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Deputy Program Manager
International Aid Services

International Aid Services (IAS) is an international relief and development organization founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting people in need. IAS core sectors are Water Sanitation and Health (WASH), Civil Society Development (CSD) and Inclusive Education (IE). Since 1 January 2019 IAS has merged with Läkarmissionen. The Head Office for the organization is Läkarmissionen. For more information about IAS and Läkarmissionen, kindly see https://sites.google.com/ias-intl.org/lakarmissionen-ias-together


 Salary Range: 2,162 USD – 2,877 USD
 Liaises with:: Internally: MEAL Specialist, Protection Coordinator, Education Coordinator, HR Specialist, Operation Manager Externally: Local Partners, Donors.
 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: C
 Supervisor: Program Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum with frequent field visits
 Duration: One Year Renewable based on the availability of the budget
 Closing Date: 16 July 2022

 
 Background:

The Deputy Programme Manager’s primary responsibility is to liaise, coordinate and support Project Coordinators to ensure that projects are implemented as planned and that project progress reports are submitted in line with donor agreements and agreed on timelines. The Deputy Programme Manager is expected to keep updated with the trends and changes in the context in the programmatic areas of IAS Sudan country program and ensure that the projects are relevant to the context and implemented efficiently and effectively. The Deputy Programme Manager deputies the Programme Manager and supervises the Project Coordinators.


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Project Implementation • Provide oversight to ensure that projects are implemented as planned • Supervise Project Coordinators and ensure effective and efficient implementation of project activities in accordance with the agreements. • Support PCs to develop annual and quarterly work plans Reporting • Ensure that Project Coordinators submit quarterly project progress reports in line with the donor and organizational requirements • On request from the PM, provide the information needed for back donor reports Strategic Planning • Upon request from the Programme Manager, participate in the process of elaboration of the Country strategy • Participate in the elaboration of the annual work plan Project development and proposal writing • Participate in the elaboration of project proposals • Participate in investigating funding options; internal or external funding • In liaison with the relevant Project Coordinators, provide technical bills of quantities to facilitate project design • Contribute towards ensuring that projects are innovative and relevant • Give input to the analysis of project proposals and propose modifications to the project proposal Project/Programme Monitoring, evaluation and learning • Participate in project monitoring to ensure that projects are implemented as planned • In consultation with the MEAL Officer, develop technical standards and indicators that must be met in implementation of project activities. • In consultation with the project coordinators and the MEAL officer ensure that projects implemented meet the desired quality standards • Contribute towards learning to ensure that programs are technically sound, innovating and responding to changes in donor priorities and project context. Capacity Building of local partners • Identify technical capacity gaps of staff and organize capacity-building initiatives to address the identified gaps • Identify technical capacity gaps of the local partner organizations and support their capacity-building initiatives for local partners Networking • On request from the PM, attend collaboration/sector coordination meetings • Identify and recommend networks, consortia, or organizations for possible collaborations • On request from the CD or the PM, represent IAS in formal and contractual matters relating to government departments and services Identification of Local Partners • Look out for potential partners and recommend the most promising to the PM • On request from PM, make assessments of potential local partner organizations • Give input to decisions to initiate new partnerships Other Perform any other duties as assigned by Management.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

This section should highlight the minimum requirements needed to accomplish the tasks stated above efficiently and up to the required standards  Education: At least a Master’s degree (MA or MSc. or higher) in Agriculture, development studies, or closely related field. • Experience 5 years working in program management and experience in FSL is preferable • Knowledge: Knowledge in project implementation in FSL, Education, WASH, and Protection. Must be knowledgeable on the theory of change, managing projects, and monitoring and evaluation Required competencies • Be innovative • Be able to adjust to change and manage change • Be able to provide support to the programs team and other departments • Be able to manage tasks and follow through to their completion • Have excellent communication skills (both written and oral) Desirable competences • Be able to build and maintain good relationships with donors, government, staff and other CSOs

Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  All applications should be submitted through Sudan Job website or HAC/Labor Office Khartoum.  Please provide the following when applying for this post: Cover letter explaining your motivation for seeking this position and your experience from similar organizations; Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, contact details and names of two references (preferably line Supervisor), ID (preferably passport), National Number, Birth Certificate, Experience Certificates, Educational Certificates and Training Certificates.  Closing date: 16th of Jul 2022.  IAS Sudan does not refund any expenses in connection with interviews.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.








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