COUNTRY PROGRAM MISSION
ALIGHT (previously known as the American Refugee Committee -ARC) Sudan Program started in 2004 in response to the emergency needs of some 600,000 war-affected IDPs and host populations in the Tulus and Gereida corridors in South Darfur. In 2014, ARC expanded services into underserved villages in the East Darfur, and more recently in Kassala state, East of Sudan. The overall aim of the program is to improve the well-being of the target populations by addressing their immediate humanitarian needs and contributing to long-term community stabilization.
With oversight and direction from the Head Office in Khartoum, the field offices in Nyala, South Darfur Ed Daein, &Adilla East Darfur and our recent program in Kassala State, we support the delivery of primary health care services at 30 rehabilitated community clinics, one reproductive health unit and one BEmOC facility. Water and sanitation services, including the construction/rehabilitation of boreholes, water yards, household and institutional latrines and hygiene promotion messages, are also delivered in over 70 conflict-affected communities. A small agriculture component assists resettling IDPs and host populations with seeds, tools and extension services to grow their own food.
In 2020, in partnership with UNHCR, we are providing health and WASH services to 100,000 mainly Eritrean refugees who reside in the camps of Shagarab I, II, III, K26 and Girba Refugee Camps in Kassala state. We are currently operating 5 health facilities in the camps and WASH interventions related to hygiene promotion and sanitation. This is our first year of operations with UNHCR and we hope to scale up our program in 2021.
With support from IOM’s Rapid Response Fund (RRF) we are delivering a COVID-19 preparedness and response intervention in Kassala state. We are focusing our response on KhashmaGirba locality and specifically helping the isolation center located in the main hospital. The overall aim of the program is to improve the well-being of the target populations by addressing their immediate humanitarian needs and contributing to long-term community stabilization.
ALIGHT programs enable resiliency in rural communities in both regions in the face of recurring conflicts and natural disasters such as drought, flooding and environmental degradation. The goal is to aid transition to early recovery in Darfur, in an equitable and environmentally sustainable manner.
With an annual budget of between $20-25m, the Sudan Program has 8 expatriates and over 700 national staff some of who are seconded from the line Ministries of the Sudan government, which covers Health, WASH and protection activities.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The finance officer is responsible and accountable for the day to day operations and financial transactions in Khartoum Office. S/he will be responsible for ensuring and facilitating ALIGHT/ARC’s compliance with ARC policies and procedures, donor regulations and local laws. The FO-Compliance will also assess and strengthen ALIGHT/ARC adherence to donors’ rules and regulations