Background on ACTED
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is an international NGO founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris. ACTED implements projects in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Central America and the Middle East.
ACTED currently has operations in Northern Syria. The activities include WASH, Non-Food Items, Shelter, Food Security, Local Governance, and Information Management in camps, urban and rural areas.
Objective of the Position
ACTED seeks a Local Governance Program Manager to supervise the implementation of a local governance project in Northwest Syria. The focus of this position will be on building capacity of Local Councils, supporting the creation of Local Development Plan and overseeing a small grants program to local actors.
To manage governance programme portfolio, including arranging regular meetings with partners, ensuring that all information is available in good time to inform discussion and actions are noted and followed up
To manage the implementation of the programme of activity on time and within budget, actively mitigating risks and issues. Monitoring through visits and regular contact with implementing agencies and intervening as necessary to ensure the projects deliver the results expected
To be responsible for the financial compliance of projects, by monitoring project expenditure, managing financial forecasting and reporting, monitoring spend against allocation per project, ensuring timely invoicing and value for money of program expenditures
To ensure the integration of a community-driven approach in all aspects of the program
To train and supervise a program team to actively monitor evolving concerns of the target communities, ensuring that community decision making takes these concerns into account
To contribute in the capacity building/mentoring of ACTED Syrian partners
To ensure that activities are implemented according to established protocols and tools that balance the need to meet deadlines and objectives with the importance of maintaining quality in processes and methodological rigor
To manage the program activity budget, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure that expenditures are planned, executed and managed properly
To liaise regularly with Coordination to provide updates on the program, discuss emerging challenges, and collaborate on the design of new programs or changes to existing programs
To produce monthly reports and provide direct strategic advice to the Project Development department, Area Coordinator and Country Director, so as to adjust the programmatic priorities and implementation modalities as necessary.
To support the development of new proposals and initiatives in the Governance sector
A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in related field;
At least 2 years of experience in the governance sector, specifically in fragile, transitional, and/or post-conflict settings
Deep understanding of Syrian context;
Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
Ability to train, mobilize, and manage staff
Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions;
Proven ability to work creatively and independently;
Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic is must.
Proven ability to travel to Syria
Submission of application:
Applications in English, should include a resume/CV, a cover letter and three references should be submitted to the following mail address: email@example.com
Applications will no longer be accepted after 12th September 2016.