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.
Present in Nigeria since 2017, ACTED teams are supporting displaced and conflict-affected populations in the North-East of the country, around Maiduguri, with a coordination office based in Abuja.
The NGO provides emergency assistance to the most vulnerable populations through a variety of activities, such as building emergency shelters, distributing non-food items, assisting in the management of camps for displaced persons or providing logistical support as well as information management services to the humanitarian community.
You will be in charge of
1. Lead on the successful implementation of the Urban DRR project in Maiduguri
Directly lead on the implementation of capacity building activities, to strengthen the skills of state and local authorities to effectively plan for and respond to emergencies in urban Maiduguri using an Area-Based Approach :
Organise participatory workshops in Maiduguri, on area-based hazard identification and mapping in an urban context, to develop Participatory Disaster Risk Maps, and on area-based disaster preparedness
Design and coordinate technical trainings for state and local authority personnel on improved urban disaster response, using an Area-Based Approach
Organise and run simulation drills for emergency responders
Conduct technical trainings on emergency response resource planning and budget allocation
Support and oversee the Senior Coordination & Liaison Officer in developing a stakeholder map, to identify the key individuals and structures with whom to engage during the Urban DRR project
Support the Senior Coordination & Liaison Officer to establish area-based disaster coordination forums, led by State and Municipal authorities, at city-level and neighbourhood-level in the selected locations of Maiduguri, and ensure these are functional, relevant, and effective
Review budget spending and forecasting, and progress against programmatic targets at least once a month, to ensure that the project implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems
Regularly update the Urban DRR project work plan, output tracker, PMF and other documents as required, for effective project management
2. Administrative and Operational Management of the Urban DRR Project
2.3. Administration / HR
Follow-up on their work plan and day-to-day activities
Expected skills and qualifications
Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
Extensive project management experience in emergency and / or development
Proven capabilities in leadership and management required (large team)
Perfect verbal and written communication skills in English
Knowledge of local language and / or regional experience an asset
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure