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Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development Recruitment 2018

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development Recruitment 2018
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) – Since 1993, 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, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Borno State:
Job Title: Area Coordinator
Ref: AC/NIA
Location: Maiduguri
Department: Regional direction
Contract: Fixed term
Duration: 12 months
Starting date: ASAP
Position Profile
  • The Area Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of ACTED’s global mandate in the relevant area, and for the scope of activities developed within this mandate.
Responsibilities 
Ensure ACTED Representation in the area of activity:
  • Representation vis-à-vis provincial authorities
  • Representation vis-à-vis Donors
  • Representation amongst other international organisations
  • More generally, the project manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
Contribute to the development of a global intervention strategy and to support its implementation at provincial level:
  • Analyse the context and develop strategic plans, in consultation with the Country Director
  • Implement the financial strategy
  • Implement the operational strategy
  • Oversee reporting procedures
Oversee Staff and Security:
  • Guide and direct the staff of the area of intervention
  • Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff
  • Oversee staff security
Qualifications
  • Master Level Education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
  • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
  • At least four years of previous work experience in a high management position
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
Conditions
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications including Cover Letter, CV and References to: jobs@acted.org
Application Deadline: 19th March, 2018.
Job Title: Consortium Coordinator
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Coordination
Contract: CDD
Duration: 12 months
Starting date: ASAP

