Program Officer - Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR)
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).

Program Officer - Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR)

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Main Responsibilities:

  • Support in Planning,  implementing and ensuring the quality DRR activities with Specific emphasis on WASH
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation 
  • Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of DRR sector 
  • Participate in the evaluation and reorientation of  the project

Qualification and Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Disaster Management or a relevant subject with at least 3 years of experience or Masters’ degree in Disaster Management or a relevant field with at least 1 year of experience.
  • Should have project management capacity & experience 
  • Previous experience in Livelihood would be added advantage
  • Should have ability to analyze a situation, synthesize information and use the outputs to improve implementation
  • Should have organizational and facilitation skills
  • Should have Flexibility in work
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Should be comfortable in remote environments
  • Sensitive and responsive to Gender, Age Diversity and Social Inclusion
  • Ability to work in diverse environment
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English and Nepali 
  • Excellent computer skills including navigating email, internet and MS Word, Excel,  and PowerPoint

Contract Type : Fixed Term
Contract Duration: November 2018 (Extendable subject to Funding and Performance)
Duty Station: Kathmandu with extensive travel to field areas 

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit a motivation letter with expected salary, updated CV with two referees through email: by 17th May 2018 by 5 pm. The Vacancy Reference (ACFDRRKAPODRR) must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Action Contre la Faim Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained.

Action Contre La Faim is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged /underrepresented ethnic groups.

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