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In Yemen, based in Hodeidah
Since the conflict between Al Houthi and the Saudi-led coalition that started in March 2015, Yemen has become one of the three emergency in the world and is thus facing one of the worst humanitarian crisis, with 80 % of the population who is now in need of humanitarian aid. The context is highly challenging in regards to access to the communities despite significant needs in the country. Airstrike, embargo, high prices, etc have caused a profound deterioration of the nutitritional situation and hundreds of thousands lives are at risk.
Since 2012, ACF has been present in Yemen and has been scaling up its emergency intervention substantially throughout 2016. The mission is now amongst one of the largest International NGOs in the country and is recognized as one of the key emergency actors in the country. ACF in Yemen is responding to the current crisis using a multisector emergency approach (Nutrition & Health, Food Security, WASH and Mental Health programming), and to a multiple large-scale and interconnected emergencies: conflict, food security and cholera epidemic. Along with UNICEF, ACF designed and is piloting the country’s first Rapid Response Mechanism, and is representative of the INGO community on the HCT, ICCM, Access Working Group, the HPF Advisory Board, and on the Steering Committee that manages evacuation for the humanitarian community.
As of today, ACF Yemen is operational in Hodeida, Aden, Hajjah and Al Khokha Governorates and it is working on the expansion of its response in the North and South. ACF has been implementing its humanitarian response in Yemen addressing N&H, WASH, MHCP, FSL and Emergency/RRM. ACF Yemen is a large mission with a relatively high number of international (around 25) and national (around 280) staffs based in Sanaa, Hodeidah, Hajjah, Aden, Amman and Djibouti.
Regarding living condition on the mission, the security situation of the country is volatile: active frontlines in Hodeidah and Hajjah Governorates; articulated political situation in Aden and an social and economical degradation in the whole country. It is still a very a high risk, deep field situation with highest level of security at all times. Working conditions will be dynamic and demanding.
There are multiple challenges in the Country: the humanitarians needs are high, the security situation is volatile: active frontlines, articulated political situation, with often tensions, in the south and an overall social and economical degradation in the whole country.
Although ACF can guarantee a comfortable accommodation, it is still a risky deep field situation with highest level of security at all times. The needs in the country and especially in Hodeida governorate are very high and the context is challenging.
Hodeidah is located by the Red Sea and temperatures can be quite high. The guesthouse is located separately from the office. The rooms are private and personal. The building is supplied with public electricity and a generator is also available. There are other INGOs present in Hodeida, though social options remain limited due to a curfew at 6PM.
You ensure leadership and strategic oversight of programs and support functions (Finance, HR and Logistics); while coordinating mission’s internal risk control (including security). More specifically, you would be in charge of:
You hold a Degree in international relations, humanitarian and development studies, or similar field.
You have at least 2 years in advisory positions in international organization, or at least 4 years in managerial position in international organizations with at least an experience in emergency and insecure contexts and cultural restricted countries and ideally a previous one with ACF.
You have a professional experience managing a team (supervision, delegation, motivation, addressing conflicts)
You have an extensive knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian coordination mechanism and an ability to grasp a wide range of complex issues and synthetize them strategically. You have strategic and critical thinking.
You have excellent capacities on use of computerized system/programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and technical programs). You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and a strong commitment to humanitarian action with a high level of energy and creativity. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
You have a demonstrated experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equity and equality.
In addition, you have interpersonal and cross-cultural team skills, with an ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities, even when working remotely.
You are organised, able to set priorities you demonstrate autonomy, decision making and ability to work under pressure.
12 months fixed term contract under French legislation
Remuneration and benefits :
100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.
Leaves and RnR:
We expect the candidate to be a team player, be flexible and autonomous. You will support your staffs, request for support and raise concerns to the Senior Management Team and HQ in a timely fashion to ensure smooth implementation of program activities, the donor requirements and the rights, safety and protection of both ACF staffs and beneficiaries.??