Uganda, Horn and our Eastern Africa Regional Office (HEARO)
Salary: can be discussed
Candidate Level: Senior Executive
Contract Type: Temporary
Working Hours: Full Time
Sector: International Development
Link to Website
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 01/08/2024
Aktion gegen den Hunger
GFFO Project Director – Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 28 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a non-profit that works across 55 countries, our around 9.000 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good. Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network and currently manages operations in eight countries (e.g. Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan) and has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1.500 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. 

Action Against Hunger USA seeks for a period of 12 months (August 1, 2024 to July 31, 2025) a highly qualified regional Project Director (full-time) to lead the coordination and implementation of the project “Multisectoral humanitarian response to the deteriorating nutrition situation in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on severely affected crisis contexts.”

GFFO Project Director – Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

S/he will oversee and ensure that implementation with Action Against Hunger countries and their respective local partners and field-level teams have the required level of support, guidance, and information to implement the project to high standards, coordinating and communicating effectively with internal and external contacts and ensure follow up and support where required. The position is based in Uganda, Horn and our Eastern Africa Regional Office (HEARO).

  • Program and Quality: Ensure the project aligns with the proposal, work plan, budget, and Action Against Hunger's strategic goals. Implement effective monitoring and quality control measures
  • Coordination, Representation and Advocacy: Coordinate with stakeholders, lead project reviews, represent Action Against Hunger in meetings, and advocate for project goals
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Monitor project progress, consolidate reports from implementing countries, and submit high-quality reports to donors on time
  • Finance & Compliance Management: Ensure efficient and transparent use of resources, manage budgets effectively, and comply with donor regulations
  • Teamwork and Capacity Building: Provide leadership and guidance to the project team, identify capacity-building needs, and organize training sessions
  • Technical Expertise: Share knowledge on best practices in nutrition emergencies, gender, protection, and SBC with country offices and project teams
  • Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization: Collaborate on proposals for new humanitarian response initiatives and support the development of resources for complementarity
  • A master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a related field (Nutrition, Public Health, Humanitarian action, International Cooperation, Project Management), or related areas.
  • At least five years of practical work experience, preferably with non-profits or NGO within international humanitarian assistance programs. Proven capabilities in the project management cycle are crucial. Favourably expertise in managing complex humanitarian programs across multiple countries.
  • Demonstrated experience working in challenging environments, including emergencies and post-crisis settings.
  • Extensive leadership skills to encourage a culture of collaboration, continuous learning and professional development.
  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of all gender and equal access to information with respect for all cultures.
  • Understanding of GFFO, German donor regulations, and other international donor reporting requirements.
  • Extensive experience collaborating with local partner organizations based on equal partnership principles, providing technical and backstopping support.
  • Regular job attendance in head offices as well as field visits, attendance to external meetings and conference are necessary. Work and travel outside normal office hours or on the weekends might be needed and/or required.


Action Against Hunger USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger USA complies with all applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment.


Interested? We are looking forward to your application. Please apply for this position by clicking here. All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Preferred method of response: Not Set
Apply link: Link to Apply
Closing date: 01/08/2024