Action Africa Help International – Area Manager (Kakuma).

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Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Job Summary:

The Area Manager provides oversight to ensure the successful implementation of all projects and constantly monitors the context to ensure programing is relevant and responsive to priority needs. In this capacity, the AM is also responsible for representing AAH-K publicly at the field level, including in coordination fora, with other agencies and with UNHCR, and for providing the direct link in communications between field location and Nairobi offices, seeking Nairobi Office direction and input on important programmatic and operational issues in a timely manner. Finally, it is essential that the Area Manager provides strong security management of the team and ensures all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures, are in place and well understood and observed by all staff.


  • Degree in Business Administration/Logistics Management or equivalent. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of proven experience in fieldbased humanitarian settings or in the private sector, including at least 2 years in the Livelihoods sector;
  • Proven experience in team management
  • Experience with managing partnerships with local organizations
  • Experience in coordination with external stakeholders such as donors, authorities, municipalities, employers, partner NGOs etc.
  • Working experience in similar UNHCR project is of added advantage.
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (Related software, email, internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office) a proven track record in a managerial position.

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Application Instructions

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 22nd December, 2021. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-I does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents. Interviews will be done on a rolling basis.




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