Social Programs Manager, Mercy Corps - Sudan
Closing date: 03 Aug
Knowledge and Experience:
BA or BS, preferably Child Psychology, Education, Early Childhood Development or Sociology
Minimum 5 years' experience in multicultural, conflict and/or post-conflict contexts; rural and/or underserved communities
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID, European Commission and U.N. agency regulations and 5 years experience managing programs compliant with these regulations.
Previous refugee/IDP camp operations experience
Participatory management experience, providing staff support and follow-up to ensure that project objectives are met
Proven experience working effectively and respectfully with host country government, NGO and CBO representatives is required.
Experience with Red Cross Code of Conduct, and SPHERE standards
Strong capacity building, community mobilization and representation skills
Fluency in English written and oral communication
Arabic language skill-set a plus
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Good knowledge of MS Office software: Excel, Word, and Access
The successful Social Programs Manager will have a strong understanding of the long-term implications of relief work and the importance of incorporating participation and the development of civil society into relief and development activities.
Experience in community based operations is an advantage.
The successful Social Programs Manager will effectively manage staff from differing backgrounds.
S/he will demonstrate a strong understanding and more importantly a deep respect for the cultural, political and religious considerations in the region, and be able to live and work successfully in often harsh and insecure environments, traveling frequently between field sites.
The most successful Mercy Corps staff members make communication and security a priority in all situations.