Disaster Risk Reduction
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 South Sudan
ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.
You will be in charge of
1. External Positioning
1.1. External Relations
- Act as key ACTED representative on DRR in South Sudan
- Ensure external representation of ACTED in DRR sector, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners
- Participate in and report (internally and externally when needed) on DRR technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions
- Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. consortium members, NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on DRR
- Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.
1.2. Project Development
- Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the DRR sector in the South Sudan
- Analyse the activities in the DRR sector and relevant stakeholders
- Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU
- Lead DRR project conceptualization workshops
- Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the DRR sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches
2. Internal DRR Technical Support and Coordination
- Support the development and maintenance of a coherent DRR strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention in South Sudan
- Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different DRR projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning
- Brief Project Managers about main DRR issues, and updating them on a regular basis.
- Organize internal DRR meetings on a monthly basis.
2.2. Technical Leadership
- Define DRR project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization)
- Lead the development of all technical tools related to DRR projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports, etc.);
- Analyze the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the DRR sector based on known contexts and needs
- Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other DRR staff to implement the ACTED DRR projects to a high quality standard;
- Liaise with DRR technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed
- Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences.
2.3. Staff Capacity Building
- Participate in the recruitment and training of DRR sector staff members
- In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs
- Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and DRR best practices
- Develop training material for different trainings to share within the DRR project teams
- Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers) on DRR
Expected skills and qualifications
- At least 4 to 5 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East
- Demonstrated communication and organizational skills
- Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
- Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
- Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments
- Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions
- Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
- Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
- 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 and cover letter) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the ref : TC DRR/SSUD