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Programme Accompanier

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 Vacancy No: 05
 Section/Unit: Programme
 Grade Level: Consultancy - Salary Payable is 60,000 SDG Per moth - taxable
 Supervisor: FSL Programme Officer, based in KhartoumWith task management by WASH PO in Kosti
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kosti
 Duration: 3 month renewable
 Closing Date: 04 Nov 2020


Thematic focus: Food  Security and Livelihood (FSL) Programme Support  The role contributes to the delivery of effective and high-quality response to the FSL needs both new and ongoing humanitarian response in White Nile state. The position provides technical field support to CAFOD Sudan partner (in White Nile) in the implementation, maintenance of systems and procedures for FSL projects funded  by SHF; ensuring good practices while meeting sectoral standards on accountability and programme quality. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

Partnership, project and/or programme accompaniment and support:  Thematic focus:  Food Security and Livelihood  (FSL) Programme Support:

• Complement partners’ thematic understanding on FSL, contributing to the development of relevant interventions that bring about positive change (to de defined in detail for each post – entirely dependent on partners’ needs).

• The post is expected to provide day to day technical support to the partner and this does not replace nor does it duplicate the position and role of the CAFOD partners FSL teams. Instead, the accompanier will build a professional and close working relationship with the partner FSL team to help build capacity for effective and quality FSL response. 

• Under the guidance of CAFOD FSL PO and in  co-operation with the partner  identify 2000 HHs  to benefit with voucher for  seed and tools for winter  farming through DiNER fairs/market fairs.

•  Under the  guidance and support of  CAFOD FSL P.O in in cop-operation with  partner identify 80 Community  extension workers, support in the delivery of  4 trainings each  for  three-day trainings for 80 CEWs and one  training  for   three day  for 20 CPSs

• Under the  guidance and support of CAFOD  FSL P.O and  in  co-operation with the partner  support in the  identification, establishment of 4 SLIC groups of a total of 80 members and  facilitate  SLIC training to the  4 groups.

• Under the  guidance and support of  CAFOD  FSL P.O  FSL and in  co-operation with the  partner  support 4 SILC groups to conduct awareness on COVID-19 and Cholera.

• Under the  guidance and support of  CAFOD P.O FSL and in  co-operation with the  partner  identify  400 people  to  undertaking cash-for-work activities in 4 project target villages in White  Nile for a period of 15 days.

• Under the  guidance of CAFOD  P.O FSL and in co-operation with the partner  support 20 CAHWs to conduct field extension services to at least 1,000 HHs for a period of 4 months

• Under the guidance of CAFOD FSL PO and in  co-operation with the partner outline the  nature of  business start -ups for SLIC  groups and conduct 2 market assessments (for DiNER Fairs and livelihood start-ups)  

• Under guidance and  support of the CAFOD FSL PO, and in co-operation with partners to support in identification of vendors, contracting of vendors, undertaking DiNER fairs.

• Contribute to the technical aspects of the report writing requirements of the FSL programme

• Provide updates on the implementation progress of the FSL projects with the partners and ensure quality and timely updates are received by the CAFOD FSL Programme Officer as agreed. 

• Delegated representation of CAFOD in the coordination meetings and other related meetings in close coordination with CAFOD FSL Programme Officer and Programme Manager .


1. This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as needed. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.

2. If considered useful and appropriate, specific percentages per function/areas of responsibility can be assigned by agreement between the post-holder and his/her line manager.

3. The role may require travel as agreed with the relevant partner(s).

Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults:

CAFOD recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect.  CAFOD, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse.  CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children and vulnerable adults, seeing these interests as paramount.  Any candidate offered a job with CAFOD will be expected to adhere to CAFOD’s Safeguarding policy and sign CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

This post involves responsibility for people who will have contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults and applicants will be subject to specific checks related to safeguarding issues.  

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Criteria Job-specific competencies:

I. Experience of using programme cycle management tools effectively to deliver work within an agreed programme framework.

II. Ability to carry out Capacity development of partners in FSL projects; Facilitation, in which we work alongside partners to help ensure the delivery of a programme; Implementation, where CAFOD takes on a more direct implementation role in the delivery of the projects.

III. At least 3 years’ experience in FSL related programme implementation with either INGOs or NNGO.

IV. Ability to engage with partner and stakeholders on the implementation of the project.  

V. Able to write quality reports in English and submit them on time when required.

VI. A holder of bachelor’s degree in Food Security  and Livelihood related courses (bachelor’s degree in  agriculture, agricultural economics or Social development- backed  by experience in FSL) Ability and willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice and to areas of potential risk.
Desirable Criteria: 

VI.  Languages: Fluent English and Arabic both written and spoken

How to apply:

Submit a coy of your CV and motivational letter to  jmunywoki@cafod.org.uk copying Sara Elnour  selnour@cafod.org.uk   by 4th November, 2020 (3.30pm). Only shortlisted  candidates will be  contacted.
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