Programme Development Coordinator

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The Opportunity

Sudan has been the fastest growing country office for Save the Children in East and Southern Africa. The 2022-2024 funding stretch goal is to raise 70 Million USD, to support children in need and deliver life saving activities. The Programme Development Coordinator will support the Head of Programme Development (HPD) to lead the development of programmes and proposals in the Sudan Country Office. Supervised by the HPD, the role will be responsible for ensuring coherence between project documents, including logframes, narrative proposals and budgets and for providing direct writing support during proposal development processes. This includes coordination among partners in consortia arrangements.

To achieve the country’s programme ambitions outlined in the CSP, and in line with SC’s Global Breakthroughs, the PD coordinator will be responsible for managing the proposal development process and ensuring the final product is responsive, competitive, and timely. S/he will work closely with the colleagues across the country office but particularly with the PDQ technical team, MEAL, Advocacy and Communications, Finance, Safeguarding and Awards. The post covers both development and humanitarian response programming. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

The PD Coordinator must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to represent SC Sudan with other INGO partners, donors and member offices from within Save the Children Federation

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • University degree in Politics, Social Science, Education, International Development, or other relevant subject.
  • Experience of leading the preparation of successful funding (narrative and budget) proposals.
  • Experience of budget management and development.
  • Previous experience of project management and project cycle management, including project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and English communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities. Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must
  • Ability to proactively identify issues and problem-solving skills to address these
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses


  • INGO, NGO, or nonprofit experience and an excellent grasp of operational issues.
  • Experience in developing project or proposal budgets.
  • Familiarity with local context and funding landscape.
  • Proven ability to write persuasive, competitive, and compliant narrative proposals for institutional donors.
  • A detailed understanding on funding mechanisms for development work such as Save the Children’s.

Contract duration: 1 year

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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