Program Officer - Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR)
Action Against Hunger

Action Contre la Faim (ACF) | Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With almost 40 years of expertise in emergencies, natural disasters and chronic food insecurity and currently operational in 50 countries, it started its work in Nepal from 2005. It has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. The organization was successful in bringing attention of the government, key donors, UN agencies and stakeholders to address severe acute malnutrition both in terms of treatment and prevention through Generation Nutrition Campaign where more than 39 different organizations shown their solidarity. Currently operational in 4 districts (Nawalparasi, Nuwakot, Saptari and Rasuwa), it is fighting hunger through different programme intervention viz. Nutrition and Health, Mental Health and Care practices, WASH, and Food Security & Livelihood. The organization is strengthening its initiatives around Disaster Risk Reduction to help establish integrated and resilience building approach to all its programmes. 

As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency. 

Action Against Hunger is calling this vacancy for anticipated research project.

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 
VACANCY REF :  ACFDRRKAPODRR

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: recruitment@np-actionagainsthunger.org 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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