Program Manager

at Islamic Relief Worldwide Sudan
Location Darfur, Sudan
Date Posted December 2, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG



Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 38 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.

Islamic Relief Worldwide is recruiting for the position of ‘Program Manager – Central Darfur’ for its Sudan office. The post holder, based in Central Darfur, is responsible for leading the Central Darfur program as Manager and provide technical support to other IR operations in Sudan. They will take the lead role in technical matters related to sectoral projects including designing of proposals, implementation, Monitoring of the Programme. The post holder will also lead on representation of IRW at the national and field level as well as providing technical support to IR program and administrative support to Programme and support functions staff in field office.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Project Management
  • Significant and progressive experience in the field of Project Management as well as implementation and management in any of Health and Nutrition /FSL/WASH/Protection/Education and Emergency programmes
  • Considerable senior management experience in developing countries and/or countries in transition/conflict
  • Field experience in several and diverse acute emergencies as well as protracted crisis settings
  • Health or equivalent professional with post graduate qualification in a relevant subject
  • Experience in programme/project implementation management
  • Experience in managing programme/project funded by institutional donors (DFID, EU, ECHO,SIDA and UN Agencies etc.)
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse context
  • Field experience in several and diverse acute emergencies as well as protracted crisis settings
  • Proven experience in developing proposals for major donors
  • Experience of contingency planning/emergency preparedness planning
  • Experience of capacity building and monitoring
  • Experience of team leadership and management
  • Highly developed writing skills (e.g., at level for producing an assessment report or proposal during a short time period)
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high level external representation (lobbying, presentations) and ability to tailor communications to different audiences
  • Fluency (written and oral) in English
  • Familiarity with the Sustainable Development Goals, Sphere Standards, Do no harm policy, Red-Cross/Red-crescent Code of Conduct, Humanitarian Accountability Programme etc.
  • Willing and able to travel to field locations for up to 50% of role

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.


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