Program Director

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Location: Sudan (Khartoum)

Closing date: 11 March


  • Bachelor’s Degree (master’s in related field preferred).
  • Significant leadership and management experience in handling complex humanitarian emergencies and country/national multi-sectoral projects is required.

    1. 8-10 years of experience in senior leadership/management field (5 of which should be in an international organization).

    2. 5 years experience in disaster management and/or community development. Management experience of an organization with over 400-500 staff preferred.

  • Knowledge of computers, email, internet and current office software is strongly preferred.
  • Strong motivation and ability to deal with adversity. Previous working experience in an Islamic context.
  • Prepared to operate in a restrictive environment with few opportunities for personal pursuits.
  • Keen advocate on pertinent issues with an ability to weigh risk versus benefit and act when appropriate.
  • Ability to understand and manage financial information/systems/reporting.
  • Good knowledge of diverse donor requirements for program implementation and reporting.
  • Ability to design and develop reports, proposals, correspondence and media interest stories.
  • Ability to maintain a non-sponsorship program using systems primarily designed to support sponsorship.
  • Evident vision and passion for the poor (particularly the vulnerability of children subjected to poverty), with a good understanding of the culture, history and social context of the country.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethos, Vision Statement, Core Values and Mission Statement of World Vision International.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Sphere Relief Standards, the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

    Office-based with frequent travel to the field (and internationally).

    Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel may be required.

    After normal working hours in cases of emergency or high-level visitor delegations.

    As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

    All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

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