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.
ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
ACTED is working in 9 north and north eastern provinces of Afghanistan. These provinces are affected by natural and man-made disasters. ACTED is providing relief and emergency assistance to the vulnerable population affected by displacements, conflicts or natural disasters, in the field of agriculture, NFI, shelters, WASH and food security
The Project Manager (PM) ensures the effective and efficient day to day implementation of the project in all the two targeted province – Balkh. The PM will lead the project implementation with the aim of mitigating negative impacts of displacements upon agricultural livelihoods, through: 1) providing capacity building trainings to target beneficiary households on wheat production agronomy, and 2) the provision of certified wheat seeds and fertilizers (DAP and Urea).
The PM will ensure the launching of the project, establishment of the project structure, coordination of team staff and activities, communication with the line departments, liasoning with key stakeholders (FAO, Department of Agriculture, irrigation and Livestock, Department for Refugees and returnees, district/provincial authorities, etc.) planning and safeguarding necessary reporting and monitoring mechanisms. PM will design and regularly update project’s work-plan focusing on output (activity) delivery and use the available project management framework and other tools to meet the set targets. Coordination will focus on timely provision of trainings to the beneficiaries and distribution of assets/inputs as per developed and revised criteria set in cooperation DAIL and other involved actors.
§Participate in technical and sectorial meetings to ensure visibility amongst local authorities; exchange of information, communication with the line departments (especially DAIL)
Close communication with the FAO focal points, arranging joint activities and monitoring,
More generally, the programme manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
2- Project Cycle Management
§Prepare, update and supervise monthly implementation plan for the various stages of project implementation. Plan and supervise day to day implementation of the project activities in all three provinces to ensure cohesion of the overall project implementation (crosscut training and input/asset delivery);
Provide technical advice to ensure that the project activities are designed and implemented in line with best practice and in compliance with donor processes and procedures;
organize necessary induction/technical trainings for the project staff to ensure proper and quality implementation of project activities. Manage and provide support to project staff (planning, capacity buildings, complaints, implementation);
Coordinate project finances, logistics and other line departments. Coordination of reception and storage of all inputs (seeds, fertilizers) and oversight of all logistical and transportation. Oversight over the organization of distribution centers;
Coordination with AMEU team (finalization and execution of AME plan, reaction to complaints, arranging site visits/meetings, preparation of crop performance assessment, PDMs);
Liaise extensively with FAO, DAILs, Offices of District/Provincial Governors, field staff to ensure coordination and transparency in planning and executing project activities including the finalization of the selection criteria. When necessary, liaise with the other relevant government authorities and community stakeholders to obtain the necessary permission and community support for the project;
With team staff design training plan and finalize the curriculum and study materials
Safeguarding that the project is contributing to gender equality, especially reaching out to female farmers and promoting their active participation in agricultural income generation
Any other task relevant to the project implementation
Project reporting requirements:
Conduct regular weekly meetings and guide the staff in implementation of project as per the project guide lines
Prepare timely reports according to the requirements of the donor, and internal deadlines of the Project Development Department;
Provide regular updates on project implementation, in particular through updated monthly PMF and weekly updates;
Prepare reports according to government requirements;
Attend weekly and monthly coordination meetings to report on any project challenges to Coordination;
Support the finance department in maintaining an accurate Budget Follow-Up;
Implement any other relevant tasks requested by the Programme.
§Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ horticulture or Livestock, Rural Development or related field;
§At least 3 years of experience in planning, organizing and providing trainings in the agricultural sector, rural development, or agriculture innovation;
§Experience with community mobilization in a rural and/or insecure context, including marginalized populations, especially women, in community activities;
§Knowledge of agricultural standards and requirements of local institutions (MAIL, MRRD, etc.);
§Understanding of the local agricultural sector (especially wheat);
§Previous experience in design and preparation of training methodologies;
§Strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight,
§build strong teams, mentor staff, develop work-plans, and manage budgets and project expenditures;
§Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry,
§donors, private sector, NGOs and local community-based organizations);
§Demonstrated written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and familiarity with
§Modern communication systems (internet, worldwide web, email etc.);
§Fluency in local languages required;
§Excellent communication, facilitation, social and presentation skills with ability to interact effectively and harmoniously;
§Ability to work as part of a team;
Please indicate the position title, (Project Manager & vacancy number MF-67/230419) you are applying in subject of the email, otherwise your application will not be considered.
Applications, in English, should include a resume, a cover letter and three references (No certificates attached), and be submitted no later than 30-April-19 to the following address: