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HR& admin Manager
United Peace Organization

UPO is Sudanese national organization that has been established in 2009 and working since 2010. UPO seeks to build peace in Sudan through conflict mitigation and reconciliation, inspiring and furnishing the local communities with sufficient and life changing skills to capacitate and empower their living. We see a more peaceful and socio-economically and politically advanced Sudan.

 Vacancy No: UPO-08-2022
 report to: Executive Director
 responsible for: HR, Logistic, procurement etc
 Section/Unit: Operations Support
 Grade Level: E
 Supervisor: Executive Director
 No. of Post: 4
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: one yea-renewable
 Closing Date: 11 August 2022



The incumbent is a senior country management team member, and thus he/she will actively and effectively contribute to the country office operation and strategic planning process.

The person will be the overall team leader responsible for the overall operation support services i.e. HR, Logistic, Administration, procurement, health and safety, security, IT, and provision of overall support to the country office as well as filed offices operation.

The competent will be responsible to ensure compliance to relevant donor and organization internal policies and procedures, as well as developing and updating organizational manual and guidelines for Sudan operation. The incumbent will ensure consistency & harmony in organization procedures and policies across field offices in Sudan, as well as build capacity of operation department staff and provide guidance and advice to management and programme team.

 Duties and responsibilities:


A) Human Resources Management

To assist the EX Director in identifying the HR implications of meeting organizational objectives.

  • To develop, implement and monitor HR strategies and initiatives to help to meet organisational objectives.
  • To ensure, through the management and support of the HR Officer, an efficient HR administration service, including the effective development and use of systems and  HR database.
  • To keep up to date of developments in the field of HR best practice and Sudan labour law and advise on the implications for UPO.
  •  To develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures in relation to all aspects of HR management:  - employee resourcing (HR planning; recruitment and retention)  employee relations (disciplinary and grievance; staff consultation and communication) - employee reward (pay and grading; terms and conditions)  employee development (induction; staff development and training; performance management)
  • To assist managers in identifying and meeting staff training needs.
  • Responsible for effective management of the payroll and benefits administration systems, negotiating and liaising with the providers as required.
  • Responsible for participating in local salary surveys, analysing reward data and updating our salary structure

B) Administration

* Responsible for development, review and update of UPO administration policies, systems and procedures (i.e. filing system, guest house management, etc)

  • Provide leadership management, supervision, coaching and on-the-job training to subordinates to enable them perform their routine tasks smoothly,
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to operational policies, regulations of the organization, donors as well as to the laws of the country.
  • Develop / draw / Revise / Authorise and maintain property leases and other contractual agreements that protect the organizations rights and interests, in close consultation with the legal advisor and the CD.
  • Directly supervises the Administration Officer and provides team leadership to the department
  • Contribute to the overall improvement to organisational structure and work processes through organisation evaluation and recommendations,
  • As member of the senior country management team the competent is expected to make senior contribution to the organisation strategy and implementation.
  • Conduct regular visits to the field offices to ensure regular monitoring, supervision and coaching of staff on relevant operation support issues,
  • Supervise Admin Officer to properly coordinate and maintain good relations with relevant Government authorities (i.e. HAC, Labour office, different ministries, etc) for smooth release of visa’s, work permits, travel permits, TA, etc.
  • Coordinate with other INGOs/NGOs, UN and Government offices to share information on areas of common interest.

Risk management

·Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized

Advise the organization's leadership on appropriate insurance coverage for the organization and the Board of Directors

 Maximize income where possible and appropriate

Negotiate with Bank for lines of credit or other financial services as required and appropriate

C) Logistics

*  Responsible to develop, review and update UPO logistics policies and procedures for Sudan operation

  • To ensure transparent procurement procedure is followed across UPO international field offices in Sudan and office and tracks and records of procurement are maintained and up-to-date.
  • To ensure that UPO gets good deals which maintain highest possible levels of quality, quantity, timely delivery and best prices.
  • Responsible to develop a proper assets management system and it is implementation at all work places and sites of UPO in Sudan including their proper record keeping, insurance, upkeep and maintenance.
  • Responsible to ensure that market analysis is regularly conducted and reliable information is generated to help propose reputable service providers to be approved by office (i.e. service providers, suppliers, consultants, etc)
  • Ensures that quality controls checks were maintained in all procurements and relevant skilled persons were used to determine this.
  • Ensure that overall vehicle management and control is on progress and regular controls and crosschecks were maintained and regular reports are produced to management.
  • Directly supervises the Logistic officer and provides team leadership to the department

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • 7+ Substantial years of experience of working in a humanitarian and development context, preferably in more than State in Sudan
  • Significant experience of humanitarian programme management, including resource, financial, HR and information management, at least at deputy program manager level or equivalent.
  • Direct experience of project appraisal, assessment, monitoring and evaluation methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record of preparing funding proposals and reports for a range of donors, including bilateral and multilateral donors, trusts and foundations.
  • Commitment and ability to foster and support capacity building in own staff and of Local partners, including experience of managing teams
  • Fluent written and spoken English and the ability to write clear reports for a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, communicate and negotiate with a wide range of people and organisations (including government) at all levels with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Numeracy and ability to prepare and monitor budgets and accounts
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines
  • Ability to think analytically and plan strategically
  • Ability to live and work in often arduous conditions and undertake necessary travel in country

Empathy with UPOs mission and values

Interested Candidates must Apply through email to career@unitedpeac.org

Our website: www.unitedpeac.org

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