Fixed term | 12 mois | ASAP


For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

ACTED Burkina Faso

Acted has been present in Burkina Faso since early 2019, providing humanitarian assistance in the North and Sahel (Soum) regions. We aim to provide multisectoral emergency response to displaced families and vulnerable host communities through WASH and livelihood distributions (non-food items and cash transfers), in close coordination with the humanitarian community. These activities are part of a broader stabilisation programme, in line with Acted’s commitment to the Humanitarian Nexus, while replicating our regional approach implemented also in Mali and Niger.

You will be in charge of

The Deputy Country Director – Programs & External Relations is a key member of the Senior Management Team at a country level, who will support and assist the Country Director (CD) in the overall management and leadership of the country programme. The Deputy Country – Programs & External Relations ensures the proper representation of Acted  in the country vis-à-vis government authorities, donors, clusters/sectoral working groups, UN agencies and other NGOs.  He/she develops and builds the programme profile in line with the country, regional and global Acted strategy and ensures the funding of its roll-out. He/she ensures an efficient, progressive, cost-effective and responsible growth of Acted in the country through strategic positioning and the quality implementation of projects.

Main duties:

1. Positioning and Fundraising

  • Context analysis: Ensure Acted has an up-to-date understanding of the country’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps, and who does what and where (3W);
  • Strategy development and roll out: Take a lead role in developing and reviewing programme strategies and identifying strategic opportunities for expanding Acted’s work in the country;
  • Networking, positioning and general representation;
  • Donor relationship and proposal development;
  • Grant Management.

2. Program Technical Support and Coordination

  • Technical Support;
  • Coordination.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation (MEAL)

  • MEAL Systems;
  • MEAL Implementation and Management.

4. External Communication

5. Management and Internal Coordination

  • Staff Management;
  • Internal Coordination and Communication;
  • Filing.

Expected skills and qualifications

  • At least 4 to 5 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East;
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff;
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office.

Terms of reference

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  • Salary between 3500 and 3600€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Accommodation and food provided in Acted guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
  • R&R every 3 months, flight tickets covered up to $500 and allowance of $200
  • Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
  • One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
  • Psychological assistance

Join us

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email ( or below, including the reference: DCD_Prog/BFA

Please note that ACTED will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.

    To be noted: if you profile meets the recruitment criteria you will be contacted for an interview. If you have not received any answer within 3 weeks you may consider that you have not been selected for this position. However if your profile is suitable for other Acted missions we will keep your references in our database.