ACF recruits 01 Emergency Response mechanism Head of Department

ACF recruits 01 Emergency Response mechanism Head of Department


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.



We are looking for: an Emergency Response mechanism Head of Department



In Afghanistan, based in Kabul

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.

 The security context overall is volatile. Expats who do not have previous experience working in harsh contexts should have a solid understanding of the security issues they will face in Afghanistan and/or previous travel experience in volatile contexts before consideration. Stress management skills/awareness would be essential for any recruit coming to Afghanistan mission.

You will join a team of 400 national staffs and 15 expatriates with coordination office located in Kabul and two other bases in Helmand and Ghor.

The position:  You ensure the high quality emergency response mechanism project, in conformity with donor proposal and in collaboration with Emergency Response Mechanisms partners, overarching strategy and the standards set internationally, by ACF, national policies and partners.

More precisely your missions will be:

  • Contribute to deliberations on strategy and the positioning of the ERM Department
  • Identify needs and contribute to project elaboration
  • Set up, implement and report on ERM projects
  • Contribute to the quality, accountability and impact measurement process of his/her program
  • Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of ACF in his/her area of intervention


The applicant:


  • You have at least two years of working experience in emergency context and response and unstable and volatile environment (conflict / post conflict country)
  • You have a strong previous experience in needs assessment
  • You have a strong previous experience in Emergency projects (NFI and UCT distribution) If you have a previous experience in rapid response projects, in emergency supply schemes (purchase, distribution…) and in sensitive projects, problem-solving with beneficiaries, it would be considered as a key asset

Technical skills:

You have :

  • Very good organizational and planning skills
  •  Strong communication skills, patient and diplomatic
  • Very good negotiation skills
  •  Strong ability in coordination (external coordination)
  • Very good team management and supervision skills, leadership
  • Knowledge of international minimum standards (SPHERE…)
  • Knowledge in project cycle management
  • Knowledge of humanitarian actors including institutional donors
  • Knowledge of humanitarian environment challenges (Policies, UN humanitarian reform, stakeholders…)

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

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


  • You have very good analytical skills – context analyses
  • You have good pedagogical skills
  • You are adaptable and able to work in harsh environments
  • You are rigourous, patient and autonomous


Contract6 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

  • Monthly gross salary: €2986 to €3436 upon experience
  • Per diem and living allowance:  €383 (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
  • + 12 % of monthly gross salary as country allowance.
  • + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • + Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation:

Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.

Individual room in guesthouse covered

Medical coverage100% 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 10 weeks for the 2 first breaks, then 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.
Ville Kaboul
Experience 3 à 5 ans
Fonctions Gestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activité Gestion crise / post-crise, Eau et assainissement
Pays Asie, Afghanistan
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Date de fin de validité 08/07/2019

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