Position: Project Manager – Child Protection / Protection
Country: Sudan - The position is based in Geneina, West Darfur State with frequent travel, as security permits, to TGH bases across West Darfur. In addition, regular trips to Khartoum will occur for coordination.
Duration: Eight (8) months – starting from August 2022, renewable based on availability of funds
Place in the org. Chart: Under the direct responsibility of the Head of Programs (Child Protection – Protection/MEAL) and working in coordination and collaboration with the Field Coordinator based in Geneina and the Head of Programs (WASH).
Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €1,900 to €2,600 depending on experience, monthly per diem 600 €, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months. No family duty station.
More information on www.trianglegh.org, under "JOBS".
Presentation of TGH
"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"
Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
TGH is present in Sudan since September 2003, and opened its first project for the victims of the Darfur crisis in one of the IDPs camp in West Darfur (Riyad camp of Geneina) in June 2004. TGH has since extended its activities in West Darfur and Central Darfur, implementing its projects through operational bases (Geneina in West Darfur; Um Dukhun, Golo and Geneina in Central Darfur). In addition, in 2020 TGH opened a new base in South Kordofan (Al Abassiya). All projects are coordinated from the Khartoum main office. TGH works in the fields of water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, NFIs/Shelters, education, food security and livelihood and would like to develop his integrated protection (child protection) component.
As a targeted nexus country, TGH’s strategy in Sudan consists of ensuring continued responses to humanitarian emergencies as they arise (flooding, conflict); but also to shift and expand development-oriented programming. Key program areas for further development are TGH’s FSL programs, along with Education and Child Protection; while maintaining TGH’s presence as a WASH sector leader.
Ongoing operations include:
- The strengthening of food security and livelihood, through distribution of agricultural inputs, promotion of farming best practices, sustainable natural resources management, development of income generating activities and community peacebuilding.
- Construction and rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation services, hygiene promotion and capacity building of community based committees and local authorities in WASH services sustainable management.
- Emergency assistance to people affected by population displacement and natural disasters (provision of Non Food Items- NFI, safe water facilities, emergency sanitation and hygiene promotion for disease control, provision of dignity kits for women and girls).
- Supporting the improvement of the education environment through local educational actors capacity-building, distribution of small equipment and educational material, rehabilitation of education facilities.
- Peacebuilding with a focus on youth
TGH is currently funded in Sudan by a set of different donors: ECHO, IOM (RRF), UNHCR, SHF, CDCs and CIAA.
Presentation of the project
TGH’s intervention is part of the 2022 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan-HRP through the SHF’s Standard Allocation of the 2022. The project will be implemented by TGH in Geneina Locality, specifically IDP gathering sites in Geneina. The objective of this project is to address the most acute child protection needs. Activities will include case management services and family tracing and reunification; psychosocial support to all children through child-friendly spaces or structured play/recreational activities in the communities and home-based support/care; support referral and protection services to institutions (police, schools, court, etc.) in the affected locations and community level to prevent and respond to child rights violations, including SGBV and PSEA; establish and/or strengthen community-based child protection networks; capacity-building training to the CBCPN and other community structures on child protection issues, focusing on case identification, reporting, MRE/UXO referrals, and PSEA; provide competency building to Family and Child Protection units and community leaders on SOPs and other related CP issues to promote and defend children's rights at the local level; community awareness sessions on Prevention and response to CP/SGBV cases and risk mitigation. The project will be implemented in partnership with UNICEF.
The Project Manager works under the responsibility and functional supervision of the Head of Programs (Child Protection - Protection Sector/MEAL). The PM will coordinate and collaborate with the Field Coordinator based in Geneina. The PM will also coordinate with the second Head of Programs (WASH & Emergency Response) plus the HQ technical department.
General Assignment: The PM is responsible for managing the overall activities, ensuring proper implementation, supervision, monitoring, reporting and budget follow-up. The Project Manager is responsible, in coordination with the Head of Programs (Child Protection - Protection/MEAL) for managing the staff dedicated to the project. Some representation and liaison with government line bureaus and humanitarian actors will also be expected.
