Tunisia : Program Officer - Tunisia
Reference : POGIZ/TUN
Contract: Fixed term
Duration 6 months
Starting date: 2017/01/01
Background on ACTED
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
Our team in Tunisia manages our operations based in Libya.
ACTED is implementing since 2012 the program Civil Initiatives Libya (CIL) which is providing capacity building and technical assistance to Libyan local actors, mainly CSOs, Local Authorities and Universities. The overall objective of CIL is to define methods and approaches, adapted to the Libyan context, and aiming at improving the resilience of communities and local institutions in time of crisis.
The program has three priority axes:
Capacity building to CSOs
Capacity building and TA to Local Authorities
Specific focus on migration issues in Libya, in a perspective of local economic development, in cooperation with GIZ.
1. Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors
Representation vis-à-vis Ministry of Local Governance
Representation vis-à-vis Donors and other Implementers
More generally, the project officer is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
2. Project Cycle Management
More generally, communicate systematically to the Programme Manager local Governance on project progress and planning.
3. Provide Relevant Technical Expertise
Ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation
Undertake quality control, along with AMEU team
4. Oversee Project Staff and Security
Guide and direct project staff
Oversee staff security
5. Identify Best Practices and Lessons Learned
At least 2 years of field experience in program management and coordination
Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement
Excellent communication and drafting skills;
Able to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
Ability to organize and plan effectively;
Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
Knowledge of Arabic and regional experience are an asset
Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
Submission of applications
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