ACF International NGO Jobs – Country Director

Job Title:    Country Director
Organisation: Action
Against Hunger (ACF International)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About ACF:
Action Against Hunger, ACF
International is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending
world hunger. Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children
while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions
to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict,
natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, ACF runs life-saving programs in
over 40 countries benefiting seven million people each year.
Job Summary: The Country
Director or  ACF-USA’s will take lead in
the implementation of strategy adapting ACF activities to the transitional
context of the Country with attention to the changing needs, donor priorities
and ACF competences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for developing ACF’s program strategy to maximize the impact of our
    response to the changing needs of vulnerable populations in Uganda.
  • Monitoring
    results in all long-term project sites while also directing assessments in
    other locations in Uganda for possible emergency interventions.
  • Managing
    security in a highly insecure & changing environment, analyzing,
    identifying, & mitigating risks to the safety & security of ACF’s
  • Working
    closely and negotiating with partners & other actors, building
    relationships with authorities & community leaders throughout South
  • Collecting
    & analyzing data related to the socio-economic & humanitarian
    issues in Uganda.
  • Managing
    the mission’s HR, financial & logistics management, assessments &
    response planning activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should be an experienced humanitarian professional
  • Possess
    a Bachelors’ degree (or higher) in Humanitarian Action, International
    Relations, International Development & policy, or a related field.
  • The
    applicant must have completed further studies in Security Management in
    Humanitarian Contexts.
  • A
    minimum of five or more years’ field experience, culminating in time as a
    Deputy Country Director or Country Director.
  • The
    applicant must also have worked in highly political, complex emergencies
    or developmental & security environments.
  • The
    candidate must have successfully led a diverse team of committed
  • The
    candidate should have managed senior staff from a variety of cultural
    & technical backgrounds.
  • Be
    very comfortable with excellent coaching & developing the skills of
    your direct reports, adapting your leadership to professionals who may, or
    may not, be familiar working in humanitarian action.
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of the donor community ensures projects respond to the
    most pressing humanitarian needs & that activities remain compliant
    with grant requirements.
  • Possess
    the ability to analyze changes in your context & discuss the
    implications with senior operational staff. You are comfortable
    communicating HQ decisions to your team & local partners.
  • Be
    highly intuitive and adaptable to communicate context analysis, strategy,
    policies & procedures to suit different audiences – both verbally
    & in writing.
  • Ability
    to lead ambitious programming that has an impact
  • Possess
    the ability to see past the inevitable day-to-day emergencies to set &
    reinforce a long-term strategic vision for the mission.
  • Be
    enthusiastic about engaging on the mission’s technical teams & promote
    the development & implementation of innovative approaches to solve
    core humanitarian problems.
  • Highly
    proficient using project evaluations & other PCM tools to continuously
    improve the quality of activities under your scope of responsibility
  • The
    candidate must be diplomatic but tenacious.
  • Also,
    recognize that advocating for change & innovative programming requires
    building strong relationships with donors, local authorities & other
    partners, while retaining the space to speak confidently about ACF’s
    programs & our knowledge of the Uganda humanitarian & Development
How to Apply:
All candidates who are
encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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