Project Development Intern - Jordan

Zaatari | Amman

Department: Grant Management

Position: Project Development Intern - Jordan

Contract duration: 6 months

Location: Zaatari, Jordan

Starting Date July 2016
I. ACTED

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 kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

With a budget of 164 million EUR in 2014, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

II. Country Profile

Capital Office: Amman

National Staff: 500 (January 2015)

International Staff: 45 (January 2015)

Areas: Amman; Northern Jordan (Mafraq); Za’atari Refugee Camp; Azraq Camp

On-going programs: 12

Budget: estimated USD25m (2014)

ACTED Amman is the Regional Coordination Office for the MENA region. The Regional Office supports civil society development through a regional program across Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. In addition, the Regional Coordination Office provides support to ACTED operations in Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Yemen.

ACTED Jordan provides emergency humanitarian assistance and implements longer term development programs. ACTED Jordan works out of the city of Amman (the Country Office) and three area offices in the North of Jordan in Mafraq town, in Zaatari Refugee Camp and in Azraq Refugee Camp. In the host communities of Northern Jordan, ACTED provides the following support to vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees: community mobilization; household WASH rehabilitations; WASH rehabilitations in schools; emergency assistance (cash, vouchers and in-kind); community based water/sanitation infrastructure and hygiene promotion. In Za’atari, King Abdulla and Cyber City Refugee Camps, ACTED provides: water supply; solid waste management; hygiene promotion; community mobilization; repair and maintenance; and is building the Za’atari Refugee Camp water network for over 80,000 refugees. In Azraq Camp, ACTED is providing: water supply services; solid waste management; desludging services; hygiene promotion; community mobilisiation; and food assistance for approximately 10,000 refugees. In 2014, ACTED Jordan reached over 200,000 direct beneficiaries. ACTED is a partner of REACH, an organization that provides information management support to working groups and sectors nationally.

III. Position Profile

The project development intern (PDI) will be assigned to Azraq and Za'atari, the host communities, or REACH. Line and technical management is done by the PDO and PDM, and day-to-day management is done by the area coordinator.

The PDI’s taks will focus on but are not limited to:

  1. Ensuring reporting from in a timely and quality manner. Standard ACTED reporting tools will be used but the PDI is also expected to liaise with programme and project managers, the monitoring and evaluation department, other departments within ACTED, and possible other actors to ensure all data provided is accurate and comprehensive.

  2. Assist the project development officer and manager in developing project proposals. The PDI will will gather information from field teams, which feeds into the proposal.

  3. Drafting internal and external communication that involves the base. This includes minute taking at meetings, gathering flash news and writing success stories for the ACTED website, development of ACTED fact sheets in preparation of donor visits, and addressing ad hoc donor requests as assigned by the PDO or PDM.

  4. Ad hoc tasks as assigned by PDM or AC such as but not limited to updating the server, filing, writing research reports, drafting memos’s, and/ or making presentations.

IV. Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in international development studies, international relations, human rights, WASH, migration, agriculture, food security, gender studies, or a related field;

· Fluent English (written and spoken), excellent writing and communication skills;

· Prior work experience with an INGO in an emergency setting preferred;

· Ability to work under pressure in a high-pace environment;

· Good organisational and prioritisation skills;

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office;

· Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

V. Conditions:

· Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation in the ACTED gueshouse, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg, and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

Please send in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org

Ref: PDI/JOR/SA

For more information, visit us at http://www.acted.org

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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Or send your application directly to mailto:jobs@acted.org.
  • Organization: ACTED - Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
  • Location: Zaatari | Amman
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-02

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