Fixed-term contract | 12 months | ASAP


For thirty years, the international NGO Acted has been working on the last mile of humanitarian action to save lives. Acted currently supports 20 million people in 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas, and pursues a triple humanitarian, environmental and development mandate. Acted relies on in-depth knowledge of territories and local contexts to develop and implement long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, in order to build together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

Acted Burkina Faso

The northern regions of Burkina Faso currently present a fragile political and security context, marked in particular by a complex multidimensional crisis. There are just over a million people displaced in the country at the start of 2021.

Acted’s mission in Burkina Faso began in 2019 to provide support to populations affected by the security and humanitarian crisis, provide its expertise in rapid response and emergency situations, while strengthening response capacities. and coordination between humanitarian and development actors.

Acted Burkina Faso’s interventions are multi-sectoral, flexible and inclusive, the objective of which is to respond to the urgent needs of the populations. From its first interventions, Acted Burkina Faso focuses on the most necessary humanitarian aid: responding to needs in food security, water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), shelter and essential household items and finally in coordination and integration of the protection. At the same time, and following the evolution of the humanitarian crisis, Acted supports the government in the management of temporary reception sites and informal sites. The REACH initiative allows the entire humanitarian community to strengthen the analysis of humanitarian needs, in particular through a project to monitor the humanitarian situation in 4 regions, the establishment of a multi-sectoral country assessment to support the HNO/HRP 2021 process and territorial assessments.

In the Northern region, Acted provides assistance in food security and livelihoods, water, hygiene and sanitation, shelter and essential household items. Acted supports the government in the management of the Ouahigouya and Séguenega displacement sites. The organization plans very soon to support the logistics cluster in the management of a humanitarian warehouse and the sharing of information with partners.

Main role and responsibilities

The Deputy Country Director – Programs & External Relations is a key senior member of the country-wide management team, who will support and assist the Country Director (CD) in the management and leadership of the entire country program. The Deputy Country Director – Programs & External Relations is required to represent Acted to government authorities, donors, clusters, working groups, UN agencies and other NGOs. He/She develops and elaborates program profiles in accordance with Acted’s global, regional and national strategy and ensures funding for their deployment. He/She ensures progressive, efficient, responsible development of Acted’s activities via strategic positioning and the quality of project implementation.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Positioning and fundraising

  • Context analysis;
  • Development and deployment of the strategy;
  • Networking, positioning and general representation;
  • Relations with donors and development of project proposals;
  • Grant Management ;

2. Technical program support and coordination

  • Support technique ;
  • Coordination ;

3. Monitoring and Evaluation (Surveys, monitoring/controls, evaluations)

  • MEAL Systems;
  • MEAL implementation and management;

4. Communication externe

5. Management and Internal Coordination

  • Team management;
  • Internal coordination and communication;
  • Ranking.

Qualifications and skills required

  • Higher studies (Master);
  • Writing skills;
  • Experience abroad in management positions of at least 3 years;
  • Knowledge of the area is an asset;
  • Very strong organizational skills;
  • Experience in managing large, national and international teams;
  • Experience in project management, particularly with an institutional component;
  • Experience in the field of community participation, link with local authorities;
  • Management and administration skills;
  • Flexibility, adaptation, resistance to stress;
  • Patience and negotiating skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Salary defined by the Acted salary scale according to the level of studies, expertise, level of security and level of experience: between €3,500 and €3,600 net monthly (before income taxes)
  • Monthly living expenses allowance $300
  • Guesthouse accommodation and food covered by Acted
  • Social security, mutual (MSH) and repatriation assistance (SOS International) supported by Acted
  • Transport to the mission and return ticket fully covered every 6 months (to the address specified on the employment contract)
  • Visa fees covered by Acted
  • R&R every 3 months (plane ticket covered up to $500 + additional compensation of $200)
  • One week of preparation for departure including 4 days of immersion safety training
  • Possibility of having a 30-minute call with a tax consultant
  • Psychological support (meeting with a professional)

How to apply

Send your application (CV and cover letter) by email ([email protected]), under reference: DCD/BFA

Please note that Acted does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.