Yemen – A Deputy Head of Mission for Programs in Sanaa
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Yemen – A Deputy Head of Mission for Programs in Sanaa
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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 latest 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’s history in the country and intervention strategy
PU-AMI has been working in Yemen since 2007, through 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. In 2020, PU-AMI introduced the combination of nutrition with MHPSS, currently piloted in a small number of Health Facilities.
PU-AMI currently supports several Health Facilities in Al Mansuryah, As Sukhnah, Al Mighlaf and Al Qanawis districts in Hodeidah Governorate and in Al Jabin, Mazhar and Bilad Al Ta’am Districts in Raymah Governorate in the North of Yemen; In 2019 an operational base was established in the South of Yemen, in Al Mokha District, located in Taizz Governorate where PU-AMI supports four health facilities.
In terms of health, PU-AMI supports the Ministry of Health in providing 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, institutional deliveries, mother and baby corners), medical curative consultations for all patients, and health education/promotion at community level by Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).
In terms of nutrition, PU-AMI 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) Children Under 5 (CU5) and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) as well as Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) CU5; 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 PU-AMI 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.
PU-AMI distributes Food Baskets to HHs with at least one SAM case enrolled in Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) in order to improve their household’s nutritional status, but also monitor the cases after they are discharged and thus prevent any relapse.
PU-AMI currently works at health facility level, conducting urgent rehabilitation and/or improvement works, notably regarding water supply and sanitation systems while ensuring that Infection Prevention and Control measures are mainstreamed at all levels including waste adequate management. PU-AMI also supports health facilities in water quality testing. In parallel, PU-AMI implements some hygiene promotion activities, through for instance the delivery of hygiene kits and the conduction of hygiene awareness sessions.
PUI also ensures coordination with other key stakeholders, through effective participation to clusters and sub-clusters (health, nutrition; food security and livelihoods; WASH) and by working closely with relevant government departments and local authorities.
Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the Deputy HoM for Programs will lead the Program Department (Technical Coordinators, Monitoring and Evaluation Teams, Grants & Reporting Officer) in order to coordinate the tactical and strategic programming aspects of the mission for ensuring the implementation of high quality Programs and helping in strengthening the PUI Yemen Mission development. S/He will operate these duties in line with the global PUI’ Strategic framework and the agreed Country Strategy for Yemen.
The DHoM is responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, sound design of assessments, monitoring and evaluation, and ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing projects, and incorporated into high quality grant proposals and reports. He/She must ensure that policies, systems and staff are continuously and accurately working in coordinated manner in order to ensure that a coherent and comprehensive program is designed and implemented, lessons are learnt and experiences shared across the various sectors and program teams.
He/She ensures that the programs’ objectives fixed with the stakeholders’s are reached by the program team with high standards and quality. He/She supports the HoM in representation activities linked to programs and provide interim coverage in his/her absence. He/She reports to the HoM and liaise at HQ level with the Program Officer.
He/She gives a support to the Program teams as well as the MEAL (Monitroing, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) department based in Hodeida and Mokha.
PARTICIPATING IN DEFINING AND ENSURING PROGRAMmeS ARE ESTABLISHED, MONITORED UNTIL THEY ARE COMPLETED
Grants proposals and reports
He/She may be asked upon request to provide reports on other matters related to improving the mission’s quality
PARTICIPATING IN THE DEFINITION OF AND THE REVISION OF OPERATIONAL STRATEGY
SUPERVISING AND MANAGING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL TEAMS IN HIS/HER OPERATION AREA
PARTICIPATING IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY AND SAFETY OF GOODS AND PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAMme AREA
ENSURING THE REPRESENTATION OF PUI
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL COMPLIANCE, REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION
Master or equivalent in Social Science, Political Science, Program Management, International Development or related field.
Desirable: Training in public health/ Nutrition, agriculture, WASH, others
3 years as a manager of humanitarian/and or development projects (among which at least 2 years in coordination role)
Successful experience in expatriate team management and the management of multisectorial programs
Knowledge of public health, nutrition, food distribution programmes and integrated approach
Project management, coordination
Excellent english writing and speaking skills
Knowledge of project management
Detailed knowledge of donors (WFP, UNICEF, OFDA, ECHO, CDC, UN agencies, etc)
Mobility: Position currently based in Sana’a, Yemen. Frequent travels to Hodeida, Raymah and Taiz are expected.
Regular trips to Jordan possible
Leadership skills and an ability to make decisions
Analysis (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis abilities
Adaptability to changing conditions and flexibility
Organization, rigor and respect of due dates
Great ability to listen and to negotiate
Good people person and good communication skills
Ability to remain calm and level-headed in all circumstances
General ability to resist stress and in unstable circumstances particularly
Team work and ability to work with others effectively, also remotely
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract, 9 -12 months
Monthly gross Income: from 2 420 up to 2 750 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester seniority with PUI.
Daily living expenses: “Per diem”
Prises en charge
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission (travel expenses include visas, vaccines…)
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation.
Break policy: 5 working days every 2 months + break allowance
Paid leave policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Housing in collective accommodation
Personne chargée de l'offre
Agathe Pajot, Human Resources Officer