Somaliland: Area Coordinator

  • Somalia
  • TBD USD / Year

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 Area Coordinator is responsible for representing Acted’s interests with local authorities, donors, beneficiary communities and other key stakeholders. The Area Coordinator is member of the senior management team and works to ensure program quality and operational implementation, as well as growth where appropriate and feasible, and strong representation. The Area Coordinator directly supervises Project Managers ensuring that projects and programs address beneficiary needs and are implemented according to Acted’s global strategy, donor guidelines, approved work plans and budgets The Area Coordinator also oversees day-to-day operations and security in the respective area.

Positioning

  • Context analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Networking, positioning and general representation:
  • Proposal development
  • Advocacy
  • Promotion of Acted network

Management and Internal Coordination

  • Staff Management
  • Internal Coordination

Project Implementation Follow-up

  • Project Implementation Tracking
  • Project Quality Control
  • Partner Management

FLATS Management

  • Finance Management
  • Logistics & IT Management
  • Administration and HR Management
  • Transparency/Compliance Management
  • Security Management

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Background in international development, emergency operations, humanitarian programmes etc. ;
  • Extensive project management experience in emergency and/or development programmes;
  • Basic management skills preferred (HR, finance, logistics);
  • At least four years’ relevant professional experience, preferably including security management;
  • Proven leadership and team management skills required;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills and flexibility;

Conditions

  • Salary between 2900 and 3300€ 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
  • R&R every 3 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)
  • Psychological assistance

How to apply

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

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


Closing date: 18 Nov 2023