Project Manager –UNICEF
Catholic Relief Services

We work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care.


 Gross Salary: 1,976 USD
 Salary Grade: 9
 Supervisor: Program Manager – Food Security- WFP
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: West Darfur Elgeneina
 Closing Date: 17 May 2021


About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


CRSSudan is as dynamic and diverse as the needs of the people we serve. Since 1978, CRSSudan has been assisting the people of Sudan across the emergency, recovery, and development spectrum. In recent years, CRS Sudan has been undergoing a transformation as new opportunities for resiliency programming emerges and the environment opens for deeper involvement of humanitarian organizations. CRSSudan's flagship programs,  DFID-funded Taadoud project (2014-2022)and USAID/FFP-funded RISING project (2019-2021), are examples of this shift. Implemented in five states in Darfur, these integrated livelihoods, nutrition and natural resource management programs are implemented in consortium with INGO, national NGO, university and private sector partners. The BMZ-funded RAID program is another example of CRSSudan's integrated resiliency programming. Sudan remains one of the world's most protracted humanitarian crisis.In this context, CRS continues to provide emergency assistance throughout Sudan, with core funding from WFP, USAID/BHA, and UNICEF. Key sectoral areas for CRSSudan include food security, livelihoods (on-farm, off-farm and non-farm), nutrition, health, peacebuilding and natural resource management. CRSSudan has an expanding portfolio of programs crossing the emergency response and resiliency spectrum. Currently CRSSudan oversees programming across five Darfur states and the Red Sea.


Job Summary:

The Project Manager (PM) will lead the field implementation of UNICEF project, a Health and Nutrition project in West Darfur (Habila and Forbaranga) in close collaboration with the Program Manager. The PM,in collaboration with the project team, is responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, and monitoring project activities as per donor requirements and CRS regulations as well as build and maintain relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the project objectives, advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable.The PM’s management skills and knowledge will ensure that the Sudan Country Program (CP) delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.


This position is dependent on funding.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead team in planning and implementing all activities throughout relevant project cycles - project design, start-up, implementation and close-out - to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the UNICEF projectteam in West Darfur. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Ensure program integration with the other projects in the same area to encourage holistic approach
  • Be vigilant to draw learning from monitoring and propose new interventions to ensure the needs of the communities are addressed either from CRS or other partners
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams.Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in respective programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Identify staff and partnerdevelopment needs and support implementation ofcapacity building activities.
  • Help identify, assessand strengthen partnerships relevant to H&N, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight, ensure efficient use of project resources.
  • Ensure regular and effective communication of field implementation progress and challenges to line manager and Head of Office. Proactively identify and mitigate project risks.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations, Health/Nutrition or in a similar fieldis preferred. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably withan international NGO.


Required Languages - Fluency in written and spoken English required; Arabic language abilities preferred


Travel- Position is based in CRS’ West Darfur office (El Genana). Must be willing and able to travel up to 70% to project areas.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented


Preferred Qualifications

  • National applicants are preferred.
  • Project management experience in Health and/or Nutrition is highly desirable.
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

How to apply:

  • If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and copies of your education and work certificates to


Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship


Supervisory Responsibilities: UNICEF ProjectSenior Officers.


Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Program Manager -Food Security WFP, Head of Office, Head of Programming, MEAL Manager, Operations staff

External: CRS implementing partners; UN cluster leads and agencies; peer humanitarian agencies; local government and authorities.


CRS’ processes policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.


CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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