A COUNTRY DIRECTOR – IRAQ

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About : Action contre la Faim

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, Psychosocial Support and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2022, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 28 million people in more than 46 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org

Mission :

We are looking for our new Country Director based is Erbil, Iraq to oversee the development, funding, and implementation of the country strategy, aimed at addressing the underlying causes and effects of malnutrition in line with ACF’s values.
You will ensure the establishment and proper implementation of systems and procedures to manage the well-being, safety, and resources of ACF staff and build upon best practices previously developed within the mission. You will also foster a shared vision among staff, promoting the ACF Charter, and maintaining positive working relationships with host government officials, donors, and partners.
More precisely, your role will be to :
Lead strategic and operational planningLead the preparation, updating, and implementation of the country strategy, ensuring alignment with the ACF vision and mission
Oversee the development of a high-quality strategic plan through inclusive and participatory processes, monitor implementation, and ensure stakeholders understand the strategic approach
Ensure programs align with the country context and ACF’s vision Collaborate with senior staff to generate viable programs, secure funding, and develop phasing out strategies
Ensure programs are designed and implemented based on sound analysis, address the causes and effects of malnutrition, and comply with ACF standards
Develop external relations and partnershipsDevelop and enhance relationships with stakeholders
Establish and maintain good relations with government officials, donors, and other organizations
Support coalitions and networks, ensure cordial media relations and act as an ACF spokesperson when necessary
Lead security planningEnsure the mission has robust security plans in place and adheres to security guidelines and procedures
Manage Human Resources
Oversee Finance and Logistics departments
Work relationships with HQServe as a key liaison between the field and HQ
Update HQ on strategy implementation, proactively refer matters that could affect the mission, and facilitate communication between field teams and HQ
Ensure deadlines are met and pilot the follow-up on HQ recommendations
The position is based in Erbil with field trips for activities in Mosul.

Profile :

You hold a Bachelor or a Master degree with previous experiences as Country Director, Deputy Country Director or senior Field Coordinator in the humanitarian sector and emergency programs.
You have experiences of security management and ideally experiences with ACF.
You have a strong leadership and strong management skills, with an interest in thinking out of the box.
You are able to conceptualize and interact with the national authorities and donors.
You speak and write fluently English. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

Conditions d’emploi

For international candidates :
Fixed term contract under French legislation: 6 months
Monthly gross salary from 3572 to 4128 euros upon experience
Reimbursement of the pension insurance for non-French citizens: 16% of the gross monthly salary
Monthly per diem and living allowance: 644$ net, field paid
Monthly country allowance: 300euros
Child allowance: 1500euros per year per child present in the country of origin (maximum 6000euros/year)
Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house
Medical coverage: ACF covers 100% of the social security, health insurance, and repatriation insurance agreement fees.
Salary sustainment measures (sickness, paternity, maternity)
Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year, airfare reimbursement with a ceiling to get to the chosen break destination, and 215 euros for each RnR period
Accompaniment and trainings
For national candidates :
Fixed term contract under Iraqi legislation: 6 months
Basic salary = 3,378 USD
Seniority = 2% after 1 year, 4% after 2, 6% after 3
End of year benefit = [(Salary + seniority bonus) divided by 12] * 30%
Non taxable allowance = 30% of basic salary = 1013.4 USD
Medical insurance coverage at 90% for you and your dependents
End of contract benefit: two weeks salary for each year of service performed
Wedding and birth allowances

ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination.

Starting date : 19-05-2024

How to apply

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