DRM Project Coordinator

Swedish Red Cross

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The Swedish Red Cross (SRC) and Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have worked together since the 1990s and the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) has collaborated with the SRC since 2007. Following a scooping study in 2014 the two agencies came to the agreement with SRCS that a Disaster Risk Management project would be initiated in Sudan. The project “Capacity strengthening of the SRCS in DRM” was initiated in 2016 with MSB as a budget holder during the preparatory phase. The first 18 months of the project focused on initial capacity development activity and an assessment of DRR capabilities within the SRCS at headquarters and selected branches, leading to the development of a project proposal and roadmap for the following four years for submission to SIDA. From 1 August 2017 the SRC is the lead agency of the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project planned for 2017-2020.

Job summary

As part of SRC Unit for East and Southern Africa at the International Department, and under the direct supervision of the SRC Country Representative in Sudan, the Program Coordinator will manage, supervise and coordinate the DRR Capacity Development Project, including activities and budgetary aspects of the programme. S/he will have the overall responsibility of the programme implementation and will ensure that contractual requirements and qualitative aspects of partnership are met. The main task of the Project Coordinator will be to support the SRCS in their efforts to carry out implementation of the project activities, which will include planning, following-up, monitoring and reporting. It includes giving technical support to the SRCS and other key stakeholders in DRR and Climate Change. The Project Coordinator will also play an important role in having a strategic view on the direction of the project as well as ensuring that the cross-cutting issues (primarily gender and diversity and environment) are mainstreamed appropriately – in close dialogue with project partners. It is foreseen that the Project Coordinator will dedicate a significant amount of time to support the SRCS in coordinating the project with other Red Cross partners present in Sudan and with external key actors.  

The main tasks will be, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Develop, oversee and adjust the project plan in collaboration with the SRCS in accordance with the activities identified in the project.
  • Ensure that the cross-cutting issues, primarily gender and diversity and environment, are taken into consideration throughout the project
  • Ensure coordination and information-sharing with Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement partners in Sudan and with key external actors in support to SRCS.
  • Support the SRCS in day-to-day project management including developing a baseline analysis and monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Design and implement capacity development activities, such as workshops and trainings, to strengthen capacity of the SRCS and other key stakeholders in DRR and Climate Change.


Entry Requirements

Essential Qualifications

  • Higher academic education in Disaster Management, International Relations, Development Studies or other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of Humanitarian/International Development, Disaster Management or similar field of work.
  • Knowledge and experience in DRR and Climate Change.
  • Experience in coordination or management of humanitarian/development projects including budget and capacity development.
  • Experience in gender, diversity and environment aspects of organizational development and programming
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Proficient knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Driver’s license manual transmission.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Arabic
  • Experience in training and coaching
  • Experience of working for the Red Cross movement
  • Knowledge of Swedish


  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Structured and systematic
  • Capable of taking decisions and function autonomously
  • Ability to handle high workloads and stressful circumstances
  • Must be able to live and work under demanding physical and mental conditions
  • Awareness and understanding of cultural and gender differences

As a Swedish Red Cross employee we expect you to share the Red Cross/Red Crescent humanitarian values. The movement values diversity and works actively against all forms of discrimination.

Dates and information

Desired starting date: 1 August 2017
Time frame: End of contract 31 December 2018

Duty station: Khartoum, Sudan
Type of posting: International delegate (not open to Sudanese nationals). Family posting.

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2017

Please note that only applications in English made through our website will be considered. In selecting candidates, the Swedish Red Cross use a competency based model and all candidates will be assessed on the above requirements. 

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For more information ABOUT THE POSITION, please contact:

Carina Andersson, Head of Unit East and Southern Africa, Swedish Red Cross, Stockholm, [email protected] 
+46 (0)8 452 47 49

Ulla-Greta Pettersson, Country Representative, Swedish Red Cross, Khartoum, [email protected] 
+249 183 741913 / +249 912 140 561