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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?

Whether you are a specialist in gender, climate or migration issues, a field researcher, a communications expert or a finance and administration professional, join our team of passionate and talented people and be part of the solution.

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Duty station: To be based in one of the following ACT office locations: Amman, Nairobi or Geneva
Contract type: Global
Duration: One year with possibility to extend or make permanent
Target starting date: 01/03/2023
Worktime: 100%                   
Travel: about 10%
Languages required: English, and preferably, but not required, another ACT official language (Spanish and/or French)
Experience: At least 5 years’ experience working with donor relations and fundraising for issues related to human rights, sustainable development and/or humanitarian assistance

Application deadline: 11/12/2022

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 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 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.

1. Major functions
The Resource Mobilisation and Grant Coordinator works to support resource mobilisation, income generation, donor relations and donor reporting. In consultation with the Directors of Operations and of Programmes, the Resource Mobilisation and Grant Coordinator will lead the implementation of the resource mobilisation strategy for the organisation. S/he will coordinate fundraising initiatives, donor relationships and grant management.

2. Duties and responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities related to this position are divided into five main categories:

a) Resource mobilisation strategy
• In collaboration with the Core Management Team (CMT), PMER Officer and Programme Managers, implement the resource mobilisation strategy for the ACT Secretariat.
• Analysis and communication of funding trends and intelligence.
• Development of other innovative ideas for effective resource mobilisation.
• Promotion of organisation-wide coherent resource mobilisation efforts.
• Fostering and strengthening of relationships and dialogue with funding members and donors.
• Ensure consistency in negotiation of funding agreements across the ACT Secretariat, including development of standard funding agreements.
• Development and communication of ACT’s resource mobilisation policy and related business rules.
• Communication with partners and donors on key messages related to financing of ACT.
• Advising and supporting ACT regional offices and units on resource mobilisation and relations with donors.
• Liaise with private and multilateral agencies, governments, foundations and other organisations to explore potential collaborations for raising funds for the ACT Secretariat.

b) Proposal development
• Work closely with programme staff before a proposal is developed to strategize around potential projects and processes.
• Work in consultation with CMT, project staff and finance to develop persuasive funding proposals and budgets to submit to new and existing donors.
• Support Programme Managers with project kick-off meetings when new projects and grants commence.
• Build capacity of staff through training and during the process of proposal development.

c) Income generation
• In consultation with the Programme Managers and relevant Directors, develop ACT’s income generation strategies.
• Develop a workplan to roll out income generation programmes and activities.
• Work with the Programme Managers to identify new income streams with private sector and foundations.
• Develop business plans in consultation with managers for possible generation of long-term income for the Secretariat.

d) Donor applications, reporting and relations
• Ensure regular communication with donors, including via ACT’s internet, social media, mailings and other relevant materials.
• Ensure that donor representatives are invited to participate in project activities, where appropriate.
• Support with the organisation of the annual funding member and donor dialogue/meetings.
• Conduct an annual donor survey.
• Together with relevant colleagues, manage the yearly donor application and reporting schedule and ensure that relevant Finance staff, Programme Managers and Directors are aware of upcoming application and reporting deadlines.
• Support Programme Managers to ensure that applications and reports are of a high standard in terms of content, language and presentation.
• Together with Programme Managers and the Communications team ensure donors are suitably recognized and visible in ACT communications, PR materials and social media.

e) Administration, database management, development of policies
• Maintain a donor database and a funding register of grant proposals, tracking proposals that were approved, rejected and those still in the pipeline monthly.
• Maintain a grant management dashboard which captures all compliance related detail including reporting deadlines.
• Create and maintain all donor and grant related filing.
• Review and strengthen the Resource Mobilisation policies and procedures.
• Provide training to member organisations and sub-grantees in proposal writing and donor management.

3. 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.
• Confident, assertive communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people, across all levels in a dispersed secretariat
• 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, with secondary line of responsibility to the Director of Programmes.
• Engages with Finance staff, PMER officer, Programme Managers, Regional Representatives and Directors.

Technical skills and experience
• At least 5 years’ experience working with donor relations and fundraising for issues related to human rights, sustainable development and/or humanitarian assistance.
• Strong global donor network and track record of managing successful six-figure funding bids.
• Bachelor degree in Development Studies, Law, Sociology, Business Administration or other relevant studies.
• Experience working with large budgets and multiple donors.
• Strong research and analytical skills.
• Able to write clearly, concisely and persuasively.
• Detail oriented, excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills; ability to adhere to deadlines.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills across diverse cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to juggle competing demands effectively.
• Excellent writing skills in English and preferably, but not required, another ACT official language (Spanish and/or French).

Job description: JD Resource Mobilization-Grant Coordinator

HOW TO APPLY Interested and qualified candidates should send ONLY a cover letter and their CV in English by email to recruitment@actalliance.org by 11/12/2022 (24.00 CET). Please put Resource Mobilisation and Grant Coordinator in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname Cover letter” and “Firstname lastname CV”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.    

ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme https://www.schr.info/the-misconduct-disclosure-scheme. As such, ACT will contact the current and former employer(s) of the preferred candidate going back 3-5 years, as part of the reference checking, asking them to fill in a Statement of Conduct on the candidate. When applying for this position, please confirm in the body of the email that you give your consent to ACT asking your current/former employer(s) for a Statement of Conduct should you be the preferred candidate.  

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.   

DanChurchAid is looking for an Experienced, Energetic, fluent French and English-speaking Roving Safety & Security Adviser

With the increasing complexities in the global contexts in which DCA works, we wish to further strengthen DCA’s Safety and Security Framework including the role out and application of standards and guidelines at country programme level. The primary goal is to provide specialized, coordinated, and focused safety management support to DCA with an aim to reduce the risks posed to DCA staff and programmes. A key component of this position will therefore be to provide systematic and timely support to DCA Country Offices and programmes. This includes training of relevant staff, as well as regular monitoring and documentation to ensure both learning and accountability which will instil and maintain the appropriate Safety and Security structures across the entire organization.

