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ACT Alliance is a network of more than 140 organizations operating in 120 countries. Our engagement in the humanitarian, development and advocacy fields is supported by a small Secretariat in Geneva and across ACT’s regional offices.

Do you want to apply your coordination or research skills to the humanitarian, advocacy, and development fields? Are you as committed as we are to delivering aid more efficiently?

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Location: Remote
Contract type: Consultant
Languages required:  Spanish and English
Experience required:  5 years
Target starting date March
Duration of contract:  Depending on agreed dates with the selected candidate

Application deadline:  February 20th, 2024

ACT Alliance is a coalition of over 145 member churches and faith-based organizations (FBOs) united in the mission to bring positive and sustainable change in the lives of the most impoverished and marginalized people in more than 127 different countries. Our commitment extends to people of all religions, political ideologies, genders, sexual orientations, races, and nationalities, guided by the highest international standards. To achieve this, the ACT Alliance is dedicated to catalyzing the efforts of its members to advance programmatic and advocacy priorities around its five thematic areas: Humanitarian Response, Climate Justice, Gender Justice, Migration and Displacement, and Peace and Human Security.

In 2023, ACT Alliance reunited members of each ACT forum in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to trace a series of engagement looking to foster joint action -from the members and forums- in relation to human and climate mobility advocacy processes in the continent – at the national, regional, and global level. As part of the commitment, it was approved the generation of a capacity and experience exchange allowing to foster the knowledge and abilities of each members – in terms of better understanding human and climate mobility, the most strategic, prompt, and feasible spaces and tactics for advocacy – in the framework of the joint action leaded by churches and FBOs- to influence decision-making progresses that affect people and countries in the region, and to endorse the construction of policies and initiatives allowing to promote human rights in the region, as a crucial axe for the member organizations of the Alliance. Likewise, the creation of a Community of Practice on Human and Climate Mobility was agreed, to work as a space for exchange and joint work between members of the Alliance with interest in addressing joint actions in this topic.

The ACT Alliance is looking for a consultant for the design and development of a virtual training on joint advocacy processes on human mobility and climate mobility in Latin America, for Churches and Faith-Based Organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Click here for the ToR in English and here for the ToR in Spanish.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested parties should send their detailed proposal to recruitment@actalliance.org, including:

  • CV or resume*
  • Cover Letter
  • Technical proposal with time plan
  • Financial proposal with number of days and daily rate in USD including all taxes and/or final price for the deliverables.
  • Sample of relevant previous work and/or references
  • Consultancy / company registration

Please title your email: "Call: MH advocacy course".

Any application sent in a different time range or that does not comply with the indications and requirements described herein will be automatically rejected.

For further inquiries, please contact lac@actalliance.org.

*In the case of work teams, the CV of each team member must be sent.

 

 

Duty station: Amman, Jordan - the candidate should have the right to live and work in Jordan 

Contract duration: one year (with possibility of extension depending on funds and performance)
Worktime: 80/100% FTE 

Target start date: to be determined

Reports to: Regional Representative MENA

Languages required: English and Arabic, other languages are an asset

Experience: 2 to 4 years

Application deadline:  02/01/2024

About ACT Alliance

ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 148 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org. 

Established in 2015, the ACT Alliance MENA Regional Office, registered in Amman, serves the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with a specific focus on supporting members with programs or interest in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey. Operating across six forums, this regional office is one of several within our global network, strategically placed to maintain close connections with members and facilitate impactful work on the ground.

While the MENA regional office serves a specific area, the ACT secretariat coordinates the work of members across the world. Our network of offices worldwide underscores our commitment to a comprehensive, universal approach to the diverse challenges faced by members globally.

Major functions

The Finance and Administrative Assistant plays a pivotal role in providing comprehensive support to the ACT Secretariat from the Amman Office, with a focus on program assistance through administration, and financial coordination. This position is integral to the seamless operation of the secretariat at the regional and global level.

In this capacity, the Finance and Administrative Assistant actively collaborates with Secretariat staff and external members. Responsibilities include regional logistics, overseeing local bookkeeping, facilitating English/Arabic translation for documents and meetings, government relations, and coordinating various meetings. The multifaceted nature of the Finance and Administrative Assistant role ensures a robust office support system, fostering a seamless connection with alliance members.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Logistics
  • Procure office supplies, equipment and furniture, ensuring cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Supervise the maintenance of office facilities and equipment through effective coordination with suppliers.
  • Coordinate appointments, meetings, flights, hotels and conference rooms for ACT Alliance staff and members, ensuring seamless logistics support.
  • Provide ad hoc general administrative support to global teams, particularly in organizing logistics for global events like Conferences of Parties and Staff Weeks.
  • Travel Support
  • Occasionally accompany the Regional Representative, Humanitarian Advisor, or other staff for regional or global travel.
  • Provide logistics and administrative support during travel, ensuring smooth execution of meetings or events.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, accommodation and other logistical details, to facilitate efficient and effective engagements.
  • Finance
  • Execute bookkeeping responsibilities for the MENA Office using QuickBooks Non-profit.
  • Monthly reporting to the Global Finance team to maintain financial transparency and accountability.
  • Manage general office files, including job files, vendor files and other operational documents.
  • Liaise with auditors and banks, facilitating necessary meetings and documentation.
  • Process payments, handle checks and coordinate financial matters with the global Finance team.
  • Government
  • Assist in the preparation of government reports, ensuring accuracy and adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Engage with line ministries as needed to address relevant matters.
  • Administrative tasks
  • Welcome visitors, ensuring a hospitable environment and offering necessary amenities.
  • Execute clerical duties such as answering phone calls, responding to emails, and preparing office documents, correspondence, memos and presentations.
  • Record meeting minutes and transcribe recorded meetings for documentation.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as needed, ensuring flexibility and adaptability.
  • Assist members at the ACT Alliance MENA Office, in alignment with organizational agreements.
  • Assist in obtaining visas for visitors and members when necessary.
  • Facilitate English to Arabic and vice-versa translations for publications, meeting notes and various ACT Alliance documents; provide translation support during field visits.

