YOUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The ACF Chad mission is part of an emergency response strategy (nutritional crisis, Lake Chad crisis, natural disasters, epidemics) aimed at reducing mortality and morbidity and long-term axes around the notion of recovery and resilience aimed at reducing the level of vulnerability of the populations.
Since 2011, ACF in Chad has placed the prevention, detection and treatment of severe acute malnutrition at the heart of its intervention. ACF confirmed in 2015 its willingness to base its analysis on an approach to integrating care within the health system but also by supporting them with a practical component of primary health care, mental health and food, water, sanitation and hygiene security.
The ACF intervention in Chad aims to guarantee the nutritional security of populations through programs in the areas of nutrition, health, mental health & care practices, food security, livelihoods, water, hygiene, sanitation, and disaster management while emphasizing cross-cutting humanitarian advocacy work with stakeholders in these sectors.
YOUR POSITION AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
The Deputy Country Director (DPA) for programs is responsible for ensuring that ACF's programs in Chad meet the vision of the mission and for strengthening ACF's impact at the level of beneficiaries and various stakeholders.
You will demonstrate leadership in the development and quality of programs by taking into account ACF's overall strategy and country strategy (internal and external), as well as the expectations of communities and beneficiaries of ACF programs.
You actively participate in the definition of ACF's strategy in Chad and the operational variations of this strategy through programs and projects in the field.
Your main responsibilities are:
- You coordinate the definition and the implementation of the strategy by ensuring the management of the programmatic technical departments . You will actively participate in the definition of the strategy and the operationalization of the Action Against Hunger (ACF) strategy in Chad in accordance with the vision and mission of ACF on a global scale. You are responsible for ensuring that the implementation of ACF programs meet the standards, quality standards, expertise and technicality defined by ACF.
- You represent ACF (in terms of operational, technical, program and advocacy strategy) to donors, authorities, United Nations agencies and other NGOsby providing support to the Country Director in setting up, as well as maintaining, good relations with state actors, donors, humanitarian community actors, local actors, community leaders, and communities of intervention areas. This support will also translate into the visibility and involvement of ACF in the frameworks of discussions and coordination at the regional level (Sahel, ACF internal frameworks, etc.). Finally, you will contribute to the establishment and strengthening of the partnership with local actors, the establishment of coalitions, the development of a network, the national dialogue and all mechanisms to strengthen the advocacy initiated by ACF.
- You analyze the humanitarian needs by identifying the humanitarian needs and issues in the country and proposing the appropriate responses within the framework of ACF's strategy in Chad. You will collect, collate and analyze information from external sources and technical referents at headquarters to identify future program opportunities. Participation in humanitarian advocacy activities initiated by the mission will be expected by the Deputy Country Director.
- You manage your team by ensuring effective supervision of the technical and program coordinators.
- You monitor program budgets by ensuring that budgets are respected and by helping to identify potential funding opportunities in conjunction with field teams and the Finance department.
- You have a Master's level training, ideally in the coordination of humanitarian programs, international development, international relations or in political science, social sciences.
- You have at least 5 years of professional experience in a similar international position and you have already managed program coordinators (international experience in team management is required)
- You are recognized by your diplomacy, your communication, networking and external representation skills.
- You have excellent strategic analysis skills of the humanitarian context
- You have leadership and management skills in a complex international context (especially in multicultural management).
- You are recognized by your ability to work under pressure, to prioritize, to take firm positions while being proactive and you are able to absorb a significant workload.
- French and English (written and oral) are essential