Project Development Officer

Acted, Jordan

Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Apply By: 
14th December, 2017


Job Description

Background on 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 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

Position profile

1. Ensuring the Production of Timely, Accurate and Analytical Reports for Donors

  • Understand and disseminate Donors guidelines ;
  • Liaise regularly with Area Coordinators, Programme Managers and technical staff to ensure the production of quality reports across areas and across Donors;
  • Work in close relation with AME Department to develop and incorporate more solid monitoring and evaluation components in reports;
  • Work in close relation with Finance Department to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports, and ensure steady cash inflow based on the timeliness and quality of report submissions.
  • Work in close relation and communicate on a regular basis with HQ reporting department, notably on the basis of the monthly Reporting follow up

2. Developing Internal Coordination and Communication mechanisms

  • In relation with the project development manager and Country Director, ensure that all meetings are held and documented (capital coordination meetings, area coordination meetings, monthly coordination meetings, quarterly country coordination meetings);
  • Ensure in particular that reporting guidelines, formats, philosophy, deadlines for each project and donor is communicated clearly and standardized across the country for new and on-going projects;
  • Follow-up meetings at the field level and in the capital, between the bases and between the country programme and HQ/other ACTED operations through the ACTED Newsletter;
  • Draft agenda and minutes of country-wide meetings, with the assistance of the Reporting staff.

3. Developing an External Donor Relations Strategy

  • Update on a weekly and monthly basis the external relations database, which documents latest negotiations and proposal possibilities with a number of key donors;
  • Manage a team of Area Coordinators, Programme Managers and technical staff to ensure that proposals are developed in a cohesive and professional manner and in line with ACTED country strategy and donor requirements;
  • Act as point of contact for all Donor communication, including the organisation of and hosting of Donor visits in the field for projects s/he is in charge of

4. Developing an External Communication Strategy

  • Define the main target groups, activities, resources and partnerships needed;
  • Ensure 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 ;
  • Identifying sources of funding for a more cohesive public information strategy in-country.

5. Assisting the Project Development Manager and Country Director in developing the country strategy, project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing action on specific projects or components of projects

Qualifications

  • Required qualifications and technical competencies
  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
  • Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programmes
  • 2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant 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
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure

Conditions

  • Field Intern benefits include:
  • 300 USD per month living allowance
  • Coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg
  • The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

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