Area Coordinator Vacancy at Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) - Since 1993, 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, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.

In light of the displacement in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Maiduguri to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Area Coordinator

Ref: AC/NIA
Location: Maiduguri
Department: Regional direction
Contract: Fixed term
Duration: 12 months
Starting date: ASAP

Position Profile
  • The Area Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of ACTED’s global mandate in the relevant area, and for the scope of activities developed within this mandate.


Qualifications
  • Master Level Education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
  • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
  • At least four years of previous work experience in a high management position
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure

Responsibilities 
Ensure ACTED Representation in the area of activity:
  • Representation vis-à-vis provincial authorities
  • Representation vis-à-vis Donors
  • Representation amongst other international organisations
  • More generally, the project manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
Contribute to the development of a global intervention strategy and to support its implementation at provincial level:
  • Analyse the context and develop strategic plans, in consultation with the Country Director
  • Implement the financial strategy
  • Implement the operational strategy
  • Oversee reporting procedures
Oversee Staff and Security:
  • Guide and direct the staff of the area of intervention
  • Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff
  • Oversee staff security

Conditions
  • 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
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance


Deadline: 19th March, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications including Cover Letter, CV and References to: jobs@acted.org

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