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NGO Jobs in Kenya – ACTED

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world-wide and to accompany them in building a better future. ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its headquarters in France.

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT).

ACTED is looking for experienced self-driven and self-oriented professional to fill the following posts; 

1. REACH Assessment Officer
Contract duration: Six Months
Location: Nairobi, Kenya; with regular travel to Mogadishu, Somalia and Hargeisa, Somalia
Under the authority of the Country Coordinator, her/his specific duties will include: 
  • In coordination with the REACH Country Coordinator, design and implement REACH assessment strategy and methodology within IDP settlements and non-camp settings;
  • Assist in development of strategy for remote data collection in inaccessible areas of Somalia 
  • Management of REACH assessment field staff to ensure a smooth and timely implementation of activities; 
  • Coordinate and ensure timely data collection, analysis and, in partnership with GIS team, mapping of datasets, ensure that all collected data are geo-referenced;
  • Ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets;
  • Keep track of all projects and programmes assessment schedules and work with field staff to design and implement REACH assessment procedures;
  • Supporting the development/revision of assessment / programme strategies, reports or new proposals;
  • Development of assessment staff training matrices, and overseeing development of capacity in capital and field staff 
  • Liaising with programme staff of ACTED departments to ensure close coordination and information sharing is maintained;
  • Overseeing development of training in mobile data collection for national authorities and development partners in Kenya
Requested Profile 
  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in International Relations or relevant discipline; 
  • Excellent analytical skills of qualitative, quantitative and geo-spatial data
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility; 
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Fluency in English required, Somali Language an advantage
  • Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software. 
  • Ability to operate SPSS or related statistical programming 
  • Ability to operate qualitative data analysis programming
2. Donor Relations and Fundraising Unit Officer
Under the authority of the Head of Donor Relations and Fundraising Unit, her/his specific duties will include:

Project Cycle Management and Reporting 
  • Work closely with the Department Head to develop and implement project cycle management; 
  • Train the staff to use the PCM guide and related tools and procedures, and notably follow up the implementation of the Project Management framework (PMF, ACTED PCM Tool) for all projects
Information System
  • Set up a Resource Centre at the capital office regularly updated with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources. 
  • Diffuse information to other internal stakeholders through the intranet and the regional office
Proposal Development and External Relations and Donor Strategy 
  • Work closely with the Dep Head to develop a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategy for ACTED. 
  • Act as point of contact for all Donor communication, including the organization of and hosting of Donor visits in the field for projects s/he is in charge of.
External Communication 
  • Ensure continuum of PR activities, including formal presentations, engaging media for coverage on success stories, updating project specific and regional fact sheets, and documenting publications featuring ACTED in the media;
Requested Profile
  • Master Level education in International Relations, Development Studies, Humanitarian Aid or a relevant field.
  • Masters Level education or post graduate Diploma in Sociology is desirable
  • 5+ years of solid experience in the Humanitarian Field, Donor Relations, Project Development, management and monitoring systems, preferably in INGOs are required.
Application Procedure
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae detailing three work related referees and contacts to and received on or before 5.00PM on 14th June 2016. 

Please attach a writing sample that you have recently worked on while sending you application. 

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Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. 

If you receive any email/calls in relation to ACTED’s recruitment and you are unsure about its validity or origin, please contact us on

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