SUDAN – GRANTS MANAGER (M/F) – Ndjamena

  • Contract
  • Chad
  • Posted 2 months ago

Solidarités International

Desired start date: 27/05/2024
Duration of the mission: 9 months
Location: N’Djamena

ABOUT US

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.

ABOUT THE MISSION

Following fighting between SAF (regular army) and RSF (rapid support forces) since April 2023, SI is developing a rapid emergency response in Sudan.

In Geneina, West Darfur, SI opened a base in August 2022, providing assistance to IDPs living in the gathering sites inside the city. The response was WASH in emergency activities with water trucking, construction of boreholes, hygiene kits distribution, latrines construction and rehabilitation…

Today, the situation in Darfur, and specifically in Geneina is worsening due to the conflict at country level. SI is assessing the sites and the needs for an emergency response which began in May 2023, providing WASH in emergency activities to the IDPs and host communities in Geneina, and possibly in other states in Darfur (El Fasher, Nyala). SI began water trucking activities in May 2023 and is the only WASH actor in Geneina.

In the East of the country, especially Gedaref, Al Jazirah and Madani states, security situation is tense but much calmer than in Darfur. SI is doing assessments to implement a WASH/shelter and NFIs response for IDPs, mainly coming from Khartoum.

In Khartoum, SI wants to develop a WASH emergency response as soon as possible, and when authorizations are provided.

SI is one of the pillars of the INGO forum coordination, especially for Darfur.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

The Grants Manager plays a key role in developing project proposals and reporting monitoring for the country office. He/she supports the Grants and Partnerships Coordinator in the interdepartmental coordination in the management of grants, writing proposals and reports, and provides strategic support to the country office in terms of donor relations, funding strategy, external representation, implementing partners management, external compliance, and donor accountability when needed by the Grants coo.

The main challenges:

  • Due to the ongoing conflict, SI Sudan mission increases a lot its activties and fundings (from 400 000 USD end of March 2023 to more than 10 millions USD in March 2024)
  • As it is complicated to get Sudanese visa, work remotely at the begining and the coordination is spread in a lot of countries
  • Flexibility of the funds due to the ongoing conflict
  • Lot of development proposals ongoing + lot of reporting to be plan

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Compliance and Accountability
Ensure the continuity on the flow of information and reporting in the country office;

  • Work with CD, Grants coo and Prog Co to help to structure the Grant Unit and Roles and Responsabilities
  • Support the Grants Co to formalize proposal and reporting writing processes within the CO;
  • Support the Grants Coo in the MoU/SAA with partners

YOUR PROFILE

Education / academic background:

Master degree in International relations, programs management

Specific skills and experience:

  • A first experience in the humanitarian sector
  • A first experience on a similar position
  • Experience with BHA, ECHO, UN, and big consortiums
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment.
  • Work under a lot of pressure
  • Adaptability
  • Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities

Language:

  • English fluently
  • French
  • Arabic would be a strong asset

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 1980 gross per month (1800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

LIVING CONDITIONS:

Depening on visa, and on the coordination set-up place, but security measures will be on place, with curfew. Internet in country is very challenging, with days without connexion. A lot of NGOs are in Sudan (East Sudan), but socialization will depend on the evolution of the context. It has to be understand that rooms could be shared as SI is currently working in a highly emergency context.

If Sudanese visa, a lot of security contraints will be there. Access is still in negociation, some areas are still closed, open an ongoing conflict. Movement in the East of Sudan submitted to a lot of administrative impediment. In Darfur, highly volatile context, cross bording operation to go to Geneina.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl: www.solidarites.org

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

How to apply

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