Program Director

Program Director

World Relief Corp

Multiple Locations, Sudan

POSITION SUMMARY:

WR is seeking a Program Director (PD) for multi-sector and multi-funded grants-based projects in several states in Sudan. The PD is to be responsible for managing the Programs Department and field-based operations, with frequent travel to the field locations where WR operates. The PD will oversee all programmatic, operational, and donor compliance aspects of the multi-sector programs at the field level, ensuring effective and efficient operations for multi-donor funded grants in the areas of Health, Nutrition, WASH, Food Security & Livelihoods, and all other project grants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage program development and operations for World Relief Sudan’s work across multiple states, as well as grant development and implementation at the field office sites;
  • Monitor and analyze the potential impact or opportunities of humanitarian need and develop a strategy for the transition to recovery and early stage development for locations where WR is working;
  • Advise the Country Director on the evolution of local security, political, legal, and economic situations and how to adapt the program accordingly;
  • Oversee identification of local partners, community leaders, and other local stakeholders and develop collaborative and working relationships and partnerships;
  • Develop a capacity-building strategy for and with the local government line ministries, HAC, and other INGOs in Sudan for localization and sustainable local entities;
  • Supervise enforcement of the Program Department’s accurate financial, procurement, and general operational protocols and reporting;
  • Ensure the Program Department maintains compliance with donor rules, regulations, and reporting guidelines and deadlines;
  • Maintain open channels of communication between Program staff and other WR Sudan departments and staff to ensure program harmony and cohesion;
  • Develop program strategy and grant proposals, including financial due diligence, and submit the completed field draft to the Country Director and HQ; ensure that any HQ or donor revisions are integrated into any newly revised proposal;
  • Develop programmatic content, provides due diligence, and finalizes the program budget for proposed activities in order to improve the objectives, focus, efficiency, and feasibility of grants to be approved;
  • Ensure that written program personnel evaluations are completed and returned to the HR Admin Department;
  • In close conjunction with the security management of World Relief, be responsible for the safety and security of field teams, including ensuring that appropriate security information is regularly and appropriately disseminated to field staff and that staff safety and security guidelines are followed;
  • Provide input on behalf of the Programs Department to quarterly, annual, and any other periodic or special reports as needed by the HQ or donor;
  • Travel extensively to field sites (30% time), with occasional travel to other regions at the direction of the Country Director;
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Sudan Country Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Familiarity and experience working with USAID, EU, FCDO, UNDP, SHF, WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF, ECHO and other donor programs;
  • Previous experience working in conflict/transition and/or humanitarian crisis environments, preferably in Sudan, and proven experience in supervising complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing project start-up and expansions, manages growth under limited time constraints, and has been involved in program close-out;
  • Strong skills managing a diverse team, including hiring, supervising, and training expatriates, third-country nationals, and host-country local personnel;
  • Experience with program development, implementation, and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation;
  • Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting), and procurement;
  • Strong analytical capacity.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Desired Qualification: Master’s Degree and at least 4-years’ experience at the level of a Program Director responsible for multi-sector integrated relief and development programs;
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in a relevant field with six years’ Program Director or related senior level field management experience in a multi- sector, multi-funded, relief and development program; including experience with a contractor or international NGO;
  • Fluency in written and verbal English is mandatory; knowledge of Arabic is desirable but not required;
  • Excellent organization, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.

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