Fixed term | 12 months | ASAP

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 Syria

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

The Deputy Area Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Area Coordinator to represent ACTED’s interests with local authorities, donors, beneficiary communities and other key stakeholders. The Deputy Area Coordinator works to ensure program quality and operational implementation, as well as growth where appropriate and feasible, and strong representation. The Deputy Area Coordinator supports  Project Managers to ensure that projects and programs address beneficiary needs and are implemented according to ACTED’s global strategy, donor guidelines, approved work plans and budgets. The Deputy Area Coordinator also assists with overseeing the day-to-day operations and security in the respective area.

Main duties

Positioning

  • Context analysis
  • Strategy Implementation: Provide support in the implemetation of ACTED’s coutry program strategy in the area identifying strategic opportunities for expanding ACTED’s work in the area
  • Networking, positioning and general representation
  • Proposal development
  • Advocacy

Management and Internal Coordination

  • Staff Management
  • Internal Coordination

Project Implementation Follow-up

  • Project Implementation Tracking
  • Project Quality Control
  • Partner Management

FLATS (Finance Logistics Administration Transparency Security) Management

  • Finance Management
  • Logistics & IT Management
  • Administration and HR Management
  • Transparency/Compliance Management
  • Security Management

Expected skills and qualifications

  • University education in a relevant field such as international development, emergency operations, humanitarian programming, technical degree in camp management, or the like;
  • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes;
  • Base management skills preferred;
  • At least four years relevant work experience;
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required;
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure;
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English;
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms;
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure;
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset.

Terms of reference

For more information about the position, click here .

Conditions

  • Salary between 2400 and 2600€ 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: DAC/WOS

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