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Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2019, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 17 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide.


As Country Director, you will manage a start of a mission with the objective of responding to the needs of Ukrainian refugees either in direct implementation of ACF, or with or through local or international partners. You will provide overall leadership of the mission/emergency response. You work under the responsability of the Emergency Readiness and Response Unit (ERRU) Director.
More specifically :
– You support emergency program implementation
– You recruit and manage the team at field level
– You represent ACF and liaise with regional authorities, UN, NGOs at field and regional level
– You are responsible for security and safety on the mission/base


You hold a Master Degree in international relations, humanitarian and development studies, or similar field. You have at least 5 years of experience as Country Director or in similar positions. You have a proven experience of working in humanitarian emergencies context. You have a professional experience managing a team (supervision, delegation, motivation, addressing conflicts). You have an extensive knowledge and understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanism and an ability to grasp a wide range of complex issues and synthetize them strategically. You have strategic and critical thinking. You are organised, able to set priorities you demonstrate autonomy, decision making and ability to work under pressure.
You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Polish will be a great added value to your application.


– 3 months fixed term contract under French legislation
– Monthly gross salary from 3300 to 3800EUR upon experience
– Monthly per diem and living allowance: 462EUR
– Monthly country allowance: 150EUR
– Child allowance: 1500EUR per year per child present in the country of origin (maximum 6000EUR/year)
– 16% of the gross monthly salary for pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens
– Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house
– Medical coverage: 100% coverage of health contributions (social security + health insurance) and repatriation insurance
– Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year and 215 EUR at each RnR period
– Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©

How to apply

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