For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty
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 Water and Environment Technical Coordinator is responsible for the management and coordination as well as strategic planning, technical guidance, and external representation on activities within various cross-sectorial aspects related of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), water resource management, conservation and sustainability. Moreover, in close collaboration with the operations teams across mission, the TC will be leading specific projects related to Acted’s water scarcity and water management programming ensuring their smooth implementation, communication, and advocacy with relevant stakeholders as well as wider operationalization of the project outcomes into Acted’s wider programmatic activities.
The position will be based in Amman, with travel as needed within the operational areas of the mission (Whole of Syria, Turkiye and Iraq) and globally and provide technical guidance to the teams on targeted themes, adaptation of global technical guidance to regional specifications and requirements, trainings (physical or online for targeted topics), identification of relevant innovative technologies, techniques and approaches for integration into programming, support for capitalization and learning of best practices within the mission and supporting exchanges and learning between Acted regions, including expansion of successful programming approaches, when relevant. At the mission level, the TC plays a leading role in providing technical inputs to country specific strategies, related project development, quality control during implementation and technical inputs into monitoring and impact measurement to facilitate successful implementation and potential project expansion/replication within the mission or regionally. Additionally, the TC supports relevant aspects of strategic planning processes, advocacy, and positioning, as well as supporting partnerships with private sector partners and technical institutions (including universities, technical institutes, etc.) that can support/collaborate on program implementation.
- Lead on Acted’s water scarcity and water management projects
- Provide technical support to the WASH teams and other relevant staff
- Provide technical advisory/support to increase and diversify Acted’s environmental and sustainable water resource management portfolio across the mission
- Enhance cooperation and exchange between program teams and other related stakeholders
- Support in external relations, positioning, and development of partnerships including on innovative funding mechanisms