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Programme Accompanier - MEAL

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 Vacancy No: 5
 Section/Unit: Programmes
 Grade Level: 5.1
 Supervisor: Programme Officer - FSL
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 1 year
 Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022


CAFOD Sudan is seeking a qualified candidate to contribute to CAFOD’s involvement in Sudan in line with the agreed strategy by taking the lead in the day-to-day management of CAFOD-supported programmes and partnerships.  An Integral Ecology Programme Model underpins CAFOD’s programme work. Programme Strategies are developed with partners to address the causes and symptoms of poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation.


The post-holder will manage effective relationships with partners, develop and nurture partnerships and provide or facilitate capacity-strengthening support where appropriate. 


The scope of the post falls into the following broad functions:

• Project management and development in line with the direction set by the Core Programme Strategy.

• Building and developing effective relationships with Partners 

• Financial management and monitoring of programmes and projects

• Programme Quality and Capacity Strengthening

• Thematic focus

 Duties and responsibilities:

Project management and development in line with the direction set by the Core Programme Strategy: 

• In cooperation with partners, develop and manage CAFOD-supported programmes, contributing to the development and review of CAFOD’s Sudan core programme strategy; 

• Jointly responsible with partners for the effective implementation, monitoring, evaluation (including facilitating external evaluations) and reporting on programmes in line with jointly agreed standards (programme cycle management) and donor requirements;

• In agreement with partners, jointly develop programme and project proposals and assess the existing capacities to manage and implement the work. This includes leading the preparation of funding applications and reports in liaison with the Programme Development & Funding Officer and the development of partner capacity strengthening.

• Promote, capture, and disseminate learning from partners and programmes and ensure that this informs future programme development;

• Realise CAFOD’s principles by acting in line with CAFOD’s partnership standards and by promoting and supporting partners’ adherence to jointly agreed on accountability, gender, safeguarding, inclusion, supply chain management/procurement good practice, and other standards;

• Carry out partner safeguarding assessments;

• Carry out advocacy work in support of partners' (and CAFOD’s) efforts with relevant stakeholders at local, national, and international levels;

• Oversee and support (where appropriate) the work of Programme Accompaniers, Programme Support Officers, and consultants working on CAFOD-supported programmes. Building and developing effective relationships with partners: 

• Develop, nurture, and manage relationships with CAFOD’s partner organisations in line with the principles and standards set in our Partnership Policy;

• Invest in partners’ capacities by jointly identifying needs, developing plans to strengthen capacities, identifying sources of support, and allocating resources; 

• Organise (and, where relevant, accompany) partners’ visits.

Internal and external representation:

• In coordination with Sudan Programme Manager, develop, nurture, and sustain relationships and effective communications with relevant stakeholders, including local government, national networks, bilateral agencies, and other agencies working in Sudan.

• Communicate with other teams within CAFOD to ensure that the programme is well understood and that information is available for fundraising and other communication, including publications, media briefings, education, etc. This may involve participation in sessions/events with Supporters, communities of practice, working groups, etc. Financial reporting and monitoring of programmes and projects:

• In close cooperation with the relevant roles in the finance and funding teams, prepare, manage, and monitor budgets relating to both CAFOD and partner-led expenditure, as agreed with Sudan Programme Manager;

• Develop relevant risk registers and monitor them in conjunction with the Sudan Programme Manager;

• Where appropriate, commission and manage (with partners) audits for programmes and projects;

• Carry out partner financial assessments, reports, and reviews, in cooperation with the finance team.

Programme Quality, Systems and Standards:

• Effectively use CAFOD’s programme management information systems to ensure programme and project information is up-to-date.

• Ensure compliance with agreements, regulations and requirements attached to our work.

Thematic focus:

• Complement partners’ thematic understanding of Child Protection, contributing to the development of relevant interventions that bring about positive change.

• Oversee with the partner’s Child Protection Officer Day to day implementation of the programme.

• Working with Sudan Programme Manager to review project proposals and advise on the suitability of the Child Protection framework and tools.

• Support partners on accountability and community feedback mechanisms and reporting.

• Liaise with other CAFOD staff on global reporting requirements and sharing of best practices;

• Attend/represent CAFOD in coordination and learning events as appropriate.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

(4) years of practical experience with a bias in MEAL in a similar field in an International NGO. Demonstrated experience working in a partnership-led NGO. Strong project management skills, including experience in project cycle management and participatory approaches. You have expertise in organisational capacity building and experience managing complex budgets and work plans. Strong organisational skills. Minimum first degree in relevant field-  Bachelor’s degree in Project Monitoring and Evaluation (Master’s degree is an asset), thematic experience in Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL), project cycle management and reporting. Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. Computer proficiency in Windows environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and proficiency in online research. 


Interested candidates should submit a complete application with a motivation letter to the HAC Labour office Gamhuria Street and CAFOD Office in Khartoum, Riyadh Area Off-Al Mashtal street Plot 12 House no. 68 by 30th November 2022.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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