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A Field Coordinator - Ghor, Afghanistan

Duration : 12 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Afghanistan  Salary & Benefits

General description of the position

You are responsible for the successful implementation and management of programmes and support department in the intervention area according to humanitarian needs.

Main responsabilities
  • Analyse the political, economic, social, military (security) and humanitarian context of the area 
  • Effectively define the strategic planning and the positioning of ACF in Ghor
  • Identify needs and contribute to projects elaboration
  • Ensure successful completion of project objectives
  • Coordinate the activities of ACF with those of other stakeholders 
  • Manage the security of ACF Staff present at the base

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You own a Master’s degree in humanitarian project management or equivalent 

You have at least three years of working experience with humanitarian NGO with at least 1 year in a managerial role in security volatile context

If you have a previous ACF experience, it would be an advantage 

You have technical knowledge of standard logistics, financial and HR procedures and practices

You have knowledge regarding program management on the field, a substantial knowledge of security management 

You have interpersonal,  organizational, multitasking and communication skills and a high capacity of work, able to overcome stress and work under pressure, with high degree of flexibility

Languages: You are fluent in English (written, spoken, read).

Computer skills: You have good computer skills (Microsoft office package, internet, GIS)

Specific conditions / Salary

Contract12 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Starting date: 21/10/2019

Remuneration and benefits :

  • Monthly gross salary: €1805 to €2305 upon experience
  • Per diem and living allowance:  €383 (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
  • + 12 % of monthly gross salary as country allowance. 
  • + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • + Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation:

  • Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
  • Individual room in guesthouse covered

 Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

 Leaves and RnR

  • 25 days of paid leaves per year.
  • + 20 RnR per year.   
  • + 215 € at each RnR period every 8 weeks.
  • Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference (Thailand)

 Training :

  • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.
  • Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year). 
  • Intermission Workshop once a year.
  • Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.

Work context

 In Afghanistan, based in Ghor

As a politically fragmented, natural disaster-prone nation, Afghanistan has long faced levels of chronic insecurity, internal displacement, and widespread poverty that has subjected its populations to ongoing hardships and recurring humanitarian crises. Communities remain food insecure for a range of reasons, from the cumulative impacts of multiple droughts, erratic climate shocks and seasonal flooding, a lack of infrastructure and limited access to markets, problems that are especially acute among vulnerable populations in remote regions. As a result, Afghanistan ranks poorly on basic human development indicators, with millions dependent on external humanitarian assistance for their daily survival and an estimated four million refugees living abroad in Pakistan and Iran. Although education and health have improved in urban areas, rural populations remain largely vulnerable to maternal and perinatal mortality and infant mortality and diseases, malnutrition being a major concern. 

Presentation of the mission: 

In 2017, ACF implemented several integrated project in Nutrition and Health, WASH, FSL and MHCP responding to the needs of the most vulnerable in Helmand, Ghor and Kabul. Moreover, ACF extended its ERM approach into more provinces such as Helmand, Ghor, Daykundi, Nimroz and Bamyan. 1,973 IDPs increased their access to sanitation and hygiene through latrines and hygiene kits, and 21,724 IDPs benefitted from multi-purpose cash distribution. Moreover, through this project, ACF Afghanistan organized a well-received photography exhibition in Kabul and Brussels, to raise awareness about the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Through its Nutrition Surveillance department, ACF implemented with its partners 12 assessments (SMART, SQUEAC and RNA) across Afghanistan addressing current humanitarian data gaps and ensuring informed strategic programming decisions.

In Ghor, Action Against Hunger has secured an integrated long-term project from 2017 to 2020 to implement nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and mental health and care practices activities to prevent mother and child mortality and morbidity. Expatriate living conditions are restrictive with basic conveniences including internet access 24/7. You will manage a team of more than 100 staffs, implementing project in WaSH, NUT, MHCP, FSL, ERM). 

Manager word:

"Working in Ghor is a challenging environment that requires a certain degree of flexibility and someone with experience in working in a similar role in what is a high security environment.  Part of the role will be liaising with government and armed opposition group representatives, as well as local community, to ensure access to the most vulnerable, which can be a challenging prospect and requires a certain degree of good judgement, personal initiative and the ability to respond quickly to a changing context."

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