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Position: Deputy Country director, Somalia Mission.
Action contre la Faim (ACF) was founded by a group of prominent French figures in response to the emergency caused by Afghan refugees fleeing to Pakistan to escape fighting in 1979, with the aim of eradicating hunger in a more global, lasting and effective way worldwide.
ACF’s mission consists of saving lives via the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, in particular during and following disasters and conflicts.
The organisation focuses its activities on an integrated approach, taking various aspects into account: “Nutrition, health and healthcare practices”, “Food security and livelihoods”, “Water, sanitation and hygiene” and “Advocacy and awareness-raising”

Location: Somalia mission based on Nairobi
Incorporation date: April 2011
Overall Objectives:
Continuous analysis of the humanitarian context and definition of strategic programming:
* Collect Information and analysis from external sources and from technical coordinators
* Ensure information is analyzed and provide relevant future propositions for geographic and sectoral interventions throughout the country to Country Director (CD) in a timely fashion.
* Identify humanitarian needs, brief the mission team and design potential responses within the operational country strategy
* Lead the definition of the framework and orientation of strategic programming in collaboration with the CD and the Desk
* Contribute to the identification of potential funding opportunities
* Produce the program related part of the mission situation report
* Contribute to the design and implementation of the Missions advocacy strategy
Overall management of implementation, design and reporting of Somalia programs
* Initiate and supervise design and development of WASH and Food Security programs in Somalia until such Programs would require dedicated HR
* Ensure integration and synergy of ACF programming at coordination and base level through promotion of regular coordination meetings and information sharing between field and coordination office
* Ensure program objectives are met and timelines, budgets, donor guidelines are respected by the Program Staff and Coordinators
* Ensure APR are delivered on a monthly basis for each project
* Compilation and pre-final validation of programmes sections of proposals and reports (donors and authorities).
* Supervise the design and implementation of tools to launch needs assessments and initiate new programs in a remote management setup
* Supervise the design and implementation of tools and procedures to monitor and evaluate ACF field activities in a remote management setup.
* Extensively train and coach Base Officers on ACF programming approach, PCM and program monitoring tools
* Lead ACF technical planning for contingency and emergency response programs with other stakeholders
* Liaise and coordinate with stakeholders on ACF activities when necessary
Human Resources Management and Capacity Building
* Provide training and guidance to all program staff on operational management of programs
* Contribute to the career development for Program Staff in collaboration with the HR department in order to identify needs of training and develop training plans
* Conduct regular evaluations of Technical Coordinators / Program Managers and contribute to regular evaluations of Base Officers (in collaboration with CD)
* Revise all job descriptions for technical positions in collaboration with coordinators and CD as needed
* Deliver induction to all incoming staff on projects’ status and background country program strategy
* Overall responsible for providing the Human Resources Budgeting input to the HR Coordo with the support of the technical coordinators
* Initiate disciplinary measures where needed in accordance with HR regulations and under the authority of CD
Acting CD in the absence of the CD
* Be the acting CD in his/her absence and ensure the continuation of overall mission management under direct supervision of the Desk Officer.
* Participate in the management of Mission Security & Safety in conjunction with the Security Coordinator and under direct supervision of the Desk Officer.
* Be the focal point at mission level for external contacts such as Partners, Stakeholders, Donors and Media in the absence of the CD.
* Significant experience in humanitarian and emergency/early recovery program management.
* Minimum 5 years humanitarian work in developing or emergency context.
* Minimum 3 years humanitarian experience in a senior management / coordination role.
* Experience with ACF is desirable
* Excellent human resource management skills.
* Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines/procedures.
* Experienced in working with private funding and foundations.
* Excellent organizational, leadership and motivation/training skills.
* Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
* Able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.
* Proven experience in proposal writing and budget development.
* Fluent in oral and written English (professional English required).
* Excellent communication skills.
* Excellent writing and analytical skills.
* Excellent training skills – proven competencies in providing Training of Trainers
* Excellent business management and representation competencies.
* Long-term contract, provided by ACF according to the French legislation.
* All expenses paid on the field: travel out/return, collective or individual accommodation depending on position, meals and hygiene expenses
* ACF will pay for the family living depending on position and mission
* Program Managers: Monthly salary ranging from €1800 to €2425 (depending on relevant experience)
* Allowance of €200 paid on the mission
* Social benefits: Medical, life and accident insurance provided by the institution
* 25 days of annual paid leaves
* 20 days of extra leaves per year (taken as recovery time breaks of one week every 2 or 4 months depending on the mission) + break allowances
* Pre departure training of two weeks, at the HQ in Paris
How to apply
Please, send your CV and cover letter to Camille DARDE under references DEPUTYCD-0211:
Closing date: 22 Apr 2011

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