Mozambique : Country Project Development Officer – Pemba

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Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development


Fixed term | 6 months | August 2024

Acted

For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

ACTED Mozambique

By mid-2019, a severe escalation of the violence between the non-state armed groups and the military resulted in mass displacements, with more than 750,000 IDPs across the northern Cabo Delgado Province in early 2022. In parallel, the government’s Reconstruction Plan for the province, targeting areas cleared by security forces and in need of infrastructure investments, has been incentivising the gradual return of thousands.

While the scale of the humanitarian response to conflict and displacement in Cabo Delgado has been on the increase since mid-2020, it remains insufficient to address affected populations’ needs – both displaced and returnees. The conflict has destroyed livelihoods, disrupted markets, and essential services across the hardest-hit districts, and access to most districts classified as in need of WASH humanitarian assistance.

Acted was officially registered in Mozambique in 2022, contributing to the humanitarian capacity in country with its expertise in CCCM and WASH in particular. In addition to the provision of coordination capacity for the CCCM cluster in Pemba (now concluded), the organisation is initiating in Sept. the implementation of a project aiming to assist returnees in the province of Cabo Delgado with better access to essential WASH services. Our objective is to contribute to stabilization efforts by targeting areas within Cabo Delgado province where return rates are high so as to provide returnees, host communities and possible IDPs with sustained and durable WASH assistance. In parallel to rolling out its humanitarian operations, Acted will be setting up its organisational capacity in Mozambique to enable the development of its team and response.

You will be in charge of

The Project Development Officer (PDO) contributes to the development of project proposals in line with Acted’s global and in-country programme strategy, and ensures proper grant management, incl. timely reporting of project achievements to donors. The PDO facilitates internal communication and coordination with relevant departments, and contributes to Acted external communication strategy.

Main duties

1. Fundraising

  • Context Analysis
  • External relations:
  • Fundraising and proposal development:

2. Grant Management

  • Contract follow-up
  • Reporting
  • Partner Follow-up

3. Management and Internal Coordination

  • Staff Management (if any):
  • Internal Coordination and Communication:
  • Filing

4. External Communication

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations, Development or Political Science;
  • 1-2 years previous work experience in a relevant position;
  • Previous related work experience, with knowledge of project design, proposal writing and grants management;
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian aid system and ability to understand the donors systems;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills;
  • Strong coordination and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Good team spirit and ability to work with diverse profiles
  • Ability to speak and write Portuguese is strongly preferred.

Conditions

  • Salary between 1600 and 1800€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Accommodation and food provided in Acted guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
  • Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
  • One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
  • Psychological assistance

How to apply

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email ([email protected]), including the reference: PDO/MOZ

Please note that Acted will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.

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