Action Against Hunger pursues a vision of a world without hunger, saving the lives of malnourished children and families. Our teams provide for people’s immediate needs when food is scarce and provide families with the tools, seeds and support they need to build a sustainable future.
Action Against Hunger is continuously recruiting professional and experienced staff that are personally committed to working towards our aim of ensuring that communities around the world have access to enough food and clean water.
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Please note that until further notice we will not be considering any applications for field roles.
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ACF provides a monthly salary allowance which starts at a base scale dependant on level of post and relevant experience. Current salaries are:
You may receive a normal salary advance of up to $500 per month in cash in the country that you are working. This is reclaimed at the end of the month from your monthly salary payment.
Annual Salary Review
Salaries are reviewed every 3 years and a cost of living increase may be awarded to all staff every year.
We provide you with a flight at the beginning and end of your contract with us.
Annual leave is 28 days per year in your first year of working with Action Against Hunger, accrued at a rate of 2 days per month worked.
As well as annual leave, additional time off from the programme may be given in some countries where circumstances are particularly difficult (e.g. very remote or insecure areas, very limited opportunities for social/recreational activities). This will vary from country to country and where it is given, will range from one week off every 12 weeks to one week off every six weeks. During your break Action Against Hunger will cover the costs of travel to the closest agreed suitable location and accommodation.
Vaccinations & Medical Check
we cover the costs of all necessary vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis for the country that you will be working in. All staff going overseas also have a medical briefing and check with our external independent medical advisers, Interhealth.
Action Against Hunger provides full health insurance cover from the start of your contract with us. This includes cover for medical evacuation if this is ever necessary.
Action Against Hunger will provide you with accommodation free of charge whilst you are in the field. As a minimum you will have your own room in shared accommodation with other team members. In some locations and dependant on contract length and budget, some staff are able to have individual accommodation.
Action Against Hunger strongly encourages staff development and offers a variety of training courses and other development opportunities.
Formal training programmes include induction, a five-day pre-departure course followed by a few days relevant technical training, and a Leadership & Management Development Programme made up of internal training events.
Staffs are also able to access and distance learning based activities whilst in the field.
Briefing & Debriefing
Where possible all staff visit our London Head Office for a briefing when they start with Action Against Hunger and for a debriefing when the return.
We welcome staff of all ages to join Action Against Hunger. Our retirement age for field posts is 65.
External Psychological Debrief
We recognise that sometimes field staff find it beneficial to talk confidentially to a professional outside the organisation as part of their de-brief. We will discuss this option with you on your return and encourage you to take up contact with Interhealth or other debriefing specialists.
All benefits are calculated on a pro-rata basis for part time staff.
We accept applications for overseas jobs on an ongoing basis. Please review the job profiles and then apply online for the generic post that you are interested in. We accept only CV’s with cover letters and will try to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, then assume that you have not been short listed at this time.
We also accept applications through the post:
Human Resources Department
First Floor Rear Premises
161-163 Greenwich High Road
SE10 8 JA
Please note that until further notice we will not be considering any speculative applications for field roles due to the high volume of traffic we have received. Please watch this space for further information on when next we will open the generic postings.
We operate a register (or pool) of professional humanitarian staff which is shared amongst all of ACF International. This means that you will only go through an interview process once. We strive to place you in a position within three months of being placed onto the register.
The interview process starts with an initial interview with the Human Resources department to look at your competencies and your fit within ACF International. You will also be required to sit a written security test to gauge your understanding of personal and team security awareness followed by a technical written test. The full process may take up to 4 hours.
If successful at this stage, you will then have a technical interview with the relevant technical advisor. We endeavour to complete this process within one month.
Once the process is completed and you are successful, this will then be followed by our two week ‘Pre-Departure Training and Technical Training’ in Paris or Madrid.