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Project Manager, Central Darfur - Golo
Catholic Relief Services

We work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care.


 Section/Unit: Programs/P2P
 Grade Level: Grade 9
 Supervisor: P2P Project Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Golo, covering Shamal Jabal Marrah (Rokero) and Wasat Jabal Marrah (Golo) localities, Central Darfur State
 Closing Date: 22 Feb 2024


About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. Since 2004, CRS has provided life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable communities negatively impacted by conflict and natural disasters in areas such as the Darfur region. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

Job Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership in the day-to-day implementation of the Insijam project at the state level, throughout the project cycle including start-up activities, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices. 
  • Support the Project Director in line-managing project staff. This will include setting project objectives for project staff at the state level and providing feedback and performance evaluations for direct reports. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. 
  • Support Project Officers in planning and conducting activities at the State level. Support officers to engage in key stakeholder consultations at the community level to build and to ensure the smooth implementation of the project. 
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources based on CRS and donor regulations.
  • Work with other CRS departments including administration, operations, finance, procurement, and security staff to make sure the project is implemented smoothly. Oversee procurement and cash advance requests ensuring that they are promptly and properly processed and liquidated in accordance with CRS and donor guidelines to facilitate the smooth implementation of the project
  • Support the development and review of project reports and updates, including donor quarterly reports. Contribute to the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research, and publications around resiliency and implementation of MEAL policy and evaluation plans. 
  • Facilitate and process local government liaisons and permissions for the project including Technical Agreements, processing local travel and security permissions with HAC to facilitate project activities. 
  • Support and guide local implementing partner (s) and consultants (master trainers) to implement and conduct the activities assigned to them following CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices. 
  • Work with the MEAL unit to monitor and document the progress of activity implementation and ensure that high standards are achieved in accordance with CRS and donor guidelines and per the Annual Work Plan (AWP) and the Accountability Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP).
  • Participate in program design processes including assessments, learning events and coordination meetings.
  • Represent the Insijam project and CRS in relevant cluster coordination forums at the state level
  • Support other project activities as needed. 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications


  • Master's degree in international development, International Relations, Conflict Management, Peace Building, Social Sciences and/or related subjects. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a similar field-based project with preferably at least 2-3 years working around resiliency or peacebuilding. 
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO. Project Managerial experience especially on a USAID-funded project is an added advantage
  • Excellent facilitation, representational and communication skills. 
  • Experience in developing and conducting training in rural contexts with limited literacy. 
  • Proven experience working through and building partnerships – particularly with local CSOs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Cross-cutting knowledge of conflict sensitivity, protection, gender, supply chain chains and safeguarding.
  • Understanding and application of adaptative management approaches is highly desirable.
  • Direct community and stakeholder engagement experience particularly in conflict and post-conflict environments.
  • Field experience in Darfur and/or similar contexts.
  • Flexibility to travel and work in diverse contexts across Darfur
  • Hands-on staff management experience and experience in coaching and mentoring supervisees. 


Required/Desired Foreign Language: Excellent command of English and Arabic is required.


Travel Required: Regular travel within Central Darfur localities and occasional travel to other Darfur states


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make sound judgments and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities


Key Working Relationships 


  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Senior Project Officers, Project Officers
  • Internal:Project Director and other project staff
  • External:  Peer agencies, partners, private sector, project participants


Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): 

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and are used by each staff member to fulfil his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. 

  • Serves with Integrity 
  • Models Stewardship 
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships 
  • Promotes Learning

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. 

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. 

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, human trafficking everywhere and at all times. I, the applicant, accept these requirements as part of my job application.

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