Project Manager (Peacebuilding) – UNDP

Job Summary

  • Location : El Daein, Sudan
  • Ending : 30 Aug 2020, Sunday
  • Posted : 16 Aug 2020, Sunday

Following the signing of a Constitutional Declaration on 17th August 2019 between the Sudan Transitional Military Council and the Forces for Freedom and Change, with the mediation support of the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia, the Prime Minister requested that Sudan be declared eligible to the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) on 25th September 2019. In his request, the Prime Minister asked that funding be made immediately available in the three priority areas identified for Darfur, namely Rule of Law; Durable Solutions; and Peacebuilding at the community-level. The rationale behind this request was to promote stabilization and peace consolidation in Darfur with proposed interventions aiming to tackle the causes of violence by working on the findings of conflict drivers. Subsequent discussions with the Government of Sudan endorsed the three priority areas identified for PBF funding: (i) rule of law, (ii) durable solutions, and (iii) peacebuilding at community level. The PBF intervention seeks to contribute to the achievement of the following three outcomes for the five states of Darfur: Outcome 1: Durable solutions for the return of Internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees and the residents are made possible by peaceful resolution of land disputes, and sustainable land and natural Resource Management facilitates enhanced Agricultural Productivity, processing and value-chains to create jobs and improve livelihoods Outcome 2: Good governance is instituted at locality level and confidence of people built : freedom of movement and physical security is taken for granted by men and women and the rule of law is perceived to be applied without fear or favour; quality basic services are accessible to all, and all feel a stakeholder to their provision Outcome 3: A culture of peace and rights is nurtured and sustained in Darfur by a vibrant civil society with the commitment and capacity to represent the interests of all stakeholders in the resolution of disputes, and in holding Government to account for maintenance of the social contract PBF is funding five projects in five states of Darfur and UNDP is leading the Coordination in North and East Darfur. Under the overall supervision of the Darfur Senior Regional Coordinator, and with quality assurance support provided by the Head of Governance and Stabilization unit, the Project Manager will be responsible for the delivery of all components of the five PBF projects in Darfur while directly coordinating implementation in North and East Darfur. All the five projects follow an integrated peacebuilding and area-based approach to address identified conflict drivers and root causes of conflict in Tawilla locality in North Darfur; Assalaya-Sheiria-Yassin localities in East Darfur; Jebel moon locality in West Darfur; Greida locality in South Darfur and Umm Dhukun, Nertiti localities in Central Darfur. In all the five projects UNDP will focus on strengthening governance and rule of law institutions; improving livelihoods and community resilience to resolve conflicts peacefully and supporting land registration and registration Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions:

  • Project Development, Planning & Implementation
  • Project monitoring, Gender & Knowledge Management
  • State-level Coordination
  • Partnership, Resource Mobilization and Quality Assurance

1- Project Development, Planning & Implementation:

  • Ensure implementation, monitoring, Administration, and management of the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) projects, including preparation of annual work plans, in close consultation with the Project Board, ensure the efficient functioning of the project management assurance.
  • Early identification and resolution of any problems that arise in relation to project delivery, including through regular communication with implementing partners and stakeholders (e.g. government officials, other UN Agencies especially in North and East Darfur where UNDP is leading, Civil Society Organizations, etc.) and closely monitoring of project progress.
  • Ensure the overall relevance, and performance of the project, the effective realization and quality of outputs, and adherence to applicable UNDP and PBF standards, rules and regulations including value for money, gender and conflict sensitivity, with a peacebuilding lens.
  • Contribute to provision of technical guidance and advice in local governance and service delivery with careful regard to improving the ability of governments to plan, provide and deliver services, ensure accountability and transparency and enhance their capacity and legal frameworks to prepare and implement Development Plans.
  • Manage the financial resources for the PBF projects including accountability and expenditure control.
  • Ensure optimal management of human resources and assets within the project.

2- Project monitoring, Gender & Knowledge Management:

  • Provide technical advice to the project in developing baselines and indicators for project monitoring and evaluation, as well as in preparing project reports focused on capturing results, lessons learned and good practices for possible wider application.
  • Ensure effective knowledge management and information sharing, including developing a culture of respect for, and inclusion of, local actors and other UN agencies on the project.
  • Promote gender equality and women’s participation in dialogues and peacebuilding work.
  • Provide support in strengthening the capacity of national staff in the team.
  • Promote peacebuilding & confidence building measures and means of enhancing human security for IDPs and returnee populations, including collaborating with implementing partners on training and the establishment of justice and governance assets.

3- State-level Coordination:

  • Lead state-level coordination in North and East Darfur promoting initiatives that support good governance and rule of law, ensure adequate visibility and awareness in relation to the project.
  • Provide innovative technical advice and assistance to other UN Agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, FAO, UNHABITAT and IOM) and other stakeholders to ensure cohesive and coordinated project delivery.

4- Partnership, Resource Mobilization and Quality Assurance:

  • Organize the Project Board Meetings, project review and/or evaluation meetings and follow-up on the implementation of Project Board decisions and recommendations.
  • Ensure strong partnerships and coordination between the project, UN agencies, PBF team, and other stakeholders, by facilitating communication and exchange of lessons learned and good practices.
  • Performing quality control functions for the PBF funded Projects, including assessing impact and effectiveness,
  • tracking outputs and results, and ensuring timely and efficient delivery of Project outputs through a client-satisfaction approach and the use of ATLAS.
  • Participate in the UNDP Sudan’s resource mobilization efforts.
  • Perform any additional tasks as requested by the supervisor.

Core:LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow:Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction:Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement themCommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform:Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement:Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
Technical/FunctionalInfrastructures for Peace Knowledge of mechanisms, methods to and the ability to contribute through dialogue and consultation in preventing conflict: Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Project Management Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals:Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Report Writing Ability to prepare quality reports:Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Representation Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues): Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:

  • Master’s degree in Governance, Peacebuilding, Disaster Management, Law or related field.


  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in programme/project management, conflict and crisis prevention and management, recovery and development, and other related areas in a non-governmental, setting at international level.
  • Prior experience in managing peace building projects in a conflict or post conflict setting
  • Prior experience working with UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) will be an advantage
  • Dedication to the principles of the United Nations, especially for working in a culture of diversity
  • Working experience in Darfur is desirable although not mandatory
  • Experience working in a consortium or working with different UN agencies on a specific project and working with multi-disciplinary teams is essential
  • Mature personality, capable of handling sensitive, politically related situations, and contacts within government authorities in a highly delicate political environment
  • Good oral and written communication skills; analytical, solution oriented and creative skills
  • Excellent command of MS Office applications

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of Arabic language is desirable


  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.



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