Description

Fixed-term contract | 6 Months | ASAP

Acted

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 Central African Republic

Since 2013, the Central African Republic has faced regular episodes of violence due to clashes between numerous armed groups which pit communities against each other.

The Central African Republic is currently oscillating between emergency and development needs. Even if certain regions and some of the main cities, notably Bangui, the capital, are now engaged in a process of stabilization, new cycles of violence have forced many people to move: more than one person in five was displaced or a refugee in the Central African Republic at the end of 2017. These mass displacements have weakened the resilience of populations and generated very significant needs in terms of access to essential services, such as water, sanitation, education , food and health, as well as in terms of access to employment. Furthermore, the administrative and institutional capacities of the government to intervene or even establish a presence throughout the territory have been undermined by the many years of conflict and its repercussions.

Positioning / Strategy of Acted in the country

Since its establishment in the country in 2007, Acted has been one of the major players in supporting the Central African population and constitutes one of the largest NGOs in the country in terms of its financial volume, its geographical coverage, and its central role within the humanitarian coordination system. The organization implements nearly 25 projects annually thanks to the work of a team of nearly 400 people, including more than 30 expatriates, spread across 12 bases covering the majority of the territory. Acted is one of the 10 NGOs elected to the Executive Committee of the international NGO coordinating body (CCO) and as such participates in the Humanitarian Country Team.

Acted’s activities in CAR cover the entire humanitarian spectrum, ranging from mobile emergency interventions within the framework of the Rapid Response Mechanism to ambitious development projects through economic recovery or support for civil society and the governance. Despite a context of reduced funding, Acted’s mission in the CAR is currently growing rapidly thanks to its ability to provide innovative and ambitious solutions to humanitarian needs and the current crisis. In particular, Acted RCA’s activities cover the following sectors:

  • Support for communities through the construction of infrastructure (markets, bridges, community spaces, etc.)
  • Professional training for ex-combatants to ensure their reintegration
  • Water and Sanitation support, following the “Wash and Nut” approach (consisting of coupling nutritional support with WASH assistance: construction and rehabilitation of wells, rehabilitation of Nutritional Therapeutic Units, hygiene training, staff training caregivers)
  • Rapid Emergency Response Program (RRM) for support following a shock in Essential Household Items (NFI), Water and Sanitation and Food Security
  • Emergency education for displaced children
  • Cross-border responses to population movements
  • Support for vulnerable populations through monetary approaches
  • Reconstruction of housing to allow displaced people to return to their area of ​​origin
  • Economic recovery and support for the private sector
  • Reconstruction of road infrastructure (bridges and roads)

Main role and responsibilities

The country risk and compliance manager contributes to controlling, through a risk-based audit approach, the implementation of Acted processes in compliance with Acted procedure guides, specific donor procedures, best practices and national legislations in the country concerned; (ii) develop and actively contribute to action plans to mitigate risks identified with country coordination, manage priorities, budgetary constraints and organizational context.

He/She provides technical support and works to build the capacity of FLATS teams in the country to implement the action plan and resolve issues.

He/She also provides technical support for strategic external donor audits, the preparation and monitoring of due diligence.

He/She must comply with and ensure compliance with the audit code of conduct.

Main responsibilities

1. Internal Audit Management

  • Participate in the implementation of the approved national internal audit plan: lead and supervise internal audit missions by adopting a risk management approach
  • Implementation of Acted standard guides and the FLAT system (Finance Logistics Administration Transparency) in the capital, the zones and at partner level
  • When necessary, contribute to monitoring compliance with the rules and legislation of the country at the request of your coordination and in conjunction with the country finance manager
  • Provide support to mitigate risks identified as “high risks”

2. External audit: Guarantee the preparation and monitoring of external audits and due diligence

3. Training sessions / lessons learned / best practices

  • Lessons learned
  • Process improvement

4. Transparency

5. Internal coordination

Qualifications and skills required

  • Higher diploma in Audit, Finance, Management Control, International Relations, Law or related to the position offered;
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in audit (external and/or internal), finance, logistics, administration or law;
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Know how to demonstrate flexibility, dynamism, autonomy;
  • Ability to work in stressful situations and under pressure;
  • Excellent level of English, written and spoken;
  • Experience in management and training is a plus.

Terms

  • Salary defined by the Acted salary scale according to the level of studies, expertise, level of security and level of experience: between 1800 and 2000 € 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: T&CO/RCA

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

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