 2
 Grade: B2/1-1 up to B2/1-3
 Monthly Gross Salary: (USD 1,035 till USD 1,293.23) depending on the candidate’s experience.
 Section/Unit: Rural Development
 Grade Level: Officer
 Supervisor: Head of Rural Development
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum, with frequent visits to the field offices
 Duration: Fixed Term (12 months), With possibility of extension depending on funds.
 Closing Date: 24 Nov 2022


Practical Action is an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.





We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. Our aims are to:

  • Make agriculture work better for smallholder farmers, many of them women, so they can adapt to climate change and achieve a good standard of living
  • Help more people harness the transformational effects of clean affordable energy and reduce avoidable deaths caused by smoke from indoor stoves and fires.
  • Make cities in poorer countries cleaner, healthier places to live and work.
  • Build disaster resilience into the lives of people threatened by hazards – reducing the risk of hazards and minimizing their impact on lives and livelihoods.



We work on holistic solutions that change systems and have a framework to help us achieve our aims:

  • Analyze the root causes of a poverty and vulnerability
  • Define the change at scale we need to make
  • Develop activities along three complementary paths: Demonstrate, Learn and Inspire.
  • Demonstrate that our solutions are sustainable in the real world
  • Learn by capturing evidence and adapting our approach
  • Inspire wider support to multiply our impact.


 Duties and responsibilities:

Job purpose: 


The Knowledge and Communication Officer oversees all internal and external communications for Practical Action, ensuring its message is consistent and engaging. Reporting directly to Head of Rural Development. The K&CO will have collaboration with the rest of the Country Office teams (and all other departments and field offices). She/he will work with the UK and Global K&CO team. 


the K&CO will be required to build relations with different stakeholders at national & international levels. Including, UN agencies and sectors leads, sister INGOs as well as implementing partnerships with current and potential donors, and others.


The K&CO supports Sudan's Knowledge and Communication Management and Learning Platform Activities. As well as supporting the adaptive management of programs under PA's Vision and improving knowledge and evidence across PA's Sudan programming.


The main key aspects of the K&CO are to shape the direction and support the successful delivery of Practical Action’s Knowledge and Communication in Sudan. She/he will be focusing on the following vital areas:

  • Develop Strategic plans for Knowledge and communication unit.
  • Promote and utilize PA's knowledge Assets.


Roles and responsibilities: 


  • To functionally Support communication with field staf., (The resource Centre and the Practical answers project).
  • To manage the technical enquiry service. 
  • To facilitate the process of capturing project knowledge and processing it into usable forms (reports, publications, articles, case studies, stories, video footage, posters, leaflets, banners, etc). 
  • To update the country webpage on the organization's internal and public websites.   
  • To Follow up and execute media plans across the media, including national and international press, TVs and Radio stations as well as social media "Twitter – Sudan Facebook Page - Flickr – YouTube Channel -LinkedIn”.
  • To Follow up on the production of key publications to raise and market Practical Action’s profile and projects activities.
  •  Responsible for the update and management of Practical Action's website and databases “Technical Enquires Database – Info Hub”
  • To Follow up on Aqua4Wast Program Coordination Unit’s “PCU” plan.
  • To Follow up internal communications (Sending weekly update – Updating SharePoint news site – Updating ICOM International Communications Staff Facebook page - sending relevant news to technical staff as necessary. 
  • Insure the application of the organization’s brand in internal and external communication.
  •  Responsible of the collation of information and feedback on Practical Action Sudan activities and the collation of personal stories/case studies to support UK newsletters.
  • Setting, monitoring and forecasting an accurate Communications Budget with fundraising unit and projects managers in new proposals as necessary.
  • To Follow up on the organization's events, workshops, and external meeting as necessary.


Any other duties requested by the line manager. 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:


Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Strong academic background in information and communication studies or any relevant academic field (bachelor’s degree is acceptable, while Master degree will be an advantage).
  • Minimum of three years of experience with INGOs, privet sector and/or government in Knowledge and Communication. 
  • Good/Excellent Computer skills in auditing skills, WP and Windows etc.
  • Excellent translation skills
Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Trends and developments within thematic area of work.
  • Outstanding communication and reporting skills, across the organization and with stakeholders at the highest level. 
  • Partner and stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in teams.
Additional Requirements for the Role:
  • Proactive with a high team spirit and ability to work with colleagues at different levels and different locations
  • Gender & culture sensitive.

Practical Action's offers remunerative wages, compensative benefits, Including two annual Eid Bonus, Competitive health and life insurance schemes, and after services gratuity.




How to Apply:


Interested candidates should submit their application letters clearly indicating Job title and workstation, C.V. and copies of educational and experience certificates through one of the following: -

1.         Hac Office -Jamahiriya Street.

2.         Or electronically though Sudanjob.net website.


Please DO NOT submit original certificates. Applications and attached documents are not returnable. 


Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.


 “We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as gender, race, religion, ethnic or national origin, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability”.


“Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing”.


Closing: Date Thursday, November 24th, 2022.


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