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Description

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

About the program

Action Against Hunger has been facilitating emergency relief and development programs in Uganda for the past 40 years. Currently, the country office manages multi-sectoral programs that assist refugees and host communities in Adjumani, Kikube, Kiryandongo and Yumbe districts to rebuild their livelihoods and achieve resilience.

You will contribute to helping end World hunger by….

providing leadership and coordination to the mission logistic department both on a strategic and operational level.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Coordinate the contribution of logistics staff towards the development of the country office strategic plan
  • Lead the process of developing and executing annual logistics plans, which enable the country office to effectively execute and realize its core strategic priorities. These plans will include; procurement, fleet management, IT, facilities management and security plans.
  • Lead the process of developing (and/or) implementing Action Against Hunger standards which govern key logistics functions
  • Ensure that logistics plans are reviewed and updated regularly (monthly/quarterly)
  • Track procurement priorities (from planning – to procurement – to pay) and ensures that these processes are efficiently executed and projects receive timely and quality inputs.
  • Support the IT team to provide timely and quality IT infrastructure and support across the organization
  • Partner with HR to ensure that Action Against Hunger Uganda attracts and develops a highly productive team of logistics professionals
  • Partner with field coordinators to provide ongoing technical support, coaching/mentoring to logistics staff across the organization
  • Lead the development of country-level security plans (in alignment with the country office strategic plan)
  • Provide ongoing security advisory/updates to all visitors and ensures that all visitors adhere to our minimum security standards
  • Responsible for overall coordination and development for all Uganda field bases security operations and delegated country program Staff, asset and reputation safety operation accountability.

Requirements

Do you meet the Profile Criteria?

  • Advanced university degree in Logistics, business or other related fields (professional qualifications in logistics management is preferred)
  • Atleast 5 years of senior-level professional experience in a similar role, preferably international experience.
  • Extensive experience in developing and executing logistics and security strategies.
  • Solid experience managing complex logistics operations (including multiple projects, locations and diverse budgets and teams)
  • Extensive understanding of logistics standards used by key donors (i.e., SIDA, WFP, EUTF, USAID, GFFO, UNHCR)
  • Excellent analytical, team management and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Extensive humanitarian/development industry experience.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-sectoral organization requiring strong communication, planning & organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate good team understanding and people management
  • Significant experience in security response, including demonstrated experience working with diverse field teams and being able to move to field locations to realize the same
  • A strong ability to analyze strategic Safety and Security trends and develop appropriate plans and responses
  • Experience in developing, reviewing, piloting, and adapting Standard Operating Procedures in medium to complex humanitarian contexts
  • Willingness to deploy into bases for weeks affected by the large scale security situation
  • Good Negotiation skills

Our Core values

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-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.- 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

  • Ability to 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.
  • Promote and uphold the PSEA policy and procedure.

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave
  • Training opportunities

How to apply

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the link below. 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: 21st January 2021.

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Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Action Against Hunger saves lives while building long-term strategies for self-sufficiency:

  • Lifesaving impact in 45+ countries
  • 6,500+ field staff assisting more than 14.9 million people in 2015
  • 35+ years of expertise in contexts of conflict, disasters and food crises

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment.

Why Our Work Matters

Deadly malnutrition claims the lives of 1 million children each year, even though it’s:

  1. PREDICTABLE: We know where and when to expect acute malnutrition
  2. PREVENTABLE: We know how to help children stay healthy
  3. TREATABLE: Therapeutic ready-to-use foods can help save millions
  4. AFFORDABLE: Just $45 can provide a child with lifesaving treatment

You can trust Action Against Hunger. Here’s why:

  • Highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator, ten years in a row
  • Listed as an “A”-rated organization by CharityWatch
  • We're accountable, meeting all 20 Better Business Bureau standards
  • Earned Guidestar's Gold Participant Seal for our commitment to transparency
  • Awarded the “Best in America” seal by the Independent Charities of America

What Others Are Saying

Don’t take it from us: here’s what others have to say of our work:

“Action Against Hunger is a NGO that is action oriented. I can truthfully say that they deliver services to those in need and are very present on the ground. They make lasting positive change in the lives of people. I worked for them in four countries and have a good understanding of how they work.”

