Fixed term | 6 months | January 2023

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

ACTED Niger

The conflicts in northern Mali and the Lake Chad crisis have caused major population movements towards the Diffa and Tillabéry regions. ACTED is responding to the humanitarian needs of particularly vulnerable displaced populations, whose influx is weighing on pre-existing basic services and natural resources of the host populations. ACTED teams have been operating in Niger since 2010, implementing programmes to ensure people’s access to water and sanitation services as well as providing support to build economic and agricultural resilience.

You will be in charge of

The Project Development Officer (PDO) contributes to the development of project proposals in line with ACTED’s global and in-country programme strategy, and ensures proper grant management, incl. timely reporting of project achievements to donors. The PDO facilitates internal communication and coordination with relevant departments, and contributes to ACTED external communication strategy.

Main duties

Fundraising

Context Analysis

External relations:

Fundraising and proposal development:

Grant Management

  • Contract follow-up
  • Reporting
  • Partner Follow-up

Management and Internal Coordination

  • Staff Management (if any):
  • Internal Coordination and Communication:
  • Filing

External Communication

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations, Development or Political Science;
  • 1-2 years previous work experience in a relevant position;
  • Previous related work experience, with knowledge of project design, proposal writing and grants management;
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian aid system and ability to understand the donors systems;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills;
  • Strong coordination and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Good team spirit and ability to work with diverse profiles.

Terms of reference

For more information about the position, click here .

Conditions

  • Salary between 1700 and 1900€ 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 3-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 (jobs@acted.org) or below, including the reference: PDO/NIG

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