|Location||With 50% travels country wide, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Date Posted||July 7, 2021|
|Category|| Business Development |
|Job Type|| Full-time |
Department: Project Implementation Unit
Direct Hierarchy: Area Coordinator
Contract duration: Fixed Term
Start Date: August 2021
Background on ACTED
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 interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.
ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the CCCM Coordinator Position in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The CCCM Coordinator ensures all projects run in a smooth and cost-efficient manner and in compliance with ACTED’s and donors’ procedures and legal requirements. He coordinates ACTED’s activities and define coherent implementation modalities, tools and methodologies
S/he ensure the overall success of the projects, and seeing that deliverables arrive on time, on scope, on budget, within acceptable quality levels, and in line with donor requirements and based on beneficiary needs.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Definition of Implementation Strategies and Modalities
- Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning
- Brief Project Managers about main issues, and updating them on a regular basis;
- Advise the Project Manager on technical skills and requirements to implement projects as per relevant standards;
- Ensure that relevant technical quality and standards are considered and respected during projects’ implementation;
- Ensure capacity building among staff in relevant sector.
External Coordination and Stakeholder Engagement
- Coordinate and collaborate with other stakeholders by cultivating good relations with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings;
- Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon - rather than replicate - the work of others;
- Refer unmet needs to other relevant actors;
- Share externally learning and innovation with communities and other stakeholders.
- Ensure work plans are developed for all projects in portfolio;
- Ensure kick-off and end of project transition planning meetings are held for all projects in portfolio.
Project Implementation Follow-up
- Control the work plans and monitor the implementation status of the projects;
- Regularly review the Project Management Framework (PMF) for all projects in portfolio
- Anticipate and mitigate risks and issues, and trouble-shoot any unforeseen challenges during the projects’ implementation;
- Support Project Managers to coordinate and manage changes in projects’ implementation, in particular identifying change needs to occur.
Documenting and Compliance
- Ensure projects’ records and documents, in particular documents that proof completion of activities (beneficiary list, donation certificates, attendance sheets, etc.) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures and donor specific procedures;
- Ensure projects in portfolio are implemented in line with donors’ and ACTED’s procedures.
Beneficiary Engagement and Accountability
- Ensure projects’ staff adhere to ACTED’s Code of Conduct and treat all beneficiaries with respect and without any distinction or discrimination based on nationality, race, ethnicity, tribe, gender, religious beliefs, political opinion or disability;
- Advise the Project Manager on the appropriate, achievable and acceptable selection of projects’ beneficiaries;
- Ensure that ACTED’s Complaints and Response Mechanism is communicated to target communities and solve complaints related to the projects in coordination with the AMEU.
- Organize regular coordination meetings with Project Managers;
- Participate in Weekly Area Meetings (WAMs) and when requested/as relevant in Monthly Coordination meetings (MCMs), and provide updates about implementation progress, challenges, risks, changes in context.
- Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with ACTED and donor requirements;
- Refer partners to relevant ACTED staff to support and/or train them in FLATS procedures where relevant.
- Regularly conduct a context analysis in the projects’ implementation areas by identifying and following micro signals (e.g. security indicators, socio-economic indicators) and support the Area Coordinator and the Security Department in preparing the monthly update of SEC-02GZ;
- Ensure projects’ stakeholders have a good image of ACTED thus increasing the acceptance of ACTED’s presence and activities in the project implementation area;
- When necessary, negotiate access with local stakeholders.
- Advise Project Managers to define the structure of the projects’ teams and develop projects organizational charts within the limitations of the budget;
- Develop and/or adjust ToRs outlining staff roles and responsibilities in line with ACTED standards;
- Participate in the recruitment of technical project staff;
- Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;
- Undertake regular appraisals of staff and follow career management;
- Manage interpersonal conflicts;
- Participate in the procurement planning processes, launch procurements required for the project in a timely manner, and follow procurements closely in collaboration with logistics;
- Participate in the review of the BFU for each project, and forecast initial and regular costs and cross-check expenditures for projects activities;
- Participate in new budget development processes through the provision of expert programmatic advice related to contextual knowledge.
- Participate in AMEU planning processes and actively support the delivery of AMEU activities in line with the project AME framework and AME Manual;
- Plan and organize internal qualitative assurance checks by the projects’ teams;
- Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
- Undertake regular field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision as well as regularly monitor the progress of projects’ activities;
- Discuss, plan and deliver appropriate corrective actions, including based on AME findings and recommendations;
- Collect and apply appropriate lessons learnt and best practices to current projects, and ensure these lessons learnt are pro-actively shared with supervisor, the AMEU and other team members to apply them in future project development processes.
- In close collaboration with the Project Development Unit, ensure Project Manager’s adhere to contractual obligations and donor procedures;
- Ensure Project Managers regularly on project activities, challenges and indicators through monthly submissions of the PMF and PM report;
- Ensure close-out meetings are held for all projects in portfolio;
- Participate in communication activities through the regular collection of pictures and stories related to activities;
- Participate in new proposal development processes through the provision of expert programmatic advice related to contextual knowledge;
- Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication, in coordination with the Project Development Unit.
- Promoting of and adhering to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy and guidelines (for site residents, ACTED staff, partner agencies, casual labors,etc).
- Master level in Development Studies, International Development, sociology or related
- CCCM Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programmes
- Minimum 6 years of experience in international NGO; ideally in humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs, CCCM, Shelter, CASH.
- Experience in working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organizations.
- Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems. Capability to negotiate with and influence others
- Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
- Proficiency in English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of Amharic and Somali an advantage.
- Goal oriented with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the vision and goals of the organization.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to prepare and write official reports.
- High degree of responsibility and ownership of work
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Qualified national persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 9th July 2021 with the subject line “CCCM Coordinator – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”
Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.
ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.