Action contre la faim
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Votre environnement de travail

Since 2005 Action Against Hunger has been working to tackle the issues of malnutrition and health, food insecurity and livelihoods, mental health, care practices, water, sanitation and hygiene, and disaster risk mitigation, and climate change with a focus on most vulnerable and hard to reach communities recurrently affected by natural hazards or complex emergencies in Sindh, KP, and Baluchistan. Our dual mandate constitutes of emergency response and addressing the underlying causes of hunger. We have been at the forefront of disasters and emergency responses in hard to reach communities and responded to the evolving needs experienced by the most vulnerable communities. As part of enhancing disaster readiness of the Action Against Hunger Country program and its local partners, Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan is in place. We are also actively engaged in the disaster architecture in Pakistan through the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, and Start Network, and implemented anticipatory actions for impending crises. We are among the top five actors engaged in tackling malnutrition for a long-term, sustainable and at scale impact. We have implemented several nutrition-specific programs in Pakistan by adopting a multi-sectoral approach. Currently, our “Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh” is the largest civil society led nutrition-specific program in the country, and our Nutrition Information System has been successfully rolled-out across all districts of Sindh, and adapted by the Government in Sindh. We are engaged in testing innovative solutions to push for long-term change to end hunger, and continuously adapted programs to the most innovative and impactful solutions. We have pilot tested innovative approaches on water and agriculture, paddy fish farming, zinc fortification, saline tolerant agriculture production, and agro-ecological approaches. We have reached over 1.7 million people through more than 49 projects across Pakistan during the years 2016-2020. The main donors of the mission are EU, ECHO, Sida, French Embassy, START Network, and Skala.

The Country Office currently employs 1 international and 77 national staff, working from the coordination office in Islamabad and field offices in Hyderabad Sindh, with a field sub-office in Baluchistan.

Eduardo Diaz pour Action contre la Faim

Votre poste et vos responsabilités

As Country Director, you lead the updating and implementation of the country strategy of Action Against Hunger in Pakistan, in a context of evolution of the country programme (response to a major humanitarian crisis -flood- and the need to strengthen our long-term / development prortfolio). You also have to lead ressources mobilization, and to oversee financial and country team management in line with Action Against Hunger values and processes.

Considering the evolution of the country context in Pakistan, more specifically you will have to:

1. Lead the implementation of the country strategy, inclduing ACF flood response and ensure the country strategy's adaptation to the evolving humanitarian context

2. Oversee resources mobilisation related to ACF reponse to the 2022 Pakistan flood and the country development / longterm portfolio

3. Lead and manage the adaptation of the country team considering the evolution of the country programme

Votre profil

With a master degree, or equivalent, you have at least 8 years of humanitarian or development experience, including in other country than Pakistan.

With a minimum of 5 years of previous experience as Country Director or equivalent leadership role, you can also prove 5 years of senior management or leadership experience, including team leadership.

You are able to demonstrate capacity of developing country portfolio, knowledge of best practices in country team and performance management. You have a very strong understanding of financial and logistics management, and a significant experience with external representation and promotion of programs with stakeholders and donors. You are able to generate goodwill towards the program with the intention of raising funds and the country grant portfolio.

Your excellent organizational and interpersonal skills allow you to mobilize all resources needed to articulate program management with thes best practices and to demonstrate leadership in representation with other humanitarian and development actors, thanks to your significant experience of managing strategic partnership.

As you have creativity and capacity to think out of the box, you can developp excellent knowledge and understanding of working in a complex, very constrained and sensitive environment and you show excellent negotiation skills and politically astute.

You are known for your excellent adaptation and culturally sensitivity skills. Of course, due to the volatile environment, we need you to be at ease with managing security.

An excellent knowledge and understanding of the Pakistani and South Asian context would be a strong asset; English language skills mandadory and a great sense of humour would be a plus ;)

Vos conditions d’emploi

  • 24 months fixed term contract

  • Remuneration package and competitive benefits according to ACF policies

  • Based in Islamabad with field visits to other locations within the country

  • Authorization to work in Pakistan is strongly preferred

ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pourquoi nous rejoindre ?

Action Against Hunger has a very strong country team with a great senior management team, and for that, we are very widely recognised. This position would give the opportunity to a dynamic, agile and creative leader inspired by both humanitarian and development programming, to flourish in a challenging but rewarding environment.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

See you soon !

Khaula Jamil pour Action contre la Faim

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