ACTED: Emergency Project Manager

Position: Emergency Project Manager
Contract duration: 6 months renewable (3 months’ probation) 
Location: Ramallah / Palestine
Starting Date: ASAP

I-Background on ACTED
 
ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non-discrimination.
 
ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and economic and social development. ACTED has worked in Palestine since 2007.

II-Country Profile
In the occupied Palestinian territory, ACTED is both committed to humanitarian assistance and long-term development. ACTED strives to strengthen the economic capacities of cooperatives in rural areas, consolidate civil society organisations, and provide emergency assistance to the most vulnerable, rural communities in the West Bank. ACTED currently seeks a Project Manager for its humanitarian projects in the West Bank providing emergency assistance in the terms of Shelter , Wash and Livelihood support.

III-Position Profile
1-Project implementation and supervision
-Responsible for developing, planning and implementing project activities.
-Responsible for Project planning and execution in coordination with the finance and logistics departments.
-Responsible and accountable for the performance of the emergency team, in terms of outputs, quality, efficiency and compliance with ACTED rules and policies.
-Responsible for continuous technical review of the material response, through supervision of the technical officer. 
-Responsible for managing ACTED activities under the Consortium.

2-Monitoring and Reporting
A-Performance and quality monitoring
-Managing the monitoring activities in the field and liaising with the AME department for monitoring activities follow up.
-Responsible for the performance and activities of the emergency team, to ensure that standards and indicators are being met.

B-Activity reporting:
-Overall responsibility for the emergency response including all site plans, completion certificates, activity tracking documents, handover documents and any other tools implemented for program oversight
-Responsible for submitting weekly work plans for the team to the CD
-Responsible for updating the monthly Project Management Follow-Up in line with completion of targets and progress
-Responsible for the representation at the shelter cluster, Consortium and other external coordination bodies and representing ACTED with other stakeholders.


3-External relations, communication and coordination
A-External representation
-Participate in technical and sectoral Donor meetings as required by the Country Director;
-Participate in meetings with local authorities
- Lead the demolition working group under Shelter Cluster.
-Participate in technical and sectoral meetings and working groups involving NGOs and UN Agencies and all other inter-governmental institutions
-Engage and participate in the consortium management unit, clusters and ad-hoc meetings.
 
B- Internal communication:
-Responsible for sharing information both to the team and from the team to the Country Director and other relevant departments.
-Maintain open dialogue with all staff, and will treat all staff in a respectful way (BE NICE!)
-Keep regular communication with the Country director, including raising issues, challenges and ideas
 
c- Other communication:
The Manager will maintain good relations with key stakeholders in the community
 
 
4- Human resources
-In collaboration with Human Resources department the PM is responsible for recruitment, conducting appraisals, quality control and disciplinary measures for the programme teams.
-Responsible for planning and organizing the activities and allocating work amongst the programme teams.
-Responsible for developing the knowledge of the emergency team technically and by facilitating a reflective learning environment so the emergency team strengthens their context-specific knowledge
 
5- Other tasks
-Participates in the strategic development of the program.
-Perform other duties as requested by his/her direct supervisor

IV- Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Project Management, Community Development, or related field.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience with NGOs, with field work experience.
- 3-4 years in a similar managerial position will be positively evaluated.
- Good knowledge about international humanitarian principles.
- Professional attitude, good social skills, and ability to work in a team.
- Accurate, reliable, open-minded, and a positive attitude.
- Good in time management, setting priorities, and ability to work under pressure and outside office hours.
- Willingness to improve skills and knowledge.
- Strong planning and problem solving skills.
 
 
V-Conditions:
-Excellent communication and drafting skills.
-Fluent in Arabic and English, spoken and written, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Demonstrate strong IT skills including Microsoft word, excel, and online management tools.
-Valid Driving license with clean record.
 
VI-Submission of applications:
Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter, CV, and three references (in English), no later than Saturday 20th August 2016 to: 
opt.jobs acted.org indicating the position (Emergency Project Manager) in the subject line. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


ACTED
Att: Human Resources Department


For more information, visit us at http://www.acted.org