The Roving Safety & Security Adviser will be home based but as a roving position the successful candidate will be required to travel for 70% of their time to DCA’s Country Offices, sometimes at short notice and for longer periods (3-4 weeks) depending on the needs.

You will report directly to the Global Head of Safety and Security based in HQ/Copenhagen. You will be working closely with the DCA Country Directors as well as the country-based Security Focal Points. You will also contribute to the regular security updates for the Programme Director and the Head of Humanitarian Response and Mine Action, as they have the overall responsibility for the Country Directors and the Country Offices.

DCA is a multi-mandated organization with country offices, staff, and programmes in 18 countries. Programmes and project activities are diverse and includes humanitarian action, longer term development, and resilience building activities, as well as humanitarian mine action, including demining.

It is crucial that you thrive in a hands-on training and advisory function and that you can maintain functional and constructive relationships - also in times of stress and uncertainty. Building and maintaining relations with key stakeholders while also respecting and applying the organisational and hierarchical structures is important.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Operational support and vigilance:

  • Proactively inform DCA’s global safety and security framework and objectives.
  • Contribute to the roll out of annual global Security and Safety work-plan in support of the global strategic priorities. The work-plan should inform and consolidate input from country programmes.
  • Regular monitoring of the security situation in DCA’s Country Offices, providing technical advice and support as required.
  • Develop and implement Country Security Plans for country offices, to include risk assessments, standard operating procedures and emergency response plans.
  • Member of the Crisis Management Team at HQ when required and hands-on support to Country Office level during crisis response.
  • Support the implementation of PSEA policies, where staff safety and security are concerned and ensure that the DCA gender policy is foremost in the implementation of security procedures and protocols.

Training and learning:

  • Provide technical support, training, sparring, and mentoring to the DCA network of Safety and Security personnel.
  • Co-ordinate and deliver training events and learning initiatives across the organization.
  • Support the ongoing innovation and concept development in areas related to Security and Safety.
  • Engage in relevant networks such as the ACT Alliance.

Monitoring and documentation:

  • Support the country safety and security threat analysis for potential Country Office implementation in new areas of operations.
  • Support the development and maintenance of KPIs relevant to safety in individual country programmes.
  • Contribute with relevant key data and figures to the International Department.

Make sure that DCA has updated and relevant knowledge about debates and developments in Safety thematic fora and be part of strategic alliances including the ACT alliance.

Key Competencies
The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of documented experience with hands on security management, monitoring, training and learning. You should have:

  • No less than three years field experience in volatile contexts and conflict-affected environments, preferable with an INGO.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree level education in a related field.
  • Strong analytical as well as writing skills and the ability to provide conflict analysis.
  • The ability to communicate safety and security issues and concerns in a credible, consultative, and professional manner, that engages support and empowers strong decision making.
  • An ‘enabling’ and solutions-driven outlook and excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Vast experience with delivering safety-related trainings to both national and international staff members including the ability to train and convey information to non-safety personnel.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Fluent in English and French - fluency or knowledge of Arabic is a strong advantage.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • The ability to manage a busy workday with conflicting deadlines, and have an organised, structured approach.

DCA offers:

  • 24-months HQ contract starting as soon as possible.
  • Good colleagues in a rewarding and empowering workplace.
  • A competitive salary package.
  • 30 days of paid annual leave.
  • Insurance per industry standards.
  • Full time position.
  • An interesting and challenging experience addressing humanitarian needs.

Contact and Application 
Please upload your motivated application and CV no later than 30 November 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications received by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply. Please read the minimum qualifications of this position carefully. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for this position, please save your time and ours and refrain from applying.

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us.  

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Apply

 

Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Duration: October 2019 to December 2023
Languages required: English, Arabic, French and Spanish
Duration of Contract: 40 days (including 3 days in-person meeting)
Deadline for Applications: 29 November 2022

About ACT Alliance

Alliance is the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations
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 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/.

Our goal is to promote a locally led and coordinated approach to advocacy, humanitarian, and developmental
issues. Gender Justice is one of the priorities identified in ACT Alliance’s current global strategy (2019 – 2026). Through
the ACT Gender Programme, ACT is also seeking to strengthen structures and processes that will deliver a strong
record of results and effective programming that respond to intersecting inequalities.

Gender Justice Programme

Challenging patriarchal or other structures of power and creating an enabling environment for gender justice requires interventions at multiple levels: societal, community, household and individual.  ACT Alliance is countering the backlash against women’s rights, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights, by creating a new narrative that positions faith-based actors and communities at the centre of a transformative process. We are working to ensure that faith actors are part of the solution. ACT Alliance is committed to ensure gender equality and identity as common values and inalienable human rights. For this reason, ACT Alliance established the Gender Justice Programme in 2019, to challenge patriarchy and other discriminatory structures of power and oppression. The programme is the first of its kind in ACT Alliance. The pilot programme is currently funded by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) for a three-year period (2020-2023) through the Strategy for Global Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights.

The Programme’s outcome areas & indicators:

Vision

“A world where gender equality and justice are realised as equal enjoyment of human rights, and where people
have the power to freely shape societies, faith communities and their own lives”

 

OUTCOME 1: ACT members are committed to promote changes in attitudes and structural arrangements towards a more gender just distribution of power 

1.a   # of ACT members having their own gender policy 
1.b   Internal balance of women, youth and men in boards and organizational structures of ACT Alliance members 
1.c   Conversatorios are generating actions in gender just practices of ACT members 

 
OUTCOME 2: The programmatic work contributes to gender just societies. 

