Yemen – A Deputy Field Coordinator in Hodeidah
Years of experience:
29 Feb 2020
Starting date : ASAP
Duration of Mission : 6 months
Localisation : Hodeidah Yemen
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapse by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Context in the country
The armed conflict has spread rapidly throughout much of Yemen since mid-March 2015, with devastating consequences for civilians. More than three years of violence has led one of the world’s poorest countries into chaos. The disruption of the commercial and humanitarian imports as well as of the market system, the displacement of populations, the loss of livelihoods and incomes, the damage on the private and public infrastructure and the general destabilization of the public system have contributed to the widespread of food insecurity, malnutrition and to a serious lack of access to health. Today, according to the Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO, 2019), it is estimated that approximately 24.1 million people in Yemen, about 80% of the population, are in need of humanitarian support, including 14.3 million in acute need, while 19.7 million people in Yemen require assistance to ensure adequate access to healthcare.
PUI has been working in Yemen since 2007, by providing an integrated approach mainly focused on health and nutrition, coupled with food security and WASH activities, in order to combine an emergency response with a longer term community based approach.
PUI’s strategy/position in the country
At the time of writing, PUI operates in Al Mansuryah, As Sukhnah and Al Mighlaf Districts in Hodeidah Governorate and in Al Jabin District in Raymah Governorate in the North; moreover, in 2019 a base has been established in the South, in Al Mokha District, located in Taizz Governorate.
As part of our activities in Yemen, we are looking for A Deputy Field Coordinator
The Deputy Field Coordinator ensures the smooth implementation of PUI’s programs in Hodeidah and Raymah governorates in line with proposal requirements and in compliance with PUI procedures. He/She will focus on project implementation and monitoring, reporting and team management as well as to develop capacities of his/her staff in non-medical skills. He/She is also responsible for representation on technical topics in meetings with humanitarian stakeholders at local level and in charge of proper reporting to the donors supporting the programs.
Under the supervision and line management of the Field Coordinator, the Deputy Field Coordinator (DFC) for Programs is responsible at base level for the direct supervision of the project and activity managers in charge of implementing the different projects within the targeted areas.
- Programs and MEAL: He/She coordinates the project teams and ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of the programs are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, synergy of the teams) according to the contractual documents and in line with PUI policies and procedures
- HR management and capacity building: He/She is the direct line manager of the Project Managers and Activity Managers in Hodeidah and will ensure that appropriate support and capacity building is brought to all senior managers of the programs.
- Logistics and Administration: He/She will oversee the logistic and administrative duties of the projects with the support of the Logistic and Admin Departments.
- Representation: He/She participates in the technical forums (sub-clusters) at local level
- Safety and Security: He/She will support the Field Co to ensure that safety and security rules are observed by the field team **
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Training and experiencies
- Bachelor’s or Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences
- Minimum of 3 years in the areas of program development, project management, donor reporting and grant compliance;
- At least 1 year Experience as a Humanitarian Project Manager
- Successful experience in team management.
Knowledge and skills:
- Strong Knowledge of M&E methodology and cycle
- A strong commitment to humanitarian principles and the will to make sure beneficiaries’ needs are covered as best as the resources available allow.
- Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team;
- Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership;
- Problem solving and leadership skills;
- Proven management ability and inter-personal skills – team player;
- Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;
- Proven capacity for analysing and synthesizing comprehensive information and technical data;
- Ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure;
- Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs;
- Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization;
- General ability to resist stress;
- Important organization and rigor skills.
- Ability to work in stressful situations
Languages: English is required
- Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract of 6 months.
- Starting Date: As soon As Possible
- Monthly Gross Income: from 1 980 up to 2 310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost Coverde Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily Living Expenses « Per diem »
Break Policy : 5 working days every 2 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
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