Action Against Hunger is hiring a

Field Coordinator - Open to International Candidates

Gambela, Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of position

The Field Coordinator will provide strategic and operational leadership to overall technical and programmatic quality in intervention, compliance with donor rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables, including a detailed implementation plan, monitoring plan, and report. He/she will be responsible for budget management, reporting, and management of the team, implementing the project, and the overall management of the security at the field and regional level.


Under the direct supervision of the Country Director and with the support of the Technical Advisers in the Capital Office the Field Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of the programs and support activities of the Gambella Base, effective implementation of the project including, reporting budget, project monitoring, and evaluation. She/He is responsible for the security of the base and Continuous strategic analysis of the security and humanitarian context in Gambella.

Key Job Essentials

  • Overall management of the programs and support activities of the Wollega Base
  • With the support of the local PMs and the Technical Advisers in AA, participate and contribute to the development of new projects including feasibility, the draft of concept notes, and LFA (TAs in AA are in charge of proposal writing eventually)
  • Support the PM in implementing a sound monitoring system (PMs are responsible for the monitoring of their project with the technical support of the TAs)
  • Projects Management and supervision
  • In collaboration with the Country HR Manager ensure that ACF’s Internal Regulation, Convention on Social Benefits, working conditions, and other policies are properly implemented and adhered to at all times.
  • Make sure all projects have a Supply Plan that is checked before proceeding with purchases and orders. Make sure the Supply plan is respected or updated according to the need. Alert the Country Logistics Manager when the means are not fitting the need (cars, telecoms, etc.)
  • Continuous strategic analysis of the security and humanitarian context in Sekota
  • Analyze the regional security context using all available sources.
  • Alert the Country Logistics manager and Country Director pro-actively on imminent risks and threats and suggest a plan of action/ impact on operations in the base.
  • Advise the DCD/P and program departments in strategic programming with regard to the impact of security on program activities.
  • Representation of ACF and liaison with regional authorities in Sekota, UN, NGOs at the field and regional level
  • Participate in humanitarian coordination meetings at the field level and at the regional level, the latter in rotation with the country management team in Addis
  • Participate in the organization and ensure successful donors field visits in collaboration with Country Director / DCD/P
  • Lead negotiations and represent ACF with the following authorities BOFED, DPPB, ENCU, RWB, and RHB, especially for project agreement, extension, etc.
  • Collaborate with the PM and Liaison Advisor in Addis in order to ensure timely production and submission of reports to local authorities at the field level
  • Monitor and supervise the general management of partnership relations; ensure smooth and fruitful communication with partners and all relevant actors; ensure support and assistance are available to partners in line with needs and requests;
  • Review and validate the monthly base coordination meeting report and send it to Addis in a timely manner;
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the Country director;
  • Ensure the field team is closely informed about the country's situation, social and political environment, the evolution of the context, and other relevant and non-confidential internal development;
  • Ensure coordination between PMs in order to develop experience sharing, documentation, and application of lessons learned.
  • Weekly coordination meeting notes, Regional security report, Donor reports (supervision)
  • Authority reports (depending on nature either directly or in collaboration with Program and Liaison department)
  • Stakeholder reports/ documentation (depending on nature either directly or in collaboration with Program and Liaison department)
  • Supervising the timely production of internal reports (Log, Admin, Finance HR, PMs)

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Foster an environment that supports the 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, sexual orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures.


  • Bachelor's degree in humanitarian-related fields
  • At least Five years of field experience in the operational management of humanitarian-development programs
  • A proven track record in project management on one of the following topics (WASH, FS, Nutrition) or a proven track record of support management of humanitarian-development projects (Admin, Log, HR, Finance).
  • Excellent capacity for strategic humanitarian context analysis
  • Proven record of security and base management in development and post-crisis settings.
  • Strong management skills and leadership, pro-activite.
  • Strong communication, networking, and representation
  • Basic knowledge of ACF programs and procedures i
  • Good team worker, facilitator, and mediator
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required and additional knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage.


Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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