Country: Sudan, job based in Khartoum, with regular field trips to the field
Duration: 3 months renewable, starting December 2019 (minimum one month is necessary to complete the visa procedure)
Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2,300 to €2,800 according to experience, monthly per diem €480, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission.
Family duty station: No
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 and the Middle East.
Presentation of the mission
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 5 operational bases (Geneina in West Darfur; Bindizi, Um Dukhun Golo and Zalingei in Central Darfur). All projects are coordinated from Khartoum main office. TGH currently works in the fields of water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, NFIs and shelters, food security and livelihoods, and education.
TGH’s strategy in Darfur consists in shifting gradually and where appropriate to more development-oriented programming, while maintaining the capacity to provide humanitarian assistance when needed.
Ongoing operations include:
- Emergency assistance to people affected by population displacement and natural disasters (provision of Non Food Items (NFI) and emergency shelter, safe water supply facilities, emergency sanitation and hygiene promotion for vector control).
- 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
- 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 targeted food distribution.
- Supporting the improvement of the education environment through local educational actors capacity-building, distribution of small equipment and educational material, rehabilitation of education facilities.
TGH is currently funded in Sudan by a set of different donors: SHF, ECHO, EUROPEAID, USAID, IOM (RRF), UNICEF, AFD and CIAA.
Context of the assigned mission:
In the last few months, Sudan has been the theater of unprecedented civil manifestations. Despite a severe repression, the revolts progressively led to the fall of the government in place for 30 years. Henceforth, Sudan is governed by a transitional council partly composed of civilians in charge of leading the country towards the demanded change. Those recent shifts in the social organization offer new perspectives of action and challenges for TGH in the area.
As a response to those recent events and changes, TGH is willing to further develop its activities and to seize the opportunity given by the new government in place to access new areas and address uncovered needs. Consequently, the present position stands at crossroads, linking the long-standing presence of TGH in the country and its perspectives of development, giving then new challenges of action.
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Assessment coordinator supports the development of TGH mission in Sudan in different sectors such as WASH, FSL and Education. Its main mission is the supervision of field assessments aiming at developing projects in new areas of intervention in the country.
She/he works jointly with the two program coordinators (including one WASH Program Coordinator) at the definition of evaluations of current projects but also potential needs in new areas.
In direct collaboration with the Country Director, the program coordinators and the support services departments, his/her main responsibilities are:
- Organize and supervise field assessments aiming at developing future project proposals.
- Develop propositions of intervention, based on field assessments, thorough humanitarian context analysis, evaluation of TGH and partner capacities and resource availability. The project development process will be backed by TGH technical departments at HQ level and Program Coordinators at field level.
- Coordinate and participate, in collaboration with the Grant Officer, to the writing of concept notes and project proposals to ensure compliance with needs identified at field level, donor requirements and coherence with new developed strategy
- Contribute to the identification and development of partnerships providing an added value for TGH’s Sudan programs and future activities as well as supporting program team in effective partnership management
- Ensure new strategy is consistent with donors and local partners’ lines (UN agencies, EU, government line ministries, INGOs and NNGOs).
- Contribute to relevant Protection, Gender and Environmental issues mainstreaming in Sudan programs
- Support the Country Director in the representation of TGH in Sudan.
- Represent TGH in UN cluster meetings, government coordination meetings and other programming forums in Sudan, along with the Program Coordinators when relevant and/or the Country Director.
- With the Country Director, maintain fluid relationships with the donor agencies and supports the follow-up of funding opportunities
- With the Country Director, contributes to programs complementarity and synergies by maintaining fluid relationships with international and local organizations, specifically those working in same geographical areas and sectors.
- Participate in internal coordination meetings and collaborates more specifically with the Program Coordinators and the Grant Officer
- Communicate with the Desk Officer and the Technical Referent at headquarter level the results and conclusion of assessments and conjointly work in the designing of the new strategy
General support to the mission
- Safeguard that conduct of teams and activities deployed respects core humanitarian values of humanity, independence, neutrality and impartiality.
- Contributes to the respect of security measures applied by the Country Director.
- Supports the implementation of internal procedures in coordination with the Administration, Finance and the Logistics Coordinators
- Supports internal improvement processes. Contributes to knowledge and information sharing within the INGO team.
This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs.
Security, working and living conditions
Based in Khartoum, the Evaluator will perform regular short-term missions to the field (Darfur, South Kordofan (to be defined based on the assessment needs). Security situation in Darfur and Kordofan 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.
Current social context in Sudan, especially in Khartoum, can lead to temporary tightened security procedures (movement restrictions, etc.).
Health risks are limited and there is little prevalence of malaria or other diseases in Khartoum. Quality medical services are available in Khartoum.
The mission in Khartoum has an office/ guesthouse of a significant size (4 floors) providing adequate separation of work and living space. Communication means are good (efficient internet, international phones).
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.
There are daily flights to regional and Europe destinations and expatriates go out of the country every 3 months for breaks.
- Master degree in project management, quality and evaluation
- Technical background in WASH and/or FSL/Education is a strong asset
- 3 to 5 years of humanitarian experience in the field, with experience in coordination and/or evaluation of programs
- Operational experience in at least one of the following sectors: Food Security & Livelihoods / Education / NFI & Shelter
- Experience in the designing of strategies and project proposal writing
- Practice in designing M&E systems, tools, quality data collection, analysis and use of M&E data for program decision making
- Experience in managing evaluations and operations in challenging security environments and understanding of the humanitarian environment (standards, stakeholders and mechanisms)
- Capacity to represent TGH at high level coordination meetings with different stakeholders.
- Experience in grants management and knowledge of procedures of main donor agencies: ECHO, European Union, OFDA, DFID, AFD, UN Agencies or others
- Ability in successful team 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.
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English. Preferably competent user of French spoken and written.
- Autonomy and rigor. Developed skills for work organization and tasks prioritization
- Experience of Arabic or Muslim countries and knowledge or Arabic language a distinct advantage
- Proficient user of MS Office pack.