Chief Executive Officer

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 29 November 2018

Job Description

Action Against Hunger - USA is seeking an exceptionally accomplished, high performing leader to serve as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Based in New York City, Action Against Hunger – USA is part of the global Action Against Hunger network, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. As the world’s hunger specialist and the only NGO exclusively focused on ending acute malnutrition, the network provided lifesaving assistance to 20 million vulnerable people in over 45 countries in 2017. Action Against Hunger – USA operates with a budget of about $70 million and a staff of 1,500 across eight countries, primarily in East Africa.

The next CEO of Action Against Hunger – USA will have an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the elimination of deadly hunger and impact the lives of millions of people across the globe. Leading and working with an outstanding senior management team, the CEO is responsible for advancing AAH’s mission, implementing its strategic plan, marshalling resources to achieve strategic goals, representing the organization, creating public awareness for Action Against Hunger, and providing thought-leadership in the field of global hunger and undernutrition. The CEO reports to a Board of Directors which currently has 15 members.

Action Against Hunger – USA has engaged the executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller to lead this global search effort. Nominations, applications and inquiries should be submitted via

About the Organization

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides nutrition-specific humanitarian relief and nutrition-sensitive development assistance in more than 45 countries worldwide. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in eight (8) countries: Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has more than $70 million in programs, and approximately 1,500 permanent team members based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Action Against Hunger International Network information:

  • Lifesaving impact in more than 45 countries
  • 6,500+ field staff assisting more than 14.7 million people
  • 35+ years of expertise responding to emergencies caused by conflict, natural disasters and food crises

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