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Solidarités International (SI) recruits 01 Field Coordinator

Solidarités International (SI) recruits 01 Field Coordinator

 

Desired start date: 20/06/2019 
Duration of the mission:
 6 months
Location: Position based in Al Turbah

 

ABOUT THE MISSION …

 

After three years of conflict, Yemen experienced a collapse of its economy and public services’ provision. Human losses directly caused by the armed conflict are dramatic, and in particular the amount of civilian casualties. In addition, the indirect impact of this conflict is beyond imagination with 22 million of people considered in needs of humanitarian assistance (around 70% of the total national population) and the biggest known cholera outbreak in the modern history (1,020,179 suspected cases registered from April 2017 until January 2018).

In late 2017, the situation worsened again with two major events: In November, the coalition imposed a total blockade on Yemen. Taking into account that Yemen imports about 90% of its staple food and nearly all its fuel and medicine, this blockade caused a massive inflation of vital supplies’ prices and led 8.4 million Yemeni people on the brink of famine. In December, heavy fights within Saana city ended up with the death of Saleh and led to an increase of coalition’s airstrikes and frontlines’ activities as Hadi’s government tried to benefit from the confusion in Sanaa to gain territory.

Furthermore, the political vacuum created by the armed conflict in the city of Aden between southern forces led by STC (Southern Transitional Council) and Hadi’s Presidential Guard Units at the end of January 2018, hampered even more the state services provision. Nonetheless, the recent ceasefire agreed between parties end 2018/beginning 2019, and more or less respected, provide a window to access to most vulnerable and hard to reach peoples.

The coordination team is comprised of Country Director, Logistics Coordinator, Admin Coordinator, HR Coordinator, FSL Coordinator, WASH Coordinator, Grant Coordinator and a MEAL Manager. SI have 3 operational bases, supervised by 9 international managers and 70 national staff are currently based in Aden, Al Turbah and al Mokha and new recruitments are ongoing.

 

ABOUT THE JOB…

 

General objective:

The mission is looking for a Field coordinator, based in Al Turbah. He/she will be involved in the functioning of Al Turbah base, follow up and support to programs, and the extension of activities in Taizz city.

SI is looking for an emergency-focused, proactive and intuitive collaborator able to lead operations in highly insecure environments. He/she ensures the implementation of SI procedures and their compliance with a potential semi-remote management.

Responsibilities and main activities:

Reporting to the Country Director, the Field Coordinator will manage a team of 3 managers (Log/admin, WASH and FSL), and 38 staffs in total.

He is directly under the management of the Country Director with regular contacts.

He/she ensures the implementation of SI procedures and their compliance with a semi-remote management.

  • Coordination and strategic orientation
  • Relevance and operational quality / operation monitoring
  • Resource management
  • Human resource management
  • Security
  • Financial backer relations / search for funding
  • Internal and external communication
  • Representation

 

YOUR PROFILE

 

  • Education and experience
  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in law, political science, international organization management, project management or a relevant field;
  • Previous experience as Field Coordinator (1-2 year) a prerequisite;
  • Experience in mission opening, preferably with SI, is an asset;
  • Experience in intensed context in terms of security;
  • Experience in semi-remote management is an asset.
  • Knowledge and technical skills
  • Good and proven writing and spoken English are required;
  • Experience in delivering training and capacity building of staff;
  • Experience in Yemen or Middle East countries appreciated;
  • Arabic speaking is an asset;
  • Transferable skills
  • Organizational and analytical skills;
  • Experience in delivering training and capacity building of staff;
  • Knowledge of project cycle management, and project reporting;
  • Qualities:
  • Multi-project support experience;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Skill transfer ability highly appreciated;
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities;
  • Great work and stress management capacities;
  • Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments.

 

SI WILL OFFER YOU…

 

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2860 euros gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem rate of 750 USD a month in Aden. SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation: 
Vacation: during the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break after every two months spent on the mission. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th months (with 750 USD allocated by SI). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (SI will cover travel costs).

Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

 

LIVING CONDITIONS AND CONSTRAINTS RELATED TO SECURITY :

 

Ash Shamaytayn district, Taizz governorate, is currently bordering frontlines at the east and west parts of the district. Al-Turbah city remains out of reach of pro-Houthi fighters, the nearest frontline at Hifan is at 25 km, however there is no easy road access due to the mountains. Nowadays, based near Al Turbah city, military forces pro-Hadi (national army) secure the district and are comprised of 1,100 soldiers, and 500 additional soldiers part of the central security forces.

The living conditions in Aden and Al Turbah are quite good even though movements are very restricted (curfew at 8 pm, most of the city being considered as no-go or restricted areas). Trips to the field is possible for expatriates under certain condition but are limited to keep the presence of international staff low profile.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:  http://www.solidarites.org/en/

Experience 3 à 5 ans
Fonctions Gestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activité Eau et assainissement, Gestion crise / post-crise
Pays Moyen Orient, Yémen
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Date de fin de validité 13/08/2019

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