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A Regional Representative - Middle East Regional Office - Amman, Jordan

Duration : 12 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work  Salary & Benefits

General description of the position

You will contribute to Action Against Hunger scaling up strategy by assisting country offices in their development: 

  • You ensure Action Against Hunger positioning in the region as a key actor taking decisive action against causes and effect of hunger
  • You foster our regional scaling-up through contextual analysis and promotion of an innovative programming
  • You work closely with the IDRU to develop our fundraising capacities

Main responsabilities
  • Strategically drive the Regional Office ensuring that the regional approach remains relevant to the changing context, that projects are implemented according to best practices and that new projects of high added-value are developed & funded
  • Represent Action Against Hunger and strengthen our local network at regional level, promote positive relationships with key stakeholders, relay corporate messages and ensure Action Against Hunger programs & lessons learned are highlighted, disseminated and promoted  
  • Ensure an adequate support to missions on MEAL, Communication and HR capacity building
  • Facilitate the implementation of Action Against Hunger regional advocacy (Syrian crisis and Yemen crisis)
  • Ensure the administrative and financial follow-up of the Regional Office

Do you fit the requested profile ?
  • You hold Bachelors or master degree in political science, business administration or similar background / or equivalent experience as country Director or Desk Officer
  • You have carried out specific studies in humanitarian aid and/or development
  • You have good knowledge of project cycle management
  • You are experienced in managing multidisciplinary teams
  • You have good knowledge of Action Against Hunger and of its fields of expertise


  • You have five or more years experience living in a developing country with strong management experience.
  • Three or more years management experience as Head of Mission strongly preferred


  • You have strong experience in negotiation with donors, networks establishment
  • English mandatory, French, Spanish and Arab an asset

Global mobility required.

Specific conditions / Salary

Contract12 months fixed term contract under French legislation 

Remuneration and benefits :

  • Salary : upon experience.
  • Per diem and living allowance: 642 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.

Transportation and accommodation:

  • Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
  • Individual accomodation (family position) 

Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance. 

Leaves and RnR

  • 25 days of paid leaves per year.
  • + 20 RnR per year.   
  • Breaks frequency flexible 

Training :

  • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.
  • Intermission Workshop twice a year.
  • Opportunity of coaching or mentorship.
  • Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.


Work context

Despite extensive diplomatic efforts exerted throughout 2018, the MENA region remains afflicted by multiple protracted crises: Syrian crisis, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Libya. The number of newly displaced people generally decreased; however, in December 2018 the region still struggles to handle the needs of more than 11 million internally displaced people - 6.2 million in Syria alone - and around 6 million, mainly Syrian, refugees.

In Syria, in the beginning of the ninth year of the crisis, 11.7 million people are still in need of assistance. While the situation remains volatile despite progress on the ground, the stabilization/reconstruction phase could last several years. One of the main challenges for 2019 and beyond will be the promotion of international standards relating to voluntary return in safety and dignity, while also seeking to mitigate specific protection threats and poor access to the labor market faced by refugees both inside Syria and in neighboring countries.

Yemen is today considered as the most acute humanitarian crisis in the world. 22.2 million people were in need at the end of 2018. If the state of famine hasn’t been declared countrywide, experts agree on the fact that we are on the edge of a major famine (level 4 out of 5). Access for humanitarian organizations remains a day-to-day challenge. Progress on the political front is incredibly slow.

In Iraq, the situation has improved during 2018 and IDPs have started to return. However, the situation is still fragile and despite a willingness to work on reconciliation, inter-community tensions put humanitarian interventions at risk.

The situation in Libya is fluid, rapidly evolving and unpredictable. The caseload of IDPs and people in need is not important at this stage, but the strategic situation of the country on migration flows requires a close follow-up of the situation.

Manager word:

This position represents a fantastic challenge with a high diversity of contexts and interesting Action Against Hunger missions. The MERO team constitutes an ideal think tank with diverses origines and level of expertise. 

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