Projects Officer
DanChurchAid
Dan Church Aid is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organisation dedicated to helping the world’s poorest. DCA works together with people and organisations across the world in 19 countries. DCA is a multi-mandated organisation working mostly in partnership with civil society organisations to save lives, to build resilient communities, and to fight extreme inequality. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance, one of the world's largest humanitarian alliances. The Alliance consists of organisations in over 130 countries across religious faiths.

 Vacancy No: #3
 Section/Unit: Programme
 Grade Level: Step 5
 Supervisor: Country Manager of programme/ Other HQ based Programme line management
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Port Sudan with frequent travel to partners offices/ areas of operation
 Duration: One Year fixed term Contract
 Closing Date: 25 June 2024

 
 Background:

Dan Church Aid is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organisation dedicated to helping the world’s poorest. DCA works together with people and organisations across the world in 19 countries. DCA is a multi-mandated organisation working mostly in partnership with civil society organisations to save lives, to build resilient communities, and to fight extreme inequality. 

DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance, one of the world's largest humanitarian alliances. The Alliance consists of organisations in over 130 countries across religious faiths. 

 

DCA is a registered international NGO in Sudan with a Country Office in Port Sudan and is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Projects Officer with strong expertise in MEAL, to ensure high quality, accountable and innovative projects management within our country programme supporting vulnerable communities in Sudan. DCA works across the Humanitarian – Development and Peace nexus and is a strong promoter of localization, with most of the projects being implemented by national or local partners. DCA aims at strengthening community-led and mutual aid responses. 

This Projects Officer position will have a strong focus on MEAL across all projects, while also contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of high-quality projects. 

The Projects Officer will work under the supervision of the Country Manager of Programme.

This position will be based in Port Sudan with field travels to the areas of operations. 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Projects Planning: Collaborating with the PM, to develop detailed projects plans, including goals, objectives, timelines, and budgets. Conducting research and analysis to identify projects needs and opportunities for improvement. 
  • Projects Implementation: Coordinating and overseeing the implementation of projects activities, ensuring that they are carried out according to plan and within budget. Monitoring progress and making adjustments as needed to ensure that projects objectives are met.
  • Lead analysis, action/research and impact assessments, to inform program planning and design; and to capture evidence of effectiveness. Conduct data cleaning and analysis, collect, analyse and present routine monitoring data and support evidence-based decision making and reporting.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including partners, donors, and beneficiaries. Providing regular updates on program progress and addressing any concerns or issues that arise. 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track projects performance and impact. Collecting and analyzing data to measure projects outcomes and effectiveness and support the development and implementation of quality assessments, baseline and evaluation studies.  This includes designing methodologies relevant to the project indicators, design appropriate data collection tools and instruments, train and supervise enumerators from national partners.
  • Develop and strengthen DCA remote monitoring MEAL capacity, methods and tools in Sudan. Using findings to inform projects improvements and decision-making.
  • Consult beneficiaries, especially children on their needs and relevance/appropriateness of provided assistance. Conduct regular feedback sessions with beneficiaries to collect feedback and complaints, refer them to concerned staff and ensure documentation on the database and follow up for resolution. Monitor and report the status of community participation specifically child participation.
  • Provide support to partners’ field teams and ensure the accuracy and reliability of collected data.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Preparing regular reports on projects activities, progress, and outcomes. Maintaining accurate documentation of project-related information, including budgets, reports, and other records. Contribute to the DCA annual reporting. 
  • Team Coordination: Collaborating with DCA Sudan team, finance and other DCA colleagues in HQ, to ensure smooth coordination and execution of projects activities. 
  • Compliance and Risk Management: Ensuring that projects comply with relevant laws, regulations, and organizational policies. Identifying and mitigating risks and issues that may affect projects’ implementation and outcomes.
  • Capacity Building: Identifying capacity gaps and providing training and support to partners to enhance their skills and knowledge related to project implementation.
  • Innovation and Improvement: Continuously seeking opportunities for innovation and improvement in projects design, implementation, and impact. Proposing and implementing changes to enhance program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Representing the organization at meetings, workshops, and other events related to the projects. Building networks and collaborations with other organizations to leverage resources and enhance projects outcomes. 

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications: 

  • Proven working experience of at least 5 years in project management including 3 years as MEAL and with an international NGO.
  • University degree in development studies or relevant fields.
  • Excellent knowledge of computers and usual software's and applications.
  • Fluent spoken and written Arabic and English is essential.

Competencies and experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of all steps of the project management cycle, including the theory of change approach. 
  • Experience in working with national and local partners as well as in direct project implementation, including within a localisation framework. 
  • Strong skills in MEAL, ideally including remote monitoring experience. 
  • Able to organise and / or implement capacity building events for partners. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and communication skills, building trusted relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders. 
  • Strong team player and the ability and flexibility to quickly adapt to new environments. 
  • Strong analysis skills and attention to details.
  • Ability to work flexibly and sometimes remotely and without an office during field visits as well under pressure.
  • Solution oriented and innovative thinking.
  • Ability to network and establish positive relationships with colleagues, partners, donors, and government representatives.

We Offer:

  • A contract for one year, with a three-month probation period. 
  • A competitive salary and benefits package in accordance with experience and the HR Manual.
  • The contract of employment is bound by the minimum requirements of the Labor Act for the Year 1997 and the maximum of our National Staff Handbook.
  • DCA promotes equal opportunity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and belief and encourages all qualified and interested candidates to apply.
  • Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • DCA conducts background checks as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass these checks and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. 

For further information please visit our website, http://www.danchurchaid.org

Please apply by sending a motivation letter and your CV to SUDANJOBS or at HAC Port Sudan.

Only applications consisting of a motivation letter and a CV will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The contract of employment is bound by the minimum requirements of the Labor Act for the Year 1997 and the maximum of our National Staff Handbook. DCA promotes equal opportunity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and belief and encourages all qualified and interested candidates to apply. Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy. DCA conducts background checks as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass these checks and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. For further information please visit our website, http://www.danchurchaid.org or contact Antony Grange, Country Representative, agr@dca.dk. Please apply on this portal, sudanjob.net, with a motivation letter and your CV. Only applications consisting of a motivation letter and a CV will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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