A DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR – PROGRAMS – MOZAMBIQUE

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ACF - Action Against Hunger

About : Action contre la Faim

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, Psychosocial Support and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2022, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 28 million people in more than 46 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org

Mission :

Under the supervision of the Country Director, your role will be to ensure the overall implementation of the program strategy of the mission, the quality of the programs and the coordination of new project proposals development in line with the mission strategy.
More precisely, you will be responsible for the following missions :
Ensure the coordination and the implementation of programs and the operational management in line with country strategy, design the programmatic strategy of the mission, and coordinate the development of new project proposalsLead the technical departments in order to oversee the overall quality of ACF programs (follow-up of deadlines, indicators/MEAL, donor requirements, communication, etc.)
Ensure programs are coherent with the operational country strategy and with ACF mandate
Visit ACF field activities regularly and report on successes, problems, challenges and obstacles while building an intimate knowledge of fieldwork realities
People development and managementBe a general leadership of the program technical departments and the project teams under your hierarchical line and act as a liaison between the Country Director and the coordination program team
Define the human resource needs of program team and manage the life cycle of individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit
Analyze the humanitarian needsConduct external and technical information collection and analysis (relating to humanitarian and developmental events in the country)
Represent and liaise with donors, authorities, local organizations, UN, NGOs on operational strategy and program-related issuesCoordinate with stakeholders on ACF activities and ensure required program documentation is provided
Contribute to the partnership management strategy and processes looking for local organizations for new potential partnerships and funding opportunities
Represent ACF with external actors at field level
Ensure that field coordinators and Head of Department alert on over or under spending of budgets and ensure programs are adjusted if relevant
Represent the Country Director when and as required
The missions may be subject to temporary or permanent modifications resulting from developments in the Organisation’s activities. These modifications will be defined and discussed between the employee and Action contre la Faim.

Starting date :15-05-2024

Profile :

You have 5 years of experience in the field in one or more challenging contexts and at least 5 years experience in Grant and reporting management.
You hold leadership and management skills in a complex international setting.
You have an extensive knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian coordination mechanisms, and good knowledge of main ACF sectors of intervention: Nutrition & Health, WASH, FSL, Emergency response, MHCP-GP. You also have knowledge of the main donor’s policy, requirements, and partnerships.
You have a consolidated experience of project cycle management and using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programs identification, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning. You have already worked successfully in strategic planning and program design and development.
You have an experience and/or personal commitment in mainstreaming Gender across the different sectorial programs.
You are able to coach on the building of strong relationships with INGOs, government, and donors, and are able to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
You have excellent managerial, personal and communication skills, and strong analytical and conceptual thinking to understand complex issues.
You speak and write English fluently. You also master well either Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian.

Conditions d’emploi

Fixed term contract under French legislation: 12 months
Monthly gross salary from 2899 to 3376 euros upon experience
Reimbursement of the pension insurance for non-French citizens: 16% of the gross monthly salary
Annual salary increase: 6% increase after and each 12 months of continuous contract
Monthly per diem and living allowance: 622euros net, field paid
Monthly country allowance: 150euros
Child allowance: 1500euros per year per child present in the country of origin (maximum 6000euros/year)
Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house
Medical coverage: ACF covers 100% of the social security, health insurance, and repatriation insurance agreement fees.
Salary sustainment measures (sickness, paternity, maternity)
Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year, airfare reimbursement with a ceiling to get to the chosen break destination, and 215 euros for each RnR period
Accompaniment and trainings

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