Action Against Hunger Community Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger Community Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225186

Category: Social Sciences and Community

Location: Gambela

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: 19,706 ETB with other additional benefits provided according to the social benefit packages of the organization.

Job Description

As a registered charity, founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger operates in 45+ countries. The international network of Action Against Hunger is represented in France, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, USA and India.

Teams in the field combat hunger on 4 fronts: Nutrition and Health, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP).

Currently we are looking for the following professional:

Community Advisor

General Assignment: Support the Field Coordinator in base security management, ensuring safety and security of staff, property and assets and providing informed direction, tactical management, emergency planning and disaster recovery management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Objective 1: Support the field coordinator in base security management, through regular monitoring of the security situation and providing timely and relevant information for decision-making; implementation of security policies, rules and regulations in order to ensure safe operational environment.


  • Support the Field Coordinator in ensuring organizational security procedures are in place; that they are understood and implemented by staff;

  • Regularly evaluate existing security sistems and measures and propose solutions for identified weak points;

  • Participate in regular risk analysis and propose mitigation measures to ensure maximization of safety and security of staff and operations;

  • Advise the Field Coordinator on community and security matters, and suggest amendments of security procedures as per the contextual change;

  • Ensure timely and proper information flow related to security threats and risks; follow and timely inform the Field Coordinator on new arising threats and contextual changes related to security;

  • Keep and timely update security related contact lists, base constant companion and other documents from the Local Security Plan, as per the request of the Field Coordinator;

  • Keep and timely update relevant authority structures for easy follow up on power structures relavant to operation in Gambella Region;

  • Maintain regular contacts and liaise with relevant governmental and community structures to ensure relevant information flow, and support the acceptance strategy of Action Against Hunger in Gambella region;

  • Provide Weekly contextual and security updates in form of bullet points + short narrative analysis to the Field Coordinator;

  • Inform the Field Coordinator on any security issue affecting Action Against Hunger’s operations, as well as contextual issues.

  • Participate in decisions related to procurement of security equipment and supplies, and security enhancements of Action Against Hunger’s premises and assets.

  • Ensure regular Base security Briefings and participate in security related meetings at Gambella level.

    Objective 2: Ensure safety and security in operations and operational movements of staff, assets, goods and property.


  • Ensure that the security procedures inherent to the circulation of people and property are understood and respected;

  • Ensure continuous communication with external actors and feed-in information for proper decision-making for movements and

  • Ensure communication with teams during field trips, with regular check-ins and security checks as per procedure.

  • Participate in collecting information and reporting during field trips/assessments.

  • Responsible for the safety and security of staff during movement and field trips as per the SOP.

  • Responsible for the cash during field trips (per diems)

  • Facilitate/play a mediator role in case of clan conflict between staff, when possible.

  • Advise during the recruitment process upon request according to the local context

  • Ensure security trainings and refresher security trainings to security guards, security focal points and other relevent staff; and support the Log Manager in management of the security guards in Gambella region;

    Objective 3: Liaise with and facilitate relevant communication and exchange with the Local Community, Local Authorities and the Refugee Community


  • Establish or reinforce relations with the representatives of the different administrative services;

  • Advise expatriates and local staff on cultural mechanisms and their impact on program implementation;

  • Explain the project’s activities and objectives to local partners and the population as per need;

  • Act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries especially in getting messages across.

  • Explain Action Against Hunger principles of operation to the host community and refugee camps and the purpose to our beneficiaries.

  • Sensitize local community and refugees on Action Against Hunger activities and mandate.

  • Facilitate any misunderstandings between the organization and the local community/refugee community,

    Objective 4 : Additional Responsibilities

    Activities :

  • Act in line with and promote Action Against Hunger charter and principles of operation.

  • Perform any additional task assigned by direct line manager, (N+1) in line with job description and plan of action.

  • Mandatory to report if you hear or encounter any case of immorality to the FC ,CD, DCDS, CHRM

    Job Requirements

    Educational/Professional Background:

  • BA degree with relevant training and/or work experience in the field
  • At least 2 years of work experience in related field

    Required competences & skills :

  • Strong analytical capacity;
  • Knowledge of the intervention context and ability to anticípate contextual changes;
  • Capacity to understand a situation and show authority where needed;
  • Rigour;
  • Integrity;
  • Excellent multitasking skills;
  • Proficiency in Both verbal and written communicaton;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Language Proficiency in Amharic and English in addition (Nuer and Agewak language proficiency is Advantageous) ;

    How to Apply

    Application Procedure

    If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “ Community Advisor ” written in the subject line, and three references to the following addresses:

    Application ProcedureAction Against Hunger – Addis Ababa – Human Resources Department, (On the way to Meskel Flower from Dembel city mall, Behind Addis Ababa Road Transportation Authority Garage ): or

  • Through ; or

  • Directly In Person to Action Against Hunger, Gode, Sekota, Gambella, Mega, Gimbi and Hirna offices

    Deadline:- Wednesday , 16 October 2019 before 5:00pm

    “Women Applicants Are Highly Encouraged”

    NB: Only short listed applicants will be communicated On and selection process includes technical test and an interview.

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