Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Sudan Program leads a consortium of six INGOs and 13 NNGOs as well as a university research partner to implement the Taadoud II: Transition to Development program. Taadoud II, funded by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID)'s program for resilience in Darfur, builds upon the success of Taadoud I, implemented from 2014 - 2017 and also funded by DFID. Taadoud II aims to build the resilience of local communities - particularly returnee and other conflict-affected vulnerable populations - to cope with shocks and stresses through an integrated program that includes natural resource management at the wider, landscape level; agriculture and livelihoods promotion at the farm and household levels; and nutrition supports at the household level. Leveraging learning and evidence from the consortium's prior experience in Darfur, Taadoud II's development - focused approach targets the whole population that contains these vulnerable groups, with a necessary focus on returnees.
Following a successful six-month inception phase from April - September 2017, the project runs for a total of 4.5 years: from October 2017 to March 2022. CRS and partners are reaching over 280 communities in 17 localities across all five Darfur states, directly targeted more than 170,000 households. The project is complemented by the USAID-funded RISING project, which is implemented by the same consortium in nearby communities. Key components of Taadoud II include learning, ICT4D, equity ("leave no one behind"), participatory community monitoring and evaluation for community-based NRM, gender equity, and operational research.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) manages and provides technical oversight of the development and implementation of Taadoud II, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming and advance CRS' work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills, technical knowledge, and attention to detail will ensure that the country program delivers high-quality programming and continuously works toward improving the impact of its multi-sectoral resilience-building program.
Required/Desired Languages: Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing ability) required; Arabic capability will be an added plus.
Travel Required: Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time within Darfur to project sites.
Supervisory: Compliance and Grants Officer, Project Assistant, Learning and Communications Manager, MEAL Coordinator.
Internal: CoP, NRM Technical Advisor, Head of Programming, Country Representative, CRS Partnerships team, Finance Manager, HR Manager, Head of Operations, CRS/EARO Program and Management Quality Technical Advisors and Deputy Regional Directors for Program Management and Program Quality.
External: Consortium technical leads, finance managers, and project managers; GoS stakeholders including Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and line ministries; UN and INGOs with NRM interventions; DFID.