Monday, January 19, 2009

JOB- Head of Mission, Action Contre La Faim, Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus

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JOB- Head of Mission, Action Contre La Faim, Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <>

Head of Mission with Action Contre La Faim

We are looking for: A HEAD OF MISSION (M/F)

Location: NORTH CAUCASUS ­ Vladikavkaz

Closing date: 13 Apr 2009

General Objective: Responsible for the project of supporting a local
partner NGO to reach autonomy from Action contre la Faim by the end of
2009. As such, he supervises the capacity building of the local
partner and trains himself in pre-defined sectors, supervises
activities that are put in place by local partner NGO, ensures
financing continuity, organizes the allocation of available resources,
guarantees that the ethical and operational principles of Action
Contre la Faim (ACF) are respected.

Qualification and previous experience:

- Previous experience in humanitarian organisation as a Head of mission
- Previous experience in coordination of administration department
(Finance & Human Resources)
- English mandatory


Initiative and problem solving skills:

- Working with all the different actors requires being good at public
relations as well as mind-openness and diplomacy.
- Ability to capitalise on past experience and information available
within the organisation in order to become self-sufficient and
autonomous quickly
- Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with
difficulties encountered in daily work

Adaptability and flexibility:

- Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing
situation within a mission or the organisation itself
- Ability to work within a fluid situation (changes within the team,
location of programmes)
- Willingness to live and work within a team and respect the rules of
collective living

Motivation and involvement:

- Motivation and commitment to humanitarian ideals
- Interest in involvement beyond the job i.e. active involvement in
the ethos of the organisation itself
- Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness
of political and economic aspects of the country

Professionalism and Management:

- Ability to conduct work in a professional and mature manner
- Ability to deal with relation with local authorities as a
representative of Action contre la Faim
- Ability to manage local staff in a mature and impartial manner

Status: Fixed-term work contract

Length of contract: 1 year

Personalised training provided before leaving on mission

All expenses paid in the field: travel out/return, collective
accommodation, meals and living expenses allowance. We pay the costs
of social security, complementary health and repatriation insurance

Salary: 1.750 euros gross per month paid into your home bank account

Application Process:
CV and Motivation letter to be sent to:
Recruitment officer
4, rue Niepce
75662 Paris cedex 14

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