Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy . In 2017, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 20 million people in more than 46 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org
We are looking for: A FLYING FIELD COORDINATOR – KABOUL – AFGHANISTAN
Action Against Hunger has been operating in Afghanistan since 1979. Its very first mission, has seen a strong focus on emergency responses, targeting primarily refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and flood/drought affected populations. Integrated projects in nutrition and health, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and livelihoods, and in mental health and care practices are implemented in 4 provinces. Our work with local partners is essential to gain access to more geographical areas.
In 2017, 1,973 displaced persons had their access to sanitation and hygiene improved through latrines and hygiene kits, and 21,724 displaced persons benefited from cash distributions to support their immediate needs such as food, a shelter etc.
In the coming years, ACF will focus on an integrated approach to respond to and prevent humanitarian crises, address vulnerability and reinforce longer-term resilience to food, water and nutritional crises and to improve the resilience of communities.
Since 2015, the Action Against Hunger Afghanistan mission operates with fewer bases, but with an increased number of staff. 400 national staff and 13 expatriates operate on 3 bases: Kabul, Helmand and Ghor. In 2017, activities were funded by institutional donors such as GAC, ECHO, OCHA, SIDA, UNICEF and the World Bank, amounting to 13.6 million euros.
Security, working and living conditions:
The security context is overall volatile. Movements and social opportunities are limited for Action Against Hunger expatriates depending on the situation and security rules set by the organisation.
The Kabul base hosts the coordination office in charge of implementing water, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition projects aiming to reduce acute malnutrition in the Kabul Informal Settlements and in 26 health facilities. Expatriates share a guesthouse with moderate conveniences, an indoor sports room and a garden. A variety of restaurants and supermarkets are accessible depending on security rules and context. Movements may be restricted and a curfew strictly imposed. You are based in Kabul but the position requires the candidate to travel regularly to the field to manage a diverse series of geographically separated bases and programs that require senior management.
You provide overall operational and programmatic leadership to various field programs in several areas of Afghanistan including Kabul, through planning, oversight, and implementation of programs in line with the country strategy.
- You are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the country strategy in the field and the implementation and impact of the base program portfolio that effectively addresses the underlying causes and effects of malnutrition in line with ACF’s values (Charter), Programming Principles, and Strategy
- You ensure that ACF systems / procedures are in place and being properly implemented, and that they ensure the proper management, well being and safety of ACF staff, and the proper use of ACF resources
- You lead and manage the ACF field teams to ensure the implementation of programs, manage the field team in achieving ACF’s global mission in the area and ensure the proper use of resources in achieving impact for the local population
- You are responsible for maintaining compliance to the mission and base security protocols and for ensuring their regular update in response to changes in the security environment. This will include coordinating a response and action in circumstances of a security event taking place in coordination with the Kabul management team
- You are responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and other partners. The will include representation of the organisation, mission and its values with external stakeholders.
- You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent
- You have at least 3 years’ experience with humanitarian NGO, with at least 2 year in a managerial role and 1 year in security volatile context, previous ACF experience would be an advantage
- You have technical knowledge of standard logistics, financial and HR procedures and practices, knowledge regarding program management on the field, a substantial knowledge of security management
- You have good interpersonal, organizational, multitasking and communication skills
- You have a high capacity of work, able to overcome stress and work under pressure, with high degree of flexibility
- You have consolidate experience of project cycle management and using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programs identification, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning
- You have the ability to demonstrate leadership in representation with other humanitarian actors, and taking a leading role
- You know the main donors policies, requirements and partnerships
- You master strategic planning and program design and development, including able to articulate program management best practices
- You are fluent in written and spoken English
Specific conditions / salary:
Contract : 12 months fixed term contract under French legislation
Compensation and benefits :
- Monthly gross salary from 2450 to 2800 € upon experience
- Per diem and living allowance : 383 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
- + 450€ as country allowance
- + 16% of monthly gross . For non-French citizen for retrocession of retirement and unemployment insurance.
- + child allowance (1500€ per child / per year up to 6000€ per year)
Medical coverage : 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.
Leaves and RnR :
- 25 days of paid leaves per year.
- + 20 RnR per year.
- + 215 € at each RnR period (every 8 weeks)
- Support for transport tickets to the reference recovery area.(Thailand)
- Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.
- Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year).
- Intermission Workshop once a year.
- Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.
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