Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health, Psychosocial Support and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2021, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 25 million people in more than 46 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org


As Country Director, you lead the updating and implementation of the country strategy of Action Against Hunger in Pakistan, in a context of evolution of the country programme (response to a major humanitarian crisis -flood- and the need to strengthen our long-term / development prortfolio). You also have to lead ressources mobilization, and to oversee financial and country team management in line with Action Against Hunger values and processes.
Considering the evolution of the country context in Pakistan, more specifically you will have to:

  1. Lead the implementation of the country strategy, inclduing ACF flood response and ensure the country strategy’s adaptation to the evolving humanitarian context
    2. Oversee resources mobilisation related to ACF reponse to the 2022 Pakistan flood and the country development / longterm portfolio
    3. Lead and manage the adaptation of the country team considering the evolution of the country programme


With a master degree, or equivalent, you have at least 8 years of humanitarian or development experience, including in other country than Pakistan.
With a minimum of 5 years of previous experience as Country Director or equivalent leadership role, you can also prove 5 years of senior management or leadership experience, including team leadership.
You are able to demonstrate capacity of developing country portfolio, knowledge of best practices in country team and performance management. You have a very strong understanding of financial and logistics management, and a significant experience with external representation and promotion of programs with stakeholders and donors. You are able to generate goodwill towards the program with the intention of raising funds and the country grant portfolio.
Your excellent organizational and interpersonal skills allow you to mobilize all resources needed to articulate program management with thes best practices and to demonstrate leadership in representation with other humanitarian and development actors, thanks to your significant experience of managing strategic partnership.
As you have creativity and capacity to think out of the box, you can developp excellent knowledge and understanding of working in a complex, very constrained and sensitive environment and you show excellent negotiation skills and politically astute.
You are known for your excellent adaptation and culturally sensitivity skills. Of course, due to the volatile environment, we need you to be at ease with managing security.
An excellent knowledge and understanding of the Pakistani and South Asian context would be a strong asset; English language skills mandadory and a great sense of humour would be a plus 😉


– 24 months fixed term contract
– Remuneration package and competitive benefits according to ACF policies
– Based in Islamabad with field visits to other locations within the country
– Authorization to work in Pakistan is strongly preferred
ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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