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 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 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
- Act as key ACTED representative in the sector
- Ensure external representation of ACTED in the sector, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners
- Participate in and report (internally) on technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions
- Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on the sector
- Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.
- Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the sector in the country;
- Analyse the activities in the sector and relevant stakeholders
- Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU
- Lead project conceptualization workshops
- Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches
2.Internal Technical Support and Coordination
- Support the development and maintenance of a coherent strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention
- Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning
- Brief Project Managers about main issues, and updating them on a regular basis.
- Organize internal meetings on a monthly basis.
- Define project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization)
- Lead the development of all technical tools related to the projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports…);
- Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the sector based on known contexts and needs
- Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other staff to implement the ACTED projects to a high quality standard;
- Liaise with technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed
- Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences.
Staff Capacity Building
- Participate in the recruitment and training of sector staff members
- In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs
- Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and best practices
- Develop training material for different trainings to share within the project teams
- Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers)
Expected skills and qualifications
- Minimum of 5 years international humanitarian field experience, with specific focus on livelihoods and cash programming
- Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in development, Development Economics, Social Sciences or related discipline
- Relevant knowledge of and experience with livelihoods support, technical tools, and guidance – with preferably experience in livelihoods programming in urban settings
- Relevant knowledge of and experience with cash and markets-based programming, technical tools and guidance
- Knowledge of the graduation model
- Experience in various contexts including rapidly changing humanitarian contexts, preferably in Syria
- Experience in providing high quality technical training and capacity building, notably in remote context
- Previous similar experience in a technical advisory role with past experience in economic recovery program management
- Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
- Living allowance of 300 USD
- Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
- Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
- Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
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