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Area Coordinator Amuda


Posted on September 18, 2018

4 - 5 years Other - Syria

Any Nationality

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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 11 million beneficiaries.
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 theNorth and South Syria, with a coordination office in Amman.
You will be in charge of
1. Positioning
Context analysis: Ensure ACTED has an up-to-date understanding of the area s socio-economic situation, trends, needs and gaps, and who does what and where (3W)
Strategy Implementation: Take a lead role in implemeting ACTED s coutry program strategy in the area identifying strategic opportunities for expanding ACTED s work in the area, and in particular
Identify new opportunities and new sectors of intervention
Consolidate and stabilizate programming
Review the geographic and thematic footprint
Ensure activities are relevant and meeting area/beneficiary needs
Identify ACTED added-value
Ensure humanitarian principals are adhered to
Contribute to identifying new donors, private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc. to work with in the area based on complementarity and added value
Networking, positioning and general representation
Participate in donor meetings at area level and communicate relevant information to the Country Director and other relevant staff;
Establish, maintain and improve active and regular working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, clusters, working groups, consortia, etc. at area level ensuring maximum visibility of ACTED
Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with local authorities and where necessary non-state actors and obtain required authorizations and buy-in for ACTED s activities at area level
Ensure ACTED is represented in key clusters, working groups, NGO coordination bodies, etc. at area level
Proposal development
Lead assessment(s) at area level to ensure proposals are relevant
Support the Country Director and Project Development Department in proposal conceptualisation (problem statement, logframe) within the framework of the country, regional and global strategy
Contribute to budget design ensure budget needs at area level have been taken into consideration
Advocacy: Contribute to drafting issues papers, advocacy notes, press releases on relevant humanitarian and development issues in the area of operation
Promotion of ACTED network: Keep abreast with and contribute to ACTED s global initiatives and global trends, in particular Impact (REACH, Agora), Convergences and Oxus
2. Management and Internal Coordination
Staff Management
Ensure that all staff in the area understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities related to area operations and link with the capital Head of Departments
Promote team building, productivity and staff welfare
Mentor and support the team to build capacities, and improve efficiency and performance, and follow career management
Manage interpersonal conflicts among staff at area level
Internal Coordination
Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing for a positive working environment
Ensure implementation of ACTED coordination mechanism at area level (WAM, MAR, FLAT meeting, etc.)
3. Project Implementation Follow-up
Project Implementation Tracking
Supervise Project Managers in the area and provide support to project implementation through trouble shooting and eliminating blocking points
Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a time completion of projects through review of PMFs, BFUs and project reports
Ensure that relevant project information are up-to-date and available for reporting purposes
Ensure coordination and complementarity amongst projects within the area of intervention
Project Quality Control
Ensure the application of a practical field based M&E system/plan for each project
Conduct frequent field visits to project sites to assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources
Advise Project Managers to adapt projects according to monitoring and evaluation findings
Ensure beneficiary feedback mechanisms are in place
Ensure capitalisation of best practices and lessons learnt for projects in the area of operations.
Partner Management
Identify potential local partners in the area based on an assessment of complementarity and added value
Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with ACTED and donor requirements
4. FLATS Management
Finance Management
Control project budgets at area level to avoid under/over spending
Ensure accurate budget forecasting and efficient cash flow management
Ensure timely and accurate area finance TITANIC reporting


Desired Candidate Profile

University education in a relevant field such as international development, emergency operations, humanitarian programming, technical degree in camp management, or the like
Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
Base management skills preferred
At least four years relevant work experience, preferably including camp settings
Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
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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