Yemen – A Field Coordinator in Hodeida
Titre du poste
Yemen – A Field Coordinator in Hodeida
Type de collaboration
Type de contrat
Date de prise de poste
Dès que possible
Durée du poste
Résumé du poste
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.
The Field Coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of the project site, and proper implementation of programs developed on that site.
Safety: He/She is responsible of the safety of the site, as well as people and properties.
Programs: He/She coordinates the teams, and e nsures proper implementation of programs on the site, under the supervision of his/her immediate supervisor.
Human Resources: He/She supervises all of the teams at the site, as well as national and international staff.
Logistical, administrative and financial support: He/She oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components at the site for the purpose of program implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the Logistics Coordinator, and the Administrative and Financial Coordinator of the mission.
Representation: He/She represents the organization before the partners, authorities, and various local actors operating in the area where his/her base is located.
Coordination: He/She centralizes and disseminates information from/to the site, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the immediate supervisor.
Assessment/ Strategy: He/She participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations.
Bachelor/Master in International Relations, Political Science or similar.
2 years minimum of experience in safety management
Excellent skills in terms of external relationships
English is mandatory, French is an asset.
Mobility: Extensive travel may be required
Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Prises en charge
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 every 2 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Personne chargée de l'offre
Camille Attias, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates