Action Against Hunger NGO Field Coordinator Jobs in Gambella Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger NGO Field Coordinator Jobs in Gambella Ethiopia

About us

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children.

We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 6,500 staff in over 45 countries, our programs reached 14.9 million people in 2015.

About the programme

Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sector strategy where nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Mental Health and Care Practices activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

Action Against Hunger currently operates in 4 different regions (Oromia, Somali, Amhara and Gambella) with a mixed portfolio of emergency and resilience programs.

We have a country team of around 600 staff and 6 main sub offices. At this point in time, our main donors in Ethiopia are: ECHO, Europaid, UNHCR, BPRM, GAC, SIDA, EHF, WFP and UNICEF.


Key Activities in Your Role Will Include:

  • In coordination with the Gambella Program Managers, ensure proper program planning and proposal/concept notes development at Gambella level.
  • Encourage Program Managers to contribute to Master Base program BoQs development, closely leasing with Technical Advisors.
  • Support Program Managers in ensuring all program monitoring tools are at place and properly used (PPP; SP; APRs; BFUs), ensuring cross-departmental collaboration where needed;
  • Closely support and follow up Program implementation in line with donor and government Agreements;
  • Facilitate kick-off and closure meeting for grants and programs, and facilitate communication among Program and support department for smooth start-up and closure of programs/grants.
  • Supervise, provide support to and coordinate closely with the Base Finance Manager to ensure proper implementation of financial policies and procedures, including proper documentation, planning and execution of base financial plans and expenditures.
  • Closely monitor Budget Follow-Ups and ensure costs of Programs and support departments are accurately captured and projections are properly done for full budget expenditure.
  • Supervise, provide support to and coordinate closely with the Base HR manager ensuring proper implementation and adherence to HR policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Supervise, provide support to and coordinate closely with Base Logistics Manager to ensure logistical processes run smoothly and in adherence to Logistics internal and donor procedures
  • As focal point for security management at Base level, ensure implementation of security procedures and directly manage security incidents and reporting with the supervision of Country Director, Deputy Country Director-Support and Country Logistics Manager.
  • Regularly update Base Security Plan documents, including hibernation and evacuation plans, with participation of Security Management Team and program teams as necessary.
  • Provide regular security refresher training for staff.
  • Proactively follow and analyse the humanitarian context development within the refugee camps and the host communities together with the Program Managers and contribute to timely alerting on humanitarian emergencies and assessing capacities to support response, together with Country Director, Deputy Country Directors and Technical Advisors.
  • Actively participate in Humanitarian Coordination meetings with iNGO, NGO, ARRA, UN Agencies, Local Authorities at Gambella level.
  • Ensure regular coordination meetings are taking place at Gambella base level, with regular participation of program and support departments;
  • Ensure successful donor filed visits with support from Country Director and Deputy Country Director-Programs, involving relevant Program Managers at Gambella level.
  • Represent Action Against Hunger towards authorities at Gambella Federal, Zonal and worreda level (UN Agencies, ARRA, DPPFSA, BoFED, RHB etc.) and lead negotiations related to project planning, agreements, extensions etc.
  • Directly line manage Program Managers (Nutrition; Mental Health and Care Practices; Food Security and Livelihoods), Base Finance Manager, Base HR Manager, Base Logistics Manager, MEAL Specialist, Deputy Field Coordinator, Community Advisor.


    You’re an experienced humanitarian professional

  • You have an advanced University degree (Masters) preferably in humanitarian/Development studies or equivalent
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of humanitarian experience
    in country level senior management/coordination role, in complex emergency / insecure contexts.
  • You aim to deliver innovative, quality programming
  • You have 7 years of relevant experience in managing operations and programs.
  • You are experienced in managing large number of staff of program ans support staff (more than 150).
  • You are familiar with proposal writing for emergency programs and resilience (including assessments, logical frameworks, and work planning) and project development.
  • You possess good analytical skills with ability to positively influence cross-departmental and cross sector working.
  • You are experienced in writing proposals for donors such as USAID, DFID, UNOCHA, BPRM, WFP, UNHCR, SIDA,GAC,UNICEF, and EU/ECHO.
  • You are highly organized & pay attention to small details. You are passionate about finding creative solutions & innovative approaches to long-standing & critical problems.
  • You intuitively adapt how you communicate technical analysis, mission strategy, as well as donor policies & procedures, to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing.
  • You are able to consolidate & polish contributions from a large team to ensure reports are comprehensive & coherent.
  • You identify & support less experienced technical managers to improve their reporting skills.
  • Your leadership style reinforces trust within your team
  • You are calm under pressure, diplomatic & able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • You model to your direct reports how to adapt your communication style to suit colleagues from other cultures & professions.
  • You are able to adjust your own style to represent Action Against Hunger appropriately with a range of national counterparts.
  • You are goal-oriented while also being genuinely committed to helping others succeed.
  • You are passionate about leading ambitious programming that has impact
  • You are result oriented, with ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality reports.
  • You have a strong cultural awareness and are able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • You are able and willing to work under pressure in managing emergency programs.
  • You are an excellent communicator in both written and spoken English.

    Our Core values
  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA-USA’s five core values
  • Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
  • Integrity- we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
  • Creativity- we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.
  • Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
  • Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

    Gender Equality Commitments

  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
    Value and respect for all cultures.


    What we offer

  • Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website

    How to Apply
  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.
  • Closing date for applications is 20th April 2019 by 5.00 PM EAT.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger NGO Field Coordinator Jobs in Gambella Ethiopia

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