Country Director Moldova/6385


Duration : Long Term
Start date : ASAP
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The Country Director (CD) is the maximum responsible of Action Against Hunger (AAH) in the mission. In coordination with the desk officer, he/she will ensure the correct management of resources in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization. He/she will ensure the definition of a clear strategy for the mission and it’s coherent follow up, maintaining quality and relevance of the carried-out actions, always aligned with the organization’s mandate.

He/She will represent Action against Hunger before donors, authorities, international organizations, other NGOs, private sector and whichever institution of interest. The CD is the spokesperson of Action against Hunger before national and international media, under the coordination of the Communication Area of the organization.

The CD, through his/her leadership, will motivate the team, anticipating and managing possible conflicts. He/She will encourage innovative focus and will supervise the coordination team, ensuring appropriate overall HR management and participation to the programs and overall strategy.

The CD is in charge of ensuring the financial viability of the mission in coordination with HQ and of ensuring an efficient management of available resources of the mission. He/She will direct the implementation of the fundraising strategy of public and private funds, designed in coordination with HQ. Likewise, he/she will be responsible of promoting technical innovative focus and fostering best practices and their replicability.

The CD is responsible for the risk management of the mission and the security of his/her team, he/she will promote, encourage and supervise the implementation of the charter of principles of Action against Hunger, as well as of its ethics code and anti-fraud politics.

The CD is responsible of achieving the annual objectives of the mission.


Key activities in your role will include
  • Focuses on leading the processes to set up a mission in a new environment while overseeing and ensuring that the proper emergency response is taking place on leading the processes to set up a mission in a new environment while overseeing and ensuring that the proper emergency response is taking place. Holds the overall responsibility for the mission’s strategy with the development of its Emergency Response and build a comprehensive programmatic approach.
  • Oversees the Financial performance of the mission, ensuring appropriate and efficient use of resources according to the strategy and the yearly objectives, and enhancing the application and follow up of the Organization’s procedures and guidelines, in coordination with the team and the HQ
  • Leads on the linkages and representation with local authorities and the registration process of the Organization; positions the Organization within a new environment; develops and strengthens the relation with stakeholders (NGOs, Donors, UN, Institutes and authorities, partners), through coordination and enhanced advocacy, enhancing high visibility of AAH and the mission
  • Holds the overall responsibility for the mission’s HR management and coordination, focusing on the optimal design of the structure and its organogram and ensuring that development plans are in place for all bases and coordination. Enhances a cultural environment that promotes respect of our guiding principles, code of conduct and adherence to Action against Hunger’s policies.
  • Holds the overall responsibility for assessing the risk exposure, its management and the security situation, for providing general security guidance and for taking appropriate action in case of particular security incidents

Do you meet the profile required criteria?
  • Humanitarian Diplomacy, negotiations skills for conflict environments Strong networking and representational skills
  • Security management in complex security situations with context and Risk Analysis and Management
  • Cultural and conflict sensitivity approach. Knowledge in International Cooperation/Development and key (public and private) donors of the sector
  • Strategic and operational planning capacity and team management and leadership
  • English fluent, Spanish desirable. National and international mobility

Our remuneration package:

We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:

  • Formal work contract: Long Term
  • Base: Chisinau (Moldova)
  • Salary: according to Action Against Hunger salary scale and according to candidate’s previous experience.

This packaged includes:

  • Expatriate insurance (health, live, repatriation, travel, etc.)
  • Break flights/trips to defined area: (break per diem: 215 EUR)
  • Yearly holiday return flight ticket  
  • Accommodation and housing expenses (in shared guest house)
  • Travel costs to and from the mission.
  • 25 working days of paid leave per year.
  • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100€ to 225€ monthly (according to standard list of Action Against Hunger -Spain).


Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

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