Careers in Nonprofit Organisations – Area Coordinator at Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Job Title:    Area Coordinator 
Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and
Development (ACTED)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Coordinator
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 is committed in to responding to
emergencies worldwide, to 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: 
  • Responsible
    for the management of a local and expatriate staff team;
  • In
    charge of oversight and close monitoring of the finance, administration
    and logistics teams;
  • Manage
    program budgets and evaluate financial program effectiveness;
  • In
    charge of the management and supervision of ACTED’s programmes in
    Karamoja/Pokot North and their timely implementation according to
    financial and programmatic frame;
  • Facilitate
    program development, through conceptualization, design, proposal and
    program initiation;
  • Build
    and/or improve systems to supervise and manage the design, implementation,
    monitoring, and evaluation of programmes;
  • Actively
    monitor security situation in the region and oversee implementation of
    ACTED security procedures;
  • Internal
    reporting to Country Coordination;
  • Demonstrate
    vision and leadership in building a coherent strategic direction for the
    area, in line with ACTED Uganda’s overall strategy;
  • Work
    closely with all external stakeholders: donors, partners, the government,
    including local authorities, and communities;
  • Routinely
    advocate for our beneficiaries and ensure that their interests are taken
    into consideration by all external stakeholders.
  • Serve
    as a catalyst with all stakeholders to coordinate existing and new
    programmes;
  • In
    charge of the facilitation of needs assessment;
  • In
    charge of fundraising and project/proposal development;
  • Ensure
    external reporting requirements for projects are met.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the ACTED Area Coordinator career placement should
    hold a relevant Master’s Degree;
  • A
    minimum of three or more years of field experience in program management
    and coordination;
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of the aid system, and ability to understand
    donor and governmental requirements;
  • Working
    knowledge on issues related to early recovery, IGA and/or infrastructure
    rehabilitation is an added advantage.
  • Excellent
    communication and writing skills;
  • Ability
    to coordinate and manage staff and project activities i.e. project
    management skills
  • Strong
    organizational and supervisory skills;
  • Demonstrated
    ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the
    office;
  • Being
    a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
  • 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;
  • Prior
    experience in conflict affected areas and difficult living conditions,
    ideally in Africa is desired
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/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 + retirement package
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in English with
a cover letter, updated CV, and three references to: jobs@acted.org
Ref : AC/UG/SA
ACTED
Att: Human Resources
Department
33, rue Godot de Mauroy
75009 Paris
FRANCE
Deadline: 19th July
2015
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