PUI recruits 01 Health Project Manager in Hodeidah
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, 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 in average 190 projects by 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 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs:
The conflict in Yemen started in 2014 with an internal political crisis which, later on, degenerated into an open war between northern-based Houthi Movement, allied to former President Saleh, and forces loyal to the official government, led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. In March 2015, violence escalated when a Saudi-led coalition launched military operations to restore the official government and stop the Houthi-Saleh alliance, who already controlled Sana’a and advanced on Aden. The Saudi intervention led to a stalemate in which the country largely remains as per now. The war also escalated on the economic front as the Saudi-led coalition declared a blockade on large portions of the country still controlled by the Houthis. The fragmentation of power deepened in the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, when the Houthi-Saleh alliance blew up, two months before the collapse of Aden’s fragile balance between Hadi’s supporters and Southern independentist forces. During that period, anti-Houthi forces secured territorial gains in south-western Al-Jawf, southern Al-Hudaydah and eastern Al-Bayda which, while far from rapid, were notably quicker than their previous pace. The main battlefield of the Yemen war is now the city and harbour of Hideidah.
The conflict has led to devastating consequences for a population already highly vulnerable. Before the civil war erupted, Yemen was already enduring a humanitarian crisis with 15.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, recording one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world. The intervention of the Saudi-led coalition in March 2015 translated into a severe aggravation of the humanitarian context. The disruption of the commercial and humanitarian imports, the displacement of populations, the disrupted market system, the loss of livelihoods and incomes, the damage on the private and public infrastructures, and the general destabilization of the public system contributed to widespread food insecurity, malnutrition and a serious lack of access to health. With the lift of the blockade by Saudi Arabia in December 2017, a return to the pre-blockade prices and imports was expected at the beginning of 2018. However, activities of Al Hodeidah and Salif ports have not been back to normal, and staple foods’ and fuel prices remain volatile. Besides, displacement of populations continues to be a collateral damage of the conflict, as up to 16 000 households have been displaced since December 2017 in or near Hodeidah, Taizz, Ibb, and Lahj governorates.
As a result, an estimated 22.2 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 11.3 million who are in acute need. 17.8 million people are food insecure at national level, of which 8.4 are severely food insecure. Among these, some 1.8 million children and 1.1 million Pregnant or Lactating Women (PLW) are acutely malnourished, including 400,000 Children under 5 years-old (CU5) suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). With only 50 per cent of health facilities fully functional, and a disruption of health personnel’s salaries, 16.4 million people in Yemen require assistance to ensure adequate access to healthcare – 9.3 million of whom are in acute need. An estimated 16 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance to establish or maintain access to safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene facilities. Collapsing urban water and sanitation systems, deteriorating water and sanitation conditions in rural areas, and lack of means to maintain personal hygiene and purchase safe drinking water all contributed to one of the worst cholera outbreaks in the world. Finally, the increasing difficulties of food supply in the country and, more importantly, the ongoing collapse of the riyal, which severely impacts the price of basic commodities, raise the possibility of a large scale problem of access to food in Yemen in the coming months.
Our actions on the field:
PUI has been present in Yemen since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, PUI supported the primary health system in Hodeidah Governorate. After a one-year stand-by in 2011 due to security reasons, the mission re-started in July 2012 with a nutrition project focusing both on emergency response and a longer term community-based approach in Hodeidah and extended its activity in Raymah Governorate.
Since the beginning of the current crisis in 2014, PUI has progressively developed a core field of intervention based on an integrated approach in order to contribute to tackle one of the main issues faced by the conflict affected population in Yemen: acute malnutrition and access to health care. This integrated approach currently includes:
– The direct provision or the support to Primary Health Care (PHC) services, including Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), Sexual and reproductive Health care (SRH) Antenatal and Postnatal Care (ANC & PNC), Vaccination, Health and hygiene Promotion.
– The management of Outpatient Therapeutic Programs (OTP) and Supplementary Feeding Programs (SFP) for Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases.
– The support to standard safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in Health facilities
– The management of General Food Aid and the distribution of Food Baskets for households with SAM cases.
In 2018, PUI continues to concentrate its intervention in 6 districts of Hodeida and 3 districts of Raymah.
In May 2017, PU-AMI also started being a part of the Emergency Cholera Response in Hodeida and Raymah through the set up or Oral Rehydration Points and support of one Cholera Treatment Centre in Raymah, and as a partner of an early warning system.
PUI is also positioning itself in influencing positions, through effective participation to clusters and sub-clusters (nutrition; food security and livelihoods; WASH) and working closely with relevant government departments (Ministry of Plan, Ministry of Health) both at central level in Sana’a and at local level in Hodeidah and RaymahThe mission will explore opportunities for geographical expansion through developing and clarifying expansion criteria beyond the current Governorates and District.
PUI also plans to extend in 2019 its activity in the parts of the country currently controlled by the Internationally Recognized Government (IRG) of Yemen. The area of al Mokha, in Taiz Governorate, is currently the subject of an assessment in this perspective.
As part of our activities in Yemen, we are looking for a Health Project Manager.
The Health Project Manager supervises and supports the development, the implementation and the monitoring of health activities to strengthen the service provision of quality primary health care, reproductive health services and nutrition services in Hodeidah and Raymah Governorates.
Tasks and activities:
Programs: He/She ensures proper assessment, implementation, quality and monitoring of health program(s) falling under his/her responsibility, while observing PUI’s health policy. He/She has to follow epidemiological data and risks.
Human Resources: He/She supervises the Health Teams (PUI salaried employees, GHO staff working in the HF/SC and, as the case may be, daily paid workers).
Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures compliance of activities falling under his/her responsibility with logistical and administrative procedures.
Representation: He/She represents the association before partners, authorities and local actors when needed/requested.
Safety: He/She contributes to ensure compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to his/her immediate supervisor.
Strategy: He/She contributes to the development of new interventions on the basis of identified needs in collaboration with the field Coordinator and relevant technical coordinators. He/She does the necessary preparations for an eventual handover of the HF/SC to the local health authorities.
Do not hesitate to look at the job description below for all the details you need.
To stay up to date with our new job offers, join our Facebook group My Job In The Field.
|Expériences / Formation du candidat||Training: Health background (Medical doctor/ Public health/ paramedics/ nursing)
Experience on a similar position
Knowledge and skills:
Good training and supervision skills
Experience with international health standards and procedures
Knowledge of Project Management
Knowledge of procedures: institutional donors (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies…)
|Experience||0 à 3 ans|
|Fonctions||Gestion de projets/programmes|
|Pays||Moyen Orient, Yémen|
|Salaire / Indemnité||Monthly Gross Income: from 1,815 up to 2,145 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost Covered: 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 at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
|Comment postuler||Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Date de fin de validité||30/06/2019|