Responsibilities

Representation:
  • Protect and promote the vision, mission and interests of consortium partners towards external stakeholders;
  • Represent the consortium toward the donor(s) and government authorities and therefore communicate with the donor(s) and government authorities;
  • Where relevant, expand the donor portfolio of the consortium by tracking funding opportunities
  • Attend government, UN, NGO and donor meetings and present ongoing consortium activities;
  • Ensure the visibility of the consortium amongst humanitarian, donor and government actors throughout the project;
  • Effectively manage coordination with other actors (UN, NGOs) intervening in a similar sector;
  • Ensure the continuum of consortium PR activities, including formal presentations, engaging media for coverage on success stories, updating project-specific and regional fact sheets, and documenting publications featuring the consortium in the media;
  • Oversee the consortium’s communication activities including media visits, photographer’s mission, videos, etc.;
  • Lead the drafting and dissemination of position papers, statements, reports and releases on the consortium’s engagements and humanitarian advocacy.
Internal Coordination:
  • Effectively manage partnerships between the different parties of the consortium to ensure smooth collaboration;
  • Ensure regular and open/transparent communication between consortium partners;
  • Regularly communicate with consortium Country Directors on project activities;
  • Convene and chair regular (e.g. monthly, quarterly) consortium steering committee meetings to discuss programme and financial issues, disseminate minutes and follow up on action points;
  • Carry out weekly catch ups with consortium key focal points.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent consortium strategy across all partners;
  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across all consortium partners by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning;
  • Coordinate the development of all technical tools related to the consortium’s project (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports…);
Project Cycle Management:
Project Planning:
  • Define project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization);
  • Organize project kick-off and close-out meetings;
  • Together with the Project Managers of consortium partners, plan the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives.
Project Implementation Follow-up:
  • Oversee and monitor the work of consortium and local implementing partners, ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project implementation;
  • Support the Project Managers of each partner to implement all aspects of the project;
  • Conduct regular follow-up of work plans, identify and address any delays in a timely and effective manner;
  • Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a timely completion of the project.
Project Quality Control:
  • Conduct periodic field visits to validate progress reports, identify problems and issues to address during Consortium Management Team meetings and make recommendations for improvement;
  • Ensure the project progress is effectively monitored through regular data collection, analysis of indicators and activities and documented with proper sources of verification;
  • Advise consortium Project Managers to adapt implementation of the project according to monitoring and evaluation findings;
  • Advise on and assist with project reviews conducted by internal and external monitoring and
  • Terms of Reference – Consortium Coordinator December 2016 evaluation team;
  • Coordinate and put in place a program capitalization system in collaboration with each focal point from each consortium partner.
Grant Management:
  • Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of project deliverables;
  • Ensure the activities are implemented according to the approved donor and partnership agreement;
  • Ensure that donor rules and procedures are understood and respected by all parties, sharing information and conducting training if required on proposed systems and processes for consortium management;
  • Develop a reporting schedule that is agreed by all consortium members;
  • Ensure external reporting for all the consortium members according to donor and ACTED requirements is respected by all according to agreed deadlines;
  • Collect and consolidate narrative reports from consortium members for donor reporting;
  • Prepare documentation for any project modifications, including budget revisions, amendments or extensions. Ensure such changes are made in close consultation with the consortium partners;
  • Together with the Country Finance Manager, manage and negotiate any budget changes in accordance with donor and ACTED HQ criteria.
Qualifications
  • 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; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter including cover letter and CV’s to: jobs@acted.org under Ref: CC/NIA.
Application Deadline: 19th March, 2018.
Job Title: Project Development Manager
Ref: PDM/NIA
Location: Borno
Positioning and Fundraising
Context Analysis:
  • Analyse the country’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps;
  • Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis, in particular who does what and where (3W)
  • Alert the Country Director of gaps and emerging needs in order to trigger assessments in a timely manner;
Strategy development:
  • Contribute to the development of a country programme strategy in alignment with ACTED global/regional strategy;
  • Assist the CD in identifying strategic opportunities for expanding ACTED’s work in the country;
External relations:
  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with donors and act as point of contact for all donor communication, including the coordination of donor visits in the field;
  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, clusters, working groups, Alliance2015, consortia and academia;
  • Ensure the establishment and regular update of a directory of donors, international and local NGOs, other partners and stakeholders;
  • Lead the reporting to national and local authorities as required by ACTED registration/legal status in country;
  • In the absence of Technical Coordinators, represent ACTED in key clusters, working groups, HCT and (I)NGO coordination bodies.
Fundraising and proposal development:
  • Identify new donors for diversifying ACTED donors’ portfolio including private companies and private foundations;
  • Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals;
  • Update on a monthly basis the Donor Follow Up (DFU) which documents latest negotiations and proposal possibilities with donors;
  • Liaise with AMEU to contribute to the ToRs of assessments to be conducted for proposal development and ensure their input in the logframe development (in particular the formulation of SMART indicators);
  • Oversee the development of fundraising documents (Expression of Interests, concept notes, proposals) in line with ACTED country strategy and donor requirements and in close collaboration with ACTED HQ GMU (Grant Management Unit) and finance;
  • Liaise with Area Coordinators, Project Managers and Technical Coordinators to ensure that proposals are relevant and technically sound;
  • Ensure that learning from previous projects (e.g. lessons learnt and best practices) is incorporated into new proposals;
  • Ensure the involvement of FLATS teams in the development of fundraising documents, particularly finance for the budget and logistics in case of specific donor procurement rules.
Contracting:
  • Support the Country Director in negotiating proposals and/or contracts with donors;
  • Address in a timely manner all comments by donors on proposals in liaison with relevant staff in country and ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
  • Read thoroughly all contracts before signature, seeking ACTED HQ GMU and finance advice when required.
Grant Management:
  • Ensure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting
  • When any issue is identified in meeting deliverables in the given timeframe and budget, inform relevant staff in country and seek ACTED HQ Program Department advice on potential solutions that would meet donor rules.
Reporting:
  • Ensure project kick-off and close out meetings are conducted for each project;
  • Oversee the development of quality narrative reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner, in liaison with ACTED HQ GMU and finance, which will contribute ultimately to steady cash inflow;
  • Liaise with FLATS teams when preparing reports, esp. with finance to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports by crosschecking the matching of data in the narrative and financial reports;
  • Work in close relation with AMEU to incorporate AME data (incl. data on input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators, lessons learnt and best practices) in reports and review M&E reports from AMEU;
  • Update monthly the Reporting Follow Up (RFU) and ensure smooth and regular communication with ACTED HQ GMU;
  • Ensure ad hoc requests from donors are addressed in liaison with the CD, Programme and support teams.
Partner Follow-up:
  • Liaise with partners to develop and sign relevant grant agreements in close coordination with ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
  • Ensure all potential partners have a clear understanding of what is expected in terms of reporting so as to comply with ACTED and donor requirements and regulations;
  • Ensure partners report to ACTED in a timely and qualitative manner as per the requirements of the grant agreement.
Management and Internal Coordination:
  • Ensure that staff in the department understands and is able to perform its roles and responsibilities;
  • Manage a team of Project Development Officers, Interns and Assistants delineating their responsibilities and follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities;
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts between departmental staff members;
  • Undertake regular appraisals of staff and follow career management;
  • Identify the PDD training needs, discuss plans with the coordination and HR for both internal and external trainings, and implement them according to PDD strategic and operational priorities;
  • Coach, train, and mentor the PDD team with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the PDD team and providing professional development guidance.
Internal Coordination and Communication:
  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by ensuring implementation of ACTED coordination mechanisms (WAM, MCM) and dissemination to relevant staff;
  • Ensure these meeting minutes are sent monthly to HQ;
  • Ensure regular and clear communication with ACTED HQ GMU and finance to keep it updated about latest development, so that GMU can best advice you ahead of a task.
Filling:
  • Implement a filing system end ensure the proper filing of contractual project documents both in hard and soft copies;
  • Together with AMEU, set up a Resource Centre at the office regularly updated with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.
External Communication:
  • Oversee the PDD’s contributions to ACTED’s external communication strategy by feeding regularly ACTED HQ Communication Department with informal updates on projects, a flash news, pictures, articles on projects progress and/or specific events for ACTED communication tools, including, but not limited to, ACTED Newsletter, websites and ACTED Annual Report;
  • Ensure the continuum of PR activities, including formal presentations, engaging media for coverage on success stories, updating project-specific and regional fact sheets, and documenting publications featuring ACTED in the media;
  • Manage ACTED’s in country communication activities including media visits, photographer’s mission, videos, etc.;
  • Oversee the update and design of in country communication and visibility tools and publications, their dissemination and availability to ACTED teams, as well as the capitalization of media and pictures of the mission;
  • Follow, contribute to, draft and disseminate position papers, statements, reports and releases on ACTED’s engagements and humanitarian advocacy, in line with ACTED’s in country and global strategy as well as positioning, in close collaboration with the country director as well as HQ communication and programme departments.
Qualifications
  • Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)
  • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills
  • Skills in political sciences or international relations
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are required
  • Previous experience abroad is required
Conditions
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and
  • performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organization’s guesthouse
  • Transportation costs covered, + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to: jobs@acted.org under Ref: PDM/NIA
Application Deadline: 16th March, 2018.
Job Title: Project Development Officer
Ref: PDO/NIA
Location: Borno

