Yemen: Project Coordinator – Sadaa
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 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.
ACTED has been present in Yemen since 2012 with a coordination office in Sanaa, and 4 area offices in Ibb, Sa’ada, Aden and Al Hudaydah. The INGO intervenes in ten governorates of the country (Al Dhale’e, Al Hudaydah, Al Jawf, Ibb, Raymah, Sa’ada, Taizz, Hajja, Dhamar, Lahj), riddled by conflict since 2015. The charity provides emergency response, as well as deliver rehabilitation and development projects with WASH, shelter, food security and agriculture programming, camp coordination and camp management, economic recovery and market systems, cash and voucher programming.
After the start of the conflict, ACTED shifted strongly towards emergency programming, while remaining committed to longer-term livelihood and development strategies. The teams pursue programming in response to emergencies while building disaster resilience, co-constructing effective governance, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. Using a multi-sector approach, ACTED aims to comprehensively meet the needs of the most vulnerable displaced and host communities.
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Overall purpose of the role:
Reporting to the Area Coordinator, the role of the Project Coordinator is to oversee and support ACTED’s multi-sector, multi-governorate response to the humanitarian needs in Ibb/Sa’ada/Hudaydah. The PC will manage large project teams and will be responsible for the timely and appropriate delivery of integrated programming on the base. The PC will coordinate closely with Technical Coordinators at a national level, as well as with other bases, to ensure consistent, harmonised implementation of quality programming nationally. The PC will also be responsible for developing guidance, tools and trainings to build capacity of junior staff to manage projects and deliver quality programming, in line with donor and ACTED guidelines and relevant technical standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
Project Planning, Design and Implementation
- Manage a large project team, monitor the implementation of all projects on the base, ensure that activities are on-track according to workplans and meeting contractual targets, milestones and indicators; anticipate and mitigate programme risks, and trouble-shoot unforeseen challenges.
- Lead strategic planning for the base and contribute to the design and development of assessments and programming to address humanitarian gaps and needs in ACTED key sectors.
- Coordinate closely with cross-base Project Managers and other Base Project Coordinators to ensure harmonised project implementation and consolidated reporting nationally.
- Ensure project records and documents are adequately prepared, compiled and archived according to ACTED procedures and donor specific procedures.
Programme Quality and Integration
- Work closely with sector Technical Coordinators to ensure that relevant technical quality and standards are understood by programme teams and integrated into project implementation, and that activities are appropriately designed, targeted and delivered.
- Coordinate project activities within ACTED’s multi-sector, multi-donor portfolio, to ensure appropriate sequencing and targeting of humanitarian programming – from first-line response to longer-term assistance.
- Coordinate closely with relevant sub-national clusters and humanitarian partners to reduce duplication of assistance and to develop referral pathways and synergies with partner’s programming in the area.
- Ensure programming is implemented in compliance with ACTED’s code of conduct, FLATS procedures and donor requirements.
Capacity Building & Coaching
- Identify capacity and skills gaps in national teams, and develop trainings (including project cycle management trainings, and management skills trainings) and capacity building plans to ensure that staff are able to effectively and independently plan and implement programming
- With the assistance of Technical Coordinators, develop project implementation tools, processes and materials – such as contextualised guidance notes and technical trainings to ensure the sustainability and quality of ACTED programming.
- Facilitate lessons learned reviews and workshops to improve institutional memory and the better tailoring of ACTED’s response.
Expected skills and qualifications
- Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
- At least 3 years previous in conflict affected settings in a project management/coordination role required;
- Previous experience applying do no harm and protection mainstreaming principles in programs;
- Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
- Very good verbal and written communication skills in English
- Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
- 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