Agency for Technical Cooperation and DevelopmentClosing Date : 2017-01-20
Duty Station : Aden, Yemen
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Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

Position : Program Manager - YEM

Starting date : ASAP

Location : Hodeidha, Yemen

Type of contract : Fixed term

Contract duration : 6 months renewable

Security Risk Level : Very risky


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 kilometer: ACTED s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development. With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

Country Profile 2015

Number of projects 10

Number of areas 3

Number of national staff 151

Annual budget (EUR) 6.61M

Number of offices 5

Number of international staff 8

Position context and key challenges

ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012, and implements activities in the central-western and central-southern regions. The presence of ACTED in Yemen has been anchored to the governorates of North of Yemen, North of Yemen, Raymah and Ad-Dhalee where, in the last three areas especially, the organisation has been virtually the only international actor directly implementing activities.

ACTED now aims at further expanding its humanitarian assistance by reaching out to additional regions: the north in Saadah and Al-Jawf governorates, and the south around Taiz and Aden. These could notably serve as a base for future assessments and programming focused on malnutrition- and conflict-affected populations in Yemen.

Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED s interventions in the country. With regard to rehabilitation and development, ACTED recently initiated work on the coffee value chain in Raymah governorate as a way to enhance the food security of local small producers.

Through its active involvement in coordination mechanisms, ACTED has been a lead agency in the provision of humanitarian assistance in the three governorates in which it operates. The organisation is for instance the WASH Cluster focal point for North of Yemen and Raymah governorates, and a key partner of the WASH, Food Security and Agriculture, Nutrition and Early Recovery clusters. In addition, the organisation has been an elected member of the Humanitarian Country Team in early 2013.

ACTED s donors in Yemen are presently USAID/OFDA, ECHO, the European Commission, WFP, OCHA and UNICEF.

Key roles and responsibilities

Under the authority of the Country Director, the Program Manager is responsible for the implementation and management of a specific project in coordination with the ACTED country strategy.

Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors:Representation vis- -vis provincial authorities; Representation vis- -vis Donors; Representation vis- -vis international organisations. More generally, the programme manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.Project Cycle Management:Project implementation; Project reporting. More generally, communicate systematically to the relevant Country Director or Area Coordinator on project progress and planning.Provide Relevant Technical Expertise:Ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation; Undertake quality control.Oversee Programme Staff and Security:Guide and direct programme staff; Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff; Oversee staff securityIdentify Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Required qualifications and technical competencies

At least 2 years of field experience in program management and coordination

Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement

Excellent communication and drafting skills;

Able to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;

Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;

Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;

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;

Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset


Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

Additional monthly living allowance

Free food and lodging provided at the organisation s guesthouse

Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

How to apply:

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to jobs@acted.orgunder Ref: PM/YEM

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