2.a   % of self- identified women participants and rights-holders in humanitarian, sustainable development and advocacy programmes report more gender balance and influence in decision -making 
2.b   More gender just relations have contributed to improved living conditions for men, women, boys and girls in targeted areas 
2.c   The projects create spaces for joint advocacy for gender justice in the targeted country/region 


OUTCOME 3: ACT Alliance is a global progressive force for gender justice, contributing to the SDGs and connecting the national to the regional and global levels. 

3.a   # of joint advocacy initiatives at national, regional and global level 
3.b   The transformative capacity of faith to promote justice and dignity for all human beings, and for achieving women’s human rights, is highlighted in statements and events by ACT Alliance. These are referenced by other influential global actors.  
3.c Balanced global representation in ACT Alliance policy development and advocacy work on gender justice 

 
OUTCOME 4: The programme providers’ capacity and quality of gender justice interventions in the programme area are enhanced. 

4.a   % of trained participants satisfied with quality of interventions by the programme provider 
4.b   Increased number of ACT members set up programmes and apply for funding for further gender justice work 
4.c   Regional Communities of Practice on Gender Justice are actively engaged in the implementation of the programme 

The programme has identified six thematic priority areas within the larger area of gender justice which emerge
from current work experiences of ACT Alliance members around the globe.

The ACT Alliance will leverage its members’ programming in these areas through collective initiatives. The themes
are: gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, economic justice, transformative
masculinities, family laws, and migration & displacement. These thematic priorities are underpinned in all the
outcome areas of the ACT gender programme.

1. Gender-Based Violence
2. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
3. Economic Justice
4. Family Law
5. Transformative Masculinities
6. Migration & Displacement

Climate and LGBTQI+ are emerging priorities of the programme.

Background

Since October 2019, ACT Alliance receives funding from Sida to implement the Gender Justice Programme in local,
national, regional, and global environments, where gender inequalities shape lived realities, human rights are being
threatened by the rise of fundamentalisms (economic, political, and religious), and the space for civil society is
shrinking. Achievements made for women’s rights and gender justice are threatened by deep, pervasive and
relentless pushbacks at every level. In this context, religion is often used to oppose progress towards achieving
gender justice.

In the 2.5 years of implementation, the programme has created and strengthened structures, which are supporting
the alliance and our members to be public prophetic and progressive faith voices, to serve our collective vision for
gender justice. The journey is and has been challenging. Backlashes on women’s rights, growing intersecting
inequalities, and fragile contexts underlines the need to reflect on the content and the methodologies we use in
different contexts. The implementation has also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move forward,
ACT Alliance wants to evaluate and learn from the work that has been implemented so far, to see how it, together
with its members, communities of practices and forums can be catalysts for transformative change, grounded in a
prophetical diaconal feminist faith narrative and action.

Purpose of the evaluation

The evaluation and its results will contribute to the final report to the programme’s main donor, Sida, as well as
inform the development of the second phase of the programme. Therefore, the evaluation needs to look at the
impact of the programme as well as learnings that may help shape the programme in the future.

Expected results:

- An assessment of the impact of the programme outcome 2: The programmatic work contributes
  to gender just societies and, outcome 3: ACT Alliance is a global progressive force for gender justice,
  contributing to the SDGs and connecting the national to the regional and global levels.
- Identification of best practices applied in the strategic projects and advocacy
- Recommendations for how to engage with strategic projects and advocacy in the second phase of
   the programme

Scope

Rather than an overall assessment of achieved results and impact, the programme’s evaluation will focus on:

- Impact and effectiveness in outcome area 2 and outcome area 3, within the development and
   advocacy work of the ACT Alliance.
- Progressive collective voice in advocacy, enabled by faith actors, in national, regional, and global
   levels
- Faith actors’ added value, role and action in advancing gender justice

Evaluation Questions

OVERALL Question:

To what extent has the Gender Justice Programme contributed to gender just societies and to that the ACT Alliance
is perceived as a progressive faith voice in national, regional, and global advocacy and policy spaces?

The DAC criteria of Relevance, Coherence, Effectiveness, Impact, Efficiency and Sustainability are to be used as a
useful framework to identify the relevant questions. However, each criterion does not need to be given the same
weight relevance.

Relevance:
i. To what extent has the programme revealed/exhibited the transformative role of faith actors in changing social norms, related to the thematic priorities of the programme, to advance gender equality?
ii. To what extent are efforts to accelerate the positive influence of faith actors for gender equality also shaping global policy discussions?
iii. Have there been any negative results from the programme?

Coherence:
i. To what extent does the Gender programme strengthen and complement the gender justice work of other faith and secular actors?
ii. To what extent does the work of the Gender Justice programme synchronize with other programmes within ACT Alliance?

Effectiveness
i. To what extent have the identified targets been achieved?
ii. To what extent have the planned or expected results been achieved, including whether the intended population was reached?
iii. To what extent have the methodologies and structures used by the programme helped deliver regionally owned processes
and work that challenge gender norms? (CoPs, Roadmaps, Thematic Task Groups, Conversatorios)

Impact:
i. To what extent did the programme deliver Gender Transformative Approaches (GTA)
ii. To what extent has ACT Alliance supported its members to become more progressive in their advocacy on gender justice?
iii. To what extent has the programme countered the backlashes of fundamentalist movements against gender justice?

Efficiency:
i. How efficient have the strategic projects been to achieve long term behaviour change at community level?
ii. To what extent has adaptive management been used in the programme to enhance the efficiency of the programme? Have
changes been made to enhance efficiency based on lessons learnt?

Sustainability:
i. To what extent are the engagement of ACT Alliances national forums key for sustainability of the results?
ii. What are the contextual challenges that have negatively influenced the sustainability of results?
iii. What structures and procedures are now in place, thanks to the program, that can support ACT Alliance work on gender
justice in the future?

Methodology & Principles

The evaluation of the Gender Justice programme should be a gender transformative evaluation, integrating the
following perspectives in the evaluation process:

Be transformative – with opportunities for reflection and learning for all stakeholders and actors, including
the evaluator.
Be empowering - a feminist, faith/religious and rights sensitive evaluator would ensure that voices of the
less privileged are heard.
Be based on the principle of mutuality – not ‘extracting’ information, but also ‘giving back’ in terms of
sharing by the evaluator, of analysis and insights and tools gathered
Participatory - it is critical that the evaluation involves all key stakeholders and that the findings and
recommendations are owned

The ACT Evaluation Committee

An ACT Evaluation Committee will be formed to support the Evaluation team. The Evaluation Committee will be
tasked to accompany the evaluation team in understanding the structures and processes of the ACT Alliance
network, as well as provide access to all documents and information necessary for the desk review phase of the
evaluation.
The ACT Evaluation committee will be composed of representatives of the Regional Representatives (1), ACT
Gender Justice Reference Group (1), Community of Practice (1) and Gender Team from ACT and Act CoS (2).

Time frame

The evaluation shall be conducted during January-March 2023 with the submission of the final report no later than
30 April 2022.
- Interviews should be conducted in January- February 2023.
- In-person feedback and validation workshop in Bangkok (end of March 2023).
- The evaluation assignment is estimated to take 40 days over a period of 4 months.

Deliverables

The evaluation shall be presented as a written report in English, including an executive summary with main conclusions.

Deliverable and Timelines:

Inception report/ Detailed evaluation plan - The Inception report will outline the research methods and scope of the evaluation, tools that will be used such as surveys and questions for the KIIs and FGDs. This should be submitted to ACT Alliance by 9 January 2023.
Interim progress meeting - At this meeting an update on progress will be shared with the ACT Evaluation Committee
Draft report - First draft and initial results shall be presented to ACT Alliance by 20 March 2023.
Validation and Feedback workshop - In person oral presentation end of March 2023 for validation and feedback, Bangkok.
Draft final report - Final report draft shall be shared with ACT Alliance for comments and clarifications no later than 15 April before the submission of the final report.
PowerPoint Presentation/Dissemination tool - To share information about the Findings and recommendations of the Evaluation
Final Report Submitted - 30 April

Final Report

The Final Report should follow the standard 1-3-25 format:
o Start with one page of main messages
o Follow with a 3-page executive summary
o Present findings in no more than 25 pages of writing.

Further details are below:
1p - Final Recommendations (once report is finalised)
3p - Executive Summary
25p - The structure of the report is flexible but should include the following sections:
- Background to programme - Introduction to evaluation - Description of methods and process - Overview of evaluation findings - Lessons Learnt - Conclusions - Recommendations and how to apply them in the new context Include visual graphics in the report as appropriate.
XXp - Annexes as needed. To include as a minimum: - Final ToR - Inception Report. - Tools for data collection - Index, list of abbreviations

Stakeholders

The evaluation will need to engage with representatives of a variety of stakeholders. The Evaluation Team will in its
inception report proposes a plan for engaging with a selection of stakeholders to collect relevant information to
substantiate the evaluation results. 

Target Groups - Faith leaders' members of communities involved in strategic projects Members of ACT Alliance 
Engaged membersCoP co-Chairs and participants thematic task group members advocates theologians gender justice reference group 
StaffGeneral Secretary Director of programmes Regional Reps, CJ manager Advocacy and Policy Dev Manager Head of Humanitarian Affairs Q&A Officer ACT UN rep Gender team 
StakeholdersAct CoS UN WOMEN UNFPA/HLC GIN-SSOGIE LWF  WCC FEMNET Fos Feminista Red de Salud Faith to Action Faith in Beijing ILGA Government offices of Sweden and Denmark UN independent expert on SOGI Sida 
Implementing Partners/ForumsArgentina Guatemala PANZ- Solomon Island Tanzania Zimbabwe Uganda Indonesia Brazil Palestine Jordan El Salvador Honduras Peru Sierra Leone Serbia Afghanistan Pakistan Haiti 
*The list above is non exhaustive

Qualifications of the evaluator team

The evaluation will ideally be carried out by consultants meeting the following qualifications:
- Master’s degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, development, gender studies) or another
relevant field.
- In-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques and methods with at least 5 years
of experience as evaluator and consultant.
- Proven experience in participatory evaluations of international development, humanitarian and advocacy
programmes and projects at global level.
- Sensitivity to cultural, religious and gender transformative issues.
- Multilingual ability (Arabic, English, French and Spanish)
- Familiarity with the ACT Alliance and ecumenical and related institutions is an asset.
- Knowledge of the multilateral system and international policy work is an asset.
- Experience of working with gender justice and faith-based actors is an asset.
We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and genders.
The consultant team will be required to sign ACT Alliance Code of Conduct.

Budget and logistics

Financial Proposal
The Financial Proposal shall be presented as an amount in USD in the Proposal Submission Form in Annex 2. The
remuneration of the Candidate under the Contract shall be determined as follows:

Global price: The Candidate shall indicate in the proposal the proposed global remuneration for the performance
of the Services. The Candidate shall be deemed to have satisfied themself as to the sufficiency of the proposed
global remuneration, to cover both the fee rate, including overhead, profit, all the obligations, sick leave, overtime
and holiday pay, taxes, social charges, etc. and all expenses (such as transport, accommodation, food, office, etc.)
to be incurred for the performance of the Contract. The proposed global remuneration shall cover all obligations
of the successful Candidate under the Contract (without depending on actual time spent on the assignment) and
all matters and things necessary for the proper execution and completion of the Services and the remedying of any
deficiencies therein.

The Project is VAT Exempt, and the successful Candidate must provide a Zero VAT Invoice attached with a valid
deduction at source certificate.

Ownership and confidentiality

The evaluation and all related material are the property of ACT Alliance and can only be used by ACT Alliance or
after written permission.

How to apply

Please submit your application via email to the following address francesca.traglia@actalliance.org
by 29 November 2022. Your email should include the following title: “023-GJP Evaluation Applicant”
The Application must contain the following documents:

• Evaluation Proposal inclusive of Budget and Timeline
• CVs of Consultant Team
• 2 examples of most recent evaluations
• References for the most recent evaluations

ACT Alliance will only contact shortlisted applicants for interview.

In the context of the modernisation of the ACT Alliance’s website, the communications team is seeking a consultant to optimise the performance of its web presence.

The consultant will be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Plan for removal of an existing custom theme, which does not serve us any longer, without losing website performance;
  • Add an interactive map to the homepage to replace static: https://actalliance.org/
  • Add an icon-based thematic gallery on the homepage to replace the existing photo gallery.
  • Add an interactive map to the Humanitarian page https://actalliance.org/humanitarian-2/ and integrate with appeals and RRF tracking system.
  • Optimise of ACT news (posts) back end and tagging system;
  • Optimise of  tagging systems;
  • Optimise the thematic pages (6);
  • Optimise photo galleries and the filter section on specific pages (see example here: https://actalliance.org/humanitarian-2/#filters).
  • Optimise of SEO;
  • Revamp of the ACT assembly web page.

Information on the web page

The current platform used is hosted on Wordpress. The site is built using DIVI and structured around a custom theme that we would like to remove for security and stability reasons.

How to proceed to be considered

  1. An email with an expression of interest should be sent to daniela.varano@actalliance.org  CC simon.chambers@actalliance.org by 18 of November, 2022.
  2. A meeting between the communications team and the applying consultant will be organised to answer all questions the consultant might have to build the plan and quote;
  3. The consultant will apply including in the application: a plan, with visual mock-ups for each page, and a step-by-step approach on how to remove the custom theme with a risk analysis and alternatives; The application should include a timeline and the list of all people who will work on this project and their CVs.
  4. The communications team will select two candidates.
  5. A second meeting will be scheduled for the two candidates to present the plan and answer the question the communications team might have.
  6. The communication team will make the final selection. The contract will be signed by 21st of December 2022.
  7. The project will begin in January 2023.

Location: The work can be conducted remotely
Duration: 2/3 months (from December 2022-February 2023)
Experience: Minimum 5 years of professional experience in supporting organizational management/development, and knowledge of the Ecumenical movement
Language: Fluent in English

Deadline for applications: 18/11/2022

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 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 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/. 

Background
The ACT Alliance Membership Engagement Model was approved at the 2018 General Assembly in Uppsala, Sweden. The rationale for the model is based both on a need to contribute to a future vision of an alliance membership that is inclusive and enables engagement of members according to their interest and capacity and adds more meaning to the ecumenical cooperation and work of national and regional forums, as well as to address some existing barriers to membership for smaller local members and to active engagement of members.

Objectives of the Consultancy
The objective of the consultancy is to develop an analysis report on the efficacy of the Membership Engagement Model since its full implementation in 2020. The report will respond to three key questions:

  1. Did the Membership Engagement Model foster an active engagement in the alliance?
    Active engagement is defined at a member level and at an individual level:
    1. At a member level, engagement in the life of the alliance includes examples such as active participation in a relevant ACT forum, implementing or funding an ACT appeal, staff representation in communities of practice, reference groups, governance bodies or advisory committees, hosting of events, providing secondments, being part of an advocacy campaign, etc.
    2. At an individual level, engagement in the life of the alliance includes examples such as personal engagement in communities of practice, reference groups, governance bodies, forum coordination, etc. It applies minimally to the following situations, but can be extended to others as required:
      1. Attending the General Assembly and voting in the Assembly.
      2. Serving on the Governing Board, or on a Committee (MNC, Finance Committee, etc.).
      3. Serving as member of strategic advisory bodies (advisory groups, etc.).
  1. Did the forum fee fulfil the intention of increasing forum engagement and resources for the ACT forums?
    One objective of the engagement model is to stimulate dynamic forums as national, sub-regional and regional hubs of ACT membership. The ‘Forum Fee’ of USD 1,000. - per member organization (monetary or in-kind value according to certain thresholds) to each forum where it is a member, has replaced the membership fee, seeking to increase the sense of ownership and responsibility of all members towards the ACT forums as one key structure of the alliance. The decisions on how to use the forum fees to further the work of the alliance are made at the forum level. The forum convenor is responsible on an annual basis to ensure that all members of the forum have contributed their forum fees.
  2. Did the Membership Engagement Model reduce the administrative burden on the ACT secretariat in tracking forum fee payments and documenting member engagement?
    The model was designed to ease the burden of the secretariat in monitoring payment of the membership fee with members not able or willing to pay.

Scope of the Consultancy:
During a three-month period, the consultant will conduct the following:

  1. Develop and Define Analysis Framework
    Develop and define an analysis framework for conducting the assessment. The analysis framework should outline the key pillars of the assessment, provide a detailed technical approach and the analytical process for the consultancy. The consultant should consider the ACT Quality & Accountability Framework and the Code of Good Practice in his/her approach.
  2. Information Gathering
    1. Conduct a desk review of ACT policies, documents and processes relevant to understanding the engagement model and its impact since implementation.
    2. Identify a sample of key respondents, draft standardized questions and conduct research through a combination of interviews, surveys and focus group discussions.
  3. Analysis and Report Writing
    Provide a comprehensive report and analysis of the Membership Engagement Model with recommendations for continuation or change of policy.

Expected Deliverables

  • Analysis framework
  • Desk research report and key respondent data
  • Draft and final analysis report with recommendations
  • Presentation of the report

Reporting
The consultant will work in collaboration with the members of the ACT Alliance’s Membership and Nominations Committee (MNC) and will submit a report and conduct presentation to the group.

Timeline
The task is expected to be completed in around three months (maximum 30 days) and will ideally commence in December 2022, depending on availability. The work is to be conducted remotely.

Important Note: We kindly ask you to read ACT’s Code of Conduct. All consultants are required to sign the ACT Code of Conduct when entering into any kind of engagement with ACT Alliance and are expected to strictly maintain the confidentiality of all documents shared/produced during this assignment.

HOW TO APPLY 
Tender process: Only registered consultants or companies shall be considered. Qualified and interested parties should send their tender application to: recruitment@actalliance.org by 24.00 CET 18/11/2022.

In your tender, please include:

  • Expression of Interest, including time estimation
  • CV of the consultant(s)
  • 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, EURO or CHF – including administrative overheads, taxes and charges.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Duty station: Central or Eastern European countries, or Ukraine. (Other European countries may be considered.)
Contract type: Local contract hosted by an ACT member organisation or consultancy
Duration: Until end of appeal period, i.e., end February 2024
Worktime: 100% FTE
Target start date: December 2022 or early 2023
Travel: Occasional to Geneva and/or field locations
Experience: 5 years minimum with project or programme coordination & monitoring responsibilities

Application deadline: 17 November 2022

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is the world’s largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations 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 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 functions
The Humanitarian PMER Officer will report to the ACT Alliance Ukraine Appeal Coordinator and will be matrix managed by ACT’s Humanitarian Operations Manager. The post’s major functions include development of a PMER framework for the ACT Alliance Ukraine Appeal (UKR221), together with requesting (implementing) member organisations to the appeal. The post holder will strengthen the quality of PMER for all requesting members in the appeal and the secretariat by providing technical assistance and guidance across all relevant areas of PMER – planning, monitoring, evaluation/review, reporting, learning and accountability. She/he will provide capacity building support in PMER to staff of requesting members and the secretariat as required. The PMER Officer will work in close collaboration with the PMER/MEAL teams in requesting member organisations to coordinate data collection, analysis, feedback from affected populations and information to inform operational planning, decision-making and quality programming. She/he will also support the work of other appeals if capacity allows.

Duties and Responsibilities

Appeals & Rapid Response

  • Develop a PMER framework with requesting members for the Ukraine Appeal UKR221.
  • Provide technical advice and support to requesting members and the secretariat to ensure implementation of the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and delivery of a high-quality response.
  • Support the coordination of planning and reporting from the different requesting members.
  • Monitor implementation of projects included in the appeal – this will include field and remote monitoring.
  • Generate and disseminate regular PMER Appeal updates and overviews to the Humanitarian Team and relevant member organisations.
  • Coordinate regular update meetings with the Humanitarian Team to ensure information exchange regarding the appeal.
  • Review and approve all narrative reports and evaluations/reviews related to the Ukraine Appeal.
  • Undertake monitoring visits as directed by the ACT Alliance Ukraine Appeal Coordinator or the Head of Humanitarian Affairs.
  • Facilitate learning from the appeal and ensure learning is shared with members and the secretariat in a structured way.

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

  • Internally: collaborate closely with the Appeal Lead/Humanitarian Programme Officer for Europe, the Global Humanitarian Operations Manager, the Head of Humanitarian Affairs, and the wider humanitarian team, as well as other secretariat staff and consultants, as relevant. 
  • Externally: close collaboration with PMER/MEAL staff in requesting members and with other relevant partners and external donors.

Skills and experiences

  • Relevant degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Sociology or equivalent, with a strong emphasis on quantitative studies and statistics related to PMER/MEAL
  • Experience in designing and conducting impact assessments preferred.
  • Practical experience with setting up and managing digitalized PMER/MEAL or project management systems in an international context.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with project or program coordination and monitoring responsibilities.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in the humanitarian or development sector.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and to deliver results with limited supervision.
  • Ability to function under pressure and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and with a positive attitude.
  • Precise, curious, analytical and organized mindset.
  • Pays attention to detail and takes pride in delivering accurate, high-quality work.
  • Flexible, innovative and effective in working collaboratively as part of a multicultural team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; good knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian and/or and other relevant European languages is a strong asset.

HOW TO APPLY  
Interested and qualified candidates should send only their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 17/11/2022 (24.00 CET). Please put “PMER Officer Ukraine in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter.” Please mention your current location. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme https://www.schr.info/the-misconduct-disclosure-scheme. As such, ACT will contact the current and/or former employer of the preferred candidate as part of reference checking, asking them to fill in a Statement of Conduct. When applying for this position, please confirm in the body of the email that you give your consent to ACT asking your current/former employer for a Statement of Conduct should you be the preferred candidate and that you will provide the contact details of the relevant HR person/department that can provide such a statement.  

Please note that only applications by EU or Ukrainian nationals will be considered and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  

Location: Home Based in the LAC region

Duration: Between 6 and 12 months

Start date: January 2023

Conditions: This internship is unsalaried. A stipend will be paid on a monthly basis.

Deadline for applications: 18 November 2022

Eligibility for the internship(s) is limited to persons who:

  • Are resident from LAC
  • Are studying at Bachelor or Master level and will incorporate the internship as part of their studies through a tripartite agreement between ACT, the University and the Intern.
  • Have completed their academic studies (Bachelor or Master) relevant to the work of the ACT Alliance within the last year and are looking to acquire work experience.

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is the world’s largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations 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 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
The intern will assist the ACT Alliance Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean and team with its responsibilities relating to the coordination and strengthening of development programmes in the following areas: Gender Justice, Climate Justice, Migration and Peace and Security. Administrative tasks are also an important part of the intern’s duties.

Specifically, the intern will:

  • Support the office in implementation of project activities (e.g., preparation of trainings, workshops or advocacy actions; drafting letters and other documents).
  • Draft and share meeting minutes from meetings, concept notes and any other related documents.
  • Assist in various administrative tasks as required by the Regional Representative.
  • Assist ACT members and Regional Office staff in various research and fundraising tasks relating to Gender Justice, Climate Justice, Migration, Humanitarian and Peace and Security.
  • Support the ACT Regional Office for the LAC region in communication with members and external partners.
  • Support partnership and coordination management for the different country forums in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of Humanitarian and Development work in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to Gender Justice, Climate Justice, Migration, Peace and Security and other areas of humanitarian work, such as Coordination and Advocacy.
  • Build and develop professional relationships with colleagues in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge of the work of Faith-Based Organizations in the region.
  • Develop project management, communication, administration and organization skills.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Excellent written and spoken Spanish and English mandatory. Portuguese and creole or French are desirable but not compulsory.
  • The internship is open only to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or master's program or who are recent graduates (up to a year) in Development Studies, Public Policy, Law, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, or related field.
  • Good understanding of or interest in the humanitarian and development landscape in LAC region.
  • A strong desire to learn about humanitarian and development efforts in LAC while making a worthwhile contribution of time and effort to ACT Alliance.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and proactively solve problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills.

Competencies:

Core Values:  

  • Respect for diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Proactivity;
  • Awareness and sensitivity regarding social justice issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Time management;
  • Creative problem solving;
  • Effective communication;
  • Inclusive collaboration;
  • Stakeholder engagement;

HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a letter of motivation letter with specific information about their current study programme or recent studies in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 18 November 2022. Please put “ACT LAC Internship” in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duty Station: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 12 months - renewal dependant on availability of funds and performance
Worktime: 100%
Reports to: Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Experience: At least 2 years of documented experience working with development or humanitarian projects
Languages: Fluent and written English and Spanish

Application deadline: 30/10/2022

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is the world’s largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations 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 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/.

Role
The ACT Alliance Regional Representation Office of the ACT Secretariat in Bogota covers the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is looking for a dynamic team player who can support the work with the forums as well as programmatic areas of ACT Alliance. The Team Assistant will also dedicate an important percentage of his/her time to administrative tasks. We encourage dynamic candidates ready to work in a fast-paced environment with both administrative and programmatic experience to apply. For the full Terms of Reference click on JD LAC Team Assistant.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 30/10/2022. Please put “ACT Team Assistant Bogota” in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (misconduct-disclosure-scheme.org). When applying for this position, please be aware that should you be the preferred candidate, ACT will ask you to provide the contact details of the relevant HR persons/departments asking them to fill in a Statement of Conduct checking you have not been involved in any misconduct at work.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Duty station: Lviv or Kyiv, Ukraine, hosted by Hungarian Interchurch Aid
Duration: 12 months renewable
Worktime: 100% FTE
Languages: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; good knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian and/or and other relevant European languages is a strong asset
Experience: At least 5 years in humanitarian security and conflict settings
Travel: Regular displacement to field locations in Ukraine and surrounding countries, and occasional to Geneva

Deadline for applications: Monday, 24 October 2022

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is the world’s largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations 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 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/.

About Hungarian Church Aid
Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HiA) is a community that provides those in need or crisis with efficient assistance through the power of unity. Our main objective is to facilitate the integration of families seeking a way out of poverty. In our international operations, we work with local partners to ensure adequacy with real community needs. HiA is one of the implementing organisations of the ACT Ukraine Appeal.

ACT Alliance is looking for a Humanitarian Security Advisor to facilitate the safe implementation of ACT Alliance Appeal programming within Ukraine (UKR221) and effective Security Risk Management in line with the ACT Alliance Safety & Security Guidelines. He/she will report to Reports to the ACT Alliance Director of Operations and HIA Country Director. It involves providing support to the ACT Alliance appeal for Ukraine, through the provision of information, project and incident management, and safety and security advice and briefings for ACT Alliance staff being deployed to visit or work inside Ukraine. This role will require short notice travel inside Ukraine to update security risk assessments and to organise trainings. For the full Job Description click: JD ACT Humanitarian Security Advisor

Conditions: Remuneration and allowances commensurate with ACT’s standard compensation and benefits including: competitive salary, 25 days annual vacation, pension/provident fund contribution, health and travel insurance. For this mission, accommodation, international and local transportation expenses and regular Rest and Recuperation breaks will also be provided.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 24 October 2022 24.00 CET. Please put “ACT Humanitarian Security Advisor” in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (misconduct-disclosure-scheme.org). When applying for this position, please be aware that should you be the preferred candidate, ACT will ask you to provide the contact details of the relevant HR persons/departments asking them to fill in a Statement of Conduct checking you have not been involved in any misconduct at work.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Location: The work can be conducted remotely
Duration: 5-Months (Sept 2022 - Jan 2023)
Experience: Minimum 10 years of professional experience in supporting organizational management/development
Language: Fluent in English

Background
ACT Alliance is the largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in the world. It consists of 138 members working together in over 120 countries to create 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.

Objectives of the Consultancy
The objective of the consultancy is to develop an evidence-based roadmap for closing the accountability & compliance gap of ACT members. The assignment was started in March 2022 and from tasks listed above under Phase 1 are almost completed. So we are looking for team leader to work with two other team members working part-time on this assignment to complete the Phase 2 of the assignment. For the full ToR click on: ToR ACT Roadmap on Accountability Improvement and Compliance

HOW TO APPLY   

Tender process 
Only registered consultants or companies shall be considered. Qualified and interested parties should send their tender application to:  recruitment@actalliance.org  by 24.00 CET 06/09/2022

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, EURO or CHF - including administrative overheads, taxes and charges.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Duty station: Ukraine hosted by an ACT member
Contract type: Local contract
Duration: Until end of appeal period, i.e., end February 2024
Worktime: 100% FTE
Target start date: Beginning of Sept 2022
Travel: Occasional to Geneva and/or field locations
Experience: 5 years minimum with project or program coordination & monitoring responsibilities.

