Founded in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principles – 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 malnutrition, particularly during and after emergencies related to conflict or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas: 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.

Action contre la Faim has been working continuously in Sierra Leone since 1991. ACF is currently playing a strong role in strengthening the health system, working on policies and plans at the national level, and building capacity at the national and district levels to deliver improved services. Climate change adaptation and mitigation has also become a central element of ACF interventions in countries. Due to Sierra Leone’s vulnerability to climate change, evidenced by changing rain patterns and the increasing occurrence of major floods and landslides, ACF works to build the local community’s resilience to climate-related shocks by disseminating knowledge on climate-resilient agricultural practices and sustainable land management to increase improved access to meteorological information. The field team is also supporting the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) in developing and digitizing a tool to forecast floods, improve data management and provide trend analysis to improve preparedness. We are looking for a Country Director to lead our operations in the country. The position in the capital city of Freetown on the Atlantic Ocean offers a peaceful and beautiful service station.

As Country Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the development, funding and implementation of the country strategy and the growth of the program portfolio that effectively addresses the underlying causes and impacts of malnutrition in alignment with ACF’s values, program principles and strategy. You lead a team of 70 people, including 3 international employees. More specifically, they develop the mission to a level where ACF would have a significant impact in the country and where the mission would be sustainable (less dependent on ACF self-funding). They oversee the mobilization of resources and fundraising to support the implementation of the country strategy. They establish a leadership culture of performance with zero tolerance for fraud and SEA. You will lead the successful implementation of improved finance and HR processes and tools. They lead the mission internally and externally. REQUESTED PROFILE

You have a master’s degree in development studies or in management. You have at least 5 years of experience in leadership positions in the humanitarian or development sector at an international level. You are known for your leadership, management skills and sense of responsibility. You are rigorous and comfortable with multitasking.


– 24-month fixed-term contract under French law – Monthly gross salary from 3300 to 3800 EUR depending on experience – Monthly daily and living allowance: 528 EUR net, paid locally – Monthly country allowance: 150 EUR – Child allowance: 1500 EUR per year per child in country of origin (maximum 6000 EUR/year) – 16% of the gross monthly salary for the reimbursement of the pension insurance for non-French citizens – Transport and accommodation: payment of the transport costs and the guest house – Health insurance: 100% payment of the health insurance contributions (social security). safety + health insurance) and repatriation insurance – Vacation and RnR: 25 days paid vacation per year, 20 RnR per year and 215 EUR at each RnR period – Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge © – Couple Status

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