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 mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.
Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 900+ is currently working in Syria.
You will be in charge of
Project Implementation and follow up
1.1. Project Planning
• Ensure timely organization of project kick-off and close-out meetings
• Ensure that all projects have an implementation strategy and work plan
• Together with Project Managers and Coordinators, plan the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives
• Facilitate and foster the program integration approach, and act as a key link to support sectoral PMs in geotargeting, to build on the base’s previous, current and future programs in a constructive manner toward ACTED’s strategy in the area.
• Proactively coordinate with relevant TCs to set technical support requirements including relevant tools, SOPs and technical notes.
1.2. Project implementation follow up
• Oversee the implementation of projects, ensuring that technical requirements and quality standards are considered and respected during project implementation
• Anticipate and mitigate risks and implementation delays and provide ad-hoc support to project implementation through trouble-shooting and by eliminating blocking points
• Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure the timely completion of projects through the regular review of PMFs, BFUs and project reports
• Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of project deliverables
• Conduct regular visits to ongoing project sites and follow-up on AME on-site monitoring reports
• Update Project Trackers and ensure the timely and qualitative reporting from the Project Managers and Project Coordinators
1.3. Project Quality Control
• Ensure the application of a practical field-based M&E system/plan for each project
• Conduct frequent field visits to project sites to assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources
• Advise Project Managers and Project Coordinators to adapt projects according to monitoring and evaluation findings
• Together with the relevant Project Development focal point prepare and assist with project review meetings
• Together with the AMEU team and TCU, ensure capitalisation of best practices and lessons learnt for projects in the area of operations
• Facilitate communication lines between the PMs and the TCs in Capital, to ensure appropriate technical advice and support is provided throughout the project cycle
2. Strategy and Proposal development
2.1. Direct management of action plans and strategies for all programs
• Under the lead of the DCDP and TCU. facilitate and oversee the development of the relevant programs’ strategies
• Facilitate and oversee the development of all programs’ action plans, with regular updates and revisions as required
• Ensure the implementation of all strategies and action plans as appropriate
2.2. Proposal development
• Ensure that any new funding opportunities at field level is escalated to the Capital project development teams for discussion, and that the area team is aware of any new funding opportunity shared by the Capital Project Development teams
• Together with the relevant Technical Coordinator support the PMs in proposal conceptualisation (problem statement, logframe) within the framework of the country, regional and global strategy. When delegated by
the AC, consolidate PMs inputs for the Capital Project Development Units.
• Support Project Manager and Project Coordinators to provide timely inputs for new proposal developments. Coordinate with the technical unit to ensure activities are technically solid, achievable, integrated and relevant to the context.
• Contribute to budget design ensure budget needs at area level have been taken into consideration
3. Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation
• Review with the AME Field Focal point the development of monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that activities are effective, efficient, and timely developed
• Facilitate communication lines between AME at field level and AME in Capital, to support the role out of more strategic AME tasks and contribute to enhanced harmonization and learning
• Ensure that the implementation of recommendations by AMEU for all programs implemented at base level
• Foster capitalisation sessions between AME and Project teams before, during and after the implementation of activities and work closely with both PMs, AMEU and PDD to ensure the continuity of the learning cycle.
• Prepare area-level monthly coordination meetings to review AME findings
• Lead on identifying new areas for assessments for multi-sectoral or sector specific assessments in line with the area strategy, field needs and context development and ensure close coordination with the AMEM to plan for these assessment
4. External Engagement
• In consultation with the AC, be familiar with all major stakeholder country and regional strategies (including all major donors) and identify synergies with ACTED’s operations
• Participate in external meetings as instructed by Senior Coordination
• Actively attend NGO coordination meetings and timely share meeting minutes and follow up action plans
• Ensure regular bilateral coordination with Cluster, Working Groups and other humanitarian actors as well as proactive presence and participation of ACTED relevant staffs in these coordination mechanisms and that
meeting minutes are shared for ACs and relevant Capital Teams
• Represent ACTED with Local Authorities and stakeholders to ensure understand of ACTED activities methodologies and red lines.
5. Administrative and Operational Management of Project Implementation
• Ensure all Administrative and Operational management of project implementation is done in closecollaboration with the relevant support head of department and DAC FLA
• Review the project BFU(s) to avoid under/overspending
• Ensure accurate budget forecasting and expense planning
• Contribute to the development of project procurement plans
• Contribute to quality checks and procurement committees to finalise suppliers’ selection according to applicable scenario
• Ensure timely procurement and adherence to rules of origin and nationality
• Participate in the transparent and timely recruitment of project staff (developing organigrams, ToRs, elaborating recruitment tests
• Proactively support Project Managers and Area Coordinators to adapt the project staffing structure to needs and funding
• Ensure regular performance appraisal and career management of project teams
• Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics
• Manage interpersonal conflicts
• Ensure capacity building among project staff
• Ensure project records and documents (FLAT files, beneficiary lists, donation certificates, attendance sheets etc.) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures
• Ensure staff awareness and respect of ACTED’s code of conduct and FLATS procedures
• Together with the Security focal points, assess risks in the areas of project implementation and develop context specific MOSS and SOPs
• Ensure that project teams are aware of security threats and follow ACTED security policies, MOSS and SOPs accordingly