|Description||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|
Country : Afghanistan, based in Kabul
Length of Contract : 6 months, starting date as soon as possible
Context : 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.
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 guest house 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.
Responsibilities : The Head Of Nutrition & Health Department will be responsible to define the strategies and coordinate activities of Action Contre la Faim in the fields of Nutrition and Health
The Head Of Nutrition & Health Department major tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to :
Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of nutrition and health
Monitor and coordinate programmes in the fields of nutrition and health
Manage the Nutrition and Health team in capital if any and be the Technical/Support Manager of the Nutrition and Health Program Managers
Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies
Represent Action Contre la Faim and its positioning in the field of nutrition and health
Implement strategy for capacity building and capitalisation
Why to join us ? ACF is leading actor in nutrition and health, and Afghanistan is one of the most interesting contexts for working in that sector.
|Expériences / Formation du candidat||You hold a Master degree in Medical area (nurse, doctor, midwife, etc), Nutrition, Public Health or equivalent and have a minimum of 4 years field experience and 1 year in coordination positions with an NGO, on managing integrated health and nutrition programs. You are recognized for your experience in managing integrated health and nutrition programmes in the field in coordination and, preferably, in integration with other technical departments. You have excellent skills in nutrition and health programme management (IMAM and health) as well as in project implementation through capacity building of health facilities. You also have strong skills in the direct implementation of nutrition projects, but also in SMART. The expertise of the SQUEAC survey and experience in HSS is highly appreciated. You are able to work in a complex security environment and have excellent diplomatic, communication, team management and organizational skills. You have the ability to change priorities and do several tasks at once. Fluency in English is essential.|
|Experience||3 à 5 ans|
|Fonctions||Gestion de projets/programmes|
|Salaire / Indemnité||Remuneration & benefits :|
Transportation and accommodation :
Medical coverage : 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.
Leaves and RnR :
Training : Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Cross knowledge ©
|Postuler en ligne||https://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/4406/Head-Of-Nutrition-Health-Department/|
|Date de fin de validité||15/12/2019|