LOGO Action Against Hunger
  • Contract
  • Basrah,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

Action Against Hunger


Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation committed to ending world hunger and recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition. Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger delivers programmes, in over 40 countries while committed to respect humanitarian principles as a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious and, non-profit organisation. Our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflict. Action Against Hunger intervenes in four main areas: Nutrition, Mental Health & Care Practices; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Food Security and Livelihoods; Advocacy and Raising Awareness.

 Action Against Hunger is looking for a Livelihood Technician  based in its office in Basra.

 Work place: Basra with frequent visits to ACF areas of interventions.

 Type of contract: Initially 9months Fixed-Term contract with the possibility of extension.

 Working Hours: Full Time Contract of minimum 40 hours per week up to a maximum of 48 hours per week

 Monthly Basic Salary:  Action Against Hunger provide competitive salary according to ACF salary grid.

 Benefits: Monthly Transport Allowance, Medical Insurance and + End of Year Benefit.

 Purpose of the position : Contribute to implementation of Food Security and Livelihoods activities in districts of Basra governorate.

 Specific Objectives:

Mission 1:  Improve agricultural productivity by promoting adoption of more climate responsive technologies in resources management

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Provision and installation of solar water pumps, and conduct training to supported farmers on solar pump maintenance and care practices.

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Support in preparing MOU with Basra barns and orchards to collect animal and plant wastes

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Support in Identifying priority areas for communal composting units in coordination with Basra ¬†farmers associations (FAs)

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Support in distributing compost products to farmers within the catchment area

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Lead a training with FAs followed by on-site coaching and supervision to capacitate FAs to lead independent extension services for smallholder farmers.

 Mission 2: Reduce social cohesion pressures between pastoralists and farmers arising from an expanding agriculture sector

  • Provision and installation of hydroponic green fodder production units
  • Provision of cash-for-veterinary services for supported buffalo herders.
  • Conduct a joint training on agro-ecology and organic farming practices for both farmers and pastoralists


Mission 3: cash transfer programming including livelihoods, and business grants.

  • Selection, identification, verification and registration of project beneficiaries
  • Follow-up and monitor livelihood activities
  • Identification of cash distributions points and monitor and follow up cash distribution

 Mission 4: Reporting and means of verification

  • Prepare monthly report of the activities in the field
  • Support the PM in the collection and organization all the required means of verification
  • Report any incident or relevant occurrence to the supervisor


Recruitment Criteria:


University Bachelor degree in Agriculture or related field preferred.

Professional Experience:

2 years of work experience in a Food security and livelihood or relevant field.

Technical Skills:

Strong knowledge of the intervention area

Good computer knowledge

Strong agriculture and livestock knowledge

Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian crises issues

Experience on cash transfer programming including unconditional cash grants, agriculture and livelihood, business grants etc.

Understanding small business, business planning and business management.

General Skills

Managerial Skills (if applicable)

Good communicator and good training abilities

Attention to detail



Strong commitment for confidentiality

Flexible with working hours

Stress tolerant

Able to stick to deadlines

Good team work spirit

Good analytical capacity

Good organizational abilities: capacity to be articulate and advise

Commitment to promoting gender equity and equality

Language Skills

Arabic: fluent

English: basic level

   IT Skills

Good computer knowledge : Word, Excel, and Power point


How To Apply

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st February 2023


Qualified candidates must submit a Cover Letter and a Resume (CV) including 2 professional references to

[email protected].

 Please indicate the job reference number: BAS/Wash/2/022023, in the e-mail subject line.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact short-listed candidates for further screening.

Please note that the final candidates will be subjected to security screening and positive references.


For more information please visit our website: http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/en




Deadline: 2/21/2023