Solidarites International

Grants Coordinator

Solidarites International

Job Description


  • Job number: SRH05463

  • Domaine de competence:
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Sudan
  • Contract Type: Short term contract

    About us

    Desired start date: 01/09/2023
    Duration of the mission: 6 months
    Location: Madani, Sudan

    SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their Basic Needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to Drinking Water, sanitation and Hygiene Promotion, but also in the essential area of Food Security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers - intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.

    About the mission

    Following fighting between SAF (regular army) and RSF (rapid support forces) since April 2023, SI is developing a rapid Emergency response in Sudan.

    In Geneina, West Darfur, SI opened a base in August 2022, providing assistance to IDPs living in the gathering sites inside the city. The response was WASH in emergency activities with water trucking, construction of boreholes, hygiene kits distribution, latrines construction and rehabilitation…

    Today, the situation in Darfur, and specifically in Geneina is worsening due to the conflict at country level. SI is assessing the sites and the needs for an Emergency Response which began in May 2023, providing WASH in emergency activities to the IDPs and host communities in Geneina, and possibly in other states in Darfur (El Fasher, Nyala). SI began water trucking activities in May 2023 and is the only WASH actor in Geneina.

    In the East of the country, especially Gedaref, Al Jazirah and Madani states, security situation is tense but much calmer than in Darfur. SI is doing assessments to implement a WASH/shelter and NFIs response for IDPs, mainly coming from Khartoum.

    In Khartoum, SI wants to develop a WASH emergency response as soon as possible, and when authorizations are provided.

    SI is one of the pillars of the INGO forum Coordination, especially for Darfur.

    About the job

    General objectives:

  • The Partnership and Grant Coordinator plays a key role in developing and monitoring the partnership and financial strategies for the country office.
He or she guarantees a high level of interdepartmental coordination in the management of grants and provides strategic support to the country office in terms of Donor Relations, funding strategy, external representation, implementing partners management, external compliance, and donor accountability.

The main challenges:

Due to the ongoing conflict, SI Sudan mission increases a lot its activties and fundings (from 400 000 USD end of March 2023 to more than 10 millions USD in August 2023) As it is complicated to get Sudanese visa, the work will be done remotely at the begining and the coordination is spread in a lot of countries Flexibility of the funds due to the ongoing conflict

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Compliance and Accountability Ensure the continuity on the flow of information and reporting in the country office; Work with CD and Prog Co to structure the Grant Unit and Roles and Responsabilities Support the Prog Co to formalize proposal and reporting writing processes within the CO; Develop the partnership strategy and its implementation

Your profile

Education and experiences background:

Master degree in International relations, programs management 3-4 years in the humanitarian sector, in a similar position Experience with BHA, ECHO, UN, and big consortiums

Specific skills :

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment. Work under a lot of pressure Adaptability Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities


English fluently French Arabic would be a strong asset

SI will offer you

A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from 2860 EUR gross per month (2600 EUR base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Security constraints: If Sudanese visa, a lot of security contraints will be there. Access is still in negociation, some areas are still closed, open an ongoing conflict. Movement in the East of Sudan submitted to a lot of administrative impediment. In Darfur, highly volatile context, cross bording operation to go to Geneina.


Depening on visa, and on the coordination set-up place, but security measures will be on place, with curfew. Internet in country is very challenging, with days without connexion. A lot of NGOs are in Sudan (East Sudan), but socialization will depend on the evolution of the context. It has to be understand that rooms could be shared as SI is currently working in a highly emergency context.

Application process

Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

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