• Added Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 14 February 2020


In Afghanistan, based in Ghor

As a politically fragmented, natural disaster-prone nation, Afghanistan has long faced levels of chronic insecurity, internal displacement, and widespread poverty that has subjected its populations to ongoing hardships and recurring humanitarian crises. Communities remain food insecure for a range of reasons, from the cumulative impacts of multiple droughts, erratic climate shocks and seasonal flooding, a lack of infrastructure and limited access to markets, problems that are especially acute among vulnerable populations in remote regions. As a result, Afghanistan ranks poorly on basic human development indicators, with millions dependent on external humanitarian assistance for their daily survival and an estimated four million refugees living abroad in Pakistan and Iran. Although education and health have improved in urban areas, rural populations remain largely vulnerable to maternal and perinatal mortality and infant mortality and diseases, malnutrition being a major concern.

Presentation of the mission:

In 2017, ACF implemented several integrated project in Nutrition and Health, WASH, FSL and MHCP responding to the needs of the most vulnerable in Helmand, Ghor and Kabul. Moreover, ACF extended its ERM approach into more provinces such as Helmand, Ghor, Daykundi, Nimroz and Bamyan. 1,973 IDPs increased their access to sanitation and hygiene through latrines and hygiene kits, and 21,724 IDPs benefitted from multi-purpose cash distribution. Moreover, through this project, ACF Afghanistan organized a well-received photography exhibition in Kabul and Brussels, to raise awareness about the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Through its Nutrition Surveillance department, ACF implemented with its partners 12 assessments (SMART, SQUEAC and RNA) across Afghanistan addressing current humanitarian data gaps and ensuring informed strategic programming decisions.

In Ghor, Action Against Hunger has secured an integrated long-term project from 2017 to 2020 to implement nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and mental health and care practices activities to prevent mother and child mortality and morbidity. Expatriate living conditions are restrictive with basic conveniences including internet access 24/7. You will manage a team of more than 100 staffs, implementing project in WaSH, NUT, MHCP, FSL, ERM).

The position: You are responsible for the successful implementation and management of programmes and support department in the intervention area according to humanitarian needs. More precisely your missions will be:

  • Analyse the political, economic, social, military (security) and humanitarian context of the area
  • Effectively define the strategic planning and the positioning of ACF in Ghor
  • Identify needs and contribute to projects elaboration
  • Ensure successful completion of project objectives
  • Coordinate the activities of ACF with those of other stakeholders
  • Manage the security of ACF Staff present at the base

The applicant:

  • You own a Master’s degree in humanitarian project management or equivalent
  • You have at least three years of working experience with humanitarian NGO with at least 1 year in a managerial role in security volatile context
  • If you have a previous ACF experience, it would be an advantage
  • You have technical knowledge of standard logistics, financial and HR procedures and practices
  • You have knowledge regarding program management on the field, a substantial knowledge of security management
  • You have interpersonal, organizational, multitasking and communication skills and a high capacity of work, able to overcome stress and work under pressure, with high degree of flexibility

Languages: You are fluent in English (written, spoken, read).

Computer skills: You have good computer skills (Microsoft office package, internet, GIS)


12 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

  • · Monthly gross salary €2 450 to €2 800 upon experience
  • · Per diem and living allowance: €383 (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
  • · € 450 gross monthly allowance related to the context
  • · + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • · +500€ per year and per child, (annual maximum of 6000€)

Transportation and accommodation:

  • · Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
  • · Individual room in guesthouse covered

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.
  • Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference (Thailand)

Training :

  • 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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