Deputy Country Director
Action Against Hunger

Created in 1979, Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is an international humanitarian organization fighting against hunger in the world. Its mission is to save lives eradicating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, in particular during and after emergency situations caused by conflicts and natural disasters. Today, Action Against Hunger is a major player in the fight against hunger in the world. Structured on an international network, it provides a coordinated response in nearly 50 countries. Its priority is to have effective actions in the fields and testify about vulnerable population. Since the reasons for hunger are many, its response is multi-sectoral based on solid expertise. 

Action Against Hunger started its work in Nepal from 2005 and has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. Currently operational in 4 districts (Nawalparasi East, Nawalparasi West, Nuwakot and Rasuwa), it is fighting hunger through different interventions viz. Advocacy, Food Security & Resources of Existence,  Mental Health & Child Care practices, Nutrition & Health, Research, Risk & Disaster Management and WASH.

Action Against Hunger is calling this EOI to develop roster of technical experts and consultancy services for above-mentioned positions in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Deputy Country Director

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : top
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Job Location : Lalitpur
Offered Salary : None
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jul. 28, 2016 00:00 (2 years, 10 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification


Job Description

Main Objective: Ensure the overall management of the Technical Heads of Departments and provide support to the Country Director in grant management and management of operational partnerships


1. Analyze the Humanitarian needs 

  • Identifying humanitarian needs, briefing the country management team on developmental events in the country and designing potential responses within the operational country strategy
  • Collecting, summarizing and analysing information from external sources and from technical advisors for future opportunities

2. Coordinate Heads of department contribution in strategic planning

  • Organizing and facilitating Heads of Department context analysis, prioritization of needs, strategic pathways to respond to needs and ACF general and specific objectives, taking into account potential added value of the organization in each sector
  • Facilitating and promoting coordination and integration among sectorial approaches in order to propose coherent and efficient programming
  • Ensuring the alignment of Country Strategy with ACF IN ISPII 2016-2020

3. Coordinate and ensure operational management of all technical areas

  • Visiting ACF field activities regularly and report on problems, challenges and obstacles while building an intimate knowledge of fieldwork realities
  • Piloting the internal quality control, by promoting monitoring mechanisms (ex: self-evaluation tool), facilitating internal control and external evaluations
  • Supporting Heads of Department to communicate recommendations and manage (functional management) PMs appropriately, in line with contractual commitments, ACF technical analysis of needs and technical quality standards
  • Promoting coordination and integration in ACF operations for all steps of PCM

4. Represent and liaise for operational strategy and program related issues to donors, authorities, UN and partners

  • Liaising with stakeholders if a senior level involvement is required, upon request of the Country Director
  • Strengthening field and capital level information-sharing with IOs, NGOs and Government
  • Representing ACF in meetings and communication for grant management
  • Liaising and managing relationships with operational partners (mainly local NGOs)

5. Management of Human Resources 

  • Supervision and management of all direct reports (Heads of technical department)
  • Recruitment of the direct reports
  • Promotion of conducive working environment for direct reports, collaborative work among them
  • Taking actions to prevent or manage conflicts
  • Promoting the commitment to ACF Charter and prevention of frauds and power abuses

6. Follow-up on management of program budgets

  • Ensuring that budgets are respected in relation with relevant Head of Department 
  • Contributing to the identification of potential funding opportunities

7. Grant Management and reporting

  • Ensuring that the overall planning and follow-up of technical reporting for donors, authorities and internal requirements (Activity Progress Reports) in coordination with the support departments and Programs Support Officer (HQ)

8. Act as Country Director

  • Taking responsibility as an acting  Country Director in his absence 


  • At least Master’s degree.

Professional requirement: 

  • At least 5 years of experience at field level at different positions (PM, Coordinator, Technical Expert, Monitoring and Evaluation, adviser etc.) with at least 3 years in a senior management position.
  • Solid experience in representation, liaison with ACF stakeholders. 
  • Experience in identifying, analysing humanitarian needs & designing potential responses, and follow up with technical referents proposal writing, concept notes, etc…
  • Proven track record on proposal writing, M&E, training, context and strategic analysis, external representation, grant management
  • Experience in working with multiple partners (National and Local NGOs, public bodies), consortium
  • High capacity of work, able to overcome stress and work under pressure
  • Knowledge about ACF programs (Nutrition, WASH, MHCP, FSL) and organization is an advantage

Language  Level: 

  • Good proficiency in both English and Nepali (written and spoken) languages.

Key Competencies : 

  • Strategic thinking, context analysis and capacity to develop and structure both humanitarian responses and development projects in a complex context. 
  • Human resources management and specifically capacity to train, coach and transfer knowledge to senior level staff 
  • Representation, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Good understanding or knowledge of the integrated approach 

Contract Type                   : Fixed Term Contract
Contract Duration             : 1 year with possibility of extension
Basic Salary per month    : NPR 212920 (plus accommodation allowance (based on localized /delocalized employee status, transportation allowance, festival bonus benefit and provident fund)
Duty Station                     : Kathmandu


Applications: Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit an application letter, updated CV with two referees through email: by 28th July 2016. The Vacancy Reference must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Applications will proceed as soon as we receive. ACF Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applicants and ACF provides equal opportunities for all candidates. 

Telephone enquiries will not be entertained. 

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