Jordan : Consortium Project Officer – Beirut based
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.
Through its coordination office in Amman, ACTED is working in Jordan to meet the needs of the refugee populations in the country, with a shift from lifesaving activities to long-term livelihoods programming. ACTED also provides support to Jordanian host populations and local actors, also affected by the challenges faced by the country, ensuring all can access basic services. In Za’atari camp, Azraq camp and Mafraq, ACTED teams play a key role in the management and coordination of refugee camps, support to informal tented settlement populations and provide emergency assistance to ensure people’s access to food, water and hygiene and sanitation facilities. More broadly, ACTED works with municipalities and community organizations to build capacity and promote sustainable solutions. **
1. Internal Coordination
a) Support the Consortium Coordinator in ensuring regular and open/transparent communication between consortium partners;
b) Regularly communicate with Consortium Coordinator and consortium Country Directors on project activities (in Lebanon only);
c) Carry out weekly catch ups with Consortium key focal points (in Lebanon only);
d) Support the development and maintenance of a coherent consortium strategy across all partners (in Lebanon only);
e) Assist the Consortium Coordinator in promoting harmonization of approaches and methodologies across all consortium partners by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning;
f) Coordinate with AME focal points from each Consortium partner organization;
g) Coach, train, and mentor partner Consortium AME teams (and other institutions supported by the Consortium as appropriate), with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge, etc.;
h) Represent the Consortium in different forums on AME related issues when required.
a) Upon request from Consortium Coordinator, represent the consortium toward the donor(s) and government authorities and therefore communicate with the donor(s) and government authorities (in Lebanon only);
b) Ensure the visibility of the consortium amongst humanitarian, donor and government actors throughout the project (in Lebanon only);
c) Support the Consortium Coordinator in effectively manage coordination with other actors (UN, NGOs) intervening in a similar sector (in Lebanon only).
3.Project Cycle Management
a) Support the Consortium Coordinator and consortium partners in defining project implementation methodologies, assisting the development and/or consolidation of project technical documents and reports (in Lebanon only;
b) Oversee and monitor the work of consortium partners, ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project implementation (in Lebanon only);
c) Assist the Consortium Coordinator in conducting regular follow-up of work plans, monitoring output achievements and ensuring a timely completion of the project (in Lebanon only);
d) Advise on and assist with project reviews conducted by internal and external monitoring and evaluation teams.
4. Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
a) Operationalize and ensure the punctual and accurate implementation of the Consortium MEAL plan, coordinating assessments, monitoring activities and evaluations, and editing the MEAL plan where and when needed according to the project’s evolution;
b) Oversee the implementation of appropriate data collection, management and analysis methodologies, as well as data / information dissemination / utilization plans, and develop/edit tools where and when relevant;
c) Analyse consolidated AME data across partner agencies and produce relevant reports and factsheets with useful statistical analysis and presentation, in a timely manner;
d) Report on qualitative and quantitative input, process, output, outcome, impact, objective, and goal-level performance indicators;
e) Upon request from Consortium Coordinator and/or Project Development department, provide data for use in preparation of reports to donors and other stakeholders.
a) Contribute to organizing and facilitating learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt at key project milestones;
b) Document the lessons learnt through AME activities and best practices, contribute to their proactive dissemination and use among project managers, technical coordinators and project Development managers, and ensure that knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influences the strategic development of future projects and activities;
c) Support project implementation and improvement by providing timely information around project successes to be scaled up as well as challenges to allow ‘course correction’ throughout life of the program.
6. Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism
a) Monitor the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the Consortium, in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
b) Ensure the effective functioning of the beneficiary CRM and that beneficiary complaints/feedback is adequately captured, analysed, addressed and responded to in a timely manner and utilized by the program and coordination teams;
c) Build capacity and understanding among the Consortium staff and partners on beneficiary accountability and CRM.
a) Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other key stakeholders; b) Perform any other related activities as assigned by line manager.
Expected skills and qualifications
– Master’s degree;
– Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
– Outstanding communications and negotiation skills;
– Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
– At least 2 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations;
– Experience working in consortia or other complex coordination structures.
– Experience in developing and implementing a comprehensive MEAL Framework.
– Excellent communication and reporting skills in English.
– University degree in development/humanitarian related field;
– Experience within the MENA region;
– Experience of implementing MEAL tools within EU funded projects;
– Experience with participatory appraisals and project cycle management;
– Experience within a regional multi-partner consortium;
– Experience as an AME officer in a medium to large country mission;
– Proficiency in Arabic highly desired.
- 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
Please send your application including cover letter, and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org under Ref : CPO/JOR