Deputy Country Director/ Country Director.
Nairobi 70%, Hargeisa 30%
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.
The Cash & Distribution Technical Coordinator is responsible for the provision of coordination and support as well as strategic planning and technical guidance on activities within the areas of cash and distribution. He/She plays a leading role in providing technical inputs to the sector strategy and project development at the local and national level. Moreover, he/she supports the Project Teams in the planning, design, implementation, supervision, and potential expansion/development and administration of technical sector interventions.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.1. External Relations
Act as key ACTED representative on CTP in Somalia
Ensure external representation of ACTED in the sector, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners
Participate in and report (internally) on technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions
Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working in CTP
Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others
1.2. Project Development
Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to CTP in the Somalia
Analyse the activities in the CTP sector and relevant stakeholders
Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU
Lead CTP project conceptualization workshops
Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches
Internal Technical Support and Coordination
Support the development and maintenance of a coherent CTP strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention.
Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different CTP and distribution projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning
Brief Project Managers about main sector issues, and updating them on a regular basis
Organize internal sector meetings on a monthly basis
2.2. Technical Leadership
Define CTP and distribution project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization)
Lead the development of all technical tools related to CTP and distribution projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators and staff, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports, etc.)
Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the sector based on known contexts and needs
Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other cash and distribution staff to implement ACTED projects to a high quality standard;
Liaise with cash and distribution technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed
Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences
Support the launch of new projects, including kick-off meetings, PMFs, etc.
Provide technical supervision of all sector projects
2.3. Staff Capacity Building
Participate in the recruitment and training of cash and distribution staff members
In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs
Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and cash and distribution best practices
Develop training material for different trainings to share within the cash and/or distribution project teams
Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers) on CTP and distribution.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
% annual budget increase/decrease in the cash and distribution sectors as compared to previous year
% success rate of cash and/or distribution proposals
Number of core areas with active projects and % change as compared to previous year
Number of active strategic partnerships in the CTP sector and % change as compared to previous year
Number of (elected) CTP positions in clusters, working groups, coordination mechanisms
Number of technical documents (sector strategies, methodologies and approaches, tools) produced to support Project Managers in implementation of their projects
Number of internal sector meetings held
Number of staff trained on sector issues
of staff trained with improved capacity to implement cash and distribution projects.
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
Previous experience in implementing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) projects
Experience working in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) will be an asset
At least 6 years of working experience in high management position.
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;
Excellent skills in written and spoken English; and fluent in Somali language will be an added advantage
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
Ability and willingness to travel to other regions where ACTED is operating.
Qualified persons with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document (the cover letter should be on the first page of the document and the CV should start on the second page) to firstname.lastname@example.org , with the e-mail subject: “TECHNICAL COORDINATOR CASH” and received on or before 26th October 2018. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.
This position is contingent on the organization securing funding
Only 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SOURCE: Technical Coordinator_CASH