Job Title: France: AGORA Officer – Paris – UNGO Jobs

Country: France
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 15 May 2022

Open end | ASAP


Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.


Composed of 120 staff, ACTED’s headquarters are located in Paris to support and mainstream the organization’s interventions worldwide.

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Job context

ACTED decided to create AGORA as a flagship program in 2016 in partnership with IMPACT as a vehicle to practically implement the ambition of both organizations to ground humanitarian and development work in local knowledge to operationalize the ACTED motto “think local, act global”.

AGORA is an initiative that promotes the resilience and recovery of crisis affected people in fragile contexts by putting local territories at the center, supported, and guided by local knowledge, structures, and capacities. As such, AGORA is designed as a model to provide concrete solutions to implement the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, the localization, and the Accountability to Affected People Agenda.

Job purpose

After piloting the AGORA approach in a number of countries over the last years, ACTED and IMPACT have decided to strengthen and expand their AGORA joint venture.

Building on the AGORA methodology elaborated in Afghanistan and in a number of other countries over the last years, the officer will contribute to the broadening of the AGORA initiative to five other countries over the next year, the mainstreaming of AGORA across ACTED and IMPACT, and promoting the visibility of AGORA at the global level with external stakeholders.


Contribute to the development and scale-up of the AGORA initiative by :

  • Undertaking research, data collection and analysis relevant to the development of AGORA;
  • Contributing to strengthen and deploy the AGORA methodology and developing technical tools;
  • Supporting AGORA related external engagement; and
  • undertaking any other needed task, such as drafting minutes, memo, translation, workplans follow-up etc.

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Masters in Political Science, Geography or other related social sciences
  • At least three years of working experience in the public policy, governance, development, humanitarian affairs or related fields. Work experience in research will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently
  • Ability to travel to AGORA countries of implementation if required.


  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise – between 1090e and 2000e net per month
  • Affiliation to health inssurance
  • Possible travel to countries where AGORA is being implemented
  • Food allowance on working days
  • 50% of Navigo pass taken in charge

How to apply:

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to Ref: AGORA/HQ
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process