ACTED French NGO Jobs – Project Development Officer

Organisation: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
(ACTED)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) is a French
humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations,
affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to
vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis
interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations,
in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce
vulnerability to disasters. Our interventions seek to cover the multiple
aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary
approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Our 4000
staff are committed to responding to emergencies worldwide and supporting
recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.
ACTED has been active in Uganda since May 2007, both in the northern
region and Karamoja. In the North, ACTED supports the early recovery process
with a specific focus on the needs of returning populations displaced by years
of conflict. It also expands access, retention, equity and quality of primary
education. In Karamoja, the focus is enhanced food security and resilience to
disasters, especially droughts, as well as improving the primary education
sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Ensuring the Production of
Timely, Accurate and Analytical Reports for Donors:
  • The incumbent will be charged with
    understanding and disseminating Donors guidelines ;
  • Works closely with the Area Coordinators,
    Programme Managers and technical staff to ensure the production of quality
    reports across areas and across Donors;
  • Work in liaison 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;
  • Serve as the 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.
  • Supporting 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, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Project
    Development Officer should hold a Master’s 
    degree in International Relations or Development
  • Past project management experience
    (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in
    development programmes
  • At least two to five years’ 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
  • Possess the ability to work well and
    punctually under pressure
Job Terms and 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 + retirement package
How to Apply: 
All qualified and interested candidates should send an English cover
letter, updated CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org.
Ref : PDO/UGA/SA
Deadline: 30th June, 2015

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