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A Field Manager - Helmand, Afghanistan

Duration : 9 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Afghanistan  Salary & Benefits Living & Security conditions in this base

General description of the position

You ensure the high quality implementation of Helmand base projects respecting ACF technical standard

Main responsabilities
  • Contribute in strategic planning and the positioning of ACF in Helmand
  • Identify needs and contribute to projects elaboration
  • Projects planning and monitoring
  • Ensure appropriate Coordination and partnership relationship
  • Management of projects team
  • Ensure reporting and contribute to capitalization and advocacy

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You own at least a bachelor 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

You have substantial knowledge regarding program management on the field,

You have proven experience in conflict / war zone

You have proven reporting skill

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

Contract9 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

  • Monthly gross salary: €1600 to €1975 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.
  • HEAT training 

Work context

In Afghanistan, based in Helmand

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 Helmand, ACF implemented three integrated projects in WASH and Nutrition, one also including MHCP. The base is composed of around 100 staff and you will manage a team of 5 person. The main donors are ECHO, UN-OCHA, GAC, for a total financial volume of the base around 3 Million euros. Current projects are covering the following sectors of intervention : Health, Nutrition & WASH integrated project "Mobile clinic, health facility and community level", Emergency response,  Mental Health.

Helmand, has a yearly average temperature of 20°C with very low precipitation. In the guest house, you will find all the comfort you need (internet, electricity, living room with large TV and stationary bicycle), and garden. The office is located on the other side of the same compound, and really closed to others NGOs. The context remains highly volatile and security conditions can change very quickly. Movements are limited and going out of the compound is highly restricted.

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