ACTED, formerly 'Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development', is a French humanitarian NGO established in 1993. It is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization committed to supporting vulnerable populations around the world.
ACTED is committed to acting today and investing in tomorrow with the contribution of a wide range of partners, from local-based organisations to global networks, which contribute with their expertise, experience and voice to more impact. We work and advocate together with our partners towards a world Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty.
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 is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries with over 300 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
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. ACTED develops and implements programs that respond to emergency situations, support rehabilitation projects and accompany the dynamics of development.
ACTED in Nigeria
Since 2017, ACTED has implemented life-saving programs in North-East Nigeria from our office in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Our projects are targeted at the most vulnerable populations and seek to provide communities with essential support and services allowing us to reach hundreds of thousands of people with assistance across the region with our national and international partners
Career at ACTED
When you join ACTED as an international staff, you are invited to a one-week induction training in the HQ in Paris to prepare for your departure to the field. During this training, you will meet your focal points at the headquarters and attend a presentation of the different ACTED departments and their respective procedures and tools. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a two-day personal security and safety training, which will allow you to understand and familiarize yourself with the main principles of safety and security management on humanitarian grounds.
ACTED favors the long-term commitment of staff, for enhanced impact and sustainability, through career development where staff are offered opportunities to take up new challenges and grow within the organization.
ACTED sets up regular performance appraisals, which will allow you to get feedback from your line manager on your work, and discuss achievement of objectives, upcoming milestones and means to do so. During these assessments, you can also discuss your career development wishes.
Throughout your mission and time with ATCED, you will benefit from a follow-up by the mobility unit of ACTED’s Human Resources Department. You will be contacted before the end of each contract to exchange on your perspectives and wishes in order to build your career within ACTED, with new opportunities, including taking up new functional challenges, moving to another geographical area, as well as new positions and experiences.
At the end of each mission, you will have the opportunity to debrief on your experience with ACTED with your managers in the field before you leave the country and with the Human Resources and functional department when coming through the HQ, to share experiences, feedbacks and contribute to improving future practices.