Volunteer

Project Development Volunteer

ACTED

Nairobi

Overview


Vacancy Description

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Volunteering | 6 Months | May/June 2024

About Acted

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

Acted Kenya

Acted has been present in Kenya since 2006 with a coordination office in Nairobi. The teams in Kenya are implementing projects to meet the needs of populations regularly affected by drought. Local communities are supported with improved access to food, protection of livelihoods and increased access to basic services such as sanitation, clean water. The NGO also works with local governments and community peace committees to promote social cohesion and integration.

You will be in charge of

The Project Development Volunteer (PDV) ensures proper grant management by developing qualitative project progress reports in compliance with donors’ rules. The PDV facilitates smooth internal communication and coordination with relevant departments and contributes to Acted external communication strategy. The PDV contributes to fundraising efforts by participating in the development of project proposals in line with Acted’s global and in-country programme strategy.

Main Duties:

1. Grant Management

  • Contract follow-up
  • Reporting
  • Partner follow-up

2. Internal Coordination

  • Internal Coordination and Communication
  • Filing

3. External Communication

4. Fundraising

  • External relations
  • Contribution to proposal development
  • Contracting

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations, Development or Political Science;
  • Previous related work experience, with knowledge of proposal writing and reporting;
  • Familiarity with the project cycle;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to manage multiple tasks;
  • Good team spirit and ability to work with diverse profiles.

Conditions

Status: volunteer

  • 300 USD per month living allowance
  • Coverage of all accommodation, guesthouse, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg
  • The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
  • One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Psychological assistance

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Application Guidelines

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation), including the reference: PDV/KEN in the subject line

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


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