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Deputy Country Director – Support at Action Against Hunger

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Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Country Director – Support

Location: Abuja (with field trips)
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months
Start Date 01-12-2023


  • As a member of the Senior Management Team of the mission, you provide leadership and management of all the support services functions and systems within the mission, including logistics, finance and HR & administration management to ensure quality support to programme implementation.

More precisely, you:

  • Coordinate support department work plans, projects implementation plan, departmental strategies and plans of action from development to implementation.
  • Manage all support functions (Finances, HR, Logistics) in, for example: assigning objectives, performing meetings, ensuring that guidelines are adhered to at all times and compliant with donor’s policies and guidelines, ensuring organisational compliance to Nigerian regulations, supervising the development / updating of guidelines, collaborating with HoD of your scope and other DCDs.
  • Are responsible of risk management, compliance & internal control/audit in, for example: monitoring and developing the Internal Control/Audit Framework and internal control department, coordinating and conducting periodic compliance reviews, leading audit preparation and assisting and responding during internal and external audits, supporting Field Coordinators in maintaining field offices risk registers, developing the mission risk register, providing leadership and supervision to the Internal Control team during investigations on potential frauds, SEA cases or other reports.


  • You have a Master’s Degree, preferably in Economics and / or Political / Humanitarian Studies or equivalent.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in the humanitarian field at a senior management or coordination role, preferably in a variety of contexts and countries and with a strong background in finance, HR and logistics.
  • You have an experience an experience of working within an insecure environment with responsbility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • You have a good understanding of risk management.
  • You have strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills and an ability to organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints.
  • You speak and write English fluently.

International Package:

  • Fixed term contract under French legislation: 12 months
  • Monthly gross salary from 2899 to 3,376 Euros upon experience
  • Reimbursement of the pension insurance for non-French citizens: 16% of the gross monthly salary
  • Annual salary increase: 6% increase after and each 12 months of continuous contract
  • Monthly per diem and living allowance: $737 net, field paid
  • Monthly country allowance: 150 Euros
  • Child allowance: 1,500 Euros per year per child present in the country of origin (maximum 6,000 Euros / year)
  • Transportation and accommodation: coverage of transportation costs and guest house
  • Medical coverage: ACF covers 100% of the social security, health insurance, and repatriation insurance agreement fees.
  • Salary sustainment measures (sickness, paternity, maternity)
  • Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year and 215 Euros at each RnR period.

Accompaniment and Trainings:

  • Follow-up and support for career development
  • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Cross Knowledge.

National Package:

  • Basic Salary: Starting from N1,636,744 per month
  • Rent allowance: N55,000 per month
  • Transportation allowance: 16,667 Naira per month
  • Leave allowance: 10% of Basic Salary per month
  • Pension: Employer contribution 10% of gross salary, Employee contribution 8% of gross salary
  • Annual leave: 2 days per month
  • Private health insurance: 100% health care coverage provided by the organization
  • Private life assurance: 24/7 life assurance coverage provided by the organization
  • Training: Free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.
  • Relocation benefits: N120,000 lump sum relocation allowance + 20 nights accommodation + flight ticket from the home base to the working base at the beginning and end of the assignment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Women at ACF are entitled to benefits such as maternity leave, compassionate leave for a hospitalized child and creche facilities for babies
  • ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination.
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