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Regional Program Manager
DT Global
 Supervisor: Deputy Chief of Party-Programs
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kadugli
 Duration: Long Term Technical Assistant, 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:

Regional Program Managers (RPM) have overall responsibility for program implementation and management in their assigned region of work, inclusive of managing a small team, overseeing their respective regional strategy, and having overall responsibility for a portfolio of small activities in their region. The RPM is also responsible for the adequate functioning of the regional office, including oversight of operational and finance staff.

 

•       Manage the regional program team, which may include grant/procurement specialists, program specialists/program officers, financial specialists/officers, admin assistants or other positions

•       Conduct regular team meetings to ensure that all tasks have been assigned appropriately and to share updates between team members; conduct regular team meetings via phone with any staff based in a different location

•       Support the professional development of team members by providing regular feedback and support, including completing bi-annual performance appraisals

•       Maintain oversight of the regional activity portfolio – which may include in-kind grants under contract, cash grants under contract, short-term technical assistance, and direct delivery of goods and services.

•       Ensure all key program elements are moving forward in a timely manner, in line with the USAID rules and regulations

•       Act as “activity focal point” on certain activities, including taking ownership of relationships with grantees/local government and key partners necessary for successful activity implementation; leading the activity writing process; and supporting all elements of the activity that may include implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

•       Assign team members to act as focal point on individual activities when appropriate, while continuing to support and maintain oversight of all activities

•       Ensure that procurement, finance, logistics, and programmatic aspects of each activity is being implemented on-time and in accordance with the approved activity scope and budget, along with USAID rules and regulations

•       Submit weekly activity notes, and quarterly reports for your region; submit any other reports requested by your manager

•       Support the M&E team to conduct activity and outcome level M&E activities in your region, including providing other staff as requested to assist in collecting photographs and attendance sheets or to conduct key informant interviews or focus group discussions

•       Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with local partners, state and local government authorities, international and national NGOs and CBOs, donors, and other key stakeholders

•       Maintain a strong understanding of political dynamics in your assigned region to assist in development of annual strategies, in individual grant development, and following key do no harm principles

•       Oversee development of the regional strategy with input from senior management and USAID

•       Maintain proactive communications with the senior management on all relevant programmatic or operational issues

•       Conduct regular visits to field sites to oversee activity development, implementation and closeout

•       Visit new field sites and conduct assessments in order to identify potential partners and launch programming in new areas

•       Maintain oversight of the regional office, including all local procurements, logistics and finances related to maintenance of the office 

•       Approve both program and operation expenditures according to the approval matrix, for your region, in line with all DT-Global and USAID rules and regulations

•       Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree in relevant field, Masters degree preferred. Other relevant certifications will be considered.
  • At least five (5) to seven (7) years of progressive experience in implementing donor funded programming
  • Prior experience working on USAID-funded projects, including recent experience with stabilization, peacebuilding, and/or democracy and governance projects 
  • Experience in the development of, writing, and overseeing small activity/grant portfolios working with local partners on peacebuilding or similar activities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs 
  • Experience training and mentoring staff
  • Effective written and oral communication as well as interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills and good judgement
  • Be proactive, have strong prioritization skills, and ability to work cross-culturally
  • Possess demonstrated leadership skills, humility, and self-awareness
  • Fluency in English and Arabic required; 

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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