Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2019, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 17 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org


Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director, you will define, supervise and coordinate mental health, care practices, gender and protection programs, and strategies. To guarantee the quality, relevance, and scaling of the MHCPGP strategy and interventions on the mission, respecting ACF and international standards and national policies

More precisely, you will have to:

  • To contribute to the country strategy and definition of the strategy and positioning of the MHCPGP technical department
  • To coordinate identification of needs and formulation of project propositions
  • To support activities implementation, monitoring, and carry out reporting on program/projects
  • To guarantee the quality and accountability of the projects
  • To ensure the active involvement of ACF in the national sectoral coordination, the technical platforms and develop sectoral partnerships
  • To manage the MHCP-GP teams including the MHPSS working group coordinator
  • To promote capitalization, innovation, and research in the MHCPGP department and ensure the confidentiality of data collected during the MHCPGP activities of the mission
  • Support gender and protection mainstreaming for all sectors


You hold a clinical psychology master’s degree. You have experience ideally working with refugees. IDPs and asylum seekers. You have experience working with MHPSS and protection partners. You demonstrate good skills in supervision also with remote management and capacity building/system strengthening. You have experience with NGOs at the coordination level. You have excellent skills in representation, writing proposals. Having experience in collaborating with other sectors is a value. You demonstrate excellent diplomacy, communication, and organization.
Fluency in English written/spoken is compulsory.


6 months fixed term contract under French legislation

  • Monthly gross salary from 2450 to 2800EUR upon experience
  • Monthly per diem and living allowance: 383EUR net, field paid
    Monthly country allowance: 450EUR
    16% of the gross monthly salary for pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens
  • Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house
  • Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses and repatriation insurance
    Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year, and 215 EUR at each RnR period
    Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©

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