Competences and behaviours

  • Commitment to Alliance Values: Demonstrates unwavering commitment to the values of the ACT Alliance, aligning actions with organizational principles and delivering on agreed priorities to the highest standards.
  • Adaptability and Innovation: Proactively seeks innovative and creative solutions in the face of challenges. Exhibits efficiency and reliability, adapting seamlessly to changing circumstances and uncertainties, all while maintaining a decisive and integrity-driven approach.
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Cultivates effective internal and external relationships, recognizing the significance of collaboration in problem-solving. Involves others in decision-making processes and consistently treats colleagues and external partners with consideration and respect, recognizing the diverse faith backgrounds within the alliance.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Contribution: Demonstrates a passion for personal and professional growth, actively building and developing core skills required for the role. Contributes knowledge beyond the immediate scope of the position, fostering a culture of shared learning within the global team.

Working relationships

  • External Engagement: Engages with government departments, legal representatives, auditors, and vendors, ensuring a seamless flow of information and collaboration.
  • Internal Collaboration: Reports directly to the Regional Representative, providing key insights and updates on operational matters. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with Forums in the MENA Region, fostering effective communication and coordination. Actively collaborates with internal stakeholders, including the Humanitarian Advisor, Regional Communities of Practice (CoPs), and alliance members, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives. Works closely with the Finance Manager, and the administrative team, fostering synergy and coordination across functional areas.

Technical skills and Work experience

  • Work Experience: Possesses a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience within an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) office environment, demonstrating a nuanced understanding of the sector's dynamics.
  • Educational Background: Holds a bachelor's degree in business, finance, administration, human resources, or a related field, showcasing a strong academic foundation.
  • Software Proficiency: Proficient in a diverse array of computer software applications, particularly within the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access), facilitating seamless documentation and communication.
  • Financial Management: Has experience with QuickBooks or QuickBooks Non-profit, or other financial management system.
  • Basic Mathematical Skills: Possesses fundamental mathematical abilities, contributing to accurate financial and administrative tasks.
  • Confidentiality Handling: Comfortably manages confidential information with discretion and adherence to ethical standards.
  • Organizational and Multitasking Skills: Exhibits exceptional multitasking and time-management skills, adept at prioritizing tasks to ensure efficient and effective workflow.
  • Language Proficiency: Has professional fluency in both English and Arabic, enabling effective communication in a multicultural environment.
  • Adherence to Code of Conduct: Demonstrates the ability to sign and adhere to the ACT Alliance Code of Conduct, reflecting a commitment to ethical standards and values.

HOW TO APPLY

ACT provides equitable compensation and pension packages and flexible working conditions. ACT also applies a non-discriminatory approach to recruitment and celebrates a diverse workforce. Interested and qualified candidates should complete and submit the form found at this link: https://forms.gle/xKob6Pt6CL7d8Kvr9, in English by 2 January 2024 (24.00 Jordanian time).  Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding and interest in the ACT Alliance.

Please note that ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme https://www.schr.info/the-misconduct-disclosure-scheme. As part of reference checking, ACT will contact the current and former employer(s) of the preferred candidate, asking them to complete a Statement of Conduct form.  

Duty station: Colombia or remote
Duration:  6 months
Worktime: 100% FTE 
Target start date: January or February 2024
Reports to: Regional Representative and Programme Managers
Languages required: English and Spanish
Experience: 3-4 years
Deadline for applications: 12/12/2023 

ACT is looking to fill this vacancy either through a 6-month staff contract for a Colombian resident or national from Jan-June 24 or a 6-month consultancy that can be done remotely from anywhere.

About ACT Alliance 
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organizations engaged in humanitarian, development, and advocacy work. It consists of 148 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race, or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/.   

ACT Alliance’s structure is unique, with national, sub-regional and regional forums that bring local, national, regional, and international church-related organizations to work together under the same principles and standards, bringing different skills and expertise to support each other and leverage collective action in humanitarian, development, and advocacy engagement. Thanks to the presence of national ACT forums in over 50 countries, and of its global secretariat in strategic locations (Geneva, New York, Nairobi, Bangkok, Amman, Brussels, Toronto, and Bogota), ACT Alliance is able to bring local and regional concerns to the global arena.   

About the job or consultancy
The Latin-American Human Mobility and Climate Justice Programme Officer will support the development and accompaniment of the regional initiatives of both a) Migration and Human Mobility and b) Climate Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean looking closely at the intersection between human mobility, climate change, and gender and at the implications of this nexus on human and climate mobility, and community resilience and social cohesion. The programme officer will assist in developing the programme's implementation together with the Regional Secretariat, strengthening the programme's capacity, and assisting LAC forums in stepping up national and regional joint efforts. The programme officer will also help strengthen advocacy efforts with a focus on the forums’ leadership and engagement related to the two programmes he/she/they will be supporting. The Programme Officer is responsible for supporting assigned projects or activities (including event planning and coordination, and capacity-building design) partner coordination, work planning, reporting, communications, budget, and contracts/administration for LAC.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Support the Regional Representative and Programme Manager (Migration and Displacement, and Climate Justice programmes) with regional efforts for human and climate mobility initiatives and programmes. This includes providing support with developing the programmes and coordinating the programmes and CoP in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
  2. Under the leadership of the Regional Representative and the programme managers, implement effective coordination of regional efforts for human and climate mobility to enhance joint action regarding advocacy and development-related programming to respond to people to the needs and social cohesion of the people in the move and communities of origin, including coordinating the developing and/or implementation of the Community of Practice on Human and Climate Mobility regional roadmap and first activities.
  3. In this sense, work with members for the development of an advocacy pilot for the regional review meeting on the implementation of the Regional Consultancies for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
  4. Coordinate the design and development of a virtual course on regional joint-advocacy among forum members and mobilize participants for the preparation and implementation of the course.
  5. Systematize information (provided from the Secretariat, based on previous surveys and interviews) and generate visual and informative materials allowing to position and inform on the work, opportunities, and concerns of the members in the region relating to human mobility, climate mobility, and gender mainstreaming.
  6. Assist in the development or review of national, subregional, or regional forum-led proposals and concept notes.
  7. Organize internal in-person or virtual meetings and events and represent the organization to external audiences.
  8. Develop close relationships with 13 national and 3 subregional forums to contribute to national forums strategic objectives in LAC regarding Human and Climate Mobility. Promote and guarantee that any initiatives and actions are forum driven.
  9. Ensures regular reporting to the Regional Representative and programme managers.
  10. Supports ACT communications work at the regional level.
  11. Assist with administrative and logistic tasks, including translation of documents from Spanish to English and vice versa.

