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Project Development Officer - Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Date Posted: May 15, 2024
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For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

ACTED Somalia

Acted is supporting man-made and natural disasters-affected populations in Somalia by delivering emergency aid and strengthening their resilience. Somalia has been experiencing recurrent humanitarian crisis for more than 20 years; Actedteams have been deployed for over 10 years with ongoing relief programming being carried out in the North as well as in the South (Lower Juba, Bay, Sanaag and Gedo Regions). Projects are designed according to the populations’ needs and include activities related to water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and livelihoods, lifesaving cash transfer programmes, camp coordination and camp management, as well as shelter and non-food items activities.

You will be in charge of

The Project Development Officer (PDO) contributes to the development of project proposals in line with Acted’s global and in-country programme strategy, and ensures proper grant management, incl. timely reporting of project achievements to donors. The PDO facilitates internal communication and coordination with relevant departments, and contributes to Acted external communication strategy.

Main duties

  1. Fundraising
  • Context Analysis
  • External relations:
  • Fundraising and proposal development:
  1. Grant Management
  • Contract follow-up
  • Reporting
  • Partner Follow-up
  1. Management and Internal Coordination
  • Staff Management (if any):
  • Internal Coordination and Communication:
  • Filing
  1. External Communication


Experiences and Qualifications

Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations, Development or Political Science;

1-2 years previous work experience in a relevant position;

Previous related work experience, with knowledge of project design, proposal writing and grants management;

Knowledge of the humanitarian aid system and ability to understand the donors systems;

Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills;

Strong coordination and interpersonal skills;

Ability to work in a multicultural and fast-paced environment;

Ability to work well under pressure;

Good team spirit and ability to work with diverse profiles.

Terms of reference

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Salary between 2000 and 2200€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300

Accommodation and food provided in Acted guesthouse

Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)

Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered

Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract

Rest & Recuperation (R&R) every 2 months, flight tickets covered up to $500 and allowance of $200

Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year

One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training

Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)

Psychological assistance

How To Apply

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email ( or below, including the reference: PDO/SOM

Please note that ACTED will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.


Skills Required

Company Overview


  ACTED is a French charity, registered as an "association française loi 1901", overseen by a Board and a Bureau, with the support of an executive team based in the Headquarters in Paris, working alongside 6,000 staff across 37 countries. ACTED... Read More

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