Project Development Officer Maiduguri
Acted
Maiduguri, Nigeria
14d ago

External relations

Fundraising and proposal development

Contracting

  • a) Contribute to addressing in a timely manner all comments by donors on proposals in liaison with relevant staff in country and ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
  • b) Read thoroughly all contracts before signature, seeking ACTED HQ GMU and finance advice when required.

    2.1. Contract follow-up

  • a) Ensure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting deadlines are known and met by Programme, AMEU and FLATS team;
  • b) When any issue is identified in meeting deliverables in the given timeframe and budget, inform relevant staff in country and seek ACTED HQ Program Department advice on potential solutions that would meet donor rules.

    2.2. Reporting

    c) Participate in and take minutes of kick-off and close out meetings for each project

  • d) Write quality narrative reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner, in liaison with ACTED HQ GMU and finance, which will contribute ultimately to steady cash inflow;
  • e) Work in close relation with AMEU to incorporate AME data (incl. data on input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators, lessons learnt and best practices) in reports and review M&E reports from AMEU;
  • f) Liaise with FLATS teams when preparing reports, especially with finance to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports by crosschecking the matching of data in the narrative and financial reports;
  • g) Contribute to the monthly update of the Reporting Follow Up (RFU) and ensure smooth and regular communication with ACTED HQ GMU.

  • h) Ensure ad hoc requests from donors are addressed in liaison with the CD, programme and support teams;
  • 2.3. Partner Follow-up

  • a) Liaise with partners when required to develop relevant grant agreements in close coordination with ACTED HQ GMU and finance;
  • b) Ensure partners report to ACTED in a timely and qualitative manner as per the requirements of the grant agreement.

    3. Management and Internal Coordination

    3.1. Staff Management (if any)

  • a) Manage a Project Development Intern and / or Assistant(s) if any, following up the work plans and day-to-day activities;
  • b) Mentor the PDI and / or PDA with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity.

    3.2. Internal Coordination and Communication

    a) Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by taking minutes of the various ACTED coordination meetings

  • b) Ensure these meeting minutes are sent monthly to HQ;
  • c) Keep ACTED HQ GMU and finance updated on latest developments, opportunities and challenges so that GMU can best advice on the way forward.

    3.3. Filing

  • a) File properly contractual project documents both in hard and soft copies;
  • b) Update regularly the Resource Centre at the office with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.

    4. External Communication

  • a) Contribute to ACTED external communication strategy by feeding regularly ACTED HQ Communication Department with informal updates on projects, a flash news, pictures, articles on projects progress and / or specific events for ACTED communication tools, including, but not limited to, ACTED Newsletter, websites and ACTED Annual Report;
  • b) Ensure the update and design of in country communication and visibility tools and publications, their dissemination and availability to ACTED teams, as well as the capitalization of media and pictures of the mission;
  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)

    Fluency in written and spoken English

    Strong writing abilities and analytical skills

    Skills in political sciences or international relations

    Ability to work efficiently under pressure

    Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are required

    Previous experience abroad is required

    Conditions

    Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

    Additional monthly living allowance

    Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on contract length

    and country of assignment)

    Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

    Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

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