Experience and technical competencies:

Required

  • At least 3 years' experience in or Human Mobility or Climate justice-related experience will also be valued when it relates to climate mobility.
  • University degree in political science, international development, or any other relevant field.
  • Sound knowledge in Human Mobility and Climate Justice regional and international advocacy.
  • Familiarity or interest to work in coalitions, alliances, and partnerships.
  • Full professional proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to work under pressure and strong ability to multi-task.
  • International travel availability.

Preferred

  • Experience supporting new and successful climate justice and/or migration and human mobility proposals, is an asset.
  • Experience working for or with faith-based organizations and churches.
  • Significant experience in training and/or liaising with national NGOs.
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset.

Competencies and Behaviours

  • Readiness and commitment to work both on programmatic and administrative tasks and remain focused and motivated.
  • Interest in being part of a team and being a team player, as well as contributing to a healthy work environment.

HOW TO APPLY
ACT provides equitable compensation and pension packages and flexible working conditions. ACT also applies a non-discriminatory approach to recruitment and celebrates a diverse workforce. Interested and qualified candidates should send only their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to lac@actalliance.org 12/12/2023 (24.00 CET). Please put “[name of position]” in the subject line and name your documents: “First name last name CV” and “First name last name Cover letter”. NB: consultants should provide consultancy status and their daily rate to work between Jan and June 2024.

Please note that ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme  The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (misconduct-disclosure-scheme.org). As part of reference checking, ACT will contact the current and former employer(s) of the preferred candidate, asking them to complete a Statement of Conduct form.

ToR download

We ask for understanding that we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Type of Contract: Consultancy
Languages Required: English
Experience required: At least 3-4 years of experience with climate change programming and human rights
Consultancy start target date: 7/12/2023
Duration of Contract: 25 days over a 3-month period
Application deadline: 23/11/2023
 

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 148 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org

Terms of reference (click for full ToR)
ACT Alliance would like to engage a consultant for research in determining loss and damage interventions in programming, how to strengthen them and bridge policy and institutional gaps at national level for enhanced loss and damage response.

ACT Alliance’s structure is unique, with national, sub-regional and regional forums that bring local, national, regional and international church-related organisations to work together under the same principles and standards, bringing different skills and expertise to support each other and leverage collective action in humanitarian, development and advocacy engagement. Thanks to the presence of national ACT Forums in over 50 countries, and of its global secretariat in several strategic locations (Geneva, New York, Nairobi, Bangkok, Amman, Brussels, Toronto and Bogotá), ACT Alliance is able to bring local and regional concerns to the global arena. Conversely, global trends and development can be transmitted to the regional and national levels using these structures.

COP 27 delivered a landmark decision establishing new loss and damage financing architecture – funding arrangements and a fund. The decision settled the long-contested matter of financing loss and damage by setting in place a new institutional arrangement (the fund) and a mosaic of funding arrangements (institutions, processes and structures) that should deliver financing for loss and damage. This finance should address loss and damage in the contexts of economic and non-economic loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including extreme weather events and slow onset events in the context of ongoing and ex-post, including rehabilitation, recovery, and reconstruction. While the scope of financing loss and damage is posited, there is a need to further understand loss and damage response interventions/activities, programming considerations, and institutional contexts for addressing loss and damage. This will be key in determining programming approaches for addressing loss and damage, contributing to the body of knowledge on loss and damage response activities, and institutional strengthening for effective loss and damage response.

ACT Alliance intends to undertake research work in three developing world regions (Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean). We envisage building bottom-up evidence and knowledge, ensuring gender and inter-generational perspectives, that will underpin and inform an era of deepened discussion on loss and damage interventions, and programming approaches. The research outcomes would be a conceptual understanding of what constitutes loss and damage activities, including gender transformative actions, clarify through programming experiences how in practice loss and damage can be better programmed, and provide reflections on ways to strengthen policy and institutional contexts of countries for enhanced loss and damage response.

DELIVERABLES 

The consultant will: 

  1. Develop a conceptual understanding on the identification of loss and damage interventions. 
  2. Apply DCA’s loss and damage activities identification criteria that will be provided to present a mix of case examples focusing on addressing loss and damage interventions.
  3. Conduct an analysis of gaps, challenges, lessons, approaches, and opportunities for advancing loss and damage response at programming/implementation level.
  4. Undertake an organizational-facing assessment to interrogate means to facilitate an effective response to loss and damage focusing on facilitative structural, systemic, and programming capacities.
  5. Provide key recommendations on:
  • Identification, design, and strengthening of programmatic approaches to loss and damage response.
  • Strengthening organizational capacities to effectively programme for addressing loss and damage.
  • Identify areas and good practice where faith-based actors have capacity (might add value) to restore human dignity, existential (spiritual) health and well-being in contexts of climate induced loss and damage.

