Somalia: Country Project Development Manager – Mogadishu

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development

Fixed term | 12 months | ASAP

Acted

For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

Acted Horn of Africa

Acted has been working in Somalia since 2009 in emergency response and resilience-building. With its capital office in Mogadishu and a coordination office in Hargeisa, Acted implements cash, CCCM, food security and livelihoods, peacebuilding and WASH activities across Southwest and Jubaland states of Somalia, and in Somaliland. In 2023, Acted’s main objective is famine prevention and saving lives, with an operational budget of almost 30m EUR and a team of over 200 staff. Acted’s approach is based on dynamic, flexible programming, finding ways to safely and compliantly operate in hard-to-reach areas, and targeting marginalized populations.

You will be in charge of

The Project Development Manager (PDM) positions Acted with donors and leads the development of project proposals in line with Acted’s global and in-country programme strategy, and ensures proper grant management. The PDM ensures smooth internal communication and coordination with relevant departments, and contributes to Acted external communication strategy.

Main duties

Positioning and Fundraising

Context Analysis

Strategy development

External relations

Fundraising and proposal development

Contracting

Grant Management

  • Contract follow-up
  • Reporting
  • Partner Follow-up

Management and Internal Coordination

  • Staff Management
  • Internal Coordination and Communication
  • Filing

External Communication

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations, Development or Political Science
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, grants management and donor relations are required
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian aid system and ability to understand the donors systems
  • External representation skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage a team
  • Teamwork and team building skills, capacity building skills
  • Ability to work independently and creatively in a multicultural context
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Previous field experience is required

Conditions

  • Salary between 3900 and 4100€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Accommodation and food provided in Acted guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
  • Rest & Recuperation (R&R) every 2 months, flight tickets covered up to $500 and allowance of $200
  • Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
  • One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)

How to apply

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email ([email protected]), including the reference: PDM/SOM

Please note that Acted will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.


Closing date: 18 Nov 2023