When you join ACTED as an international staff, you are invited to a one-week induction training in the HQ in Paris to prepare for your departure to the field. During this training, you will meet your focal points at the headquarters and attend a presentation of the different ACTED departments and their respective procedures and tools. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a two-day personal security and safety training, which will allow you to understand and familiarize yourself with the main principles of safety and security management on humanitarian grounds.
ACTED favors the long-term commitment of staff, for enhanced impact and sustainability, through career development where staff are offered opportunities to take up new challenges and grow within the organization.
ACTED sets up regular performance appraisals, which will allow you to get feedback from your line manager on your work, and discuss achievement of objectives, upcoming milestones and means to do so. During these assessments, you can also discuss your career development wishes.
Throughout your mission and time with ATCED, you will benefit from a follow-up by the mobility unit of ACTED’s Human Resources Department. You will be contacted before the end of each contract to exchange on your perspectives and wishes in order to build your career within ACTED, with new opportunities, including taking up new functional challenges, moving to another geographical area, as well as new positions and experiences.
At the end of each mission, you will have the opportunity to debrief on your experience with ACTED with your managers in the field before you leave the country and with the Human Resources and functional department when coming through the HQ, to share experiences, feedbacks and contribute to improving future practices.
The mobility process
At the end of your mission with ACTED, you will have the possibility to keep on or to consider a new position in one of the different ACTED countries. Opportunities are career options are discussed with the mobility unit of the HR department, according to your wishes of evolution, your evaluation as well as the needs in the field and positions available.
ACTED offers numerous opportunities and job offers open to a wide variety of profiles, with or without previous humanitarian experience, with a strong work ethic, eager to join ACTED, after a career with other organizations or in different sectors. Master students can also join ACTED for a first mission.
ACTED is recruiting technical profiles, project managers, programme experts as well as for support functions. We are also looking for experienced managers for senior positions including area coordination, consortium coordination and country management.
For our personnel new to the humanitarian aid sector fresh out of school, ACTED offers first humanitarian missions on voluntary expatriate contracts, particularly on support functions. After 6 months under contract, if the experience has gone well, volunteers can be offered a salaried position, depending on available opportunities. Staff are supported throughout their time with ACTED with experience sharing and in acquiring new skills in team management, thus allowing them to assume positions of extended responsibility throughout their career.