Pre-briefing
Before starting the research, a briefing meeting will be held with some representatives of the ACT Climate Programmes’ Community of Practice to build common understanding of the assignment.
 
Literature review
The consultant will conduct a desk-based review of the existing literature on human rights and climate change, and adaptation, loss and damage, links with human mobility in the country/region, and resilience. Key documents produced by ACT members will be availed. Case studies will be sought, and the consultant will help the alliance understand how to identify key loss and damage activities and maximize impact in loss and damage response programming.
 
Workshop/dialogue with the member organisations
The consultant will design and conduct a workshop/dialogue with ACT forum members to test some hypotheses, develop key advocacy messages, and gather additional inputs for the final report. ACT Climate/DRR CCA CoPs/Migration and displacement working groups. 

Interviews
The consultant will conduct several interviews with key informants, ideally climate and human rights experts, across the policy, advocacy, and programming spheres. A list of interviewees will be generated in conjunction with the ACT forum. 

Intermediate meeting(s)
Depending on the progress of the research, a minimum of one meeting will be organized on weekly or fortnightly basis with representatives of the ACT forum and respective working groups. 

FINAL OUTPUT
A final report of about thirty pages, written in English, will present the results of the investigation, highlighting: 

  • The context of the study and the methodology chosen (2-3 pages). 
  • An overview of approaches to responding/addressing loss and damage (6-9 pages).  
  • An analysis of the gaps, limitations, opportunities for strengthening organizational/institutional frameworks, structures, systems, and processes to respond to loss and damage (5-7 pages).
  • Conceptual understanding on identification of loss and damage activities/interventions (3-4 pages).
  • Case examples of loss and damage interventions, including discussion on cross-sectionality with development priorities (5-7 pages).
  • Concrete recommendations on how to: a) strengthen identification and programmatic design/approaches to loss and damage; b) strengthen institutional effectiveness in the response to loss and damage (3-5 pages).

Sharing and restitution
The consultant will be invited to present his/her analysis, conclusions, and recommendations to the coordination team of the research, namely ACT Alliance, Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Act Church of Sweden and Finn Church Aid. Following this meeting, the consultant may be required to review his or her report.

Tender process
Only registered consultants or companies shall be considered. Qualified and interested parties should send their tender application to: recruitment@actalliance.org by 23/11/2023

In your tender, please include:

  • Expression of Interest, including time estimation
  • CV of the consultant
  • Justification of consultancy or company registration
  • Samples of/or links to previous consultancy work completed
  • List of 3 professional reference persons
  • Financial offer: gross daily rate for the consultancy in USD – including administrative overheads, taxes, and charges.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

 

Duty station: Amman, Jordan, the candidate should have the right to live and work in Jordan
Contract duration: one year (with possibility of extension depending on funds and performance)
Worktime: 80/100% FTE
Target start date: to be determined
Reports to: Director of Operations
Languages required: English, other languages are an asset
Experience: minimum 3 to 5 years

Application deadline: 3 November 2023

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 148 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org.

Major Function: ACT Alliance is looking for a Human Resources Officer (HRO) to provide contract and recruitment support to staff and managers in all regions of the world where its Secretariat operates and to assist the with implementation of HR Projects and HR Policy and practice improvements under the guidance of the Director of Operations. Link to ToR.

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Recruitment: Management of recruitment process (drafting Job Descriptions, posting advertisements online, filtering applications, providing recommendations on shortlisting, coordinating tests, setting up and co-conducting interviews, reference checking, drawing up contracts, organising orientation and training of new staff, etc.). Work with Communications to ensure correct profiling of ACT on its website as an employer.
  2. Contract Administration: Oversee the contract administration process and ensure that it is proactive, accurate, and efficient (preparation of staff and consultancy contracts, ToRs and their review, maintenance of master lists and filing, etc.). Assist with annual end of year global salary benchmarking and salary revision process.
  3. HR Platform: Provide support for continued implementation of and improvements to ACT’s HR Platform.
  4. Staff Care: Support actions to improve staff wellbeing and duty of care.
  5. Performance Management: Administrate ACT’s annual Performance Management cycle.
  6. Learning and Development: Review current L&D policy and practices and suggest and support concrete actions to improve and activate staff L&D opportunities.
  7. Other HR support: attend relevant working groups, networks and events within and outside the ACT Secretariat; other tasks as required.

Competences and behaviours

  • Committed to the values of the ACT Alliance and takes pride in delivering on agreed priorities according to the highest standards individually and as part of a global team.
  • Proactively finds innovative and creative solutions, is efficient and reliable, adapts to change and uncertainty, is decisive and acts with integrity.
  • Builds effective internal and external relationships, involves others when solving problems and treats others with consideration and respect in an alliance where faith is a key ingredient of people’s lives.
  • Passion for building and developing core skills for the role and contributes knowledge outside of immediate own role.

Working relationships

  • Reports to the Director of Operations.
  • Engages with the ACT Secretariat staff and the Staff Representative Group as relevant.
  • Supports ACT Secretariat Managers and Directors on staffing matters.

Technical skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Minimum three years’ work experience in Human Resources, preferably within an NGO environment.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Ability to operate effectively with a high degree of independence.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • High degree of tact, discretion, and good judgement to effectively manage sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English required. Fluency or working knowledge of French, Spanish or other languages would be a strong asset.

HOW TO APPLY
ACT provides equitable compensation and pension packages and flexible working conditions. ACT also applies a non-discriminatory approach to recruitment and celebrates a diverse workforce. Interested and qualified candidates should send only their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 3 November 2023 (24.00 CET). Please put “Senior Global HR Officer” in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”.

Please note that ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme https://www.schr.info/the-misconduct-disclosure-scheme. As part of reference checking, ACT will contact the current and former employer(s) of the preferred candidate, asking them to complete a Statement of Conduct form.

