Fixed term | 3 months | ASAP
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 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.
In response to the situation in Mozambique, ACTED recruits
You will be in charge of
Ensure a coherent and effective CCCM response, by mobilizing cluster partners to respond in a strategic manner.
Promote best practice and relevant standards amongst partners engaged in CCCM response, with particular attention placed on Do-No-Harm and Protection Mainstreaming.
a) Assume overall responsibility for co-leadership of the CCCM;
b) Work closely with other key members of the CCCM, including National, Provincial or Local Governments, IOM, OCHA, and all other cluster members;
c) Secure commitments from humanitarian actors responding to or supporting the cluster response;
d) Contribute to Cluster Information Management activities, including supporting tools the development and harmonization of information management tools and the report process
e) Support both multi-sector and CCCM specific needs assessments and utilise existing secondary data and primary data collected by cluster partners to inform sector response planning;
f) Identify gaps in the sector’s current coverage and advocate to address these gaps amongst humanitarian actors on behalf the affected population;
g) Lead updating of the CCCM Cluster work plan and strategy, and co-ordinate the harmonisation of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication and thus maximize resources;
h) Coordinate the development of cluster contingency planning, in coordination with other relevant Clusters and with CCCM partners and national and local authorities
i) Ensure that inter-agency response strategy for CCCM reflects key findings from needs assessments, identifying gaps, and formulating a sector-wide interagency response plan, taking into account the cross-cutting areas from other sectors or clusters.
j) Ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation;
k) Ensure clear and effective communication occurs between the field and the national cluster;
l) Contribute to regular OCHA sitreps, and take an active part in OCHA co-ordination meetings
m) Ensure, along with the Cluster coordinator, representation of the CCCM in all relevant external meetings and collect/share information as relevant;
n) Ensure CCCM is explicitly included and prioritized in all multi-sector assessments and reports, including OCHA Sitreps;
o) Track and monitor cluster members fundraising for CCCM specific interventions, and ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities;
p) Contribute to the Humanitarian Project Cycle. Work with members to identify key cluster priorities and funding needs, assess submitted projects in regards to these priorities, their cost –effectiveness, and the needs of the affected population. Recommend the most effective projects for funding to the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator regardless of submitting agency;
q) Participate actively with the Cluster Lead Agency to global humanitairian planning activities such as Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRPs);
r) Form and chair any related Technical Working Groups that are requested by the cluster members;
s) Consult and identify how the CCCM cluster should facilitate the move towards early recovery, durable solutions and plan an exit strategy for the cluster;
t) Ensure that NGO perspectives and the consensus view of NGO cluster members is represenated within the Humanitarian Country Team and associated documents produced.
u) Support selection, (participatory) planning and development of sites in collaboration with national actors
v) Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors and ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them
w) Support the national government/authorities in implementing their activities and upholding them to their obligations that meet the identified priority needs
x) Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review impact of the cluster and progress against implementation plans
y) Assist the Humanitarian Coordinator and ICCG in the establishment of a resource mobilization strategy vis-à-vis donors present in the country and rapresent the interests of the cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator and ICCG on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy
z) Identify core advocacy concerns at the national level and contribute key messages to broader, multi-sectoral advocacy initiatives
aa) Advocate with authorities to ensure that humanitarian agencies/organisations providing assistance and protection to residents in communal settings have the necessary access to work there, and are able to conduct their work independently and in an environment that allows for confidentiality of sensitive informatio
Carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential CCCM actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions and the private sector.
Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity.
Identify learning and training opportunities for CCCM cluster members and work in increase capacity in preparedness and response within the cluster
Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
Establish (where necessary) standards, adapt relevant policies and technical standards to context of crisis and develop guidelines and procedures to support Cluster partners and ensure that activities are carried out in a quality and time efficient way
Ensure that cluster members are aware of relevant policy guidelines and technical standards, including planning and implementation of trainings and capacity development activities for partners
Where appropriate, ensure that capacity building of ACTED programme staff occurs in order to ensure on-going sustainability and quality of ACTED’s CCCM
Take steps to move the CCCM in line with the principles of the Transformative Agenda (e.g. accountability to the affected population, beneficiary participation)
Promote Protection main-streaming and regard for Do-No-Harm principles into the response of CCCM member
Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in sectoral needs assessment, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender and gender based violence); contribute to the development of appropriate strategies to address these issues; ensure gender sensitive programming and promote gender equality ensure that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed
Liaise with the Protection, Child Protection, GBV, HLP and other relevant Clusters or working groups to support CCCM Cluster partners in establishing effective referral mechanisms for the affected population and carrying out coordinated safety audit exercises
Consider gender and GBV concerns in all aspects of CCCM Cluster activities
Promoting of and adhering to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policy and guidelines and coordinate with the PSEA Task force Coordinator to promote interagency and inter-cluster application of PSEA policy
Supporting and promoting participation of women, youth, people with specific needs and marginalized groups in camp governance mechanisms through the development of policies and tools for Cluster Partners
Ensure that principles of data confidentiality are respected in information management activities and that sensitive data of beneficiaries are protected when stored or shared if strictly necessary
Monitoring that all site planning and all site maintenance activities are carried out through a vulnerability lens, with special consideration given to accessibility to infrastructure and inclusion of people with specific needs
Project Management and Fundraising
Timely report to HQ possible funding opportunity for ACTED and support where needed the development of project proposals
Timely submission of internal reports to HQ
Cooperate with AeA in budget management, providing accurate forecasts for the project budget lines dedicated to cluster co-coordination
Cooperate with AeA in donor reporting, providing inputs for contractual and non-contractual reports
Expected skills and qualifications
- At least 4 years of experience in project implementation on the field, in an international context ;
- At least 2 years of experience in CCCM related activities
- Being a strong team player ;
- Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement ;
- Excellent communication and drafting skills ;
- Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities ;
- Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office ;
- Ability to organize and plan effectively ;
- Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people ;
- Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure ;
- Fluent English skills required ;
- Knowledge of Portuguese and/or regional experience is 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
How to apply
Send your application (resume + cover letter) to email@example.com Ref: CCC CCCM/MOZ