Head of Programs – SUDAN

Triangle Génération Humanitaire

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Head of Programs leads the overall in-country design and implementation of the FSL, Education and NFI/Shelter programming in Darfur and South Kordofan, including, definition of program requirements, writing grant applications, planning, defining strategies and reporting to donors. WASH team and implementation of WASH activities are under the supervision of the Head of WASH Programs.

They supervise the overall work of the program team ensuring program development and quality and timely implementation of all the organization projects in Sudan. He/she is the direct line manager of the Flying Food Security & Livelihoods Coordinator based in Zalingei (national staff) and 2 Project Managers (expatriate staff – to be recruited) based in Khartoum.

They provides direct supervision, coordination and support to the programmatic l functioning of the mission within all the bases in Central and West Darfur, and one base in South Kordofan. In collaboration with the Country Director and the Field Coordinators, develop and maintain effective relationships with donors, Sudanese organisations, other INGOs, UN Agencies and the Sudanese government, at state and national level.

In collaboration with the Country Director, the Field Coordinators and the support services departments, the main responsibilities are:

Program management

  • Lead programming for the TGH mission in Sudan, ensuring program quality through strategy development and participatory program design in close collaboration with the Country Director, the Program team and the national partners.
  • Develop and adjust strategies for emergency, recovery and rehabilitation programming based on thorough humanitarian context analysis, TGH and partner capacities, resource availability and coordination with the sector and government line ministries.
  • Design, review and conduct field assessments, based on population needs, TGH priorities and funding opportunities in order to propose new interventions.
  • Work with the Country Director and the Program team and the national partners to prepare concept papers and grant proposals as well as mobilizing funds.
  • Support the Program Team in the implementation of operations and monitoring of progress on project indicators and outcomes, ensuring compliance with donor’s requirements and sector standards.
  • Contribute to the follow up of program budgets and to the consistency of spending with resources available, donor commitments and co-funding requirements in coordination with the Administration/Finance Coordinator
  • Contribute to the improvement of comprehensive MEAL processes, systems and procedures, ensuring that data is fed into management decisions and used in program improvement , management and learning.
  • Conduct field visits to West and Central Darfur and South Kordofan for program monitoring and capacity building of field teams and partners.
  • Prepare or assist program staff to prepare regular program reports for donors and partners as required. Ensure timely information exchange of emergency operations. Respond to internal and external requests for reports and information about programs.
  • Exchange information and technical support with headquarters FSL and Education Technical Department Referents and the sector partners (clusters) in Sudan ensuring compliance with sector standards and best practices.
  • Ensure regular program coordination with donors, including provision of regular project updates, preparation of modification requests and preparation of donors monitoring visits.
  • Ensure program coordination and complementarity with Donors, government line ministries, INGOs and NNGOs.
  • Contribute to the identification and development of partnerships providing an added value for Sudan programs and support program team in effective partnership management.
  • Contribute to relevant Protection, Gender and Environmental issues mainstreaming in Sudan programming.
  • Support implementation and monitoring of PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) across all programming.
  • 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.

Evaluate program quality, including documenting best practices and lessons learned from Sudan programs and ensuring these are considered in program design.Staff management

  • Supervise directly the Sudan Food Security & Livelihoods senior managerr and Sudan Education/NFI & Shelter senior managers and other team members as required.
  • Adapt tasks and responsibilities allocation within the Program team to accommodate program requirements or specific situations.
  • Identify capacity building needs for staff and partners involved in the response. Take the lead on coordinating any formal or informal knowledge and skill-building for the Program Team and partners.
  • Provide direct support to the Program team through learning sessions and appraisals.


  • Upon request, support the Country Director in the representation of the TGH Sudan. When necessary, acts as acting Country Director in their absence.
  • Represent TGH in UN cluster meetings, government coordination meetings and other programming forums in Sudan, along with the sector program managers when relevant and/or the Country Director.
  • With the Country Director, maintain effective relationships with the donor agencies and supports the follow-up of funding opportunities for TGH Sudan programs.
  • With the Country Director, contributes to programs complementarity and synergies by maintaining effective relationships with international and local organizations, specifically those working in same geographical areas and sectors.

General support to the mission

  • Safeguard that conduct and work of the Program Team 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.
  • Support and monitor that the conduct of TGH staff respect PSEA guidelines.

This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs.


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

Personal Qualities

  • Strong commitment to humanitarian principles
  • Organized, diplomatic and pro-active approach
  • Autonomy and rigor
  • Good leadership


Position: Head of Programs

Country: Sudan

Location: The position is based in Khartoum with frequent travels, as security permits, to field locations

Duration: Six (06) months, renewable – subject to funding availability, starting August 1, 2022 (minimum 2 weeks are necessary to complete the visa procedure)

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2,300 to €2,800 according to 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.

How to apply

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to Amandine RUINART, HR Officer: