Project Officer - Sudan

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Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin)

International Health NGO

Location: Sudan (Nyala, with travel to project sites - Ed Dein/Adilla/Gereida and Khartoum)

Programme: Emergency Public Health Care to internally displaced and Host Populations In South Darfur

Responsible To: Operations Coordinator

Working With: Project Coordinators, Medical Coordinators, National Teams

Responsible For: Senior Office Manager, Translator

Location: Nyala, with travel to project sites (Ed Dein/Adilla/Gereida) and Khartoum

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Allowance: £11,760 - £16,800 per annum dependent on relevant experience plus an annual cost of living allowance of £4649 (variable subject to exchange rate), insurance cover, accommodation and return flights.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

Person Specification


  • Significant previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization, preferably in an insecure environment.
  • Fluency in English written and oral
  • Experience of project administration and management within a development setting
  • Experience of security management or providing security support
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Good computer skills including excel and word
  • Excellent management and personnel skills
  • Excellent ability to understand and monitor local dynamics in terms of changes of the security situation
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local authorities.
  • Ability to remain calm and to be diplomatic. Good team player. Able to live and work in remote, isolated and insecure areas
  • Able to read and interpret a manual
  • Able to live as part of a team Desirable

  • Previous experience within the country or region.
  • Arabic speaker

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