Jordan: Project Development Intern – Jordan

Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 22 Oct 2016

Department: Grant Management

Position: Project Development Intern – Jordan

Contract duration: 6 months

Location: Amman, Jordan

Starting Date January 2017

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

National Staff: 333 (August 2016)

International Staff: 50 (August 2016)

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

On-going Programs: 9

Budget: $28.5M (est. 2016)

ACTED Jordan provides emergency humanitarian assistance as well as longer term development programs reaching over 150,000 direct beneficiaries in Jordan in 2016. ACTED’s operations are spread across Amman as the Country Office, and three area offices:

  • From its office in Marfaq, ACTED provides support to vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees of Northern Jordan including household rehabilitations, emergency assistance (cash, vouchers and in-kind), as well as water/sanitation infrastructure. ACTED is also working to develop sustainable livelihood programmes.

  • 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 has completed the initial phase of the Za’atari water network for over 80,000 refugees.

  • In Azraq (including Azraq refugee camp), ACTED provides water supply, solid waste, desludging and food assistance for approximately 35,000 refugees.

ACTED also partners with REACH, who provides information management support to working groups and sectors nationally.

The Amman office is also ACTED’s Regional Coordination Office for the MENA region. Through it, ACTED supports civil society development through a regional program across Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. In addition, the Regional Coordination Office provides support to the MENA region, including operations in Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Yemen, as well as those mentioned earlier, supporting ACTED’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis across the region.

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.

How to apply:

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

Ref: PDI/JOR/SA

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