Central Darfur Area Program Mana At World Relief



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The Area Coordinator must ensure that all program designs, implementation, and outputs in the area align with World Relief’s (WR) strategy, donor standards, and local laws. Other essential duties include the management of Operations, Safety and Security, Human Resources, Financial Reporting, and Community Relations and representation.

* This position is not open to candidates who live in the U.S. state of Colorado.


* Support the coordination of all projects in Central Darfur State in close communication and collaboration with the Program Manager and Country Director.

* Support the oversight of ongoing programs:

  • Support sectoral program managers to address programmatic challenges
  • Facilitate monitoring of the projects with project staff, to review project progress, review beneficiary feedback, identify corrective actions required, and capture learning
  • Support the oversight and monitoring of staff operating in remote areas via email and SAT phone contact, and collaborate with relevant WR representatives on the ground to ensure that proper procedures and best practices are followed in project implementation
  • Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities, encouraging effective teamwork and inclusiveness, and building a team spirit

* Ensure program operations are functional:

  • Prioritize needs for resource sharing with WR assets
  • Ensure accountable and efficient systems are in place
  • In close collaboration with Project Managers, Finance Manager, and the Logistics Manager, support in managing project budgets, and finance and logistics staff, ensuring project budgets are calendared, a procurement plan is in place, and assisting project staff in managing specific project budget lines, monitoring expenditure to budgets and identify any corrective actions required

* Serve as the security focal point for Central Darfur State:

  • Responsible for security management for the project team in the designated area
  • Update evacuation and contingency plans frequently
  • Conduct regular security meetings with national and international staff ensuring staff are fully trained on the agreed security measures appropriate to the area, staff understand individual and collective responsibilities for safety and security and ensuring incidents are reported, critical learning is recorded and corrective actions taken
  • Assess risk and, in coordination with the senior management team in Khartoum and USA, determine areas of safe operation

* Manage Human Resources:

  • Ensure local recruitment is consistent with World Relief’s HR recruitment policies, the legal context and local practice
  • Ensure HR policies and procedures are understood by the project team and implemented
  • Track and approve leave time for staff that are directly managed
  • Conduct performance evaluations for staff that are directly managed
  • Resolve staff disputes and disagreements
  • Enforce disciplinary measures as necessary

* Strategic Project Management

  • Lead on conducting assessments and shaping of new project proposals in new areas, in accordance with the program strategy in close communication with other international staff
  • Support in development of project proposals (narrative, log frame, activity schedule and budgets)
  • Support in provision of interim and final project reports for submission to donors in accordance with the reporting schedule and the required reporting formats
  • Participate in project evaluations to assess project impact and effective use of resources

* Facilitate good community relations by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with community leaders, HAC and government officials, the UN, and other local and international NGOs
* With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of World Relief


  • Possesses strong organizational skills
  • Possesses strong cross cultural communication skills, as well as written and verbal
  • Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership
  • Experienced in managing multiple programs and large diverse teams
  • Must be a humble team player
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Understanding of local culture is essential
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field
  • Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Master’s degree in filed related to international development of within one of the sectors of health, nutrition, WASH, or FSL required
  • Experience in hardship postings or complex emergencies with proven leadership experience; Able to work in a fluid and insecure area; Maturity and ability to adjust to harsh living conditions
  • Fluency in oral and written English required, Arabic language skills a plus
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to deal with problems and issues both promptly and efficiently

How to apply

To apply, please visit the World Relief website and apply through our online portal.

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