Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Regional Project Development Officer

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Job Description

Fixed term | 12 months | ASAP


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 Central Asia

ACTED has been present in Central Asia for over 25 years. ACTED opened in Tajikistan in 1996 and in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in 1999. ACTED has offices in the three capitals as well as operational offices in Khujand and Osh. Across Central Asia, ACTED has built diverse sectoral expertise in spheres such as civil society development, participatory governance, social cohesion, gender equality and combating gender based violence (GBV), Disaster Risk Reduction and emergency response, Climate Change adaptation, integrated Natural Resource Management (NRM) and promoting green economy and inclusive rural development. The position will either be based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan) or Tashkent (Uzbekistan) as per management’s decision. You will travel in the area (around 30-50% of your working time).

You will be in charge of

The Regional Project Development Officer (RPDO) helps position ACTED with stakeholders and contributes to the development of project proposals in line with ACTED’s global and in-country programme strategy and ensures proper grant management. The RPDO ensures smooth internal communication and Coordination with relevant departments and contributes to ACTED external communication strategy.

1. Positioning and Fundraising

1.1 Context Analysis

1.2 Strategy development

1.3 External relations

1.4 Fundraising and proposal development

1.5. Contracting

2. Grant Management

2.1. Contract follow-up

2.2. Reporting

2.3. Partner Follow-up

3. Management and Internal Coordination

3.1. Staff Management

3.2. Internal Coordination and Communication

3.3. Filing

4. External Communication

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Postgraduate diploma in International Development or related field (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)
  • Previous experience in development or humanitarian assistance, especially in proposal development, Grants Management and donor relations, are required
  • Knowledge of and ability to analyse the regional context and emerging developments and trends
  • External representation skills
  • Ability to coordinate a team across borders
  • Teamwork and team building skills, Capacity Building skills
  • Ability to work independently and creatively in a multicultural context
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure


  • Salary between 1500 and 1700€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Accommodation and food provided in ACTED guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
  • Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
  • One week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
  • Psychological assistance

How to apply

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email (, including the reference: PDO/CA

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

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