Consortium program Director

at Save the Children
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted December 30, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG


Qualified Sudanese in diaspora are highly encouraged to apply , a special attractive offer will be designed for them.

The ECW Consortium program Director will be the operational link between partners at the field and capital levels for monitoring, reporting, representation, and information sharing. A successful Consortium program Director considers the varying internal processes, capacities, needs, and ‘personalities’ of each partner, and builds up from there. S/he works closely with all parties to ensure a consistent consortium-wide approach to beneficiary selection, activities, training standards and curricula, and monitoring criteria and tools. Their coordination tools include:

  • – Consortium Steering Committee meetings;
    • Technical Working Groups;
    • Frequent field visits to all areas of intervention.
    • Liasing with Education Cluster leads and members to keep the EiE Clusted updated and to encourage alignment of future projects with the MYRP (linked to resource mobilization)

Specifically, the Consortium program Director ,oversees project activities and results in achievement (notably in terms of beneficiary numbers). S/he is responsible for the consolidation of narrative and financial internal progress reports and external donor reports.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Knowledge of current global and regional debates on quality and employment oriented education policies and models
  • Strong leadership, management and coordination skills, including experience leading a large programme and team
  • Recommended a minimum of eight years of relevant experience including at senior level
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical education projects in complex environments, preferably in Sudan and with International NGOs
  • Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching
  • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Highly numerically articulated with a track record of data manipulation and reporting systems.
  • Highly diplomatic with strong oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.


  • Substantial experience of working in the Horn of Africa
  • Cluster coordination training and / or experience
  • Demonstrable understanding of ECHO , ECW guidelines as well as other donors’ agenda.
  • Ability to coach and mentor partners.

Contract duration: 1 year

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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