Back Tunisia: Project Development Intern - Tunis

  • Added Date: Monday, 12 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019


Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries. More on

ACTED in Libya:

Our team in Tunisia manages our operations based in Libya.

ACTED has been programming in Libya since March 2011. Initially focussing on responding to the humanitarian crisis in the wake of the conflict, ACTED set-up offices across the country, providing vital humanitarian assistance to displaced and vulnerable populations. Furthermore, during this period ACTED utilized its assessment and mapping capabilities to help coordinate and provide information for the humanitarian response and reconstruction of the country. Since January 2012, and building on the strong networks developed during the emergency response, ACTED started to work on post-conflict projects, particularly focussing of support to the nascent Libyan civil society. In January ACTED began a two-year programme, funded by the European Union, focussing on support to civil society organisations in Libya.

Key roles and responsabilities:

The Reporting Intern ensures the production of timely reports for the Project Development Officer as well as the Project Development Manager. For countries where no Project Development officer/manager position is available, the Reporting Intern works under the direct supervision of the country director and ACTED HQ Project Development department.

He/she assists the Project Development Manager as well as the Country Director in developing a country communications strategy, both Officeral and external.

1.Ensuring the Production of Timely, Accurate and Analytical Reports for the Reporting Manager

  • Understand and disseminate Donors guidelines ;
  • Liaise regularly with Area Coordinators, Programme Managers and technical staff to ensure the production of quality reports across areas and across Donors;
  • Work in close relation with AME Department to develop and incorporate more solid monitoring and evaluation components in reports;
  • Work in close relation with Finances Department to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports, and ensure steady cash inflow based on the timeliness and quality of report submissions.

2. Developing Officeral Coordination and Communication mechanisms

  • In relation with the Reporting Manager, ensure that all meetings are held and documented (capital coordination meetings, area coordination meetings, weekly base meetings, monthly programming board meetings, quarterly country coordination meetings);
  • Ensure in particular that reporting guidelines, formats, philosophy, deadlines for each project and donor is communicated clearly and standardized across the country for new and on-going projects;
  • Follow-up meetings at the field level and/or in the capital, between the bases and between the Country Managers;
  • Draft agenda and minutes of country-wide meetings.

3. Developing an External Communication Strategy

  • Define the main target groups, activities, resources and partnerships needed, by notably maintaining a high level of information and understanding of donors strategy and possible partnerships
  • Ensure continuum of PR activities, updating project-specific and regional fact sheets and documenting publications featuring ACTED in the media ;
  • Provide ACTED Global with full information on projects whenever needed.
  • Participate in ACTED Global communication strategy by providing regular informal updates on projects, by sending pictures and articles on projects progress and/or specific events for ACTED Newsletter and Annual Report.
  • Identifying sources of funding for a more cohesive public information strategy in-country.

4. Assisting the Reporting Manager in developing project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing actions on specific projects or components of projects

Expected skills and competencies:

  • Postgraduate diploma ininternational relations/political sciences
  • Excellent English and French writing and communication skills
  • Previous related work experience, w/knowledge of proposal writing and donor relations
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to work in an unstable security environment moving
  • Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions


Field Intern benefits include:

  • 300 USD per month living allowance
  • Coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg
  • The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

This vacancy is archived.

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