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PROJECT MANAGER – Shelter Wash PM – Antakya/Turkey


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 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.


Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 500+ is currently working in Syria, with Turkey representation office and coordination office in Amman.

Assignment: The Project Manager will manage Shelter and WASH activities in communities. He/She will ensure projects follow up and technical support to the field team.  

 Key Expected Tasks:

  1. Project Planning
  • Develop overall project implementation strategy, systems, approaches, tools, and materials
  • Organize project kick-off and close-out meetings
  • Plan the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives

2. Project Implementation Follow-up

  • Oversee and manage the implementation of the project ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during the project(s) implementation
  • Organize regular project coordination meetings with project team
  • Ensure budget utilization and physical target achievements are reviewed at least once a month as per work plan
  • Ensure project implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts
  • Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with relevant ACTED technical guidelines and standards
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks and troubleshoot any unforeseen challenges during the project implementation
  • Regular update the work plan, output tracker, PMF and other documents relevant for effective project management

3. Administration and Operational Management of Project Implementation

3.1. Finance

  • Review the BFU(s) and provide accurate forecasts with BOQs
  • Forecast monthly cash requirements of the project and submit to AC

3.2. Logistics

  • Contribute to the development of Procurement plans
  • Review and submit for approval MoUs between ACTED and beneficiaries for each household rehabilitation, working closely with Finance and Logistics to address any issues that arise.
  • Contribute to quality checks and procurement committees to finalize suppliers’ selection according to the applicable scenario
  • Confirm the quality of material selection when applicable
  • Ensure proper management and use of the project assets and stocks

3.3. Administration/HR

  • Participate in the recruitment of technical staff (development of organograms, ToRs, elaborating the tests and reviewing them; interviews etc)
  • Ensure that project staff understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities
  • Follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities of the project staff
  • Manage the project staff in cooperation with Area Coordinators
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics
  • Undertake regular appraisals of staff and follow career management
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts
  • Ensure capacity building among staff in relevant sectors


3.4. Transparency

  • Ensure project records and documents (Flat files, beneficiary list, donation certificates, attendance sheets etc) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures
  • Ensure staff awareness of, and respect of, ACTED’s code of conduct and FLATS procedures

3.5. Security

  • Ensure that each member of the project team is aware of security issues, policies, SOPs and they follow them accordingly

4.External Relations

  • Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation
  •  Coordinate with NGOs working on related issues and specifically on SNFI related issues.
  •  Attend the SNFI and WASH clusters and working groups to ensure complementary programming with other actors.
  • Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication

5. Quality Control

  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in project planning and decision making
  • Advise on, and assist with, project reviews conducted by AMEU
  • Ensure quality control, analysis of added-value and impact, identification and capitalization on best practices and lessons learnt and provide relevant feedback for new project development

6. Reporting

  • Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members
  • Draft (internal) narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow up.
  • Contribute to the drafting of (external) project progress reports, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided

Expected skills and qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant field, (Economics, Civil and mechanical engineering is highly desirable)
  • Extensive project management experience in emergency and/or development. Minimum of 3 years in the field of shelter and WASH.
  • Perfect verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
  • High analytical and reporting skills.
  • Team player with excellent planning skills
  • This position is open only for Turkish Nationals

Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

  • Contract for 6 months, potential renewable
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise
  • Transportation allowance
  • Annual leave
  • Medical insurance

Equal Employment Opportunities: ACTED hires its employees on the basis of merit and qualifications for the position regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, political opinion, gender or disability status.



  • Interested and qualified applicants must send the most recent CV including contact details to [email protected].
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ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is an international NGO founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris. ACTED implements projects in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Central America and the Middle East.

ACTED currently has operations in northern Syria and Turkey. The activities include WASH, Non-Food Items, Food Security, Capacity Development, and Information Management in camps, urban and rural areas.

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