Ended Project Assistant

The Job

ACTED Organization Summary:

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. ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012 and has been anchored to the governorates of Hodeidah, Raymah, Ibb, Aden-Dhalee, Saadah and Al Jawf.
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.

ACTED Organization is pleased to announce the below job vacancy with the following details:

Position: Project Assistant

Department: Program

Location: Aden with constant travel to Lahj and Aldhalee

Contract Type: Fixed term

Contract Duration: 6 months, renewable

Responsibilities

Team Management

  • Manage the team of daily workers
  • Ensures all activities are in line with general protection principles as relevant, including maintaining confidentiality of beneficiaries and colleagues.

Meetings / Coordination

  • Coordinate with project colleagues, notably community mobilisers, engineer teams and M&E
  • Participate in external coordination meetings as requested by project officer
  • Organizes and participates in external meetings with community leaders and cooperatives, as requested by project officer

Project implementation

  • Implement the activities on the field as agreed with the project officer
  • Ensure community acceptance of the project through positive interactions and clear communication to beneficiaries and communities in the field.
  • Takes into consideration the AMEU’s recommendations as communicated by the project officer
  • Coordinate with contractors as requested by the project officer

Reporting

  • Provide regular and timely report on the activities implemented for the project officer
  • Coordinate with database team to ensure the data entry
  • Take photos and draft occasional success stories as identified in the field and by PD team.
  • Reports ideas and information from project staff or field visits, which may assist in future project proposals. Such information will be included in reports.

Security & Liaison

  • Considers safety and security in the field for the team and the beneficiaries
  • Immediately report all incidents to the project officer

Job Requirement (Qualification and Experience)

  • A university degree in a related field
  • Minimum one-year experience in a similar position, preferably with a non-governmental organization
  • Previous experience working in in-kind and cash distributions, assessments, beneficiary registration, and community mobilization
  • Cross- cultural awareness and sensitivity (esp. gender and ethnicity) is required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, as well as the ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with a variety of audiences (e.g. beneficiaries, community committees, and other team members)
  • Flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities, work efficiently under pressure and in changing circumstances
  • Good English skills required
  • Good computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Understanding of the principles of non-governmental organizations is an asset.
How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send an application comprising a detailed CV and a cover letter in English to aden.jobs@acted.org
  • PLEASE state in the subject line of the e-mail: Project Assistant - Aden and rename your CV as First & Last name
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 15 October 2019.
  • Due to the urgency of this appointment, interviews would be on a rolling basis and candidates may be identified before the closing date

Contacting any ACTED staff member other than the contact details listed in regard to this job will result in disqualification

  • Employer: ACTED
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 1 October 2019
  • Deadline: 15 October 2019

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