Application deadline: 31 August 2022

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is the largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in the world, consisting of more than 135 members working together in over 120 countries to create 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. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/    

Major functions
ACT Alliance is looking for a Humanitarian Planning Monitoring, Evaluations and Reporting Officer for its Ukraine Appeal. The post’s major functions include development of a PMER framework for the ACT Alliance Ukraine Appeal (UKR221), together with requesting (implementing) member organisations to the appeal. The post holder will strengthen the quality of PMER for all requesting members in the appeal and the secretariat by providing technical assistance and guidance across all relevant areas of PMER – planning, monitoring, evaluation/review, reporting, learning and accountability. She/he will provide capacity building support in PMER to staff of requesting members and the secretariat as required. The PMER Officer will work in close collaboration with the PMER/MEAL teams in requesting member organisations to coordinate data collection, analysis, feedback from affected populations and information to inform operational planning, decision-making and quality programming. She/he will also support the work of other appeals if capacity allows.

For the full ToR click on: ACT Humanitarian PMER Officer Ukraine

HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should send only their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@actalliance.org by 31/08/2022 (24.00 CET). Please put “PMER Officer Ukraine in the subject line and name your documents: “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

ACT adheres to the SCHR misconduct scheme https://www.schr.info/the-misconduct-disclosure-scheme. As such, ACT will contact the current and/or former employer of the preferred candidate as part of reference checking, asking them to fill in a Statement of Conduct. When applying for this position, please confirm in the body of the email that you give your consent to ACT asking your current/former employer for a Statement of Conduct should you be the preferred candidate and that you will provide the contact details of the relevant HR person/department that can provide such a statement.  

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  

 

Location: Home based with In-Person training in Lebanon
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Languages required: English
Duration of Contract: 15 days (including 2 days in-person training)
Deadline for Applications:21 August 2022

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is the largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in the world. It consists of 147 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. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/

Gender Justice is one of the priorities identified in ACT Alliance’s current global strategy. Through the ACT Gender Programme, ACT is also seeking to develop structures and processes that will deliver a strong record of results and effective programming that respond to intersecting inequalities.  

The Government of Sweden, through Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), has agreed to fund ACT’s Gender Programme for a three-year period through its Strategy for Global Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights.   

Scope of Consultancy
The Consultant is expected to work closely and collaboratively with the ACT Global Gender Justice and Humanitarian Programme Teams with a view to furthering and ensuring ACT’s humanitarian work is gender-responsive. The work of the consultant will primarily contribute to the following outcome:

O2: Supporting ACT Alliance Forums in shaping and implementing programmatic work that contributes to gender just societies
O4: Ensuring that the Programme providers’ capacity in the Programme areas is strengthened 

We want to ensure that Humanitarian Programme Officers and all relevant secretariat staff share a common understanding of Programme Quality and that they are trained to provide support to ACT forums and members in this regard.   

Expected Deliverables 

  1.  Design and deliver a 2-day Training of Trainers on Gender-Responsive Humanitarianism  
    • This may include adapting existing Gender-Responsive Humanitarianism training materials, to fit the ACT Alliance context.  
    •  The aim will be to equip the ACT Alliance secretariat with the skills and resources required to deliver the training to ACT forums and members.
  2. Review ACT Alliance Humanitarian Templates and Provide Recommendations for Gender Mainstreaming in each of the current templates. 
    This may include providing technical inputs to Templates to ensure gender is mainstreamed.
    We want to bring a consistent approach across the processes of engagement between members, forums and the secretariat – templates, guidance and policies underpinning our commitments are all part of the supporting architecture that ACT Alliance wants to put in place.

  3. Produce a Guidance for the ACT Alliance Secretariat and Implementing Members on Gender-Responsive Humanitarianism  
  • This may include guidance on planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Appeals / Rapid Response Funds to ensure gender disaggregated data and analysis.  

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable expertise on humanitarianism, gender justice and alliances, desirable in relation to faith-based organisations and faith-based approaches;  
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and managing humanitarian programmes, with a particular focus on gender and protection;  
  • Experience in developing and delivering trainings in international contexts;   
  • Listener and highly cooperative;  
  • Effective facilitation of discussions and trainings;  
  • Ability to write high quality, clear, concise recommendations;  
  • Strong computer and virtual meeting skills including experience using Microsoft Word, Skype, Zoom;   
  • Ability to sets priorities, meet deadlines and manage time efficiently;  
  • Highly organised and detail oriented.  

Selection
A panel of 3 persons composed by members of the ACT Alliance Gender and Humanitarian Teams will select the most appropriate candidate. 

Reporting
The consultant will work in collaboration with the Gender and Humanitarian Programme teams and report to the ACT Gender Programme Manager. 

Timeline
The consultancy is expected to be conducted over a period of 2 months based on up to 15 working days. The starting date is anticipated to be late August, until mid-October 2022.  

Application Process  

ACT will evaluate the following documents:  

  1. Expression of interest outlining how the work will be developed and the understanding of the Terms of Reference.  
  2. Copy of CV and any certificates for HEAT training (recommended). 
  3. The proposed budget, including costs for travel to Lebanon for three days (2 days of training). 
  4. Submit your documents via email to Elaine Neuenfeldt elaine.neuenfeldt@actalliance.org  and Francesca Traglia francesca.traglia@actalliance.org using the following subject reference:  Consultant ACT Gender Responsive Humanitarianism Applicant 

You will only be contacted if you have been shortlisted.