Location: Remotely, with travel in selected countries
Type of contract: Consultancy
Languages required: English
Experience required: 5 years in external evaluation of humanitarian/emergency programmes
Consultancy start target date: 26/10/2023
Duration of Contract: 3 months
Application deadline: 25/09/2023 (23h59 CET)

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 148 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please press here.

ACT Alliance members, under the coordination of the ACT Europe Forum and the secretariat are responding in Ukraine, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Poland, and Slovakia, as part of an overall programme, funded through the UKR221 appeal funding mechanism. The appeal was launched in March 2022 and has been revised respectively according to needs assessments with a standing budget of USD46,747,481 until end of February 2024. The standing revision document can be accessed here.

Terms of reference
ACT Alliance would like to engage an expert or a team of experts to conduct a formative evaluation of the UKR221 appeal programme, launched as a response to the war in Ukraine, supported by ACT Alliance secretariat staff. The period of the work is expected to take place from October 2023 to January 2024. See the Terms of Reference document for the evaluation criteria and expected outputs.

The purpose of this evaluation is to assess UKR221 appeal overall programme performance and delivery, against OECD and reflecting CHS evaluation criteria. The evaluation should have a strong learning objective, reflecting what has worked and what has not worked so well and identify lessons and ways to enhance the project relevance, effectiveness, and impact. The evaluation will help ACT improve its future programming and identify the impact of the UKR221 appeal performance, based on lessons learned and best practices generated through the projects funded under the UKR221 appeal.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to send their application documents to recruitment@actalliance.org, indicating “UKR221 final evaluation application” in the subject of the email. In your tender, please include the following documents as separate attachments: 

a. CVs of the evaluator or the team of evaluators, highlighting the relevant work experience, merged in one single PDF document, and the contact details of two references.
b. One sample report of a final evaluation that you have conducted for an INGO, working in the humanitarian or development field, preferably using DAC OECD evaluation criteria, in PDF format.
c. One technical proposal, with an indicative plan of the final evaluation approach and activities based on the present ToR, of no longer than 8 pages in PDF format, including:

• The research methods that will be used corresponding to each evaluation question/objective.
• Sufficient detail of how the applicant(s) will approach remote work in 5 countries, including Ukraine.
• A section explaining data protection measures, safety, gender and ethical considerations.

d. Financial offer: overall budget and gross daily rate for the consultancy in USD, EURO or CHF –including administrative overheads, taxes and charges.
e. Justification of consultancy or company registration.
f. List of 2 professional reference persons.

A list of answers to consolidated questions received by interested applicants can be found here

Location: Home-based and one 5 days travel expected to Bogota, Colombia in April or May 2024
Languages required: Spanish. English and Portuguese highly valued 
Experience required: 5 years of experience
Consultancy start target date: 23/01/2024
Duration of Contract: Four and a half months

Application deadline: 15/10/2023

Sobre ACT Alianza
ACT Alianza (Acción Conjunta de las Iglesias) es una coalición de 149 iglesias y Organizaciones Basadas en la Fe (OBF) que trabajan juntas en más de 127 países para lograr un cambio positivo y sostenible en la vida de las personas pobres y marginadas, independientemente de su religión, creencias políticas, género, orientación sexual, raza o nacionalidad, de acuerdo con los más al-tos códigos y estándares internacionales. Para lograr esto, ACT Alianza busca catalizar los esfuerzos de sus miembros para avanzar en sus prioridades programáticas y de incidencia en torno a cinco áreas temáticas: Respuesta Humanitaria, Justicia Climática, Justicia de Género, Migración y Desplazamiento.

ACT Alianza (contratante) busca un/a consultor/a que se encargue de liderar diálogos nacionales (virtuales) y un evento regional (presencial) con los miembros, foros y Comunidades de Practica (CoP) de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) de ACT Alianza , sobre agendas que pueden afectar procesos democráticos y de los derechos humanos en la región, incluyendo la confluencia de fundamentalismos religiosos, políticos y económicos. Ver los Términos de Referencia y la Nota Concepto para detalles completos.

Cómo postularse
Sólo se considerarán consultores o empresas registradas. Las partes calificadas e interesadas deben enviar su solicitud de licitación a:lac@actalliance.org antes del 15 de octubre de 2023.

Documentos para adjuntar

  • Carta del/la oferente confirmando su interés y disponibilidad para la asignación de contratista individual debidamente firmada.
  • Hoja de vida incluyendo experiencia previa en consultorías, actividades o proyectos similares y al menos tres (3) referencias comprobables. La hoja de vida deberá tener toda la información necesaria para asegurar la confirmación de su cumplimiento con la educación y experiencias requeridas. Si las referencias resultaran ser no favorables, la oferta del/la consultor/a será rechazada.
  • Propuesta técnica.
  • Propuesta económica.

Tenga en cuenta que solo se contactará a los solicitantes preseleccionados. 

Location: Asia Pacific
Language required: English (native or advanced)
Experience required: Experience with climate justice and human rights (3 to 4 years)
Target starting date: 13/9/2023
Duration of contract: 25 days within a period of 2 and a half months
Application deadline:  5/9/2023

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 149 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/. 

Terms of reference
ACT Alliance would like to engage a consultant for research on a rights-based approach to adaptation, loss and damage and resilience described inside these Terms of Reference

ACT Alliance’s structure is unique, with national, sub-regional and regional forums that bring local, national, regional and international church-related organisations to work together under the same principles and standards, bringing different skills and expertise to support each other and leverage collective action in humanitarian, development and advocacy engagement. Thanks to the presence of national ACT Forums in over 50 countries, and of its global secretariat in several strategic locations (Geneva, New York, Nairobi, Bangkok, Amman, Brussels, Toronto and Bogotá), ACT Alliance is able to bring local and regional concerns to the global arena. Conversely, global trends and development can be transmitted to the regional and national levels using these structures. 

