Jun 19, 2017

Yemen: Emergency Project Manager North - YEMEN

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: ACTED
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 15 Jul 2017

Background on ACTED

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 kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

Country profile

Country Profile 2015
Number of projects :10
Number of areas : 3
Number of national staff : 151
Annual budget (EUR) : 6.61M
Number of offices : 5
Number of international staff : 8

Position context and key challenges
ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012, and implements activities in the central-western and central-southern regions. The presence of ACTED in Yemen has been anchored to the governorates of North of Yemen, North of Yemen, Raymah and Ad-Dhalee where, in the last three areas especially, the organisation has been virtually the only international actor directly implementing activities.
ACTED now aims at further expanding its humanitarian assistance by reaching out to additional regions: the north in Saadah and Al-Jawf governorates, and the south around Taiz and Aden. These could notably serve as a base for future assessments and programming focused on malnutrition- and conflict-affected populations in Yemen.
Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED’s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED’s interventions in the country. With regard to rehabilitation and development, ACTED recently initiated work on the coffee value chain in Raymah governorate as a way to enhance the food security of local small producers.
Through its active involvement in coordination mechanisms, ACTED has been a lead agency in the provision of humanitarian assistance in the three governorates in which it operates. The organisation is for instance the WASH Cluster focal point for North of Yemen and Raymah governorates, and a key partner of the WASH, Food Security and Agriculture, Nutrition and Early Recovery clusters. In addition, the organisation has been an elected member of the Humanitarian Country Team in early 2013.
ACTED’s donors in Yemen are presently USAID/OFDA, ECHO, the European Commission, WFP, OCHA and UNICEF.

Position profile

Position context and key challenges
The PM will manage the implementation and overall operations across the abovementioned program activities. Moreover, the PM will be responsible contributing to the ongoing development and improvement in programs, including the development of standard operating procedures, monitoring and evaluation activities, program development, and more.
Key roles and responsibilities

  1. Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors
    Representation vis-à-vis Donors
    Representation vis-à-vis international organisations

More generally, the program manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

  1. Project Cycle Management
    Project implementation

Project reporting

More generally, communicate systematically to the relevant Country Coordinator on project progress and planning.

  1. Provide Relevant Technical Expertise
    Provide technical inputs and guidance and ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation
    Undertake quality control

  2. Oversee Program Staff and Security
    Guide and direct program staff
    Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate and national staff
    Oversee staff security

  3. Identify Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Qualifications

Degree in food security, livelihoods or related courses;
At least 3 years of experience in project implementation, preferably in an international context;
At least 3 years of experience in food distributions and related fields;
Experience in refugee camp situations preferred.
Fluent English skills required
Arabic language preferred.

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:

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to jobs@acted.org under
Ref: EPM/YEM