Fixed term | 12 months | ASAP

ACTED

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.

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

1.External Positioning

External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative on Shelter and NFI
  • 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 Shelter and NFI 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 in 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.

Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the sector ;
  • 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

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.

Technical Leadership

  • 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 shelter and NFI 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 Shelter and NFI 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

  • Degree in relevant field of expertise
  • At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
  • Being a strong team player;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Fluent English skills required;
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset.

Conditions

  • 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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