ACTED is a non-profit organization that works in hard-to-reach areas to save lives and support people in meeting their needs. ACTED has a team of 5,900 national staff and 400 international staff, active in 38 countries and implementing more than 500 projects a year reaching over 20 million beneficiaries[^1^].
If you are interested in working for ACTED, you might be wondering how much they pay their employees. According to PayScale, the average salary for ACTED employees in Kenya is KSh 720,000 per year[^2^]. However, your salary may vary depending on your position, responsibility, mission size, security level, and other criteria. ACTED has a salary grid that determines your compensation according to these factors. You can also expect annual salary reviews and evaluations that allow rapid progression and advancement within ACTED[^1^].
In addition to your salary, you may also receive other benefits and allowances if you work for ACTED. For example, if you are an international staff working in the field, you will receive a living allowance to cover your expenses in the country of assignment, a baggage allowance for your mission, a round-trip air ticket from your country of residence to your country of assignment, a complementary health insurance, repatriation assistance, paid leave and additional leave days, rest and recuperation (R&R) days with travel and living expense contributions, and housing in ACTED guesthouses or a specific housing allowance[^1^].
Working for ACTED can be a rewarding and challenging experience that allows you to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need. If you want to learn more about ACTED's benefits and conditions, you can visit their website at https://www.acted.org/en/get-involved/join-us/benefits-and-conditions/ or download their PDF document at https://www.acted.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/cfm-jor-2022.pdf.
Not only does ACTED provide humanitarian assistance to people in need, but it also implements projects that aim to achieve sustainable development and positive social change. ACTED's 2020-2025 programme strategy is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the global blueprint for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring peace and prosperity for all by 2030.
ACTED's projects contribute to various SDGs, depending on their objectives, activities, and outcomes. For example, ACTED supports food security and nutrition interventions that address SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), water, hygiene and sanitation projects that address SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), livelihoods and economic empowerment projects that address SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and environmental protection and climate resilience projects that address SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on Land).
To measure its impact and progress towards the SDGs, ACTED collects and analyses data on every project using 26 standardised indicators that are aligned to the SDGs. These indicators capture the number of people reached, the type of assistance provided, the changes in income, access to services, capacity, and behaviour of the beneficiaries, and the environmental impact of the projects. ACTED's independent Appraisal, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit (AMEU) produces an annual SDG Impact Report that presents the results of this data collection and analysis.
According to the ACTED 2020 SDG Impact Report[^3^], ACTED reached more than 20 million people with assistance in 2020, across 38 countries. Some of the highlights of the report include:
8.6 million crisis-affected people supported to cover their needs
1.4 million people supported with â53.3 million in cash and vouchers
185,000 people increased their income
3.6 million people acquired access to basic services
1.1 million people received emergency food aid
5.7 million beneficiaries of water, hygiene and sanitation activities
2,480 micro, small and medium enterprises supported
690 green infrastructure units built, rehabilitated and/or retrofitted
1.3 million displaced people supported with camp management activities
477,000 people live in adequate shelter or housing
229,000 people engaged in campaigns for sustainable development and fighting climate change
459,500 people with increased capacity to deal with climate change
1,896 hectares of land regenerated
1,500 civil society organisations and government institutions supported
The report also provides examples of how ACTED's projects have contributed to specific SDGs in different contexts and sectors. For instance, ACTED supported farmers in Afghanistan to adopt climate-smart agricultural practices that increased their crop yields and incomes while reducing water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. ACTED also supported women entrepreneurs in Uganda to access business skills training, mentoring, and financing that enabled them to start or grow their businesses and create employment opportunities for others. ACTED also supported displaced communities in Iraq to access safe and dignified shelter solutions that improved their living conditions and protection.
The report demonstrates how ACTED is working towards a world with Zero Exclusion; Zero Carbon; and Zero Poverty by implementing projects that are aligned with the SDGs. However, it also acknowledges the challenges and gaps that remain in achieving the Goals by 2030, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impacts. Therefore, ACTED calls for more collaboration and innovation among all stakeholders to accelerate progress and ensure that no one is left behind. ec8f644aee