Solidarites International

Project Manager (Basics Needs)

Solidarites International

Job Description


  • Job number: SRH05464

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

    About us

    Desired start date: 01/08/2023
    Duration of the mission: 6 months
    Location: Adré/Geneina, 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 program manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals.
He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to his/her program. He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.

The main challenges:

Due to the ongoing conflict, SI Sudan mission increase as lot his activties and fundings (from 400 000 USD end of March 2023 to more than 10 millions USD in August 2023) - new areas of interventions (shelter and NFIs) Set-up the basics needs program team (recruit, train, and follow) Highly need of improving quality of Data Collection and reporting Highly volatile context, day to day security monitoring, cross-bording operations from Chad to Geneina.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Implement the emergency response in Shelter and NFIs in West Darfur Ensure the good set-up and training of the Basic Needs team Ensure good quality of data in coordination with the MEAL team Ensure good reporting, and proactive need assessment Cross Bording operations ongoing from Eastern Chad to West Darfur: security, access and logistic challenges Ensure good coordination with local authorities, with local and international partners for the response Ensure capitalization for the emergency response

Your profile

Education and experiences background:

Master degree in relevant subjects (logistics, international relations, programs management) 2-3 years in the humanitarian sector, in similar postition Experience in project cycle management and monitoring tools

Specific skills:

Strong experience in leading distributions and large team Experience in project cycle management and monitoring tools Good Problem Solving skills in day to day and crisis situations 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 2310 EUR gross per month (2100 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: In Darfur, highly volatile context, movement to be confirmed on a daily security check. Cross bording operations, lot of security challenges on the road and inside Geneina.


For now, no sleep over in Geneina, will be tested first by coordination before sending Geneina team over night.

GH in Adré is shared with SI Chad east response team, good standard, shared rooms, internet fluctuant, solar panels and running water point.

MSF is there, reduced social life. Local food.

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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