• Career Opportunities at ACTED - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 9 August, 2017 Deadline: 8 September, 2017
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    ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

    Country Security Manager


    Ensure the safety, security and integrity of ACTED staff, assets, premises and programs in country, in particular by constantly monitoring and anticipating security risk, by designing and enforcing context specific risk mitigation rules and procedures, by ensuring MOSS compliance in all ACTED premises, by preparing and updating contingency and evacuation plans and by providing all ACTED staff with appropriate security training.


    1. Department management
    2. Context & Risk analysis
    3. Develop and update Country Security Plans, SOPs and Contingency Plans
    4. Daily Security Management
    5. Crisis management
    6. Reporting
    7. Training and briefing
    8. Develop and maintain a security network
    9. Ensure external representation


    • At least 2-3 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East;
    • Extensive experience in security management and procedures;
    • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
    • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national 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 both in the field and in the office;
    • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
    • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience highly desirable


    • 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/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
    • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
    • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

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    Project Development Manager


    Position context and key challenges

    ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post-election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has also been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in South-Central Somalia.
    In 2015, ACTED has been delivering emergency as well as long term development programming across the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and is focussed on Early Warning, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience interventions. Main activities have included strengthening its Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and improving and integrating community and County Early Warning Systems (EWS). A special emphasis has been placed on its work with the County Governments and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) in order to improve coordination, financing, information sharing, dissemination and learning on emergency preparedness and response.

    In 2015, ACTED’s operations in Somalia are focused on Food Security, Livelihood, WASH, and Multi-sector Resilience programming. ACTED has the capacity to deliver immediate emergency programming and longer term development, incorporating Social Safety Net and Disaster Risk Reduction components. ACTED is a leading player in the delivery of cash transfers programming.

    ACTED’s interventions aim to support those districts which are underserved, difficult to access, and display high levels of vulnerability. ACTED is operational in Bay, Gedo and Lower Juba Regions. In some of these areas, ACTED is the only INGO present and therefore high security risks are experienced because of Al Shabab presence.

    Position profile

    Key roles and responsibilities

    1. Grant management

    1.1 Contract follow-up

    1.2. Reporting

    1.3 Partner Follow-up

    2. Internal Coordination

    2.1. Internal Coordination and Communication

    2.2. Filling

    3. External Communication

    4. Fundraising

    4.1. External Relations

    4.2. Contribution to proposal Development

    4.3 Contracting


    • Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)
    • Fluency in written and spoken English
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English
    • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills
    • Skills in political sciences or international relations
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
    • Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are required
    • Previous experience abroad is required


    • 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 organization’s guesthouse
    • Transportation costs covered, + luggage allowance
    • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

    Method of Application

    Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to jobs@acted.org 

    • Country Security Manager: Ref: CSM/KEN

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