Project Manager
American Refugee Committee

We build a meaningful life for and with the displaced. When we find people displaced from their homes, countries, or lives, our instinct may be to focus only on their basic needs. And that is essential. But it’s also not a life. A life is filled with joy, dignity, connection, and purpose. And that’s what we aim to build.

Now, we're taking the next big step on a journey to unleash and put into action that same abundant belief. This year, American Refugee Committee will become Alight. We’re the same organization with the same people doing the same critical work – providing health care and clean water, shelter, protection, and economic opportunity to more than 3.5 million people in 17 countries each year. But in solidarity with the people we serve who are too often defined by a single dark moment in their lives, we’re dropping the label ‘refugee.’



 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kassala, East Sudan
 Closing Date: 22 Sept 2020

 Duties and responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Providing overall leadership, management and strategic direction for the UNHCR Kassala project;
  • Responsible for ensuring the project achieves agreed outputs, outcomes and targets
  • Oversee the project administration, implementation and financial management to ensure that activities aligns with programmatic approach, budget allocations, ARC’s policies, and UNHCR’s regulations and procedures;
  • Provide direction and guidance to the Kassala project staff on compliance issues, procurement
  • Standards/requirements, and other administrative questions related to the project.
  • Ensure consistency in understanding of the project log frame, monitoring, funding and reporting requirements for the Project.
  • Lead the implementation of the work plans and ensure project responds to changing conditions and operating environments;
  • Work closely with the Health and WASH officers to ensure a comprehensive integrated approach to meet the program objectives
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly project reporting, including progress on indicators and objectives
  • Represent the Kassala project at conferences, working groups, and meetings and maintain positive relationships with implementing partners, local authorities, and the various office teams;
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate the provision of technical assistance;


Financial Management

  • Ensure conformity with agreed project budget
  • Responsible for reviewing monthly management accounts including transactions, providing monthly feedback by the deadline on any corrections, missing transactions and justification for over/under spends and preparing monthly forecasts.
  • Responsible for quarterly analysis of the project budget, target settings and reviewing spends with programme staff, especially on burn rate and variances.
  • Assist in the preparation of the consolidated financial report as per the contractual obligations.
  • When necessary, take the initiative in leading the proposal/budget revision processes with local partners


Human Resources

  • Manage project team members and oversee the running of the Kassala Office
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate the provision of technical assistance;


Liaison and Coordination

  • Serve as overall communications/liaison with the UNHCR Kassala Field Office, and key stakeholders including government representatives in the project area.
  • Liaise with other NGOs/INGOs, relevant government agencies in Kassla State.
  • Be responsible for the representation of ARC to donors, government, UN agencies and other NGOs in relation to the project within Kassala State

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or advanced degree in Public health, Nutrition, Agriculture, Economics, Business Management, International Development, or other relevant subjects;
  • At least five years’ experience and at least 2 years in similar coordination/programme management position
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Arabic oral and written is required.
  • Willingness and ability to work in unstable environments and adhere to ARC’s security policies
  • Excellent computer skills



  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Willingness to frequently travel and live in remote and challenging security contexts
  • Ability to work under pressure and able to operate creatively under difficult circumstances
  • Meticulous, detailed, well-organized and able to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate commitment to ARC’s core values and policies


  • All interested candidates are requested to submit their application letters, updated CV, educational qualifications certificates, training, experience certificates and birth certificates/ national ID documents. to, no later than the above-mentioned date.
  • Only short – listed candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview.

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