Climate change is a driver of inequality, poverty and disasters that keep frontline communities from being able to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Efforts to respond to the climate crisis must deliver a new reality for these communities. ACT Alliance has the ambition to strengthen its adaptation, loss and damage and resilience work drawing on the diverse experience, skills, and technical capabilities of its membership. At the core of this effort is the generation of evidence to strengthen a human rights-based approach to designing, building, implementing, and scaling up actions that tackle climate vulnerability, enhance adaptation, and build resilience. 

Climate action should be delivered within the purview of human rights obligations and not by any means stifle the rights of frontline and marginalized communities to a safe, adaptive, equitable and resilient present and future. The Alliance acknowledges that coherent and tested approaches can facilitate deepened and collaborative programming crucial for delivering change at community level in the context of climate change. However, for such change to respond to needs of communities, research must inform how approaches addressing differentiated impacts of the climate crisis can effectively uphold human rights in their design and implementation. Climate responses must be modelled within human rights’ parameters.  

ACT Alliance intends to undertake research work in three Global South regions (Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean). We envisage to build bottom-up evidence and knowledge that will underpin an era of deepened discussion on a human rights-based approach in climate response and elevating policy calls for its strengthening at national and global levels. 

Tender process
Only registered consultants or companies shall be considered. Qualified and interested parties should send their tender application to: recruitment@actalliance.org

In the tender, please include: 

  • Expression of Interest, including time estimation
  • CV of the consultant
  • Justification of consultancy or company registration.
  • Samples of/or links to previous consultancy work completed.
  • List of 3 professional reference persons.
  • Financial offer: gross daily rate for the consultancy in USD, - including administrative overheads, taxes and charges.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Location: In any of the ACT Alliance regions of the world  
Language required: English 
Experience required: Organizational development including internal policy review and development capacities, resource mobilization, climate change advocacy and programming  
Consultancy start: 11.09.2023 
Duration of Contract: 3 months (25 days) 
Application deadline: 31.08.2023 
  
About ACT Alliance  
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 149 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org

Terms of reference 
ACT Alliance would like to engage a consultant for an Assessment of ACT climate structures, joint fundraising, and environmental policy review described within these Terms of Reference.
 
ACT Alliance’s structure is unique, with national, sub-regional and regional forums that bring local, national, regional and international church-related organisations to work together under the same principles and standards, bringing different skills and expertise to support each other and leverage collective action in humanitarian, development and advocacy engagement. Thanks to the presence of national ACT Forums in over 50 countries, and of its global secretariat in several strategic locations (Amman, Bangkok, Bogota, Brussels, Geneva, Nairobi, New York and Toronto), ACT Alliance is able to bring local and regional concerns to the global arena. Conversely, global trends and development can be transmitted to the regional and national levels using these structures. 
 
Climate change is a driver of inequality, poverty and disasters that keep frontline communities from being able to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Efforts to respond to the climate crisis must deliver a new reality for these communities. In order to respond to these challenges, ACT Alliance has the ambition to develop ACT structures that facilitate effective climate change response by ACT members through joint efforts at national, regional, and global level. This aspiration is anchored on the need to have nuanced cross-structural coordination mechanisms that allow ACT Forums to holistically programme in climate justice. In addition, and cognisant of the urgency of the climate crisis, ACT members have the opportunity to jointly pool resources, fundraise, and implement climate programmes that respond to the rising climate change needs. This consultancy seeks to document existing joint fundraising strategies and approaches and explore additional options that will enhance joint and holistic programming in climate justice programming. Finally, this consultancy seeks to review its internal environmental policy (developed in 2018) with a view to strengthening elements of the policy, such as CO2 emission reduction, implementation and accountability frameworks, including taking into account recent ACT commitments in other spaces (Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations; ICVA Commitment and Motion to Action on climate and environment). The process will additionally, seek to engage with ACT Forums in a bid to broaden these commitments and environmental policy expectations to the ACT membership at large. 
 
ACT seeks the services of a team of expert consultants with proven skills and capacities in organizational development, environmental policy design and development and fundraising/resource mobilization for development work with particular focus on climate change. 

Tender process  
Only registered consultants or companies shall be considered. Qualified and interested parties should send their tender application to: recruitment@actalliance.org by 31st August 2023.  
 
In your tender, please include: 

  • Expression of Interest, including time estimation (work plan)
  • CVs of the team of consultants
  • Justification of consultancy or company registration
  • Samples of/or links to previous consultancy work completed
  • List of 3 professional reference person
  • Financial offer: gross daily rate for the consultancy in USD – including administrative overheads, taxes and charges. 
     
    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya, the candidate should have the right to live and work in Kenya
Contract type: fixed term contract
Duration: from hire until year-end 2024, to be extended depending on funds and performance 
Worktime: 100% FTE
Target start date: between 1 August-1 September 2023
Reports to: Global Climate Justice Programme Manager
Languages required: English, French an asset
Experience: 5 years

Application deadline: 24 July 2023

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 149 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Supports the implementation of the ACT Alliance Africa Adaptation Advocacy project, its monitoring and reporting, under the guidance of the Global Climate Justice Programme Manager.
  • Provides assistance and coordination of ACT national and regional forums on climate-related topics and programming.
  • Assists coordination of regional Communities of Practice on Climate change.
  • Supports the advocacy and engagement of ACT Alliance in the context of UN processes, such as the UNFCCC, and others as appropriate.
  • This role will entail 10% travel.

Technical guidance, advice, and substantive leadership

  • Support the undertaking of research, analysis, and evaluation of climate change intersections with social, economic, and humanitarian issues, and advise Global Climate Justice Programme Manager and team as appropriate.
  • Help coordinate regional ACT Alliance’s climate change policy and advocacy work, campaigning, including policy briefs, position papers, information sharing, capacity building of members and forums, engaging with relevant international processes under the UNFCCC, and others as appropriate.
  • Provide assistance and coordination of ACT Alliance regional climate structures.
  • Provides assistance and coordination of ACT national and regional forums on climate-related topics and programming.

