Yemen – A Logistics Coordinator in Sana’a

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Job title

Yemen – A Logistics Coordinator in Sana’a



Place (town/region)


Employee status


Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date


Duration of mission

6 – 9 months

Position summary


Context in the country

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 Hodeidah.

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.

PUI’s strategy/position in the country

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.


The Logistics coordinator is responsible of the logistics on the mission.  He/She makes sure the necessary resources to carry out the programmes are available and actively participates in the mission’s security management.

Main activities

Security : He/She assists the Head of Mission with the security management. He/She is responsible of the implementation of security policy, including the logistics means for security and safety management (building, transport and communication).

Supplies : He/She coordinates supplies and deliveries for projects and for the bases. He/She guarantees that PUI’s procedures and logistics tools are in place and respected.

Durable equipment : He/She is responsible of the management of computer, tele/radiocommunication and energy equipment.

Fleet : He/She is responsible of the management of the fleet (availability, security, maintenance etc), for the smooth functioning of the mission and the conduct of activities in accordance with the available budget.

Functioning of the bases : He/She supports the teams in case of redeployment/installation/rehabilitation/closing of a base.

Representation : He/She represents the organization amongst partners, authorities and different local actors involved in the logistics and the security of the mission, under supervision of Head of Mission.

Coordination: He/She consolidates and communicates logistics information within the mission and to Headquarters and also coordinates internal and external logistics aspects.

Reporting: He/She ensure that Logistic reporting pack is updated, compiled and transmitted on a monthly basis, from base to capital and HQ.

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Required profile


Bac + 2 to + 5 – in logistics (purchases, transport etc)


Experience in security management

1 year of experience in a similar field

2 years of experience in this same type of position

and skills

Familiarity with stock procedure, fleet management, telecommunications etc

Familiarity with the procedures of institutional donnors (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies etc)

Familiarity in remote management

Independence, an ability to take the initiative and a sense of responsibility

Good resistance to stress

Sense of diplomacy and negotiation

Good analysis and discernment capacities

Organization and priority management

Adaptability to changing priorities

Pragmatism, objectivity and an ability to take a step back and analyze

Ability to make suggestions

Sense of involvement

Trustworthiness and rigor

Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team


English is required, arabic is a plus


Mobility: Position currently based in Sana’a.

Travel may be required internally and regionally.

Proposed terms


Fixed-Term Contract: 6 to 9 months months

Starting Date: As Soon As Possible

Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2530 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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Person in charge of this offer

In charge

Agathe Pajot, Human Ressources Officer

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