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Project Manager Local Governance – ACTED – Tunisia

  • Tunis, Tunis, Tunisie
  • Contrat

Description du Poste

Background on ACTED
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 over 11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
Country profile
Country Profile
Number of projects 13
Number of areas 5
Number of national staff 48
Annual budget (EUR) 4,25M €
Number of international staff 8
Position context and key challenges
ACTED is implementing since 2012 the program Civil Initiatives Libya (CIL) which is providing capacity building and technical assistance to Libyan local actors, mainly CSOs, Local Authorities and Universities. The overall objective of CIL is to define methods and approaches, adapted to the Libyan context, and aiming at improving the resilience of communities and local institutions in time of crisis.
The program has three priority components:
i) Capacity building to CSOs
ii) Capacity building and TA to Local Authorities
iii) Specific focus on migration issues in Libya, in a perspective of local economic development, in cooperation with GIZ.
The present position is related to the 2nd priority component, “Capacity building and TA to Local Authorities”, with important interconnection with 1st component
Position profile
Background of the mission
GIZ and ACTED/CIL are collaborating to develop a new project SUPPORT TO MUNICIPALITIES IN LIBYA. The project will aim in particular at assisting civil society actors operating in the target municipalities to build their capacities and support the development of community-stabilization projects:
• The overall objective of the present action is to empower civil society actors in small and medium-sized municipalities on the migration routes in Libya so they are able to actively participate in local economic and social development efforts.
• The specific objective is to build the capacities of CSOs located on migratory routes to enhance the impact of their work and better collaborate with LAs to address local needs and promote the inclusion of vulnerable groups in local development efforts.
• In 2016 ACTED secured co-funding from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of a total of 700,000 EUR. This grant support from the MAEDI aims to support the aims of the project described in this proposal and contribute to the costs of some of the activities implemented by ACTED of Phase 1 of this program.
In addition, GIZ and ACTED/CIL are collaborating since January 2017 to develop a new framework of sustainable inclusive Local Development Planning process in Libya, along with the ministry of Local Governance (MoLG) and 5 partner municipalities. Municipalities are a new institution in Libya, created in 2013 with first elections in 2014, and are therefore still in the process to understand their role and responsibilities in the local development. Local Development Planning led by municipalities is thus a crucial aspect to provide adapted services to population. The main objectives of this project are:
1. To develop a guideline for inclusive sustainable local development planning in Libya
2. To implement pilot action of the process in 4 municipalities
3. To capitalize the process and finalize the guideline, endorsed by the MoLG
4. To establish a technical platform in charge of supporting project design/development
Under the direct supervision of the Projects Coordinator and the overall supervision of the CIL Director, the Program manager Local governance is mainly in charge of developing and maintaining partnerships with Libyan actors and supporting project implementation. He/she will contribute to the development of its projects, which is a constitutive part of the country strategy, and subsequently manage its implementation. He/she will be mainly involved in the implementation of the project “SUPPORT TO MUNICIPALITIES IN LIBYA” funded by GIZ, and co-funded by the French Ministry of foreign affairs. He/she will also support GIZ/ACTED project “Local Development Planning Approach to Libyan Municipalities” (LDPA). Possible support on other ACTED projects might also be added.
In coordination and under the supervision of the projects coordinator
1. Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors
• Representation vis-à-vis National partners in Libya for activities related to GIZ and MEAE projects (MoLG, university, municipality, CSO’s…)
• Representation vis-à-vis International partners, Donors and other Implementers:
Participate in coordination meetings with GIZ and MEAE, and if necessary in Local Governance coordination Platform;
More generally, the Program 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.
2. Project Cycle Management
• Support project implementation:
Plan the various stages of activities implementation;
Guide the implementation of the activities and the methods of follow-up, through the PMF
Support management of project finances, logistics and materials;
Liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project;
Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
• Project reporting requirements:
Support PD team and finance team for drafting narrative reports and contributing to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow up;
Ensure adherence to FLAT procedures.
More generally, communicate systematically to the Projects Coordinator on project progress and planning.
3. Provide Relevant Technical Expertise
• Ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation:
Collect technical information and analyse associated opportunities and risks;
Identify relevant technical authorities and partners, and propose formal partnership and/or contracts.
• Undertake quality control, along with AME team:
Analyse technical added-value and project impact;
Set up technical evaluation exercises during and following implementation.
4. Oversee Project Staff and Security
• Guide and direct project staff:
Prepare and follow work plans with each national project staff;
Ensure the linkage between Tunis programming and Libya field implementation of activities, through regular visits;
Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts);
Promote team working conditions in the limit of private life;
Ensure a building of capacity amongst technical staff in the relevant sectors.
• Oversee staff security:
In cooperation with the relevant Security Officer, monitor the local security situation and inform the Country Director or Area Coordinator and Country or Area Security Officer of developments through regular written reports;
Contribute to the updating of the security guidelines in the project area of intervention;
Ensure that security procedures are respected by each member of the project team.
5. Identify Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Collect information and tools employed for project implementation;
Draft memos detailing lessons learned and best practices identified during the project;
Share such memos with internal and external partners;
Communicate such information to the Projects Coordinator Local Governance, to Country Director, to HQ Reporting Department and to IMPACT INITIATIVES/AGORA
At least 5 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 Arabic and regional experience are 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 lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouses, and food allowance provided

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