Project Manager – ADRA


Job Description

Organization:Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Position:Project Manager
Travel Percentage:Up to 35%
Deadline Date:12/09/2021

Position Purpose:

It is widely documented that education provides a pathway out of poverty, protects girls from early marriage and child labor, as well as violence. The proposed initiative will contribute to poverty reduction by improving equitable education outcomes for vulnerable girls and women living in conflict-affected areas of Sudan. Girls, women, boys and men from these communities, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable, will be empowered to engage in addressing multi-dimensional barriers, including gender-specific issues, preventing girls and women from accessing education. Targeted communities are a key enabling factor in implementing innovative, localized, indigenous primary education (termed ‘Teachers Establishing Education Services’ [TEES]), accelerated learning programs (ALP), and livelihood skills training. Communities will be enabled to lead in planning and implementing actions to reduce barriers to girl’s and women’s education, as well as empowered to develop tools and systems to monitor and evaluate achievements, through community-led monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) approach.   

ADRA Mission Statement:

ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible actions.

ADRA Sudan’s Values:

ADRA Sudan’s key values are:

  • Respect to individuals without regard to their race, gender, culture, family background, or belief system, especially the most vulnerable of society, such as women, children, elderly, poor, and people with special needs;
  • Integrity and transparency in relationships with all persons, organizations, systems, and processes, including the ADRA network;
  • Excellence in all activities.

Key Responsibilities:

Plans organize and manages the implementation of activities as described in the project proposal in line with donor requirements, ADRA’s strategy, its a country strategic annual plan, and program plan

Reports on the project progress through a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) on a monthly basis; and writes donor reports in line with contractual obligations;

Gender and conflict-sensitive approach to team management and project activities under her/his responsibility

Ensures that project achieves contractual deliverables with technical distinction, meet fiscal targets, are well planned, resourced, and properly tracked;

Contributes to program and knowledge development specifically related to the themes related to assigned project(s)

Tracks aspects of project performance; oversees project implementation of approved activities, monitoring timelines, tracking budgets, and supporting subcontract performance and financial management;

Represents BRIGHT in stakeholder meetings; communicates with client representatives, i.e. HAC and MOE as well as other partners;

Resolves issues in project start-up and close-out; manages project backstopping, key field personnel support, consultant agreements; the processing of project finance transactions, invoices, approval, and handling of program files;

Ensures compliance of project-related documentation including work plans, staff records, communications, and transactions ensuring they are properly documented, including reviewing project-related invoices.


Workers are responsible for:

  • Carrying out their duties in a manner which does not adversely affect their own health, security, and safety or that of others;
  • Cooperating with measures introduced in the interests of work health, security and safety;
  • Undertaking relevant training provided in relation to WHSS;
  • Immediately reporting all matters which may affect workplace health, security and safety to their supervisor;
  • Correctly using any information, training, personal protective equipment and safety devices provided;
  • Refraining from intentionally misusing or recklessly interfering with anything that has been provided for health, security, and safety reasons;
  • Undertaking only those tasks for which they have authorization and/or the necessary training, and for which all necessary safety arrangements are in place; and
  • Cooperating with arrangements made to assist the return-to-work of ill or injured employees.
  • Follows other job-related activities that are assigned by superior.



Advanced degree in the field of Education and International Development, social sciences, development studies, or any related field;


  • Six years (4 years of experience progressively responsible professional working experience in any INGO doing development or humanitarian work in the area of monitoring and evaluation with perspectives on women and gender;
  • Experience of working in the field of reporting and monitoring to include experience in developing plans, tracking results, reporting to different partnering agencies;
  • One (1) year experience performing M&E functions in agricultural programming with an I/NGO;
  • Experience in implementing similar projects in West Darfur State.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in writing reports; developing and monitoring proposal and project budgets;
  • Experience in procuring goods and services and working with consultants and vendors;
  • Experience organizing and managing program/project knowledge/information;
  • Strong writing and editing skills; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Ability to assume responsibilities for the project of approximately $3M in funding;
  • Exceptional ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently;
  • Ability to multitask under tight deadlines; ability to travel internationally on short notice;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);

Equal Opportunity Statement

ADRA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, upgrades, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. This policy complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

The Organization values people from diverse backgrounds, working to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty, and respect. Harassment or discrimination of any kind – including that involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other similarly protected status – is unacceptable. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, lay-off, recall, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Personal Commitment

Being employed by the Adventist Development Relief Agency requires a personal commitment to its mission and lifestyle.  The holder of this position will reflect in their personal and professional life the Organization’s values, as referred to in the ADRA Sudan Handbook.

NOTE: This position will be filled upon project approval

Interested candidates should end their CV along with cover letter to [email protected]  by September 12, 2021.

About ADRA

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International is a humanitarian agency operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief. It was founded in 1956, and it is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America.

Headquarters: Maryland

What services does ADRA?

ADRA’s areas of expertise include Education, Emergencies, Food/nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter, Training and development, Water and sanitation, Women, Children, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme management, and Security.

For jobs from ADRA visit:  ADRA Jobs Page

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