Project Officer – Governance

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 24 Feb 2021



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.


Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 900+ is currently working in Syria.

Location: NWS – Aleppo - Azzaz

Start Date: 1st March 2021

Job Purpose

Under the direct management of the CCCM Team Leader. The project officer-Governance is responsible for overseeing and arranging all of the trainings for the camp management unit CMUs, camp committees and local actors under camp coordination and camp management activities.

Chain of Command

Under the authority of:

CCCM Project Manager

Line Management:

CCCM Team Leader

Working Relations


  • Project officers (Information Management, Protection)

  • Project assistants

  • Monitors

  • AME monitors


  • Camp Management units

  • Camp committees

  • Community leaders


To contribute and strengthen capacity of Camp Management Units, Camp Committees and local actors on topics of Camp Coordination and Camp Management CCCM activities through targeted training courses on topics related to camp management and camp managements and governance structures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Implementation Follow-up

  • Arrange the training plan and material packages for governance structures. This includes all camp management unit “CMUs” and camp committees’ trainings including (Humanitarian principles trainings, protection and PSEA trainings, local governance capacity building trainings).

  • Collaborate with CCCM concerned staff on needed topics and content of training courses eg, coordinate with protection officer, information management officer, etc

  • Raise OFs regarding the training needs (Venue and materials needed)

  • Facilitate in delivering the trainings to the CMUs, camp committees, and CCCM monitors according to the plan.

  • Conduct assessments related to governance structures in the camps through Key Informants Interviews KII and Focussed Groups Discussions FGD, etc.

  • Contribute in planning either the formation of the local community committees or identifying the existing committees.

  • Contribute to developing ToRs for local community committees

  • Attend committee’s meetings and highlight needs.

  • Submit weekly/biweekly reports to CCCM TL on the committee’s meetings and findings.

  • Participate in the weekly project operational meeting and provide feedback on the achievements, plan and bottlenecks.

Reporting and Data share:

  • Monthly report on tasks conducted and challenges faced.

  • Compile all activity monitoring forms and submit them to the field data entry team to insure that all are shared regularly and accurately reflected on the data bases on monthly bases.**

  • Report and flag all issues and needs from camps to the CCCM TL.**

Key Performance Indicators

Example, the key performance indicator (KPI) is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a company is achieving key business objectives. Organizations use KPIs to evaluate their success at reaching targets

· FGD and KII conducted prior to Camp committee’s formation

· 1-3 camp committees formed in each camp

· 1-3 CCCM and governance training topics delivered to trainees as planned and needed

· Training report written after every training course conducted including pre & post-tests, attendance sheets, training topics, challenges.

· Monthly report submitted to line manager on achievements



  • Diploma degree (2-year institute) or higher.

  • Minimum 2 year working in Humanitarian Organization

  • Experience in and willingness to work and live in a rural environment

  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with as a team member.

  • Fluency in Arabic (written and spoken)

  • Strong communication, negotiation skills and coordinate skills with several actors.

  • Good understanding of SPHERE standards, environment protection and principles of protection mainstreaming.

  • Ability to multitask with competing demands under tight deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Fully computer literate (Microsoft Office)


  • Good English working skills is highly preferred

  • Past experience in camp settings

  • Past experience in programs include governance and community participation/mobilization components

  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff on topics of governance structures and community participation and mobilization

How to apply:

Interested and qualified applicants must apply by fill the application form by this link

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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