Deadline: 08 May, 2022

Location: Sudan

Concern Worldwide is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Area Coordinator.

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design of projects/programmes especially in relation to Western Darfur
  • Plan and implement programme activities, staffing and procurement plans in relation to all approved grants for Western Darfur
  • Prepare regular reports on programme activities and expenditure variances for internal management purposes and for donors, Concern Worldwide head office, local and national authorities, etc
  • Prepare and regularly revise annual budgets for Western Darfur
  • Ensure a functioning complaints response mechanism (CRM)
  • Ensure all aspects of Western Darfur activities adhere to programme quality standards and policies
  • Integrate mainstreaming activities in the Western Darfur programme
  • Effectively manage allocated budgets and ensure all expenditure is authorised in accordance with Concern Worldwide and donors’ procedures
  • Monitor monthly management accounts to ensure expenditure is accurately recorded and avoid under- or overspendings
  • Coach and mentor budget holders to manage their budgets
  • Report any suspected or actual financial irregularities to the country director
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with peer NGOs, local authorities and communities
  • Ensure capacity-building and monitoring of local implementing partners
  • Participate regularly in cluster and other relevant coordination meetings
  • Share information with other actors for effective coordination and cooperation
  • Manage programme and support staff to create an environment conducive for effective programme implementation
  • Oversee recruitment of national staff and ensure optimal leave planning for national and international staff
  • Ensure all positions have accurate job descriptions, that each member of the team has up-to-date SMART objectives and that performance development reviews are completed for all staff
  • Ensure induction is provided to new staff
  • Create and support a strong senior national staff team by providing technical support and on-the-job training
  • Ensure that every member of the team is aware of, understands and complies with all of Concern’s policies and procedures

Requirements

  • Masters’ degree in Development or a related field
  • Four years, minimum, of experience working in a development setting with extremely poor people, preferably with an INGO
  • Strong technical expertise in health and nutrition
  • Demonstrated experience of leading and managing project teams, preferably in a multi-sector or integrated programme
  • Experience with financial management of multi-programme, multi-donor projects in development settings
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and coordination skills
  • Effective oral and written English language skills as demonstrated in ability to write reports as required by donors
  • Ability to utilise I.T. software packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent coaching, facilitation and capacity-building skills
  • Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity-building, accountability, participation and gender equality

To apply and for more information, click here.

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