Activation Date: 20 May, 2021 Announced Date: 20 May, 2021 Expire Date: 29 May, 2021
ACTED, the Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development is an NGO registered in France with global operations in Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, Middle East and Africa. ACTED has been active in Afghanistan since 1993, and is one of the largest NGOs in the country, capitalizing on a continued 15-years presence in Afghanistan throughout successive regimes and on established operations throughout Central Asia. ACTED operates mainly in the North, Northeastern and Central areas of Afghanistan. Originally focused on humanitarian relief, ACTED Afghanistan is now working through an integrated development approach. Although still responsive to natural and humanitarian crisis, including support to flood and drought affected populations as well as sustainable reintegration for returnees, ACTED Afghanistan main area of intervention is now the promotion of community-driven rural development. Within this framework, ACTED Afghanistan is the largest NGO facilitating partner of the National Solidarity Programme, working in 1,721 communities spread over five provinces in the North. Its present operations reach about 7,8% of the Afghan rural population.
1. Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors:
- Participate in technical and sectorial meetings to ensure visibility amongst local authorities;
- Participate in technical and sectorial meetings and working groups involving NGOs and UN Agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, WHO, etc.) and all other intergovernmental institutions;
- Contribute to the creation of reports, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality of internal information as required.
- More generally, the project manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
2. Project Cycle Management:
- Plan the various stages of project implementation;
- Guide the implementation of the project and the methods of follow-up;
- Manage project finances, logistics and materials;
- Liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project;
- Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
- Create and update work-plan and Project Management Framework for the project;
- Set up a clear timeline of reports to be submitted to project Donors;
- Draft narrative reports to donors, monthly internal reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow up;
- Ensure adherence to FLAT procedures.
- More generally, communicate systematically to the relevant Country Coordinator on project progress and planning.
3. Provide Relevant Technical Expertise:
- Collect technical information and analyses associated opportunities and risks;
- Lead on project activities and their technical designs;
- Define adequate technical modalities and strategies of intervention as per objective;
- Identify relevant technical authorities and partners, and propose formal partnership and/or contracts;
- Oversee activities of the project, ensuring they run as planned in the workplan.
- Analyze technical added-value and project impact;
- Propose and implement solutions to problems encountered;
- Set up technical evaluation exercises during and following implementation.
4. Oversee Program Staff and Security:
- Organize and lead project coordination meetings;
- Prepare and follow work plans with each project member;
- Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts);
- Adapt the organigramme and ToRs of project personnel according to the project development;
- Undertake regular appraisals of directly supervised colleagues and pass appraisal forms to the Country Admin/HR Manager with recommendations (new position, changes to contract or salary etc.);
- Ensure a building of capacity amongst technical staff in the relevant sectors.
- When requested by HQ or by Country Coordinator, draft ToRs or Job Profiles and undertake interviews to assess technical abilities of expatriate and national candidates.
- In cooperation with the relevant department, monitor the local security situation and inform the Country Coordinator of developments through regular written reports;
- Contribute to the updating of the security guidelines in the project area of intervention;
- Ensure that security procedures are respected by each member of the project team.
5. Identify Best Practices and Lessons Learned:
- Collect information and tools employed for project implementation;
- Draft memos detailing lessons learned and best practices identified during the project;
- Share such memos with internal and external partners;
- Communicate such information to the Country Director or Area Coordinator, to Project Development Department, AMEU.
- At least a Degree in relevant fields such as Project Management, Business Administration, Education or Political Sciences.
- Minimum of 3 years of extensive working experience in similar position with national and/or international NGOs.
- Proficiency in English, with excellent writing skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft office (word, excel, access, power point)
- Excellent managerial, communication and interpersonal, and problem solving skills
Those who fulfill the above mentioned criteria should send their updated CV to below submission Email:
Kindly mentioned Vacancy number, position title along with province name in subject line or your application may not be considered.
Please do not send heavy size documents (i.e. Tazkira, Education documents, and work certificates)
Only shortlisted candidates will be call for the next stage of recruitment.
No CV will received after closing date.