Economic Development and Recovery Technical Coordinator

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Organization: ACTED
Job Type: Full-Time
Country: Jordan
Experience: Mid Career (3-5 years)
Languages: English, Arabic
Category: Jordan
Topic: Peacekeeping/Peacebuilding
Application Deadline: 30. September 2020

Job Description

Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 900+ is currently working in Syria.

You will be in charge of

1.External Positioning

External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative in the sector
  • Ensure external representation of ACTED in the sector, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners
  • Participate in and report (internally) on  technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on the sector
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.

Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the sector in the country;
  • Analyse the activities in the sector and relevant stakeholders
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU
  • Lead project conceptualization workshops
  • Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches

 2.Internal Technical Support and Coordination


  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention
  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning
  • Brief Project Managers about main issues, and updating them on a regular basis.
  • Organize internal  meetings on a monthly basis.

Technical Leadership

  • Define project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization)
  • Lead the development of all technical tools related to the projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports…);
  • Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the sector based on known contexts and needs
  • Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other staff to implement the ACTED  projects to a high quality standard;
  • Liaise with technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed
  • Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences.

Staff Capacity Building

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of sector staff members
  • In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs
  • Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and best practices
  • Develop training material for different trainings to share within the  project teams
  • Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers)

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years international humanitarian field experience, with specific focus on livelihoods and cash programming
  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in development, Development Economics, Social Sciences or related discipline
  • Relevant knowledge of and experience with livelihoods support, technical tools, and guidance – with preferably experience in livelihoods programming in urban settings
  • Relevant knowledge of and experience with cash and markets-based programming, technical tools and guidance
  • Knowledge of the graduation model
  • Experience in various contexts including rapidly changing humanitarian contexts, preferably in Syria
  • Experience in providing high quality technical training and capacity building, notably in remote context
  • Previous similar experience in a technical advisory role with past experience in economic recovery program management


  • 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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