- Coordinates with the Heads Programs to develop and implement a response to assessed needs, in accordance with the country program strategic plan.
- Responsible for oversight of the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of the project, with support of Sudan technical team and HQ technical support.
- Ensures that the project is implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to established objectives, goals, and indicators and in line with donor requirements and beneficiary needs.
- Develop, implement and monitor the work plan, ensuring that activities reflect the commitments TGH made to the donor and the community.
- Takes part in the Sudan Country Strategy Action Plan implementation commitments and reports on milestones
- Supports Child Protection in technical designs and implementation.
- Updates monitoring and planning tools, allowing to measure the progress, quality and impact of projects, to alert in case of slippage and to take corrective actions if necessary.
- Capitalizes on information related to the project in order to justify activities to donors: donation certificates, completion certificates, training certificates, payment receipts....
- Regularly assess needs and evaluate opportunities in order to adapt the response provided by TGH and anticipate new projects
- Oversees partnerships with local NGOs in the framework of the project
- Ensures that all project activities are delivered within acceptable budget thresholds.
- Supports project teams in developing spending plans and tracking these against actual spending monthly.
- Monitors Budget vs. Actual expenditure for the project monthly. Ensuring timely corrective action is taken to address any variances from planned expenditure schedule.
- Participates in Grant Management Meetings and ensure resulting actions are followed up.
- Supports implementation and monitoring of PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) in the project.
- Ensure program teams facilitate awareness campaigns on PSEA to affected populations and local communities, the standards of conduct expected of TGH staff and partners, and the various mechanisms for reporting abuses or concerns related to PSEA, including contact information.
Project Knowledge Creation
- Contributes to the project knowledge creation through the writing of activity sheets, design of relevant documentations, with the support of the Heads of Programs & HQ Technical Departments particularly focussed on Protection/Child Protection sector.
- Carries out regular analysis of the relevance of the project scheme and suggests adaptation when needed.
Logistics and administration
- Determines the Logistics (procurements; purchase, vehicles, etc.), Administrative and Financial needs related to the project (recruitments, payments, cash requests, etc.)
- Prepares technical parts of tendering documents, participates in the follow up tendering process, prepares purchase requests and gives acceptance of payment.
- Follows the expenses related to project activities and crosscheck with the administration department on a monthly basis.
- Ensures that logistical, administrative and financial procedures linked to the project implementation are established and alerts their supervisor and relevant stakeholders if gaps are observed so that corrective action may be taken.
- Follows up on all requested supplies by project team
- Is involved in the recruitment of the project team under their management.
- Ensures that the administrative HR management of their team (daily attendance, leaves management) is well done in collaboration with the HR department.
- Conducts project staff meetings on a regular basis and ensures good communication and coordination within the project team and with relevant project stakeholders.
- Ensures that their team complies with TGH internal rules and takes disciplinary action when needed.
- Provides project staff with an up-to-date job description, performance objectives, a needs-based competency-building plan and regular performance appraisals of all staff they are supervising.
- Responsible for facilitating the competency and capacity-building of project team.
- Plans, manages and supervises the work of the team.
- Support and monitor that the conduct of TGH staff respects PSEA guidelines.
- Participates in monthly internal coordination meetings and communicates regularly with the Heads of Programs and the Field Coordinator.
- Communicates regularly with Head of Programs – Child Protection – Protection/MEAL, the WASH Head of Programs and the HQ Technical Departments on the project evolution, the technical problems faced; the potential risks and proposes solutions.
- Providing relevant communication on the project (pictures, video, success stories etc.).
- Updates and disseminates internal project monitoring tools (monitoring of activities, purchases, expenses, ToRs and mission reports, monthly reports, evaluation reports, etc.)
