Program Coordinator

Solidarites International

Juba, Sudan


General objectives:

The program coordinator, as the Head of Department for all the programs on the mission, contributes to the development of SI’ strategy by proposing sector-based strategies for the whole activities.

More specifically:

  • He/she is the guarantor of the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness between SI’s activities and general objectives and needs of the population.
  • He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of programs implemented in the intervention country.
  • He/she contributes to the capitalization process and the improvement of SI’s methods and techniques.

He/She reports directly to the Country Director and manages 3 Program Managers (1 in Juba and 3 in the bases), 1 MEAL Manager.

Main responsibilities:

  • Strategic orientation.
  • Relevance and quality of projects.
  • Coordination, technical support, and operational monitoring.
  • Capitalization.
  • People and team management.
  • Reporting/communication/representation.


  • Ensure SI emergency response is pertinent and remains coordinated with other actors in the zone.
  • Ensure SI teams deploy appropriate WASH/FSL/SHELTER response based on the needs, gaps, cluster/HCT recommendation
  • Ensure coherence between RRM (ECHO), Emergency responses (CDCS, SSHF) and static response (CDCS, UE)
  • Emphasize program development and expansion, targeting diversified donors.
  • Ensure the emergency projects are fully implemented and according to the requirements.
  • Ensure emergency PMs can deliver quickly assistance to impacted communities by closely following-up on them.
  • Maintain and increase involvement of SI in WASH, FSL, S/NFI Clusters.
  • Participate to the implementation of several consortium projects and ensure proper coordination with partners.
  • Continue and reinforce participation in network and coordination platform with other actors in the light of developing consortium and /or partnership.


Education/academic background:

  • Master Degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.
  • 5 years experience in the humanitarian sector
  • 1-2 year(s) on a similar position

Technical skills:

  • Sound understanding in project cycle management (specifically MEAL and project development).
  • Ability to lead the process of program development.
  • Coordination among internal departments to ensure quality and timely implementation.
  • Strong networking skill with external entities (donors, clusters, other NGOs).
  • Capacity to develop rapid understanding of country humanitarian context.
  • Good analytical skills and proactive, solution-oriented approach to work.
  • Experience in protracted crisis context (being able to switch between short/medium/long term solutions).
  • Pack MS Office – excellent mastery of Excel included. GIS desirable.

Transversal Skills:

  • Proven experience as an organized team and people manager.
  • Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities.
  • Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility
  • Good stress management.
  • Important flexibility and adaptability.
  • Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) is an asset.
  • Prior experience in South Sudan would be considered as an asset.
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken. Arabic is an asset.

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