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18 Jun 2020

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Job Description

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Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian and development organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 7,600 staff in over 45 countries, we have reached over 20 million people in 2018.


playing a key role in coordinating technical country strategy and support provision of operational management and integration of all technical areas.



  • Coordinate the development and review of Action Against Hunger’s programmatic strategy in South Sudan.
  • Coordinate the qualitative review of programs with Technical Coordinators to ensure that humanitarian standards are ensured.
  • Develop that sector operating plans are in place in liaison with the technical coordinators, ensuring integration amongst the various sectors.
  • Proactively engage with various stakeholders (Governments, partner agencies, donor community) in understanding the context needs and positioning for relevant actions.
  • Ensure oversight of the quality of Action Against Hunger’s Programmes in South Sudan through regular meetings with Technical Coordinators;
  • Oversee the quality implementation of ongoing programming based on robust grant management and monitoring and evaluation systems and the facilitation of Technical Department.
  • Coordinate closely with Finance, Log, HR and Field Managers to ensure that security, procurement, HR and financial protocols are designed to support quality programming.
  • Lead on the development and roll-out of new and more effective systems to improve program implementation.
  • Ensure Action Against Hunger is represented at relevant and appropriate forums in South Sudan in liaison with the technical coordination team and information shared accordingly.
  • Maintain an up to date database of all grants managed by the country.
  • Act as interim Country Director in the absence of the Country Director.


You’re an experienced humanitarian professional

  • Advanced University degree (Masters) preferably in development and/or political/humanitarian studies or equivalent.
  • You have advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures (ECHO, DFID, OFDA, FFP etc).
  • You have at least 5 years INGO experience preferably recovery and complex emergencies.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation as well as Project Cycle Management.
  • You have proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • You are highly organized & pays attention to small details.
  • You are passionate about finding creative solutions & innovative approaches to long-standing & critical problems.
  • You have excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload, diverse tasks and responsibilities, and also work calmly under pressure.
  • You are self-disciplined and can work autonomously making decisions with minimal guidance.
  • Your leadership style reinforces trust within your team.
  • You have excellent reporting and proposal writing experience.
  • You have good diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • You are fluent in English.


  • Experience in running nutrition programmes in an emergency context
  • Experience working in insecurity environments
  • Experience with press and donor communications.
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect– we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, boys and girls regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.


Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities

How to apply

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the link below: https://apply.workable.com/action-against-hunger/j/7D55D6D976/

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications: 24th June 2020.

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