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. www.actioncontrelafaim.org
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:
You have :
Languages: You are fluent in English (written, spoken, read).
Computer skills: You have good computer skills (Microsoft office package, internet, GIS)
Contract: 6 months fixed term contract under French legislation
Remuneration and benefits :
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:
|Experience||3 à 5 ans|
|Fonctions||Gestion de projets/programmes|
|Secteurs d’activité||Gestion crise / post-crise, Eau et assainissement|
|Comment postuler||To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/4078/an-Emergency-Response-mechanism-Head-of-Department/|
|Date de fin de validité||08/07/2019|
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