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Thursday, April 02, 2009

TweetThis! Reporting Intern - ACTED

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

Closing date: 30 Apr 2009
Location: Uganda - Kampala
Department: Coordination
Contract duration: 6 months
Starting Date: ASAP

I. Background on ACTED
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is an apolitical and non-confessional international relief agency created in Afghanistan. The first projects were initiated in Kabul in 1993 to bring relief to populations affected by more than 15 years of conflict. As of today, ACTED is active on 4 continents and in 20 countries. The organization employs approximately 100 international staff and more than 2000 national staff. The headquarters for the organization are located in Paris (France). ACTED develops about 150 projects a year in such diversified activities as Emergency Relief, Food Security, Health Promotion Network, Economic Development, Education and training, Microfinance, Advocacy - Institutional Support and Regional Dialogue, and Cultural promotion.

In Uganda, ACTED has been active since May 2007. The organization works in Northern Uganda as well as in Karamoja on a cross border basis with Kenya. In the North, ACTED supports the early recovery process with a specific focus on the needs of returning populations displaced by years of conflict. It also expands access, retention, equity and quality of primary education. In Karamoja, the focus is on enhancing food security and resilience to shocks/disasters, especially droughts as well as improving the primary education sector.

II. Job Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, the Reporting Officer will:
  • Set-up and maintenance of project filing system;
  • Filing of internal and external communication;
  • Update the project database;
  • Collect and synthesize data from the field;
  • Write narrative and financial reports in coordination with the Program Managers and Area Coordinators;
  • Support in writing new project proposals;
  • Attend UN and NGO coordination and information meetings.
III. Qualifications Required
  • University degree in journalism, international relations, development studies, political or social science;
  • Relevant reporting work experience;
  • Excellent writing and drafting skills;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; French an added advantage;
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field with good knowledge of donor regulations and requirements;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Excellent spoken and written English; knowledge Luo an added advantage.
IV. Conditions
Living allowance, medical cover, food, housing and transportation ensured by ACTED.
How to applyTo apply send CV + cover letter and a writing sample at stages@acted.org with the reference RI/UG/RW

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