Project/Contract: TEPS- Sudan
Type of Contract: Long Term Technical Assistant, Full time, Specific Work Contract
Supervisor: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
No. of Post: One Position
Duty Station: Kassala
Closing Date: 13 August 2020
DT Global (DTG) is an implementing partner for USAID Project – Toward Enduring Peace in Sudan (TEPS).
Duties and responsibilities:
The Regional Team Lead coordinates closely with DT Global senior management and program staff to monitor program implementation, captures program achievements, document outcomes, and draft program reports as directed by the DCOP. The Regional Team Lead will be based in Kassala State and is responsible for the Kassala State program activities as well as for the overall management of the Kassala State field office. The Regional Team Lead will be responsible for the following::-
- Manage the Program and Operations Staff for Kassala State field office(s).
- Communicating and coordinating with the Khartoum based Area Experts, Grants Manager, Operations Manager, and Finance Manager as needed to deliver grant activities and programmatic outputs that support the overall program objectives.
- Manage all programmatic outputs from programs including Grants Under Contract (GUC), Transition Activity Pool Short Term Technical Assistance (TAP STTA), Direct Distribution of Goods and Services (DDGS), sub-contracts and others as needed.
- Develop work plans, prepare programmatic and operational financial projections for the field office in close collaboration with the Kassala and Khartoum staff as needed
- Conduct weekly meetings to review and discuss the status of grant development, implementation, and progress and to establish next steps with field staff.
- In Coordination with Area Experts, identify targeted, high-impact program activities which meet the objectives of the Performance Management Plan
- Identify viable local grantees, local contractors, local technical consultants, and other potential local program implementers.
- Ensure that procurement, finance, logistics, and programmatic aspects of each activity is being implemented on time, in accordance with the specifications of the approved activity, and in compliance with USAID rules & regulations.
- Oversee all aspects of each grant throughout the "activity cycle" to maintain quality; supervise preparation of all sub-grant documents; ensure completion of project budgeting and contracts which adherence to TEPS rules and regulations.
- Ensure that all activities are entered in the grants database and regularly updated
- Collaborate with Program and Grants Manager, COP, Grants Specialist and others to develop, monitor, evaluate and recommend performance measures for regional and individual activities, including contractors and grantees.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with OTCM, local grantees, local government authorities, local contractors, international NGOs, donors, and other key stakeholders
- Perform other duties and activities as required for the successful management of the regional offices and effective implementation of regional and national program strategy;
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree in International Relations; Political Science; Government; Economics; Business; International Development or a relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years professional experience (including at least one to two years of supervisory experience) working in complex, insecure, and challenging field operational contexts
- Prior experience demonstrating the skills required to fulfill the full range of responsibilities outlined above for the RTL; it is highly desirable that the RTL has prior work experience with international development organizations, specifically on OTI/OTCM programs and can demonstrate fluency with OTI/OTCM culture and approach that is applied to collaborative program development and implementation
- Demonstrable prior working experience on donor-funded programs specifically USAID funded programs; it is highly desirable that this include experience post-conflict/post political crisis transition programming
- Demonstrable prior work experience in programs requiring community-level engagement
- Demonstrated supervisory experience
- Demonstrated fluency in Arabic and English is required
- Demonstrated capacities in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access and web-based information management tools
Applicants are requested to submit their CVs and a covering letter the letter should outline your motivation and why you believe you are qualified for this position.
The deadline for all applications is August 13, 2020
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