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Head of Base - Gaza

  • Puesto: Head of Base - Gaza
  • Organización: Acción contra el hambre
  • Fecha límite: 30 de Septiembre de 2018
  • Lugar: Gaza
  • Método de contacto:


Duration : 12 months

Start date : 03-Sep-2018

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

  • To represent Action Against Hunger in Gaza at the inter-agency level and oversee all Action Against Hunger activities, staff and assets.
  • With the Logistician/Security Officer, oversee security at the base level, leading the context/risk analysis and the adoption of all necessary measures to protect the staff and the organisation.
  • To build on the current expansion of Action Against Hunger´s donor base and FSL/WASH programme portfolio, implementing Action Against Hunger´s new country strategy.
  • To assure compliance with all Action Against Hunger administrative procedures, with the support of the Country Director (CD) and Jerusalem Headquarters.
  • To supervise the base-level work and continuing capacity upgrade of all Gaza senior staff through ongoing training and support.

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1. Programme Management

  • Ensure the effective implementation of programmes through careful oversight of and adherence to logistics, communications, transport, human resources, and finance policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the technical coordinators in the appropriate identification and effective implementation of projects.

Objective 2. Human Resources Management & Capacity Building

  • Application and respect of Action Against Hunger procedures, internal regulations, deontology and principles for both the Head of Base and staff members.
  • Update and review of the base structure according to programme needs, with input from the Technical Coordinators, Jerusalem Admin and the Country Director.

Objective 3. Ensure effective intra-base coordination in Gaza

  • Monitoring of financial and administrative management of the base including the preparation of budgets, financial requests, accountancy, payments, tenders, procedures and movements.
  • Coordination of all staff activities through weekly base meetings and activity planning sessions.

Objective 4. Logistics and Administration

  • Monitoring the financial, administrative and logistical management of the base (including the preparation and of budgets, accountancy, payments, tenders, fulfilment of procedures, movements etc.).
  • Following up on the implementation of logistics procedures, policies and practices as defined in the Logistics Kit.

Objective 5. Ensure proper management of the Action against Hunger security procedures and tools in coordination with the Country Director

  • Continuous monitoring of the local situation through the collection and analysis of security information.
  • Identification of security threats and measures to mitigate risk.

Do you meet the profile required criteria ?

  • Bachelor´s or Master´s Degree in Sociology, International Development, Political Science or International Relations;
  • Desirable: Technical knowledge in project cycle management, logistics and administration;
  • At least 5 years experience in the humanitarian field, with a background in base and budget management, accountancy, and familiarity with logistics, security management and European donor rules;
  • Familiarity with Action Against Hunger procedures is considered an asset;
  • Ability to write donor reports and proposals in English;
  • Training and capacity-building experience;
  • A professional and transparent operational style;
  • Good communication and management skills. Diplomacy and tact;
  • The ability to quickly integrate and understand a complex socio-political working environment;
  • A valid International, European or North American driving license is essential;
  • Languages: English is the working language in Gaza (spoken, read and written); Familiarity with Spanish or Arabic would be useful;
  • Computer Skills: Windows domain, expertise in Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Internet.

Our remuneration package:

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

  • Formal work contract: 12 months.
  • Base: Gaza.
  • Compensation packaged: from 35.508 - 42.108,0 Euros gross/year divided in 12 payments and based on experience y context. This salary includes a base salary + context plus + living expenses and per Diem (*)
  • (*) in local currency subject to unexpected changes in currency exchange)

In addition:

  • Guest House or similar accommodation covered by the organization
  • Travel costs to and from the mission.
  • Expat Health, repatriation, travel and life insurance covered by the organization
  • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100 to 225 Euros monthly (according to standard list of Action Against Hunger-Spain).
  • Break: additional rest period, including travel cost to a reference area and economic help of 215 Euros.
  • 25 working days of paid leave per year.


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