Program Manager – SAVE THE CHILDREN


The Opportunity

Programme Manager -(210005YL)

Sudan’s Government is preparing to implement Sudan Family Support Program (SFSP) and provide cash transfers of $5 per person per month to approximately 80 percent of the population, estimated at 32.5 million men and women, for an annual cost of $1,950 million, the aim is to provide direct cash transfer of 5 USD for each household member, for 12 months

However, recipients of the SFSP require national identification documents for enrolment onto the program, while many men and women in Sudan, particularly in marginalized areas, do not have identity documents. Access to mobile phone networks is also limited in remote areas, posing challenges for enrolment in the SFSP. In response to these challenges, Save the Children (SC) proposes to lead a consortium with Mercy Corps (MC) and Alight to support the rollout and implementation of SFSP in hard-to-reach localities in the Red Sea, South Darfur, and Kassala. The consortium will work with vetted, solid national partners to support the performance of the program. SC will implement activities in Red Sea state, South Darfur by MC, and Kassala by ALIGHT.

The Sudan Family Support Programme Manager will play a key leading role in planning, coordinating, and monitoring implementation activities within a one-year project funded by WB, Red Sea State direct implementation by SC, in addition, to oversee the consortium partners program implementation in South Darfur by MC, and Kassala by ALIGHT. He/She will be accountable for leading the implementation of this project that aims to transfer cash to low-income families to improve access to and use of education and health services, food intake and security, as well as asset accumulation

This post plays the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects, including, accountability for the entire project scope, project team, resources, supervision and couching the performance of the consortium and local partners and the field-based staffs, coordinate delivery of projects goods, collect, analyze and forward project information to the HPI, organize and implement staff training, local partner’s personnel and volunteers, resolve program-related issues and liaise with the local community and the community leaders to ensure resolution of issues impede attain project deliverable. The project manager will have a significant responsibility to deliver timely results and for coordination with the SC and SMF, partners, community stakeholders.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Masters degree/University degree in Social Sciences, Development studies, Agricuture and livelihood,  Rural Development, Economics and/or related discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience from working as a Project Manager in a humanitarian setting managing,  food security and Livelihoods, and cash + programming
  • Management experience of operational aspects of Cash Transfer and FSL Programming.
  • Understanding of field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Strong ability to work with diverse groups/individuals – ranging from local partners, local authorities, the humanitarian community and the private sector and muti cultural.
  • Demonstrable understanding of M&E and beneficiary accountability
  • Strong experience in program implementation.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
  • A high level of written and spoken English;
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts;
  • Experience in livelihood assessments, both field data collection and analysis.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Contract duration: 1 year

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education, and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Location: Khartoum

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Aug 23, 2021


The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programs in health, nutrition, education, protection, and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programs are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs, and reporting to a relatively small, central office.

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

For jobs from SAVE THE CHILDREN visit: SCI Jobs Page

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