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Project Coordinator – Health and Nutrition
Plan International
Plan International

 Gross Salary: 1370 USD
 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: D1
 Supervisor: Emergency Response Program Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: White Nile Program Area – 50% Tandalty & 50% Edduweim
 Closing Date: 30 Nov 2020


About Us:

“We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Working together with children and young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 72 countries.  In Sudan, we have been active for over 40 years, and currently maintaining an operational presence in four states - Kassala, White Nile, North Kordofan and North Darfur.

This footprint is augmented by partner led emergency responses in East and West Darfur, South Kordofan and the Red Sea.

Plan International core values are:

  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We are open and accountable
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • The Project Coordinator will report to the Emergency Response Program Coordinator. S/he will work collaboratively with the SPAD Manager, Area Health/nutrition coordinator, FSL/Livelihood Project Manager and other respective Program Implementation Managers in each of the project sites.  He/she supervises a team of 2 project secondment staff from SMoH .
  • Project coordinator will be based in White Nile   state 50% of her/his time in Ed-dwueim and 50%
  • Manage the project security matters and the affairs of the project partners.
  • Provide direct technical guidance during the project execution and ensure efficiency in the processes and effectiveness in achieving the planned objective in a manner to reach the desired outcomes and impact.
  • Ensure that Plan’s and the Donor policies and procedures are continuously adhered to in the project’s planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases.
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to the Project Officers to ensuring that the global program quality framework and other relevant policies (e.g child protection, security and gender equality policies) are embedded within the PA day to day operations and staffs are competent, committed to move forward with their implementation. 
  • Strengthening capacity for behavioural change communication for hygiene and health promotions.
  • Develop technical and strategic papers on how the project milestones will be implemented and approved by Project Manager.
  • Proven experience and skills in implementing projects on health, nutrition and FSL and livelihoods are essential, with special attention on community-based interventions for high impact.   
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion, Nutrition and FSL and livelihood     in those sectors including water –borne diseases.



  • Working with the Project Manager and technical staff to review the project scope, definition and terms of reference in order to plan effectively.
  •  Work closely with the Project Manager and technical staff to achieve program objectives and targets effectively and efficiently.
  • Help with activity verification and monitoring (stock and program quality) at supported facilities to ensure smooth, high-quality project implementation.
  • Facilitate coordination meetings, advocacy meetings and awareness raising sessions at the community level, together with the partner and community health and nutrition promoters.
  • Support in Identifying and assessing the benefits and risks associated with the project,develop a plan for delivering benefits, strategies to mitigate risks and resolve issues.
  • Participate in conduction of situational analysis and other M&E activities as necessary under the guidance of the Sector lead and Program Quality Managers.
  • Ensure program targets are met using the M&E plan and logical framework. 
  • Collect and compile project data regularly to submit to the project Manager, including case studies, success stories and photographs of facilities.
  • Provide regular updates on inventory of medical and non-medical items supported by the project (information / data collected through monitoring visits)
  • Attend external meetings if/when assigned to represent Plan International Sudan.
  • Improve the quality of Nutrition, health and FSL/Livelihood services delivered through priority setting, on-job training, and continuous monitoring.
  • Provide inputs for donor requirements in data collection and reporting for health, Nutrition and FSL/ Livelihood services.
  • Provide linkages with Health, Nutrition and Livelihood counterparts in other humanitarian organizations, local actors and within government structures.
  • Provide technical support to the program team in preparing and conducting needs assessments.
  • Participate effectively in project audits, reviews and evaluation.
  • Ensure that proper documentation of the project’s interventions and activities is maintained.
  • To be responsible for giving presentations about the project to key internal and external stakeholders to promote awareness of commitment to the project in the area of the health and nutrition.
  • Ensure the community-based activities such as nutrition screening, healthand hygiene education are done properly.
  • Build the capacity of partner’s staffs through proper coaching and training.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual work plans for the health /nutrition and Livelihood project.
  • Ensure that Plan’s and the Donor policies, compliance and procedures are continuously adhered to in the project’s planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases.
  • Work with the partner to make sure quality narrative and financial reports are submitted to project manage on time.
  • Conduct site visits regularly to monitor implementation and submit monthly reports on project progress.


Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Develop and apply project MER tools that allow (i) proper planning of project activities, milestones and reporting dates and (ii) and tracking of girls and children reached.
  • Ensure that lessons learned case studies are captured and properly documented and archived by carrying out regular project/program reviews.


Capacity Building

  • To identify the needs and support development of staff and partners to increase their competence project delivery.
  • To participate in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff



  • Management of project representation matters and ensures attendance of all relevant coordination forums and events at state levels.
  • Develop and maintain processes to ensure exert of high value liaison effort with Government Authorities, the donor, humanitarian community etc. on matters related to the project


  • Any other functions and responsibilities of appropriate nature to project Management assigned by the supervisor


Key relationships

Internal Communication:

  • Project Manager – High level of Communication to report, seek approvals, sharing views to strengthen the program areas and to ensure continues support for the program.
  • Program Area Manager – High level of communication to support and provide hand holding support to understand the model and to respond to queries
  • Regular communication with program department in PA to share work progress and updates and technical follow up.


External Communication:

  • Partners – high level of communication to share and understand progress of the program.
  • Advisory\steering Committee – Low level of communication in form of sharing program outcomes on quarterly basis.


Physical Environment

  • Must work in busiest environment outside the office with multi stakeholders.
  • Must work outside in an extremely hot and humid climate to perform tasks related to program.
  • Must work under high stresses.
  • Must work off hours after daily working hours when ever requirement arises.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Presentation skills

  1. Negotiation skills
  2. Analytical and logical skills


Communication skills

  1. Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic languages.
  2. Good skills in spread sheet and word processing computer application
  3. Good skills in computer information and communication.
  4. Good managerial skills.
  5. Excellent skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  6. Ability to communication via internet.
  7. Ability to respond and solve challenges at first stage.
  8. Ability to document program knowledge.
  9. Ability to think creatively for development of new ideas and for presenting them to others.
  10. Strong interpersonal skills to cope up with stress and managing work effectively.
  11. Demonstrated Leadership skills to maintain team work and to build capacity of team members.
  12. Knowledge and expertise
  • Minimum 4 years demonstrated experience focused on Health, hygiene promotion   and Nutrition Project Management or related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector.
  • Established relationship with and/or substantive knowledge of Health/Nutrition and livelihood sectors and SHF



  • Advanced degree in a relevant field including international development, Public Health and Nutrition, BSC with an additional 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English. Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Females candidates have an advantage to apply



Understanding and commitment to Plan International values, mission and mandate.

Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level based on Plan International’s Country Strategy both among staff and implementing partners

Salary and Benefits:

Plan offers a very competitive salary and benefits package to its employees. The employee shall receive a gross salary of (1370) in USD. We are also known as a learning institute that builds up staff career development and provides comprehensive Talent Management Programs.


How to Apply:


The closing date for the applications is 30/11/2020. Please use the title: Project Coordinator WASHand Nutrition- SHF ”in your application.  Please attach your CV and relevant certificates, a motivational letter explaining how your skills and experiences meet the requirements of the job, your contact details including phone and email in addition to the names and contact details of two references who know you professionally. Please note that one of the references must be your current/most recent line manager.  The complete application should be submitted should be as hard copy to Kosti Labor office, Central market ,kosti or via Sudanjob.net Please note :

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply “competitive offers are waiting for them!”
  • All the recruitment process of this position well be in kosti not in Khartoum


Child Protection Policy:

References checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy for the successful candidate before confirming the offer. Plan will also request for Police Clearance report before confirming the offer.  Plan is committed to implementing its equal opportunities policy, actively encourages diversity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the national community.

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