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Head Of Programs job at Action Against Hunger

About the Organization

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization which originated in France and is committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children and provides communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger

Job Description

Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We inno- vate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8.300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change confict, inequity and emergencies. We strive to create a wond tree from un- ger, for everyone, for good

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Head of Programs is responsible for the strategic leadership, devel opment and management of Action Against Hunger Uganda's program and ensure that it effectively aligns and supports efficient operationalization of the country offices strategic plan

  • The Head of Programs position is charged with developing and implementing

    Action Against Hunger Uganda's technical strategy steer current projects and identify new, creative and innovative opportunities for programming

  • He/she will provide expertise to and oversight of all program project related activities and responsibilities to ensure they are efficiently executed actively engage and support the grant acquisition and resource development team to consolidate key partnerships with donors, internal and external stakeholders with a focus on growing the country office's revenue, and ensure that monitoring and evaluation of programming info quality and timely implementation or programs to ensure continuity of funding.

  • He/she will take lead in the adoption, implementation and strategic report ing on Action Against Hunger global strategic priorities.

  • More importantly the Head of Programs will oversee quality implementation and delivery of ongoing programming through budget monitoring quality reporting to Action Against Hunger stakeholders and donors all in Tine with internal rules and regulations, funding regulations and core values of the organization


  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of people of all genders equal access to information

  • Provide a work environment where people of all genders must be evaluat ed and promoted based on their skils and performance

  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff

  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.

  • Respect beneficiaries women, men, children (boys and gins) regardless of gender sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, nation- al origin, age, or marital status

  • Value and respect all cultures

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • A Master's degree in Social Sciences. Development Studies, Internation- a Development or any other relevant field

  • 10 years of senior leadership experience involving strategic planning. operations management, fundraising, external engagementnetworking in a reputable international organization

  • Experience working with diverse donors such as SIDA, WFP. USAID EU-Trust Fund Global Affairs Canada, Swedish Embassy, French Gov- emment among others

  • Sold experience in strategic planning, program development, project management, monitoring and evaluation

  • Extensive experience in facilitating emergency response and integrated rural community development programming and processes Sold experience in managing complex programs, large budgets and diverse teams

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations and healthy social inter- actions in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources


  • Extensive experience building partnerships with donos, govemment and other stakeholders including representing a country office in UN and do- nor coordination mechanisms.

  • Strong team management skills and experience collaborating with key business parmers ie, finance, HR, supply chain management and ensu ing that programs receive timely project support and inputs

  • A self-starter who can work independently under pressure and who has ability to management competing priorities without direct supervision Advanced English language proficiency is a must

  • Strong cross-cultural experience (including leading programs in fragile

  • Demonstrated commitment to Action Against Hunger global core values and development approaches

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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