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Head of Programs

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Location: Sudan, job based in Khartoum, with regular field trips to Darfur

Duration: 1 year renewable, starting December 2017 (minimum one month is necessary to complete the visa procedure)

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2,300 to €2,500 according to experience, monthly per diem €480, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months. More information on www.trianglegh.org, under « Participate ». Family duty station: yes

Presentation of TGH  »

Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity »

Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 11 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Presentation of the mission

TGH is present in Sudan since September 2003, and opened its first project for the victims of the Darfur crisis in one of the IDPs camp in West Darfur (Riyad camp of Geneina) in June 2004. TGH has since extended its activities in West Darfur and Central Darfur, implementing its projects through 4 operational bases (Geneina in West Darfur; Bindizi, Um Dukhun and Zalingei in Central Darfur). All projects are coordinated from Khartoum main office. TGH currently works in the fields of water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, NFIs, food security and livelihood.

TGH’s strategy in Darfur consists in shifting gradually and where appropriate to more development-oriented programming, while maintaining the capacity to provide humanitarian assistance when needed.

Ongoing operations include:

– Emergency assistance to people affected by population displacement and natural disasters (provision of Non Food Items-

NFI and emergency shelter, safe water supply facilities, emergency sanitation and hygiene promotion for vector control).

– Construction and rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation services, hygiene promotion and capacity building of community based committees and local authorities in WASH services sustainable management – The strengthening of food security and livelihood, through distribution of agricultural inputs, promotion of farming best practices, sustainable natural resources management, development of income generating activities and targeted food distribution.

TGH is currently funded in Sudan by a set of different donors: CIAA, SHF, ECHO, European Union, AFD and USAID-RRF.

Job description

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Head of Programs supports him/her on the overall implementation of the programs in Darfur, requirements definition, writing grant applications, planning, defining strategies and reporting to donors.

He/she supervises the overall work of the program team ensuring program development and quality and timely implementation of all the organization projects in Sudan. He/she is the direct line manager of the WASH and NFI&Shelter program manager and the Food Security&Livelihoods program manager (national staff).

He/she provides direct supervision and support to the operational and overall functioning of the mission within 4 bases in Central and West Darfur in coordination with TGH program and support staff.

In direct collaboration with the Country Director, the sector program managers and the support services departments, the main responsibilities are:

Program management

 Lead programming for the TGH mission in Sudan, ensuring program quality through strategy development and participatory program design in close collaboration with the Country Director, the Program team and the national partners.

 Develop and adjust strategies for emergency, recovery and rehabilitation programming based on thorough humanitarian context analysis, TGH and partner capacities, resource availability and coordination with the sector and government line ministries.

 Work with the Country Director the Program team and the national partners to prepare concept papers and grant proposals as well as mobilizing funds.

 Support the Program Team in the implementation of operations and monitoring of progress on project indicators and outcomes, ensuring compliance with donor’s requirements and sector standards.

 Manage program budgets and ensure spending is consistent with resources available, donor commitments and co-funding requirements in coordination with the Administration Coordinator.

 Contribute to the improvement of comprehensive program monitoring systems ensuring that monitoring data are feed into management decisions and used in program management.

 Conduct field visits to West and Central Darfur for program monitoring and capacity building of field teams and partners.

 Prepare or assist program staff to prepare regular program reports for donors and partners as required. Ensure timely information exchange of emergency operations. Respond to internal and external requests for reports and information about programs.

 Exchange information and technical support with headquarters WASH and FSL Technical Department Referents and the sector partners (clusters) in Sudan ensuring compliance with sector standards and best practices.

 Ensure regular program coordination with donors, including provision of regular project updates, preparation of modification requests and preparation of donors monitoring visits.

 Ensure program coordination and complementarity with OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, FAO,WFP, government line ministries, INGOs and NNGOs.

 Contribute to the identification and development of partnerships providing an added value for Sudan programs and support program team in effective partnership management.

 Contribute to relevant Protection, Gender and Environmental issues mainstreaming in Sudan programs.

 Evaluate program quality, including documenting best practices and lessons learned from Sudan programs and ensuring these are considered in program design.