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Vacancy Announcement: Syrian Arab Republic - Food Security and Livelihood Project Manager - Closing date: 22 Jul 2017


Background on 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 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.


Country Profile

Number of projects


Number of areas


Number of national staff


Annual budget (EUR)


5.81 M€

Number of international staff



Position context and key challenges

ACTED has been present in Iraq supporting conflict affected populations since 2004 and currently operates in 15 regions. For the last 4 years, our team of 350 people has been responding to the Syrian refugee and IDP crisis, notably in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where ACTED supports over 1.5 million people. Our multi-sectoral approach addresses the most urgent needs of internally displaced people and refugees by ensuring their protection, delivering life-saving food assistance, providing shelter and non-food item packages with lifesaving items and improving their living environment in and out of camps through camp management and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation activities.


Position profile

The PM will manage the implementation and overall operations across the abovementioned program activities. Moreover, the PM will be responsible contributing to the ongoing development and improvement in programs, including the development of standard operating procedures, monitoring and evaluation activities, program development, and more.


Key roles and responsibilities

1. Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors

Representation vis-à-vis Donors

Representation vis-à-vis international organisations

More generally, the program manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

2. Project Cycle Management

Project implementation

Project reporting

More generally, communicate systematically to the relevant Country Coordinator on project progress and planning.

3. Provide Relevant Technical Expertise

Provide technical inputs and guidance and ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation

Undertake quality control

4. Oversee Program Staff and Security

Guide and direct program staff

Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate and national staff

Oversee staff security

5. Identify Best Practices and Lessons Learned



Degree in food security, livelihoods or related courses;

At least 3 years of experience in project implementation, preferably in an international context;

At least 3 years of experience in food distributions and related fields;

Experience in refugee camp situations preferred.

Fluent English skills required

Arabic language preferred



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
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
How to apply:


Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to under

Country: Syria
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