Program Manager II-– Taadoud and RISING in East Darfur, Sudan

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Job Summary:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Sudan Program leads a consortium of five INGOs and 13 NNGOs as well as a university research partner to implement the DFID-funded Taadoud II: Transition to Development and the USAID-funded Recovery in Sudan for Improved Nutrition and Growth (RISING II) programs across the five Darfur states. Taadoud and RISING operate as one program with two funding streams. Collectively, they aim to build the resilience of local communities – particularly returnee and other conflict-affected vulnerable populations – to cope with shocks and stresses through an integrated approach that includes natural resource management, agriculture and livelihoods promotion at the farm/household levels and through private sector engagement, and nutritional support. Cross-cutting components include learning, ICT4D, equity (“leave no one behind”), participatory community monitoring and evaluation for community-based NRM, gender equity, and operational research.

The Program Manager II (PM II) will oversee high quality program development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the two integrated programs in East Darfur state. The PM II will be responsible for providing technical support and administrative leadership, coordination and management support to the CRS Taadoud and RISING project implementation team in East Darfur to attain high quality impact on household and community resilience to recurrent shocks and stresses in alignment with CRS strategic goals. S/he will lead and supervise a team in the Ed Daien field office and deep field offices in East Darfur and is responsible for building their competencies and growth in resiliency programming with a particular emphasis on strengthening the capacity of local staff, NGO partners, and government counterparts. S/he ensures program quality of resilience building activities and coordinates with ot her stakeholders (national and local government, other NGO, UN bodies) in East Darfur.

Basic Qualifications:
* A Master’s Degree in international development, international relations, or in the field of community development, agriculture, natural resource management, health and nutrition, or a related field is required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* Minimum of 5 years of program management experience required, with at least 2-3 years’ field experience in humanitarian or resilience programming required. Experience with agro-enterprise and/or agricultural value chains programming preferred.
* Experience managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
* Prior supervisory experience is required; experience supervising remote teams in a complex operating environment strongly preferred.
* Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals and reports.
* Experience implementing monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning systems required.
* Prior experience managing USG and/or DFID funding, with understanding of USG and DFID expectations and trends for food security and livelihoods activities preferred.
* Competence using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).

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

Travel – Willingness to travel approximately 45% of the time to remote areas of the country.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs)
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, including good presentation and facilitation skills.
* Ability to lead and motivate a team in challenging circumstances and contribute to a positive team dynamic. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions.
* Ability to transfer knowledge and skills through formal and informal training.
* Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented with. Strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to handle and coordinate multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
* Knowledge of CRS program quality standards and partnership principles preferred.

Agency-wide Competencies
* Integrity
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise Project Managers, Senior Project Officers, and Project Officers.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chiefs of Party, Senior Project Officers, Project Officers, Deputy Chief of Party, and NRM Technical Lead, Learning and Communications Manager, Taadoud MEAL Coordinator, Head of Office in Ed Daien, Program Managers, MEAL Manager, Head of Programming, Country Representative, other key staff in the Geneina and Khartoum offices, Regional Technical Advisor for Agriculture and Environment, Microfinance and Health and Nutrition

External: Host country government agents in East Darfur, UN officials, NGO agents, donor officials and local partners

Work Conditions/Environment Conditions: Based in Ed Daien, East Darfur. The living situation is a guesthouse with other staff. This is a non-accompanied post.

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

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Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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