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Knowledge and Communication Manager
Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development organization that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We have office in the UK, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Practical Action registered in Sudan since 1988, working in Sudan in Blue Nile, East Sudan and North Darfur. We work under 3 change ambitions (Farming that works, Energy that transforms and Cities fit for people).


 Gross Salary: US$ 1.325
 Section/Unit: Rural Development
 Grade Level: B2/8 step3
 Duty Station: Stationed in Khartoum, with frequent visits to the field offices.
 Duration: One year (renewable)
 Closing Date: 11 April 2021



Knowledge and Communication Manager (Sudan).


Rural Development

Reporting to

Head of Rural Development.

Direct reports



Change Ambition Hubs, markets & system thinking, and gender global groups.


Stationed in Khartoum, with frequent visits to the field offices.


One year (renewable)


Gross salary Grade B2/8 step3 (US$ 1.325)


Occasional international travel may be required


 Duties and responsibilities:


  • The Knowledge and Communication Manager will be accountable to deliver the following tasks in contribution to the country office main objectives;


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To functionally manage communication field staff, the resource centre and the Practical answers project.
  • Manage the technical enquiry service.
  • To facilitate the process of capturing project knowledge and processing it into usable forms (reports, publications, articles, case studies, stories, video footage, posters, leaflets, banners, etc).
  • Update the country webpage on the organisation internal and public websites.  
  • Following up and executing media plan across all media, including national and international press, TVs and Radio plus social media "Twitter – Sudan Facebook Page - Flickr – YouTube Channel -LinkedIn”.
  •   Following up the production of key publications to raise and market Practical Action’s profile and projects activities.
  • Taking responsibility for the update and management of Practical Action's website and databases “Technical Enquires Database – Info Hub” http://practicalaction.org/sudan
  • http://www.tesdb.org/index.php/adminControl/login
  • http://infohub.practicalaction.org/oknowledge/community-list
  • Following up Aqua4Wast Program Coordination Unit’s “PCU” plan.
  • Following up internal communications (Sending weekly update – Updating SharePoint news site – Updating ICOM International Communications Staff Facebook page - sending relevant news to technical staff as necessary)
  • http://sp-sd.practa.org.sd/Lists/News/AllItems.aspx
  • Insure the application of the organisation’s brand in internal and external communication.
  • Taking responsibility of the collation of information and feedback on Practical Action Sudan activities and the collation of personal stories/case studies to support UK newsletters.
  • Setting, monitoring and forecasting an accurate Communications Budget with fundraising unit and projects managers in new proposals as necessary.
  • Following up the organization of events, workshops, and external meeting as necessary.



  • Any other duties commensurate with the level and grade of the role which may from time to time, reasonably be requested by the line manager.


Internal and External Relationships:

  • The post-holder will report directly to Head of Rural Development. There will also be close collaboration with the rest of the Country Office teams (and all others departments and field offices). She/he will also work with UK and Global team and knowledge and communication groups. Liaison will be required with the different stakeholders at national levels.Including, UN agencies and sectors leads, sister INGOs, implementing partners, current and potential donors, and others.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Strong academic background in information and communication studies or any relevant academic field (a Bachelor’s degree is acceptable, while Master degree will be an advantage).
  • Minimum of seven years of experience with INGOs, privet sector and/or government in Knowledge and Communication.
  • Good/Excellent Computer skills in auditing skills, WP and Windows etc.
  • Excellent translation skills

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Trends and developments within thematic area of work.
  • Outstanding communication and reporting skills, across the organization and with stakeholders at the highest level.
  • Partner and stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in teams.

Additional Requirements for the Role:

  • Proactive with a high team spirit and ability to work with colleagues at different levels and different locations
  • Gender & culture sensitive.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application letters clearly indicating Job title and work station, C.V. and copies of educational and experience certificates through one of the following:-

  1. Practical Action office Address: Khartoum, AL-MA’MORA, Phone+249 15 566 2474
  2. Direct email to: Sudan.Jobs@practicalactionsd.org
  3. Or electronically though Sudanjob.net website.

Please DO NOT submits original certificates. Applications and attached documents are not returnable.

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.


“We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such asgender, race, religion, ethnic or national origin, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability”.


“Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing”.

Closing:Date Sunday, April 11th  2021


Women are encouraged to apply


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