Program Manager Career Opportunity – Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG)

Job Title:   Program Manager
Organization: Sudan Democracy
First Group (SDFG)
Reports to: Executive
About US:
The Sudan
Democracy First Group (SDFG) was formed as an umbrella group of leading
Sudanese independent and democratic civil society and media actors to serve as
a think tank and venue for indigenous research, analysis and advocacy on human
rights, development, peace and democratic transformation in Sudan. SDFG is a
coalition of democratic, activist, trade unionist and academic Sudanese men and
women representing different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The main agenda
of the initiative is to voice the concerns of voiceless Sudanese people across
the country around questions of democratization and its intersection with
peace, justice and development in Sudan. SDFG focuses on providing Sudanese and
international audiences with this type of knowledge and analysis by publishing
regular updates, policy briefs and position papers on major political and human
rights issues. In addition to raising public awareness both inside and outside
Sudan, SDFG works to promote civil society dialogue on crucial issues affecting
Sudan, by convening meetings and roundtables bringing together diverse sectors
of Sudanese society.
Job Summary: The SDFG
Program Manager will focus on ensuring the implementation of activities,
managing program staff, building relationships with key actors, and providing
oversight for financial and donor reporting. The Program Manager will also
contribute to the strategic oversight of SDFG.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Work closely with the Executive Director to steer the
development of overall organizational strategy;
Build and strengthen working strategic relationships
with potential donors, partners, and stakeholders;
Manage the design, implementation, and monitoring
and evaluation for SDFG projects across all interventions;
The incumbent will also oversee financial management
of organizational resources;
Manage relationships with, and reporting to,
existing donors;
Steer the development of proposals and budget for
new and existing programs;
Manage the day-to-day work of program staff, by
providing direction, input and feedback;
Manage consultants contracted to produce specific
items, including research, analysis, and audio-visual materials;
Work in liaison with the Executive Director,
recruit, interview, and hire additional staff as needed;
Implement organizational management and performance
evaluation systems;
Represent SDFG in any external meetings or events;
Support in the production of all external
communications, including editing and ensuring quality control.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
Degree in peacebuilding, governance, human rights or related issues, or
comparable experience.
A minimum of five years’ experience in a managerial
position in an international or regional non-governmental organization.
Proven ability to manage projects and project
members to deliver objectives on time.
Demonstrated experience in financial project
management, including monitoring and evaluation, and donor reporting.
Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience
in diverse and multi-cultural working environments.
Exceptional organizational and time-management
skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work
under pressure, and meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent attention to detail, and initiative.
Ability to keep calm and work in a fast-paced
Good humor and general problem-solving skills.
Flexibility in working hours, and willingness and
ability to travel in the region.
Familiarity with the political and social dynamics
in the two Sudans and the Horn of Africa generally.
Prior experience working in security sensitive areas
is desired
Prior experience with partner capacity building is
also desired
Past experience conducting public awareness-raising
and media-related activities is an added advantage.
Fluency in Arabic is desired
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and updated CV to:
with the subject line: SDFG/PM/KLA.
Deadline: Friday, 28th August,
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