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Associate Director
DT Global
 Vacancy No: 1
 Grade Level: FSN Grade 12
 Supervisor: Deputy Chief of Party-Operations (DCOP-O)
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Port Sudan, Sudan
 Duration: Long Term, Full time, Specific Work Contract
 Closing Date: 20 Sept 2023


DT Global is recruiting for project positions for a 38-month USAID-funded program in Sudan focused on strengthening citizen engagement around shared, democratic values. The program aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations, support social institution building, and strengthen strategic communications and public information/outreach in order to improve citizensí access to timely and accurate information. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

The Associate Director will be the primary program point of contact in Sudan and manage program operations and the field offices, including the main project office in Port Sudan. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the projectís administrative, procurement, and logistics in compliance with USAID, local requirements, and DT Globalís policies.
  • Work with the Chief of Party (COP), Regional Program Manager (RPM) if applicable, and Country Security Specialist (CSS), sharing critical information regarding upcoming trends and potential threats to project implementation and taking necessary security measures, along with CSS and Africa Regional Security Manager. 
  • Lead and manage the overall operational platform for all offices in Sudan and provide recommendations to improve day-to-day operational and logistical management.
  • Support the Deputy Chief of Party-Programs (DCOP-P) and program leadership to ensure systematic information sharing for effective activity implementation. 
  • Oversee complex procurements for the project in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, local regulations, and DT Global policies.
  • Liaise with the home office program management unit (PMU) and Senior Management Team (SMT) for situational awareness and recommendations.
  • Lead on identification and selection of new program offices in-country in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, local regulations, and DT Global policies.
  • Serve as the main in-country focal point/point of contact on all program operations, procurement, and logistics matters and needs, coordinating between the project office in Port Sudan, other country offices, and the remote management platform in Nairobi, Kenya as needed.
  • Streamline and standardize operational procedures across all in-country offices, maintaining maximum integration with other departments and field offices.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Three to five years of relevant work experience and a bachelorís degree. 
  • Relevant experience entails working in complex, high-speed, and/or challenging field operations in developing countries. 
  • Prior experience working on USAID-funded programs in complex, conflict-affected environments preferred.
  • Knowledge of USAIDís and donor policies and procedures regarding procurement processes and systems. 
  • Ability to successfully lead change management processes, manage difficult personnel issues and lead a team.
  • Good communication (verbal and writing) and interpersonal relationships development skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management and ability to work in a team and under pressure and on tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Arabic is required.
  • Position open to Sudan nationals only. 

Applicants are requested to submit their CVs and a cover 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 September 20 at 11:59 pm. 

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