Project management

  • Assist in overseeing and implementing the “Adaptation Advocacy project’’ including its activities and related internal and external communications monitoring and reporting, as well as supporting budget management of the project finances.
  • Develop a draft workplan, standards for measuring progress and results, and determine the processes, tools, and methodologies to be used to ensure effective and efficient project implementation.
  • Monitor the different steps and stages of project implementation and timely actions to ensure results are achieved.
  • Plan and oversee the implementation of required project evaluation to address any design or implementation issues.
  • Facilitate the preparation for meetings and other designated forums and follow up on all decisions taken to ensure implementation and/or timely action.
  • Regularly monitor regional ACT climate projects and other initiatives.
  • Contribute to the preparation and finalisation of ACT climate programme reports.

Knowledge and capacity building

  • Support the various structures at regional and national levels, and work closely with ACT Alliance members and partners at regional and national level to help build ACT member and group capacities, and to facilitate increased collaboration and joint initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate knowledge products to strengthen Secretariat and forum capacity on issues of climate justice.
  • Contribute to the climate justice module of the ACT Advocacy Academy.

Competences and behaviours

  • Committed to the values of the ACT Alliance and takes pride in delivering on agreed priorities according to the highest standards individually and as part of a global team. 
  • Proactively finds innovative and creative solutions, is efficient and reliable, adapts to change and uncertainty, is decisive and acts with integrity.
  • Builds effective internal and external relationships, involves others when solving problems and treats others with consideration and respect in an alliance where faith is a key ingredient of people’s lives.
  • Passion for building and developing core skills for the role and contributes knowledge outside of immediate own role.

Working relationships

  • The candidate will be required to nurture and maintain relevant existing regional and national relationships.
  • Internally, the Senior Programme Officer – Climate Justice will report to the Global Climate Justice Programme Manager, and collaborate closely with the advocacy, programmes and communications teams as well as the regional representatives.

Skills and experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a project coordination, advocacy and/or campaigns role, including international experience in a network setting.
  • Good understanding of global civil society working environment and multilateral processes within the UN with a particular focus on UNFCCC and the UN sustainable development and disaster risk reduction agenda.
  • Strong knowledge about climate mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage.
  • Experience in engaging with regional processes and governments including facilitating multi-stakeholder communications and dialogues.
  • Experience working with the faith sector is desirable.
  • Advanced degree in climate change and environment studies, development studies, international relations, or any other relevant discipline preferred. Demonstrable knowledge and experience will be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural situations and/or multi-locational settings using a flexible, collaborative approach.
  • Proven capacity to build and maintain trust among diverse groups towards consistent collaborative work.
  • Highly organised, with strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and undertaking capacity-building initiatives.
  • Ability to manage one’s own work and time within the context of multiple responsibilities and projects, and a demonstrated capacity to work under pressure to deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Good knowledge of French is an asset.

HOW TO APPLY
ACT provides equitable compensation and pension packages and flexible working conditions. ACT also applies a non-discriminatory approach to recruitment and celebrates a diverse workforce. Interested and qualified candidates should send only their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 24/07/2023 (24.00 CET). Please put “[name of position]” in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.    

Please note that ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme https://www.schr.info/the-misconduct-disclosure-scheme. As part of reference checking, ACT will contact the current and former employer(s) of the preferred candidate, asking them to complete a Statement of Conduct form.  

Location: Home-based, no travel expected
Type of contract: Consultancy
Languages required: English
Experience required: 5 years
Consultancy start target date: 17 July 2023
Duration of Contract: 30 working days
Application deadline: 6 July 2023 5pm (CET)
Interview date: 12 July 2023

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development, and advocacy work. It consists of 149 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race, or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/.

ACT Alliance’s structure is unique, with national, sub-regional and regional forums that bring local, national, regional, and international church-related organisations to work together under the same principles and standards, bringing different skills and expertise to support each other and leverage collective action in humanitarian, development, and advocacy engagement. Thanks to the presence of national ACT forums in over 50 countries, and of its global secretariat in strategic locations (Geneva, New York, Nairobi, Bangkok, Amman, Brussels, Toronto, and Bogota), ACT Alliance is able to bring local and regional concerns to the global arena.

Purpose
ACT Alliance is determined to support improvement of the effectiveness and quality of humanitarian assistance delivered by members and to strengthen accountability to all stakeholders. The ACT Alliance revised Humanitarian Policy sets out the details of ACT’s humanitarian response and funding mechanisms and it outlines the roles and responsibilities of all ACT members, forums, and the ACT Alliance Secretariat, in relation to ACT appeals. The Secretariat seeks to engage a consultant to work with the Global Humanitarian Operations Manager in the development of operational guidance for implementation of the revised policy, in the form of a Humanitarian Operations Manual.

Scope
The consultancy should include three main phases over 30 working days.
1. Desk review of relevant documents as agreed between the consultant and ACT Secretariat: adherence to Core Humanitarian Standard, efficiency and effectiveness of its current operational processes and procedures (3 days).
2. Interviews with key stakeholders: funding and requesting members, ACT Secretariat staff (7 days) to understand how the humanitarian system works in practice and get feedback from the stakeholders of the draft manual.
3. Drafting of the operations manual (20 days)

Expected Outputs
• Draft operations manual and accompanying guidelines based on an approved outline for feedback
• Final operations manual after receiving feedback from key stakeholders
• Development of accompanying standard templates/tools

Required Skills and Experience 
• More than five years of experience in the humanitarian sector with direct experience of developing/publishing humanitarian operational guidance for internal and external audience
• Excellent knowledge of humanitarian quality and accountability standards (CHS & Sphere)
• Familiarity with networked and faith-based organisations
• Familiarity with faith actors in humanitarian response
• Fluent in written and spoken English.

