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Program Development Officer
DT Global
 Supervisor: Regional Program Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kadugli
 Duration: Long Term, Full time, Specific Work Contract
 Closing Date: 26 Jan 2023

 
 Background:

DT Global (DTG) is an implementing partner for USAID Project – The Sudan Transition Program – South (STP-S) seeks to strengthen conditions that support a peaceful and prosperous Sudan through increasing engagement of civil society actors, improving access to timely, accurate information, and encouraging citizens to model democratic behaviors. STP-S will be headquartered in Khartoum and will further maintain two regional offices in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

The Program Development Officer (PDO) will lead communications with local partners and work closely with members of the Grants Management Unit (GMU, inclusive of Learning, Grants and Procurement teams) to oversee activity design and implementation.

 

•       Identify potential assistance recipients, and work with them to design and develop grant concepts and activities, through networking and outreach, under the overall direction of the Deputy Chief of Party-Program, Regional Program Manager, OTI country representative and other program representatives.

•       Consistently develop strategically relevant concepts that respond to the current political situation and established program goals and objectives. Demonstrate high level of understanding of USAID grant regulations and other considerations that may impact activity design and work closely with the Grants Team to proactively address these prior to OTI concept concurrence. This includes doing activity write-ups and supporting due diligence processes. 

•       Demonstrate high level of understanding of prior implementation challenges and actively incorporate lessons learned into the design of new activities. Proactively share lessons learned across the program and contribute to the development of new tools and knowledge that can be integrated into program’s M&E function. 

•       Actively participate in the problem solving and troubleshooting throughout the grant cycle to assure implementation remains within the spirit of the original design concept. Provide technical assistance to grantees and potential grantees as required, throughout the activity cycle, in coordination with other staff. 

•       Closely analyze the Sudan’s rapidly changing environment on an ongoing basis, and contribute to rolling assessments, strategic review sessions, and recurring meetings, under the overall direction of the country representative. 

•       Use the Activity Database to document and monitor activity updates, in close coordination with other GMU team members. 

•       Work closely with MEL team to coordinate monitoring of the activities under implementation to ensure that they meet activity and program objectives and produce regular site visit reports.

•       Coordinate with grants and procurement staff to provide sufficient written information for negotiation memos and all relevant contract documents as possible.

•       Travel to project’s areas of operation as directed

•       Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

•       Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required.

•       Three to five years of relevant experience required.

•       Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic are required.

•       Strong organizational, management and administrative skills, preferably with respect to report writing and monitoring and evaluation.

•       Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of local and regional context and social conditions in Sudan and the surrounding region, with the ability to think creatively in conceptualizing relevant grant activities.

•       Proven knowledge of local and international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and community-based organizations implementing relevant activities and programs in Sudan, as well as key governmental actors and stakeholders.

•       Experience in working with local organizations on project design, assessing technical and programmatic capacities; implementation of activities preferred.

•       Experience and/or good understanding of donor organizations.

•       Ability to effectively use computer software and MS Office application applications. Willingness to learn how to use the OTI Activity Database.

•       Ability/willingness to travel throughout Sudan

•       Position open to Sudan nationals only.


Applicants are requested to submit their CVs and a covering letter through Sudan Jobs. The cover letter should outline your motivation and why you believe you are qualified for this position.

The deadline for all applications is Jan 26, 2023 – 11:59 pm









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