ACTED - Senior Project Development Officer - Jobs in Kenya
ACTED - Senior Project Development Officer - Jobs in Kenya
ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population worldwide and to accompany them in building a better future.
ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its headquarters in Paris, France.
ACTED Kenya is looking for a self-driven and a self-oriented professional to fill the position of a Senior Project Development Officer
Reporting to the Country Project Development Manager, the successful candidate will work closely with Project Development Department within the ACTED Kenya offices.
The Senior Project Development Officer (PDO) contributes to the development of project proposals in line with ACTED’s global and in-country programme strategy, and ensures proper grant management, incl. timely reporting of project achievements to donors.
The Senior PDQ facilitates internal communication and coordination with relevant departments, and contributes to ACTED external communication strategy.Contribute to the funding of ACTED’s programming strategy;
Specific Objectives include:
Ensure good donor relations through proper, qualitative and timely grant management;
Facilitate internal coordination and communication and mentor a POI/ PDA (if any);
Raise ACTED’s profile and credibility with external stakeholders by communicating a positive image of ACTED’s activities and engagements in the country.
FundraisingAnalyse the country’s socio-economic situation, (donor) trends, needs and gaps;
Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis, in particular who does what and where
Maintain active and regular working relationships with donors
Maintain active and regular working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, clusters, working groups, Alliance2015, consortia and academia;
Regularly update a directory of donors, international and local NGOs, other partners and stakeholders;
Contribute to 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 and working group meetings.
Fundraising and proposal developmentIdentify funding opportunities;
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;
Liaise with AMEU to contribute to the ToRs of assessments to be conducted for proposal development and to request their input in the logframe development (esp. formulation of SMART indicators);
Contribute to the development of fundraising documents (be it 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;
Integrate learning from previous interventions (e.g. lessons learnt and best practices) into new proposals
Involve FLATS teams in the development of fundraising documents, particularly finance for the budget and logistics in case of specific donor procurement rules.
ContractingContribute to addressing 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.
Contract follow-upEnsure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting deadlines are known and met by Programme, AMEU and FLATS team;
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.
ReportingParticipate in and take minutes of kick-off and close out meetings for each project
Write 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;
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;
Liaise with FLATS teams when preparing reports, especially with finance to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports by crosschecking the matching of data in the narrative and financial reports;
Contribute to the monthly update of 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-upLiaise with partners when required to develop relevant grant agreements in close coordination with ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
Ensure partners report to ACTED in a timely and qualitative manner as per the requirements of the grant agreement.
Management and Internal Coordination
Staff Management Manage a Project Development Intern and/or Assistant(s) if any, following up the work plans and day-today activities;
Mentor the POI and/ or PDA with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity.
Internal Coordination and CommunicationFacilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by taking minutes of the various ACTED coordination meetings
Ensure these meeting minutes are sent monthly to HQ;
Keep ACTED HQ GMU and finance updated on latest developments, opportunities and challenges so that GMU can best advice on the way forward.
FilingFile properly contractual project documents both in hard and soft copies
Update regularly the Resource centre at the office with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources
Master Level education in International Relations, Development Studies, Humanitarian Aid or a relevant field.
Masters Level education or post graduate Diploma in Sociology is desirable
5+ years of solid experience in the Humanitarian Field, Donor Relations, Project Development, management and monitoring systems, preferably in INGOs are required.
Fluency in written and spoken English
Proficiency in French is desirable to enable easy flow of communication with French speaking countries
Strong Writing abilities and analytical skills
At least 2-3 years of working experience in regions with unstable security either in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East;
Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
Knowledge of local languages and/or regional experience will be an added advantage
How To Apply
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae detailing three work related referees and contacts to email@example.com and received on or before 20th March 2019
Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage
ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.
ACTED has a strong commitment to (PSEA) Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and has the policies and procedures in place to address this.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more information and job application details, see; ACTED - Senior Project Development Officer - Jobs in Kenya
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