Reporting 
The consultant will report to ACT’s Global Humanitarian Operations Manager with regular check-in throughout the consultancy period.

Tender process
Only registered consultants or companies shall be considered. Qualified and interested parties should send their tender application titled “Operations manual consultancy” to: recruitment@actalliance.org by 24.00 CET, 6 July 2023.

In your tender, please include:
• Expression of Interest, outlining relevant experience and suggested approach in implementing the Terms of Reference inclusive of delivery timeline up to a maximum of 30 days’ work.
• Consultant CV
• Examples of/or links to previous consultancy work related to the development of humanitarian operational guidance. Proposals without examples of such work will not be shortlisted.
• List of 3 professional references.
• Financial offer: gross daily rate for the consultancy in USD - including administrative overheads, taxes and charges.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Duty station: To be based in Bogota, Colombia. Open to nationals of any country in Latin America and the Caribbean, dependent on eligibility for work permit in Colombia. 
Contract type: fixed term contract   
Duration: from hire until year-end 2023, to be extended depending on funds and performance. 
Worktime: 100% FTE  
Target start date: As soon as possible  
Reports to: Regional Representative   
Languages required: English and Spanish  
Experience: 5 years  

Application deadline: 12th of May 

 
About ACT Alliance 

ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organizations engaged in humanitarian, development, and advocacy work. It consists of 144 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/.    

ACT Alliance’s structure is unique, with national, sub-regional and regional forums that bring local, national, regional, and international church-related organizations to work together under the same principles and standards, bringing different skills and expertise to support each other and leverage collective action in humanitarian, development, and advocacy engagement. Thanks to the presence of national ACT forums in over 50 countries, and of its global secretariat in strategic locations (Geneva, New York, Nairobi, Bangkok, Amman, Brussels, Toronto, and Bogota), ACT Alliance is able to bring local and regional concerns to the global arena.    

 

About the role  

The Latin-American Migration and Climate Justice Program Officer will support project cycle management to both programs a) Migration and Human Mobility and b) Climate Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean looking closely at the intersection between gender, migration, the environment and climate change and at the implications of this nexus on climate change adaptation, community resilience and sustainable development. The program officer will assist in developing the program's implementation together with the Program Managers for (LAC), strengthening the program's capacity, and assisting LAC forums in stepping up national and regional joint efforts. The program officer will also help strengthen advocacy efforts with a focus on the forums’ leadership and engagement and will assist the alliance in our forum-driven fundraising efforts related to the two programs he/she/they will be supporting. The Program Officer is responsible for supporting assigned projects or activities, partner coordination, work planning, reporting, communications, budget and contracts/administration for LAC. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Support Program Managers and Regional Representative with regional efforts for the Migration and Human Mobility and the Climate Justice programs. This includes providing support with planning, developing, managing, and coordinating the program in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.  
  2. Under the leadership of the Program Managers and Regional Representative, implement effective coordination of regional efforts for Migration and Human Mobility and Climate Justice to enhance joint action regarding advocacy and development-related programming to respond to people on the move’s needs, including coordinating together with the Program Managers the developing and implementation of regional roadmaps.  
  3. Analyze migration trends and upcoming issues of relevance, donor priorities and funding opportunities. As needed, assist in the review of subregional or regional forum-led proposals. 
  4. Develop close relationships with 15 national and 3 subregional forums to contribute to national forums strategic objectives in LAC regarding Migration and Human Mobility and Climate Justice. Promote and guarantee that any initiatives and actions are forum-driven.  
  5. Provide guidance to members for subregional, regional or global advocacy opportunities. In this sense, contribute to the development of thematic national or regional reports, policy papers, public statements, key messages, meetings, events and visibility efforts for internal audience, donors, and external stakeholders strengthening forum-driven advocacy.  
  6. Conduct member mapping and analyze assessments to identify specific capacity building and organizational development needs and provide targeted capacity strengthening support.   
  7. Organize internal in-person or virtual meetings and events and represent the organization to external audiences. 
  8. Ensures regular reporting to the Regional Representative and Program Managers. 
  9. The Program Officer will also collaborate with the Gender Program for gender to be integrated in all policies and operations at all levels. 
  10. Liaises with the Humanitarian Officer for mainstreaming climate justice in RRF’s and Appeal, when relevant and possible.  
  11. Supports ACT communications work at the regional level. 
  12. Assist with administrative and logistic tasks, including translation of documents from Spanish to English and vice versa and organizing events.  

 

Experience and technical competencies: 

Required 

  • At least 5 years' experience in migration or human mobility. Climate justice-related experience will also be valued when it relates to climate-induced migration. 
  • University degree in political science, international development, or any other relevant field. 
  • Sound knowledge in Human Mobility and Climate Justice regional and international advocacy.   
  • Experience in developing new and successful climate justice and/or migration and human mobility proposals. 
  • Familiarity or interest to work in coalitions, alliances, and partnerships. 
  • Full professional proficiency in Spanish and English.  
  • Ability to work under pressure and strong ability to multi-task.   
  • International travel availability 

Preferred 

  • Experience working for or with faith-based organizations and churches.  
  • Significant experience in training and/or liaising with national NGOs. 
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset.  

 

Competencies and Behaviors  

  • Readiness and commitment to work both on programmatic and administrative tasks and remain focused and motivated.  
  • Interest in being part of a team and being a team player, as well as contributing to a healthy work environment.   

 

HOW TO APPLY 

ACT provides equitable compensation and pension packages and flexible working conditions. ACT also applies a non-discriminatory approach to recruitment and celebrates a diverse workforce. Interested and qualified candidates should send only their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 12/05/2023 (24.00 CET). Please put “[name of position]” in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.    

Please note that ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme https://www.schr.info/the-misconduct-disclosure-scheme. As part of reference checking, ACT will contact the current and former employer(s) of the preferred candidate, asking them to complete a Statement of Conduct form.  

We ask for understanding that we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.