Acted Country Project Development Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Acted Country Project Development Manager Jobs in South Sudan


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 14 million beneficiaries.

Responsibilities

Context Analysis

  • Analyse the country’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps
    Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis, in particular who does what and where (3W)
  • Alert the Country Director of gaps and emerging needs in order to trigger assessments in a timely manner

    Strategy development

  • Contribute to the development of a country programme strategy in alignment with ACTED global/regional strategy
  • Assist the CD in identifying strategic opportunities for expanding ACTED’s work in the country

    External relations

  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with donors and act as point of contact for all donor communication, including the coordination of donor visits in the field
  • Maintain active and regular working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, clusters, working groups, Alliance2015, consortia and academia
  • Ensure the establishment and regular update of a directory of donors, international and local NGOs, other partners and stakeholders
  • Lead the reporting to national and local authorities as required by ACTED registration/legal status in country
  • In the absence of Technical Coordinators, represent ACTED in key clusters, working groups, HCT and (I)NGO coordination bodies

    Fundraising and proposal development

  • Identify funding opportunities;
  • Identify new donors for diversifying ACTED donors’ portfolio including private companies and private foundations
  • Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals
  • Update on a monthly basis the Donor Follow Up (DFU) which documents latest negotiations and proposal possibilities with donor
  • Liaise with AMEU to contribute to the ToRs of assessments to be conducted for proposal development and ensure their input in the logframe development (in particular the formulation of SMART indicators);
  • Oversee the development of fundraising documents (Expression of Interests, concept notes, proposals) in line with ACTED country strategy and donor requirements and in close collaboration with ACTED HQ GMU (Grant Management Unit) and finance
  • Liaise with Area Coordinators, Project Managers and Technical Coordinators to ensure
    that proposals are relevant and technically sound
  • Ensure that learning from previous projects (e.g. lessons learnt and best practices) is incorporated into new proposals
  • Ensure the involvement of FLATS teams in the development of fundraising documents, particularly finance for the budget and logistics in case of specific donor procurement rules

    Contracting

  • Support the Country Director in negotiating proposals and/or contracts with donors
  • Address in a timely manner all comments by donors on proposals in liaison with relevant staff in country and ACTED HQ GMU and finance
  • Read thoroughly all contracts before signature, seeking ACTED HQ GMU and finance advice when required

    Grant Management

    Contract follow-up

  • Ensure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting
  • When any issue is identified in meeting deliverables in the given timeframe and budget, inform relevant staff in country and seek ACTED HQ Program Department advice on potential solutions that would meet donor rules

    Reporting

  • Ensure project kick-off and close out meetings are conducted for each project
  • Oversee the development of quality narrative reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner, in liaison with ACTED HQ GMU and finance, which will contribute ultimately to steady cash inflow
  • Liaise with FLATS teams when preparing reports, esp. with finance to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports by crosschecking the matching of data in the narrative and financial reports;
  • Work in close relation with AMEU to incorporate AME data (incl. data on input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators, lessons learnt and best practices) in reports and review M&E reports from AMEU
  • Update monthly the Reporting Follow Up (RFU) and ensure smooth and regular communication with ACTED HQ GMU
  • Ensure ad hoc requests from donors are addressed in liaison with the CD, Programme and support teams

    Partner Follow-up

  • Liaise with partners to develop and sign relevant grant agreements in close coordination with ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
  • Ensure all potential partners have a clear understanding of what is expected in terms of reporting so as to comply with ACTED and donor requirements and regulations;
  • Ensure partners report to ACTED in a timely and qualitative manner as per the requirements of the grant agreement.

    Requirements

  • Postgraduate diploma in International
  • Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)
  • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills
  • Skills in political sciences or international relations
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are required
  • Previous experience abroad is required

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th November, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Acted Country Project Development Manager Jobs in South Sudan

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