Position Profile

Fundraising:
  • Context Analysis
  • External relations
  • Fundraising and proposal development
Contracting:
  • Contribute to addressing in a timely manner all comments by donors on proposals in liaison with relevant staff in country and ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
  • Read thoroughly all contracts before signature, seeking ACTED HQ GMU and finance advice when required.
Grant Management:
Contract follow-up
  • Ensure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting deadlines are known and met by Programme, AMEU and FLATS team;
  • When any issue is identified in meeting deliverables in the given timeframe and budget, inform relevant staff in country and seek ACTED HQ Program Department advice on potential solutions that would meet donor rules.
Reporting:
  • Participate in and take minutes of kick-off and close out meetings for each project
  • Write quality narrative reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner, in liaison with ACTED HQ GMU and finance, which will contribute ultimately to steady cash inflow;
  • Work in close relation with AMEU to incorporate AME data (incl. data on input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators, lessons learnt and best practices) in reports and review M&E reports from AMEU;
  • Liaise with FLATS teams when preparing reports, especially with finance to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports by crosschecking the matching of data in the narrative and financial reports;
  • Contribute to the monthly update of the Reporting Follow Up (RFU) and ensure smooth and regular communication with ACTED HQ GMU.
  • Ensure ad hoc requests from donors are addressed in liaison with the CD, programme and support teams;
Partner Follow-up:
  • Liaise with partners when required to develop relevant grant agreements in close coordination with ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
  • Ensure partners report to ACTED in a timely and qualitative manner as per the requirements of the grant agreement.
Management and Internal Coordination
Staff Management (if any):
  • Manage a Project Development Intern and/or Assistant(s) if any, following up the work plans and day-to-day activities;
  • Mentor the PDI and/ or PDA with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity.
Internal Coordination and Communication:
  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by taking minutes of the various ACTED coordination meetings
  • Ensure these meeting minutes are sent monthly to HQ;
  • Keep ACTED HQ GMU and finance updated on latest developments, opportunities and challenges so that GMU can best advice on the way forward.
Filing:
  • File properly contractual project documents both in hard and soft copies;
  • Update regularly the Resource Centre at the office with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.
External Communication:
  • Contribute to ACTED external communication strategy by feeding regularly ACTED HQ Communication Department with informal updates on projects, a flash news, pictures, articles on projects progress and/or specific events for ACTED communication tools, including, but not limited to, ACTED Newsletter, websites and ACTED Annual Report;
  • Ensure the update and design of in country communication and visibility tools and publications, their dissemination and availability to ACTED teams, as well as the capitalization of media and pictures of the mission;
Qualifications
  • Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills
  • Skills in political sciences or international relations
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are required
  • Previous experience abroad is required
Conditions
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length
  • and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to: jobs@acted.org under Ref: PDO/NIA
Application Deadline: 16th March, 2018.
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