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Job Title:   Project Development Assistant
Category:   Project Management
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Islamabad
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Bachelors
Career Level:   Entry Level
Minimum Experience:   2 Years
Apply By:   Jan 26, 2020
Job Description:


The Project Development Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Project Development Manager and is responsible to support the Project Development Manager as well as Officers as requested in all Project Development matters for the Islamabad office and areas according to ACTED guidelines.


ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris, founded in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993 and currently supports communities in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Azad Jammu Kashmir. ACTED Pakistan programmes range from short-term emergency responses to recovery and rehabilitation, as well as longer-term development initiatives. ACTED strategy is to target vulnerable communities affected by natural and conflict-related disasters as well as lack of socio-economic development.


  • The PD department supports the successful operations in ACTED Pakistan through three core roles:
  • Coordination – developing and maintaining timely, accurate and effective mechanisms internal and external liaison, reporting and follow up including advocacy;
  • Communication – leading the creation, collation and publishing of articles, posters, leaflets and other materials for external communications in line with donor and HQ requirements;
  • Project development and management – organizing proposal development and submission, internal project coordination and donor reporting as per contractual requirements.


  • The Project Development Assistant supports the overall operation of the Project Development Department through completion of tasks as assigned by the Project Development Manager or delegated Project Development Officer. This may include (but not be limited to):
  • Timely compilation of reports for donors, authorities or clusters including development of templates and timelines as well as inter department coordination as necessary;
  • Day-to-day oversight of the ACTED Pakistan communications and visibility activities including regular flash news and articles, as well as office and field visibility;
  • Development of project proposals, concept notes, amendments and strategies under the guidance of the Project Development Manager;
  • Representation of ACTED Pakistan in the meetings of clusters, partners, donors and other external stakeholders;
  • Preparation and minuting of internal coordination and other meetings;
  • Follow up and oversight of assigned projects to ensure streamlined implementation and reporting;
  • Occasional field visits to support general operations of Project Development and as agreed on an ad hoc basis.

About the ideal candidate

This position is designed to develop the necessary skills to develop into a Project Development Officer position over time. As such, technical knowledge is not a prerequisite. However, the following skills/qualities are required for the role:

Skills and knowledge

  •  Excellent computer skills (windows, word, excel, email);
  •  Advance proficiency in verbal and written communication in English.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to organize own work to meet deadlines;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills;
  • Flexible and adaptable to regular changes in tasks;
  • Discretion in handling confidential work-related issues;
  • High level of integrity.
  • ACTED is commitment to zero tolerance to all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries and staff.
  • ACTED is equal opportunity employers.

Final selection will be based on security clearance of the candidate.

Company Information
Company Name:  ACTED Pakistan
Company Description:
ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. Our mission is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals. ACTED ‘Links Relief, Rehabilitation and Development’ to provide continued support to vulnerable communities as their needs evolve.

ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993 with assistance ongoing presently in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Azad Jammu Kashmir. The country programme comprises of four key pillars:
Pillar 1 – Humanitarian assistance – Through this component, ACTED supports the emergency and early recovery needs of communities following disasters. In recent years this has included support for communities affected by floods, earthquakes and the complex emergency;
Pillar 2 – Income generation and sustainable livelihoods – ACTED has extensive experience in this sector including market-oriented vocational trainings, basic skills development, as well as on and off-farm livelihood assistance;
Pillar 3 – Social cohesion and access to basic services – ACTED improves access to basic services through a range of measures including support for educational institutions, community infrastructure and local governance. Social cohesion is a key component to ensuring equitable service provision. ACTED’s interventions include the establishment of local representation bodies as well as supporting the rights of women, minorities and marginalized groups;
Pillar 4 – Environmental protection and community resilience – This pillar aims to mitigate some of the effects of recurrent disasters, climate change and environmental degradation. Interventions start at a household level, such as construction of fuel efficient

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