Country: Ukraine
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 14 Apr 2022

Fixed Term | 4 Months | ASAP

ACTED

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.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard-to-reach areas. With a team of 5,900 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year, reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.

ACTED Whole of Ukaine

ACTED started its operations in Eastern Ukraine in 2015 to provide support to vulnerable people affected by the conflict that began in 2014. In 2022, as refugees are fleeing clashes across Ukraine triggered by military operations, ACTED is now extending its activities to deliver critical assistance to displaced persons in the main hosting regions and to support self-help and local organizations groups that have spontaneously formed. As the number of civilian casualties continues to grow and damage to critical infrastructure increases, ACTED is scaling-up its humanitarian assistance to help ensure those in transit, internally displaced or remaining in hotspots receive the basic support they need, including cash assistance, water, food and hot meals, blankets, hygiene supplies and access to mobile heating points. Finally, ACTED is also taking part in the ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees in the neighbouring countries of Poland, Romania and Moldavia where 3 humanitarian response teams have been deployed.

You will be in charge of

1.Project Implementation Follow-up

Project Planning

Ensure timely organization of project kick-off and close-out meetings
Ensure that all projects have an implementation strategy and work plan
Together with Consortium Coordinators, Area Coordinators and Project Managers, plan the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives

Project Implementation Follow-up

Oversee the implementation of projects ensuring that technical requirements and quality standards are considered and respected during project implementation
Anticipate and mitigate risks and implementation delays and provide ad-hoc support to project implementation through trouble shooting and eliminating blocking points
Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a timely completion of projects through review of PMFs, BFUs and project reports
Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of project deliverables

Project Quality Control

Ensure the application of a practical field based M&E system/plan for each project
Conduct frequent field visits to project sites to assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources
Advise Consortium Coordinators, Area Coordinators and Project Managers to adapt projects according to monitoring and evaluation findings
Advise on and assist with project reviews conducted by AMEU
Together with the AMEU team, ensure capitalisation of best practices and lessons learnt for projects in the area of operations

Implementing Partners

Support the Consortium Coordinators and Project Managers to regularly review partnerships with implementing partners and ensure that any issues or disputes are resolved in a timely manner.
Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with ACTED and donor requirements
Lead review meetings with partners, with particular attention given to the relationship aspects of partnership collaboration

External Relations

Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with local authorities and where necessary non-state actors and obtain required authorizations and buy-in for ACTED’s activities
Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project implementation
Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner

2. Administrative and Operational Management of Project Implementation

Finance

Review the project BFU(s) to avoid under/over spending
Ensure accurate budget forecasting and expense planning

Logistics

Contribute to the development of project procurement plans
Contribute to quality checks and procurement committees to finalise suppliers’ selection according to applicable scenario
Ensure timely procurement and adherence to rules of origin and nationality

Administration/RH

Participate in the transparent and timely recruitment of project staff (developing organigrams, ToRs, elaborating recruitment tests)
Proactively support Project Managers and Area Coordinators to adapt the project staffing structure to needs and funding
Ensure regular performance appraisal and career management of project teams
Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics
Manage interpersonal conflicts
Ensure capacity building among project staff

Transparency/Compliance

Ensure project records and documents (FLAT files, beneficiary lists, donation certificates, attendance sheets etc.) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures
Ensure staff awareness and respect of ACTED’s code of conduct and FLATS procedures

Security

Together with the Security focal points, assess risks in the areas of project implementation and develop context specific MOSS and SOPs
Ensure that project teams are aware of security threats and follow ACTED security policies, MOSS and SOPs accordingly

Implementing Partners

Support the FLATS team, Consortium Coordinators and Project Managers to ensure adherence to ACTED’s policies and procedure, arranging training and induction as required
Ensure that all budgetary issues between ACTED and partners are addressed and that mutually beneficial solutions are agreed upon in a timely manner
In collaboration with the FLATS team, review due diligence of partners or conduct new due diligence and develop appropriate time bound organisational development workplans
Oversee the development of capacity building framework and action plans with full participation of partners
Ensure partners provide all project documents required by ACTED

Expected skills and qualifications

At least 4 to 5 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East
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
Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English

Conditions

Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
Living allowance of 300 USD
Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply:

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: PC/WoH

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