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Project Manager – Health and Nutrition
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
 Grade Level: Grade 9
 Supervisor: Program Manager II
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: West Darfur - Habila Office
 Closing Date: 23 May 2024


About CRS

Catholic Relief Services 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.

CRS Sudan is as dynamic and diverse as the needs of the people we serve. Since 1978, CRS Sudan has been assisting the people of Sudan across the emergency, recovery, and development spectrum. Key sectoral areas for CRS Sudan include food security, livelihoods, nutrition, health, peacebuilding, and natural resource management. CRS Sudan has an expanding portfolio of programs crossing the emergency response and resiliency spectrum. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

Primary Functions:

The Health and Nutrition Project Manager will be based in Habila Locality and will work closely with the Program Manager II. S/he is responsible for overseeing the field implementation of Health and Nutrition activities under UNICEF Funded project “Integrated Lifesaving Health, Nutrition Interventions in two localities in West Darfur State”. The Project Manager will coordinate closely with the UNICEF - H&N team, supervisor, support team, and senior management to ensure harmonization of all integrated health, nutrition, and education messages to communities. 

The PM responsibilities also include coordination with health and nutrition project officers, carry out full coordination with MEAL and program Quality unit to have all MEAL binders in place for the project, likewise, coordinate for proper reporting to the MEAL team, provision of technical support to health and nutrition activities as well as conduct regular field site visits. The PM will provide monthly/ and on the job trainings to ensure high quality health and nutrition services.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise health and nutrition project staff.
  • Assist the PM II, deputy head of programming and head of programming in overall management, supervision, oversight and implementation of Health and Nutrition activities.
  • Supervise the performance of the project officers and community health workers involved in health and nutrition programs.
  • Strengthen the project networks to effectively response to current huge humanitarian need and to the affected population.
  • Organize participatory training events and involve in development of IEC materials.
  • Lead the team to develop a robust monitoring and evaluation system and monitor social and behavioral change aspects, especially related to community participation in the projects, including gender and other vulnerability aspects.
  • Liaise with other relevant projects and sectors (Food and WASH) to ensure consistent messages and a coordinated approach at state and locality levels.
  • Monitor the supplies and materials for project activities; prepare list of materials needed and coordinate with logistics and admin departments for timely delivery of materials.
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of project staff.
  • Provide technical support and creative solutions to partners to assist in the provision of quality and timely implementation of health and nutrition activities. 
  • Represent CRS in health and nutrition coordination meetings with SMoH, WFP, WHO and UNICEF.
  • Always ensure compliance with CRS Security protocol, including for CRS Project officers, Field Officers and Assistant POs.
  • Perform additional tasks as requested by the Program Manager II, Deputy Head of Programming, Head of Programming and CRS Management.
  • Develop training and communication materials on Health and Nutrition related topics and perform cascaded trainings for SMOH seconded staff.
  • Work to ensure robust accountability component feedback from beneficiaries is responded to and the response recorded in MEAL logs in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate closely with the PM ll, and relevant technical departments to properly mainstream Safeguarding, Gender, and Equality standards in the project. 


Project Management and Development

  • Actively participate in the information sharing, program improvement and strategic planning through linkages with all project staff, stakeholder forums, and other NGOs to ensure integrated, coordinated, and timely project implementation. 
  • Jointly review reports with all stakeholders and PM II to consolidate data into detailed monthly and quarterly work plans for activities according to the project targets, timeframe, and budget. 
  • In collaboration with the project team, and MEAL & program quality unit, monitor and evaluate the impact of programming, track activities and refine activities if changes are required. 
  • Compile weekly and monthly activity reports with support for the documentation and dissemination of project achievements, challenges, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Represent CRS to community leaders, communities, local authorities, government officials, NGOs as well as Health and Nutrition forums as needed.

In coordination with PM II and/or HoP, work closely with and support any implementing partners in project management.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Sudanese national
  • University degree in health, nutrition, or public health 
  • At least five years of relevant experience in Public Health including nutrition, with three years working in an international NGO 
  • Experience in implementing community mobilization, IEC and SBCC approaches highly desirable.
  • Experience with applying health communication concepts, tools, practices, and procedures.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with health and nutrition background.
  • Effective team leader/member with strong organizational, supervisory and management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook email strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.



  • Comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of health and hygiene promotion issues. 
  • Experience in community mobilization, facilitate formal and informal trainings, and carry out supportive supervision of SMoH seconded staff and community health promoters.
  • Demonstrable training and facilitation skills. 
  • Experience in living or working in a rural community. 
  • Ability to seek and utilize lessons learnt, experience, success from other projects


Travel - Must be willing and able to travel at least _____65____% of the time to field locations in the country.


Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. 

  • Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Acts with Integrity - Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission.  Is considered honest.
  • Builds and Maintains Trust - Shows consistency between words and actions.
  • Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  • Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:

  • Lead Change – Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
  • Develops and Recognizes Others – Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
  • Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.


Supervisory Responsibilities: The project MEAL officer and two project officers are reporting to the project manager.


Key Working Relationships: 

Internal: PM II, Deputy Head of Programming, Head of Programming, state office manager, supply chain staff, finance staff, Habila and Foro Baranga area managers

External: State ministry of health staff, UNICEF staff and WHO staff.


 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 skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. 


CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


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

CRS is an Equal Opportunity employer. 


•            CRS gives equal opportunities for applying of men, and women.

•            Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. 

•            Only Sudanese national staff can be considered for this post.

Safeguarding Policy statement: “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.”

Submission location: - 

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and copies of your education and work certificates to Catholic Relief Services- Sudan - West Darfur – ElGeniena Office Ensure that your cover letter or resume has a phone number here you can be reached.              

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