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A Deputy Country Director - Support - Sanaa, Yemen

Duration : 12 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Yemen  Salary & Benefits Living & Security conditions in this base

General description of the position

You will provide leadership and strategic oversight of support functions (Finance, HR and Logistics); while managing the mission’s internal controls and ensuring compliance.

Main responsabilities
  • Provide Strategic Direction to the Mission on Operations and Internal Controls
    • Work with DCD Programs and CD to lead the development and rollout of the ACF Yemen Country Strategy
    • Ensure the implementation of, and compliance with, ACF policies and procedures
    • Support mission-wide capacity building on ACF policies and procedures
    • Lead on audit preparation and follow-up
  •  Manage the Support Team
    • Line management of Logistics, HR, and Finance Heads of Departments and Internal Controller
    • Support the development of department-wise strategies, key performance indicators, and encourage communication between departments
    • Provide support to HoDs in developing capacity building plans for their teams and moving towards nationalization
    • Along with DCD Programs, ensure collaboration and effective communication between support and program departments
  •  Operational Security Management
    • Support the CD in context analysis
    • Lead on ensuring the regular updates of SOPs and contingency plans
    • Ensure all ACF premises compliant with security standards
  •  External Representation
    • Representation with consortium partners, donors, and authorities on relevant subjects

Do you fit the requested profile ?


  • You have at least a 3 years-experience in a senior-level operations function
  • You have experience in an emergency and insecure context   
  • You are able to grasp a wide range of complex issues and synthetize them strategically;
  • You present strategic and critical thinking
  • You possess strong understanding of Logistics, Finance, and/or HR procedures
  • You are autonomous and solutions-oriented


  • You have prior experience with ACF in an emergency context, in the role of Field Coordinator, Logistics HoD, or similar
  • You have experience in terms of security management in an insecure context
  • Arabic language skills     

Work context

The Yemen mission is one of ACF's largest, operating in a fluid and complex context. In 2017, the estimated mission volume will be EUR 16 million, with funds coming from ECHO, DFID, GAC, SIDA, OCHA, UNICEF, and WFP. ACF works in 5 governorates in both the north and south of the country in Nutrition, Health, Food Security, and WASH programming. ACF is also the lead of the country's Rapid Response Mechanism.

In terms of security, Yemen remains an unpredictable operating environment, and strict security measures are in place to ensure the safety of ACF's staff and operations.  

Manager word:

The DCD Support position is an exciting opportunity to contribute to ACF's response to one of the largest emergencies globally; the mission is undergoing rapid growth, and is one of the largest international NGOs present in the country.  As a new position, you will have the opportunity to make it your own, and contribute to the strategic direction of the mission in a meaningful way.

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