Program Assistant

at Freedom House
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted August 9, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG


Freedom House is seeking a Program Assistant for its programs in Sudan. The programs seek to promote human rights, sustain the energy of emerging elements of Sudanese civil society and strengthen civic capabilities to influence existing and future political processes. The Program Associate will work in close coordination with Program Officers to provide administrative, logistical, financial, and programmatic support. This position will be based in Khartoum, Sudan and will report to the Country Director.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Country Director and Program Officers in the implementation of project activities and compile reports as necessary (including monitoring and evaluation reports);
  • Plan and organize logistics for trainings and other interventions;
  • Coordinate and maintain relationships with vendors relevant to the implementation of program activities;
  • Support the mentoring and coaching of civil society partners and support the development of alliances and coalitions on issues surrounding transitional period priorities;
  • Develop and regularly update CSO database and sub grants tracking sheet;
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of project activities and assist in drafting and editing program reports;
  • Assist in the facilitation of trainings, workshops, roundtables and other capacity building events supported by Freedom House;
  • Provide weekly updates on project activities to team members, and bi-weekly updates to FH headquarters staff in consultation with the Country Director; and
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Country Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in political science, law or other social sciences;
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with civil society in Sudan related to human rights, youth engagement and advocacy (experience in East Africa region preferred);
  • Knowledge of governance, transitional justice, and human rights issues in Sudan is desired;
  • One year of experience in coordinating with multiple stakeholders including CSOs, NGOs, and activists in Sudan (experience in East Africa region preferred);
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience organizing logistics for conferences, workshops, and trainings;
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting data collection and reporting;
  • Knowledge of U.S. Department of State and USAID rules and regulations, and other donor approaches to civil society development;
  • Knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and democracy promotion;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Arabic, both orally and in writing preferred;
  • Ability to use productivity software such as MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; and Microsoft Excel; and
  • Experience in challenging environments and in modifying programming to fit evolving contexts.

Attributes and Characteristics:

  • Exhibit strong and sustained commitment to the mission of Freedom House
  • Show good stewardship in the use of Freedom House resources
  • Respond promptly to stakeholder needs, and solicit stakeholder feedback to improve service quality
  • Exhibit excellent phone etiquette, pleasant demeanor, and ethical conduct
  • Consistently use good judgment when dealing with all contacts and constituents
  • Exhibit high work standards, adherence to procedures, and responsibility for assigned tasks
  • Demonstrate strong desire for excellence, and desire to inspire others to attain professional excellence
  • Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills
  • Work as an effective team member, successfully balance individual and team responsibilities
  • Comply with all policies and procedures

Working Conditions:

  • General working office environment in Khartoum, Sudan;
  • Some evening and weekend hours to complete tasks or attend events;
  • Travel within Sudan outside of Khartoum;
  • Exposed to outside weather conditions when required to complete assigned tasks outside the office;
  • May involve work in regions that are remote and lack basic modern infrastructure, and in regions under U.S. travel advisory due to threats of terrorist attacks, civil unrest, kidnappings, disease outbreaks, etc.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.

Qualified and Interested Applicants

We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letterwith salary history and desired salary.

Candidate cover letters should specifically address how their previous experience relates to the duties and qualifications listed above.

Only candidates who respond to these as well as the salary requirements will be considered for the position. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

This vacancy is open to those candidates with relevant permits to work in Sudan.

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