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Project Manager - IAPF
Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization that strives for a world free from poverty, fear, and oppression. We deliver life-saving and life-changing interventions to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. From rapid emergency response to innovative development programming, we go to the hardest to reach places to make sure that no-one is left behind.


 Section/Unit: Programmes
 Grade Level: ranges from G.0 - 1162 USD to G.5- 1484 USD based on experience
 Supervisor: Area Coordinator - West Darfur
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: ElGeneina
 Duration: Up to December 2022
 Closing Date: 16 Sept 2021

 
 Background:

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty. In Sudan, Concern is working in West Darfur, South & West Kordofan states implementing programmes in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Health and Nutrition, WASH sectors while also responding to emergencies that may arise.

Concern has secured funding from IAPF to implement a 12-month project (1 Jan 2021-31 Dec 2021) called “Building Resilience for Poverty Reduction (BRPR)”

The programme is an integral part of the overarching West Darfur Resilience programme. 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Programme Implementation:

  • Directly responsible for planning, implementation and reporting of all components of the project based on the approved proposal package.
  • Ensure that project Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) is prepared, constantly tracked, implemented, updated and shared with project staff and Area Coordinator and relevant finance and system officers.
  • Ensure that communities and stakeholders are effectively mobilised, provided with project information and participate in project orientation, so they understand the purpose of the project with strong peacebuilding and conflict mitigation elements.
  • Hold monthly review meetings with the project team to review progress and challenges and develop plans and strategies for the next month with a strong focus on peacebuilding and conflict mitigation elements for each activity to reach the project objectives
  • Supervise the day-to-day operation of the project in the project areas: follow up weekly activity plans, procurement, recruitment, administrative tasks, expenses, with relevant project team members and other support officers/managers.
  • Ensure that the project staff have daily, weekly and monthly plan and that they are implemented for each activity.
  • Oversee the implementation of the project activities as per the technical standards and best practices in Livelihoods, Health & Nutrition, WASH, DRR, Gender and Advocacy.
  • Work closely with the relevant government departments for their full participation in the project activities and create strong linkage between the community, Concern and the locality/state level actors
  • Engage with community leaders, key informants and change agents through meetings, dialogues to promote peaceful coexistence in community/locality and state level.
  • Document success stories of the project with the support of the project team
  • Support the team in community mobilization, organizing peace trainings, technical workshops, exchange visits, meetings to negotiate over disputes, exposure visits with change Agents, community leaders, community members, and relevant authorities at locality and state level.
  • Fully implement the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) system as per Concern’s guidelines with the technical support of the MEAL Team and the MEAL officer.
  • Liaise with MEAL Team in periodic data collection tools, technical inputs and guidance to ensure project is on track to meet required logframe indicators.
  • Supervise the work of the National Partner (SAWA Sudan) to ensure that activities assigned to them are implemented as per the partnership agreement, including tracking indicator performance, budget and delivery of services in the communities.
  • Receive partners reports, review, provide feedback and share the final report with the Area Coordinator and the Grant Manager.
  • Draft project reports as required using standard reporting templates (Concern and donor), including partner’s activities and work closely with the Grant Manager to meet standard requirement for report submission.

 

Capacity Building:

  • Organize induction/training workshops with the project team, and national partner and develop a common understanding of the project.
  • Provide technical in-house training and orientation e.g. peacebuilding and conflict mitigation skill set to staff and partners to ensure that they have adequate capacity to implement the project, and they understand the key indicators and project concept they need to deliver.
  • Provide technical support, coaching and mentoring project team and partner during the entire project implementation period e.g. collecting information on conflict cases, presenting stories of success from the field, negotiation skills with leaders etc.

 

Representation:

  • Take part in relevant forums/clusters meetings at state level and also initiate the establishment of working groups where it is needed.
  • Participate in joint monitoring missions in related project activities
  • May represent Concern in other coordination forum as delegated by the Area Coordinator.
  • Coordinate and communicate with all senior management in West Darfur about the progress of the project during the monthly coordination meetings and raise concerns, challenges beyond his/her level of approval for support and solution.

 

Others:

  • Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (Code of Conduct and Associated policies, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc.).
  • Contribute to ongoing security management and planning as necessary.
  • Actively participate in any emergency response if called upon to do so (within the existing programme area or in a new one).
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Area Coordinator.

Concern is committed to respond to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Sudan Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

 

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential

  • A relevant academic qualification- Masters Degree in Political Science, Social Sciences, Peace-Conflict and Conflict Mitigation, Community Development
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in community development, project management with national and international NGOs
  • Strong practice of workplace diversity and inclusiveness
  • Strong communications skills and fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Experience in community based peacebuilding approaches, community dialogue, conflict mitigation skills
  • Understanding of Darfur context: culture, conflict drivers, community peace processes etc.
  • Good computer skills both Word and Excel necessary
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong community facilitation skills, especially working with community leaders, change agents, government authorities and other humanitarian actors
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.);
  • Strong organizational and project implementation skills, and ability to deliver within tight deadlines;
  • Experience in working with partners and supporting their capacity development;

Desirable

  • Experience in using Digital Data Gathering tools;
  • Familiarity with any international project/donor requirements
  • Experience in applying different humanitarian standards, e.g. Committee functions, Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and peacebuilding strategies, approaches and practices
  • Knowledge of and experience in working in Darfur region.
  • Experience in working with national partners

 

 


Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s

 

Core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

 

To apply : Please submit a cover letter , CV detailing your experience skills and qualifications, your experience and educational certificates, ID, Birth Certificate, National Number, Contact details for two professional references to Sudan Job  Website.

 

 

 

 

 








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