– Holimata, Great Nonprofits Review

“Action Against Hunger is in war-torn countries that many fear to tread. They are technical people… that forgo the comforts of modern life to assist local populations and refugees at the most fundamental level in the most dangerous locales. They provide nutrition, healthcare, sanitation, and food sustainability. They train populations to be self-sufficient. Although these dedicated men and women want to eliminate the need for their services, humanity is not willing and forces them to witness the most heinous actions.”

– President Nelson Mandela, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2004

“As a field worker and a partner... I recommend Action Against Hunger as an effective and important organization. Through their integrated approach and expertise in nutrition, food security and water, sanitation and hygiene they are saving lives and improving them for years to come in some of the poorest parts of the planet.”

– Water Advocate, Great Nonprofits Review, Dec. 8, 2011

“Action Against Hunger—the title speaks for itself. This is a remarkable organization with a staff of energetic, enthusiastic and deeply committed people who are determined to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people. There are millions who do not have access to clean water, food, health services or education. They are condemned to a grinding life of poverty with no choices. Action Against Hunger is changing this. Their training programs are improving the quality of life and health and, above all, bringing hope to thousands in underdeveloped countries. I commend them for their outstanding work and welcome the opportunity to express my support.”

– Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2006

“I’ve been covering humanitarian crises since the early 1990s and have often been impressed by the work of Action Against Hunger. They are among the first to respond when tragedies unfold, and they work to ensure that communities have a fighting chance to get back on their feet... The nightly news can often seem overwhelming, but it’s important to remember there are effective ways to fight hunger and overcome poverty, and along with groups like Action Against Hunger, you can become part of the solution.”

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Description

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

About the program

Action Against Hunger has been facilitating emergency relief and development programs in Uganda for the past 40 years. Currently, the country office manages multi-sectoral programs that assist refugees and host communities in Adjumani, Kikube, Kiryandongo and Yumbe districts to rebuild their livelihoods and achieve resilience.

You will contribute to helping end World hunger by....

providing leadership and coordination to the mission logistic department both on a strategic and operational level.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Coordinate the contribution of logistics staff towards the development of the country office strategic plan
  • Lead the process of developing and executing annual logistics plans, which enable the country office to effectively execute and realize its core strategic priorities. These plans will include; procurement, fleet management, IT, facilities management and security plans.
  • Lead the process of developing (and/or) implementing Action Against Hunger standards which govern key logistics functions
  • Ensure that logistics plans are reviewed and updated regularly (monthly/quarterly)
  • Track procurement priorities (from planning – to procurement – to pay) and ensures that these processes are efficiently executed and projects receive timely and quality inputs.
  • Support the IT team to provide timely and quality IT infrastructure and support across the organization
  • Partner with HR to ensure that Action Against Hunger Uganda attracts and develops a highly productive team of logistics professionals
  • Partner with field coordinators to provide ongoing technical support, coaching/mentoring to logistics staff across the organization
  • Lead the development of country-level security plans (in alignment with the country office strategic plan)
  • Provide ongoing security advisory/updates to all visitors and ensures that all visitors adhere to our minimum security standards
  • Responsible for overall coordination and development for all Uganda field bases security operations and delegated country program Staff, asset and reputation safety operation accountability.

Requirements

Do you meet the Profile Criteria?

  • Advanced university degree in Logistics, business or other related fields (professional qualifications in logistics management is preferred)
  • Atleast 5 years of senior-level professional experience in a similar role, preferably international experience.
  • Extensive experience in developing and executing logistics and security strategies.
  • Solid experience managing complex logistics operations (including multiple projects, locations and diverse budgets and teams)
  • Extensive understanding of logistics standards used by key donors (i.e., SIDA, WFP, EUTF, USAID, GFFO, UNHCR)
  • Excellent analytical, team management and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Extensive humanitarian/development industry experience.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-sectoral organization requiring strong communication, planning & organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate good team understanding and people management
  • Significant experience in security response, including demonstrated experience working with diverse field teams and being able to move to field locations to realize the same
  • A strong ability to analyze strategic Safety and Security trends and develop appropriate plans and responses
  • Experience in developing, reviewing, piloting, and adapting Standard Operating Procedures in medium to complex humanitarian contexts
  • Willingness to deploy into bases for weeks affected by the large scale security situation
  • Good Negotiation skills

Our Core values

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-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.- 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

  • Ability to 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.
  • Promote and uphold the PSEA policy and procedure.

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave
  • Training opportunities

How to apply

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the link below. 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: 21st January 2021.

2021-01-22

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