Project Development Officer

Published September 19, 2022
Location Beirut, Lebanon
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.


ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.


ACTED Lebanon

ACTED has been present in Lebanon since 2006, with a coordination office in the capital Beirut and an operational base in Akkar. In response to the Syrian crisis, ACTED Lebanon delivers support to refugee and host communities, responding simultaneously to emergency and development needs through a community-driven approach. The NGO also implements projects to rehabilitate infrastructure and territories, and supports civil society and micro-enterprises in the health, education and environment sectors.


You will be in charge of

The Project Development Officer (PDO) contributes to the development of project proposals in line with ACTED’s global and in-country programme strategy, and ensures proper grant management, incl. timely reporting of project achievements to donors. The PDO facilitates internal communication and coordination with relevant departments, and contributes to ACTED external communication strategy.


Main duties




Context Analysis


External relations:


Fundraising and proposal development:


Grant Management


Contract follow-up


Partner Follow-up

Management and Internal Coordination


Staff Management (if any):

Internal Coordination and Communication:


External Communication


Expected skills and qualifications

Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations, Development or Political Science;

1-2 years previous work experience in a relevant position;

Previous related work experience, with knowledge of project design, proposal writing and grants management;

Knowledge of the humanitarian aid system and ability to understand the donors systems;

Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills;

Strong coordination and interpersonal skills;

Ability to work in a multicultural and fast-paced environment;

Ability to work well under pressure;

Good team spirit and ability to work with diverse profiles.


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 3-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/LEB

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