Representation and external coordination
- Represents TGH as required with donors, partners, local authorities and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project
- Maintains good relationships with other UN and NGO actors
- Ensures regular presence in project-relevant sector meetings particularly in the Child Protection monthly cluster meetings and in others as needed.
Reporting and MEAL
- Writes donor narrative reports and internal reports, including monthly updates of the project.
- Responsible for gathering data and data analysis to report on contractual indicators and support learning and accountability to affected populations and other stakeholders in coordination with MEAL Manager
- Conducts, supervises and writes needs assessment reports in coordination with MEAL Manager
- Participates in the development of new interventions based on identified needs
- Participates in the writing of concept notes and project proposals as requested
- Participates in Sudan Country Strategy development.
- Identifies potential local partners (NGOs) and participates in building relationships with new partners and maintaining partnerships with existing partners.
- Contributes to ensuring compliance with safety rules at project sites and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to the Field Coordinator.
- They ensure the application of security instructions on the base and by the teams deployed in the field
These responsibilities may be reviewed as field requirements change.
Security, working and living conditions
- The Project Manager Position holder will be based in Geneina, the capital of Central Darfur State. TGH has an office and a guesthouse together. International staff will live in the TGH compound. The compound has electric power supplied by the government and backed up generator. Internet services also available. The compound has a moderate place to cook food, and shower room.
- There is a cook/cleaner on hand and meals are prepared daily during working days. Meals are usually shared, but expat can cook if they prefer. Geneina has options for local restaurants and tea shops. The markets are accessible during weekdays and can be reached on foot in the company of local staff.
- The Project Manager will also spend time in the Central Darfur bases of TGH. In all locations the guest house is combined in the TGH compound with the office. All have simple living conditions, however some with more amenities (shower). All bases are supported by a generator, some have solar installations; however at times connectivity and electricity can be intermittent.
- Security situation in Darfur is very variable from place to place and period. Field-visits are authorized when security conditions allow it. The movements to the field-bases are ensured by United Nations Humanitarian Air Services- UNHAS. Each TGH base has a dedicated security plan, which all staff must be compliant with.
- Security Context in Sudan, especially in Darfur, can lead to temporary tightened security procedures (movement restrictions, etc.). This can impact the schedule of UNHAS movement.
- Health risks are limited however there is prevalence of malaria or other diseases in Darfur. All expats residing in Darfur are provided a mosquito net for their bed. Quality medical services are available in Geneina; however where needs are higher there is quick medevac options to Khartoum.
- The expat will have regular (as agreed/needed) trips to Khartoum. Khartoum enjoys different places for extra-professional activities: markets, swimming pools, gardens, access to cultural sites out of Khartoum. The social life is rather rich. Sudan is a dry country, with alcohol remaining prohibited.
- There are also daily flights to regional and Europe destinations and expatriates go out of the country every 3 months for breaks.
Educational background and experiences
- University level degree or equivalent in the field
- At least 3 years of humanitarian experience in the field, with at least 1 year in coordination position preferably in the following sectors: Food Security and Livelihoods and/or Education
- Experience in managing emergency and early-recovery operations in challenging security environments and understanding of the humanitarian environment (standards, stakeholders and mechanisms).
- Experience in fundraising, proposal writing, grant management and knowledge of procedures of main donor agencies: ECHO, European Union, OFDA/BHA, FCDO, AFD, UN Agencies or others
- Capacity to represent TGH at high level coordination meetings with different stakeholders
- Practice in designing and maintaining M&E systems, tools, quality data collection, analysis and use of M&E data for program decision making
- Developed skills for work organization and tasks prioritization
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English. Preferably competent user of French spoken and written
- Experience of Arabic or Muslim countries and knowledge or Arabic language a distinct advantage
- Proficient user of MS Office pack
- Ability in successful team motivation, management and capacity building
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and to lead a team of specialists from a range of fields.
- Ability to work and support teams remotely, without diminishing oversight of projects
- Strong commitment to humanitarian principles
- Organized, diplomatic and pro-active approach
- Autonomy and rigor
- Good leadership