Yemen – Head of Mission in Sanaa
Yemen – Head of Mission in Sanaa
Type of contract
Fixed Term Contract
Expected start date
Duration of mission
The armed conflict has spread rapidly throughout much of Yemen since mid-March 2015, with devastating consequences for civilians. Close to six 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.
PUI’s history in the country and intervention strategy
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.
At the time of writing, PUI operates in Al Mansuryah, As Sukhnah, Al Qanawis 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.
In terms of health, PUI provides Primary Health Care services in different Health Facilities (HFs), both in Hodeidah, Raymah and Taizz Governorates, among which: Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) and vaccination, reproductive health (Antenatal Care, Postnatal Care, Family Planning, HF and Home Delivery), medical curative consultations for all patients; MHPSS; health education/promotion at community level by Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).
In terms of nutrition, PUI ensures the following: screening by CHVs at community level and by nurses at HF level in order to manage both cases of Moderate Acute Malnourished (MAM) of Children Under 5 (CU5) and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) as well as Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) CU5; distribution of Food Baskets (FB) to HHs with at least one SAM case enrolled in Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP); Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) promotion by midwives at HF level and by CHVs at community level.
Cases of SAM CU5 with complications are referred to Stabilization Centers (SC) either supported by PUI or by any other organization/institution. The children can therefore benefit from in-patient treatment, including the provision of 3 meals a day for their caretakers as well as the food basket distribution.
- FOOD SECURITY
In terms of food security, PUI has been involved in activities consisting in seeds, seedlings and tools distributions to beneficiaries in order for them to cultivate their own vegetable garden; this activity was accompanied by the delivery of sensitization sessions and training to improve the nutritional knowledge of the target population as well as their skills in home gardening in order to contribute to the fight against malnutrition.
In terms of WASH, PUI implements: hygiene promotion activities, through the delivery of hygiene kits to all SAM cases as well as awareness campaigns; water supply and sanitation, by supporting the health structures through the rehabilitation and improvement of water supply systems.
PUI also ensures coordination with other key stakeholders, through effective participation to clusters and sub-clusters (health, nutrition; MHPSS; food security and livelihoods; WASH) and by working closely with relevant government departments and local authorities.
The Head of Mission is responsible for the smooth functioning and the development of the mission
- Safety & Security: S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
- Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission.
- Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
- Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations.
- Medical and technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
- Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities.
- Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.
ENSURING THE SAFETY & SECURITY OF GOODS AND PEOPLE
ENSURING PROGRAMMES ARE PROPERLY CARRIED OUT AND SUGGESTING NEW OPERATIONS
SUPERVISING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL TEAMS ON THE MISSION
ENSURING THE LOGISTICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING OF THE MISSION
ENSURING THE TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL MONITORING OF THE MISSION
ENSURING THE REPRESENTATION OF PUI
ENSURING THE SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MISSION
ENSURING RELATIONS WITH THE HEADQUARTERS
Education in Agriculture/Watsan /Public Health/Other
Human Resource Management
Logistics and Security
4 years of humanitarian experience in project co-ordination.
Previous experience as Head of Mission in an NGO or OSI.
Experience in security management
Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
Excellent writing skills
Detailed knowledge of the donors (BHA, ECHO, UN agencies…)
French and English mandatory
Leadership skills and the ability to make decisions
Trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility
Charisma and the ability to awake enthusiasm for the work the project involves
Ability to use authority, when necessary
Analysis and synthesis abilities (discenrment, pragmatism)
Ability to adapt
Organisational skills, ability to be thorough and respect due dates
Strong listening and negotiation skills
Good people and communication skills
Ability to remain calm and level-headed
General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
Patience & sense of humor
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
Monthly gross income: from 2 915 to 3 245 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
Housingin 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
Person in charge of this offer
Romain Gautier, Recruitment & Career Manager