ACTED Project Manager Urban DRR – Maiduguri Jobs in Nigeria
ACTED Project Manager Urban DRR – Maiduguri Jobs in NigeriaACTEDSince 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.
The NGO provides emergency assistance to the most vulnerable populations through a variety of activities, such as building emergency shelters, distributing non-food items, assisting in the management of camps for displaced persons or providing logistical support as well as information management services to the humanitarian community.
You will be in charge of
Lead on the successful implementation of the Urban DRR project in Maiduguri
Develop the overall project implementation strategy, systems, approaches, tools, and materials for ACTED’s Urban DRR project in Maiduguri
Directly lead on the implementation of capacity building activities, to strengthen the skills of state and local authorities to effectively plan for and respond to emergencies in urban Maiduguri using an Area-Based Approach:
Organise participatory workshops in Maiduguri, on area-based hazard identification and mapping in an urban context, to develop Participatory Disaster Risk Maps, and on area-based disaster preparedness
Design and coordinate technical trainings for state and local authority personnel on improved urban disaster response, using an Area-Based Approach
Organise and run simulation drills for emergency responders
Conduct technical trainings on emergency response resource planning and budget allocation
Support and oversee the Senior Coordination & Liaison Officer in developing a stakeholder map, to identify the key individuals and structures with whom to engage during the Urban DRR project
Support the Senior Coordination & Liaison Officer to establish area-based disaster coordination forums, led by State and Municipal authorities, at city-level and neighbourhood-level in the selected locations of Maiduguri, and ensure these are functional, relevant, and effective
Review budget spending and forecasting, and progress against programmatic targets at least once a month, to ensure that the project implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems
Regularly update the Urban DRR project work plan, output tracker, PMF and other documents as required, for effective project management
Administrative and Operational Management of the Urban DRR Project
Review the Budget Follow-Up tool for the Urban DRR project, and provide accurate forecasts of upcoming costs based on procurements and activities, to support the smooth financial management of the project
Forecast monthly cash requirements of the project and submit to AC, to ensure the project has sufficient access to cash as and when required
Contribute to the development of Procurement plans
Send accurate and precise order forms in a timely manner, to ensure the logistics department is able to conduct efficient and timely procurements to support the Urban DRR project
Contribute to quality checks and procurement committees to finalise suppliers’ selection for Urban DRR project procurements, to ensure the project equipment is of the appropriate quality and specification
Ensure a proper management and use of the project assets and stocks
Coordinate with the Fleet Assistant to plan team movements
Directly line-manage the Senior Coordination and Liaison Officer, ensure that they understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities. Follow-up on their work plan and day-to-day activities
Ensure project records and documents (FLAT files, beneficiary list, donation certificates, attendance sheets etc) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures
Ensure staff awareness of, and respect of, ACTED’s code of conduct and FLATS procedures
Ensure that each member of the Urban DRR project team is aware of security issues, policies, SOPs and they follow them accordingly
In cooperation with the relevant Security Officer, monitor the local security situation and inform the Country Director and Country Security Manager of developments through regular written reports;
Work closely with the Senior Coordination & Liaison Officer to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with the relevant Municipal, State, and Federal-level authorities in Maiduguri
Attend relevant meetings with government and humanitarian partners in Maiduguri, to represent ACTED and the Urban DRR project
Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner
Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others
Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in project planning and decision making, and provide relevant feedback for new project development
Advise on, and assist with, project reviews conducted by ACTED’s Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit (AMEU)
Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to the AC and CD, as required
Draft (internal) narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow up.
Expected skills and qualifications
Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
Extensive project management experience in emergency and/or development
Proven capabilities in leadership and management required (large team)
Perfect verbal and written communication skills in English
Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
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
How to Apply
Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org under
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