Action Contre la Faim France
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Context : In Cameroon, based in Buea

Action Against Hunger has been present in Cameroon since 1998. Since 2014, our action focuse mainly in the Eastern Region and the Far North of the country on emergency programs initiated with Central African refugees and affected host communities by socio-

political unrest in CAR and violence related to Boko Haram activity in the Lake Chad region. ACF has set up long-term nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene programs with the support of ECHO and SIDA for more than 150,000 beneficiaries.

Since the end of 2018, ACF, under the name of Action Against Hunger (AAH), is also present in the South-West, in support of the crisis that rages in this region.

Our 2020 strategy is based on responding to immediate humanitarian needs and contributing to economic recovery and strengthening resilience and social cohesion in Cameroon.

There are 140 employees on the mission, spread over 5 bases : Batouri in the East, Maroua and Kousseri in the Far North, Buéa in the South West and coordination in Yaoundé.

Cameroon is a fairly stable country. However, the Far North region remains an area of great vigilance with the presence of Boko Haram fractions on the border with Nigeria.

Similarly, the Northwest / Southwest regions are very unstable.

The size of the team is small (17 staffs), with one assessment team and 2 mobile teams (one in partnership with Caritas).

In Buea, the current project is a pilote to strengthen our presence in the South West, based on acceptance by communities and parties in the conflict.

With an ECHO project coming, it is expected that the size of the response will grow, by 2 mobile teams, which will require close monitoring to ensure their safety.

The security situation is very tense and fragile on this area and movement to the field are not yet validated, but pending security / access strategy which is under review.

The position : You will be responsible to ensure the safety of AAH in South West; whilst at the same time providing an enabling security environment to allow AAH teams to be at the cutting edge of operational implementation in South West.

You key objectives will be :

  • To follow access issues in the field for ensuring staff safety
  • To negotiate when necessary on humanitarian access with all the involved actors
  • To implement and update AAH humanitarian access strategy
  • To implement and update AAH security management system
  • To train and make AAH staff aware of security environment, procedures and rules with briefings, awareness sessions and simulation exercises
  • The applicant

    You have at least 2 years of experience in program in INGOs on a similar position with a previous experience working in security fragile environment.

    You are proficient in evaluating the risks in field missions and you have an confirmed experience in setting up and developing security management tools, procedures and rules, in conducting training on security environment.

    English (oral and written) is professional. For security reasons, the french speaker applicants would not be considered.

    Specific conditions / Salary

    Length of contract : 6 months, starting as soon as possible

    Salary and profits :

  • Monthly gross salary from €1600 to €1975 upon experience.
  • Per diem and living allowance : 521 € net - paid in the field
  • 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • Child allowance (limited to 5 children)
  • Transportation and accommodation :

  • Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
  • Individual room in guesthouse covered
  • Medical coverage : 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

    Leaves and RnR :

  • 25 days of paid leaves per year.
  • 20 RnR per year.
  • 215 € at each RnR period (every 12 weeks).
  • Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference.
  • Training : Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Cross knowledge .

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