Action Against Hunger Non-profit Jobs – Head of Base

Job Title:  Head of Base
Organisation: Action
Against Hunger (ACF International)
Duty Station:  Gulu, 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 Head of
Base will play a key role in tackling the root causes of hunger in Uganda
through being involved in all aspects of the project, you will use your problem
solving skills to maintain a smooth running project in a difficult environment
and foster strong relationships with the community. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Through
    discussion with staff and local community, you will facilitate defining
    and evaluating the security rules and procedures for Gulu and be
    responsible for implementing them on your base.
  • Ensuring
    supply and procurement plans, planning staff movements and and maintaining
  • Supporting
    and managing the daily needs of staff, planning overtime, holidays and
  • Applying
    all Recruitment, Labor laws and other HR procedures on the base.
  • Playing
    a part in the financial management on the base including book keeping,
    treasury forecasts, authorizations and accountancy.
  • Actively
    representing ACF in Gulu’s community, creating strong relationship with
    partners, external actors, local population and beneficiaries.
  • Working
    in liaison with different departments to coordinate activities such as
    fleet management, logistics and HR
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should be a seasoned Professional
  • Possess
    an undergraduate degree or three years’ experience in logistics/finance in
    a management role + 1 year of international work experience. Master degree
    in logistics field is a plus
  • Past
    International NGO (INGO) experience in staff management, HR, Logistics,
    finance and Project Follow-up
  • Past
    exposure and experience of security and risk management within a volatile
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • The
    candidate should enjoy building team spirit and as well as living and
    working with colleagues who do not speak your language fluently.
  • Comfortable
    explaining your work in non-technical terms.
  • The
    candidate must also be comfortable explaining policies & procedures to
    a team.
  • Ability
    to stay calm & like talking to colleagues to find solutions to their
  • Actively
    contribute to team reports & are able to succinctly summarize &
    analyze current field activities.
  • Possess
    a work style that builds trust within your team
  • Highly
    organized & pay attention to small details.
  • Be
    calm under pressure, & able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Identify
    training needs and work with the HR department to develop and implement
    relevant trainings.
  • Proven
    ability to set and communicate goals while also being genuinely committed
    to helping others succeed. 
How to Apply: 
All candidates who are
encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.

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