Livelihood and Resilience Program Coordinator
Care International Switzerland

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International Switzerland (CIS) in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.  CIS and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.


Photo: Youth training session in Kass, South Darfur @CARE

 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: TBA
 Supervisor: Head of Program and Operations
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Abu Jubeha, with frequent field travel
 Closing Date: 28 Feb 2021


The position holder is expected to provide overall technical leadership to CARE's livelihoods and resilience program in South Kordofan and, in particular, manage and supervise the Step Up to Empower Women and End Violence (SEEV) project for four months in Abu Jubeha and Rashad localities in South Kordofan as we are closing the project. The program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

In response to the inequalities faced by conflict-affected and poverty-stricken women and girls living in Abu Jubeha and Rashad localities, South Kordofan, CARE supports inclusive decision-making structures, engagement of men and boys to combat violence against women and girls, and economic empowerment of women.  CARE works with Dutch Embassy, State Administration, and Ministries and private sectors such as DAL group and individual activists at the strategic level. The project works with NNGOs, microfinance institutions, traditional community leaders, women producer's associations, and community-based organizations (CSOs) at the local level.

CARE will provide vocational training to women and other marginalized groups, enabling them to participate in the value chain, supporting economic empowerment, and providing psychosocial support; furthermore, through the Village Savings and Loan model, women will gain access to microfinance support. This multifaceted approach will engage the whole community to improve everyone's quality of life, ensuring that nobody is left behind. CARE and DAL Group reflect their mutual willingness to support women in developing their economic and social potential in South Kordofan State through Public-Private Partnership.

The post-holder will ensure the maintenance of program management systems that ensure program and reporting quality, financial management, and personnel management, and timely delivery of program components according to the milestones agreed with the donor.

The candidate applicant must provide close follow-up and support to the program staff in South Kordofan to implement the project's objectives and targets, technical and managerial needs. Strong oversight, follow-up, identification of training needs, project implementation preparation, implementation, monitoring, and reporting to CARE /donor standards are vital responsibilities

 Duties and responsibilities:

* Program management and program quality, including people management (40%)

* Budget & Financial Management (20%)

* Monitoring and Reporting (20%)

* Contribute to the success of CIS partnership strategic commitment (10%)

* Uphold CARE's values and contribute to the CO shared priorities (5%)

*  Any other assignment (5%)

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years progressively responsible experience in a similar role – specifically in managing Public-Private Partnership *
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Gender Studies,  Economics, Business, or other discipline relating to Livelihoods and resilience
  • Extensive experience in resilience and livelihoods programming at both strategic and operational levels
  • Sound conceptual knowledge of approaches relevant to early recovery and development programming and designing interventions in such context in a gender- and conflict-sensitive manner
  • Management skills & experience, including line management, management of other resources, evidence of capacity to support others
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and gender equality
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating gender and diversity issues into the program
  • Strong interest in Gender and Women's Economic Empowerment programs
  • Evidence of project cycle management experience, including strategic planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring & evaluation.
  • Ability to work with local authorities and rural communities, including traditional and political leadership
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application, especially in the Sudan context, with an ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience in convening different actors, building alliances, networking around issues to deliver more significant change
  • Excellent people skills, with proven ability to motivate others and work collaboratively, requiring strong self-awareness and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of donor environment, understanding of funding issues about Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus with evidence of successfully fundraising and growing programs in an environment comparable to CIS
  • Familiarity with CARE's business rules and program quality processes is an asset.
  • Creative and innovative approachability to lead thinking on technology choices and development approaches
  • Experience in building the capacity of the team internally and of external stakeholders.
  • Ability to foster innovation and cross-program learning
  • Ability to travel regularly at short notice
  • Strong skills in networking, representation, and building relations with diverse stakeholders
  • Language: Proficient in both written and spoken English
  • Communications: Excellent report writing skills
  • Computer: Good computer skills



Reports to the Head of Program and Operations based in Abu Jubeha

Supervises two staff

 Contacts and Key Relationships:

Works closely with the other Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Program Director, PDQ, Finance, etc

Working Conditions:

As stated in terms of the contract and the CI Switzerland HR manual. The position is based in Abu Jubeha, South Kordofan State, with a possibility of travels to other states depending on needs.





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