Sudan: Country Coordinator for Danish Red Cross in Sudan

Organization: Danish Red Cross
Country: Sudan
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017


DRC is looking for a highly competent candidate to lead its Country Program, Partnership and Staff in Sudan. The new Country Coordinator will be part of the DRC East and Horn of Africa Regional Team. Under the lead and supervision of the DRC Head of Region based in Addis Ababa, the incoming CC will have the overall responsibility of the DRC partnership and programmes in Sudan. The CC will be based in Khartoum.

The DRC Sudan portfolio has experienced a considerable growth in the last years. The 2017 turnover is expected to be 10 M DKK with currently 2 delegates in country under the supervision of the Country Coordinator. Ensuring the financial sustainability of the DRC portfolio in Sudan through EU and other Donor funding, and further strengthening the engagement within migration, resilience towards climate change, psychosocial support and humanitarian response are key focus areas of the new Country Coordinator. In addition, DRC will be part of one and possibly lead another consortium, which will be a key focus. The Danish Red Cross (DRC) has had a presence in Sudan for more than three decades and has a solid well-functioning partnership with Sudan Red Crescent.


  • Overall management of DRC’s portfolio in Sudan (in 2017: 3 projects with a turnover of approximately 10 M DKK);

  • Represent DRC; develop and coordinate the partnership with Sudan Red Crescent Society (SRCS), ICRC and other relevant partners;

  • Ensure the daily supervision of DRC delegates and consultants in Sudan;

  • Provide technical assistance to DRC delegates and SRCS with respect to the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and activities;

  • Ensure a sustainable strategic and programmatic development of the country portfolio (In pipeline: DEVCO financed Resilience towards Climate Change, ECHO financed humanitarian consequences of migration and preparedness for flood response).

  • Explore new fundraising possibilities and initiate and lead relevant funding applications in collaboration with the SRCS;

  • Jointly with the Head of Region, ensure that adequate security set-up is in place.

  • Ensure that all DRC’s activities are compliant with DRC’s international strategy, in line with the Sudan Country Strategy, RC movement SOP’s and donor requirements and guidelines.

  • Ensure efficient and timely Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER)

  • Support SRCS to develop its technical skills/capacity in strategic focus areas and approaches.

  • Daily budget responsibility, monitor financial resource allocation and coordinate submission of finance reports and financial audits


The ideal candidate holds a Master’s Degree in a relevant academic field


  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in community based programming and/or working with humanitarian organisations in developing, disaster and post-emergency countries.

  • Proven expertise within project cycle and financial management as well as experience from working in consortia.

  • Experience with staff supervision and team management is key

  • Experience in capacity building of local partners in volunteer driven interventions

  • Expertise in security management is an asset

  • Experience with DANIDA and EU (Devco, ECHO) funding, hereunder implementation and reporting procedures is an asset

  • Experience from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is an asset;

  • Experience from the East and Horn of Africa, MENA would be an advantage

    Technical Skills:

  • Technical knowledge and experience in implementation with participatory methods

  • Mastery of one or several of the following thematic areas: Disaster Management, organizational development, Community Based Resilience, PSS.

  • Good knowledge of reporting procedures of DANIDA and EU funding.

  • Proven ability to work within a partnership set-up and in a sensitive environment

  • Relevant training and practical experience in staff security management

    Personal qualities:

  • Possess a strong analytical skills and shows confidence and self-management in situations of stress.

  • Flexible with a great ability to adapt to changing situations and readiness to work in different contexts is required.

  • An excellent communicator with great facilitation skills and a diplomatic flair.

  • Good cultural understanding and the ability to build the confidence of partners in a challenging and politically sensitive environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and coordination skills.


  • English speaking and writing skills are key requirements, Arabic will be an advantage

  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office and possess a valid international driving license.

Employment Conditions

The delegate will report to Danish Red Cross’ Head of Region in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The duty station is Khartoum, Sudan with frequent field trips within the country. It is a family duty station. The starting date of the assignment is 1st of April 2017. The length of the contract will be two years with possibility of extension. The contract will be administered in accordance with the Danish Red Cross Terms and Conditions for Delegates. The monthly salary including allowances and pension is within the range of DKK 42.028 and DKK 45.118, depending on experience and qualifications.

Further information

Please click to view the Job description and for further details you may contact Head of Region, Signe Yde-Andersen on tel. +251 935987285, mail: or Desk Officer Pia Lorentzen on tel. +4535299433, mail:

How to apply:

How to apply Click on send Application to send your written motivation letter in English and upload your CV, after creating a profile on our EasyCruit portal. Deadline for applications is 19th of February 2017. Interviews are expected shortly after.

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