Fixed term 12 months January 2019
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.
Assume overall responsibility for co-leadership of the Name of Cluster ;
Work closely with other key members of the Name of Cluster , including National, Provincial or Local Governments, OCHA, UNICEF and all other cluster members;
Secure commitments from humanitarian actors responding to or supporting the cluster response;
Support both multi-sector and Name of Cluster specific needs assessments and utilise existing secondary to inform sector response planning;
Identify gaps in the sector’s current coverage and advocate to address these gaps amongst humanitarian actors on behalf the affected population;
Lead updating of the Name of Cluster Cluster work plan, and co-ordinate the harmonisation of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication and thus maximize resources;
Ensure that inter-agency response strategy for Name of Cluster reflects key findings from needs assessments, identifying gaps, and formulating a sector-
wide interagency response plan, taking into account the cross-cutting areas from other sectors or clusters.
Ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation;
Ensure clear and effective communication occurs between the field and the national cluster;
Contribute to regular OCHA sitreps, and take an active part in OCHA co-ordination meetings;
Ensure, along with the Cluster coordinator, representation of the Name of Cluster in all relevant external meetings and collect / share information as relevant;
Ensure Name of Cluster is explicitly included and prioritized in all multi-sector assessments and reports, including OCHA Sitreps;
Track and monitor cluster members fundraising for Name of Cluster specific interventions, and ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities;
If the country response has access to Humanitarian Pooled Funds, work with members to identify key cluster priorities, assess submitted projects in regards to these priorities, their cost effectiveness, and the needs of the affected population.
Recommend the most effective projects for funding to the Humanitarian / Resident Coordinator regardless of submitting agency;
Participate actively with the Cluster Lead Agency to global humanitairian planning activities such as Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRPs);
Form and chair any related Technical Working Groups that are requested by the cluster members;
Consult and identify how the Name of Cluster cluster should facilitate the move towards early recovery and plan an exit strategy for the cluster;
Ensure that NGO perspectives and the consensus view of NGO cluster members is represenated within the Humanitarian Country Team and associated documents produced.
Carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential Name of Cluster actors government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions and the private sector;
Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
Identify learning and training opportunities for Name of Cluster cluster members and work in increase capacity in preparedness and response within the cluster
Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government / concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
Promote Protection main-streaming and regard for Do-No-Harm principles into the response of Name of Cluster members. Liaise with the Protection, Child Protection, GBV, mine-
action working groups where necessary ;
Where appropriate, ensure that capacity building of ACTED programme staff occurs in order to ensure on-going sustainability and quality of ACTED’s Name of Cluster response.
Take steps to move the Name of Cluster in line with the principles of the Transformative Agenda (e.g. accountability to the affected population, beneficiary participation)
Expected skills and qualifications
At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
Being a strong team player
Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
Excellent communication and drafting skills
Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
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;
Fluent English skills required
Knowledge of local language and / or regional experience is an asset
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
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