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A Cholera Response Field Manager - Hodeida, Yemen

Duration : 6 months
Start date : ASAP

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

General description of the position

Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, you will be responsible to implement integrated emergency response programming in response to cholera outbreak in Hodeidah GovernorateMore precisely, you will in charge to:

Main responsabilities

Coordinate and oversee the implementation of the integrated cholera response

  • Updating the cholera response plan according to the evolution of the situation, including scaling down/up
  • Ensuring that Health and WASH objectives, targets and indicators are achieved according to the logical framework(s) of the program(s) and the budget;
  • Ensuring the quality of the programs established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of ACF;
  • Providing technical guidance on how to improve relevance, adaptability and quality of the cholera response
  • Planning and overseeing project implementation in close coordination with the different technical departments and with Human Resources, Logistic and Finance departments (for movement requests)
  • Providing continuous technical support, training, and orientation to the team to ensure quality of implementation

Coordinate the response with local stakeholders 

  • Coordinating the response with local Health and WASH authorities, sub-national WASH and Health Clusters, and other humanitarian partners
  • Providing regular updates to relevant partners on progress achievements, challenges, and planning
  • Representing ACF externally (with support of Field Coordinator) in relevant technical forums in Hodeidah

Monitoring, evaluation and Reporting

  • Developing or reviewing monitoring tools for all activities of the response, and providing training/orientation to the team on their use
  • Ensuring timeliness, quality and completeness of reporting for all planned activities, through systematic review and feedback on reporting tools
  • Preparing monthly Activity Progress Reports according to ACF templates and submitting them to the Field Coordinator/Head of Department within established deadlines
  • Preparing donor reporting with the support of the Field Coordinator, WASH and Nutrition/Health Heads of Department, and Grant and Reporting Officer according to established templates and deadlines  
  • Capitalization of program-related data and documentation of the innovations achieved;
  • Dissemination of the technical and operational expertise acquired in the course of the program;

Team Management

  • Team management (leadership, monitoring, motivation)
  • Assessing training needs of the team and building their technical capacity
  • Appraisal of team members according to ACF HR procedures
  • Staff development of team members

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You have a Master's degree in a field related to Health or WASH. You have 3-5 years of experience in program management in an emergency context, with previous experience with management of epidemics preferred. You are recognized to be able to work independently, taking initiative, while also collaborating effectively with the wider team and providing leadership to the Cholera Response team. 

Fluent English (both written and verbal) is required, and Arabic would be an asset.

Specific conditions / Salary

Gross monthly salary ranging from €1600 to €1975

Specific Allowance (12% Gross Salary) is granted for this position

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance 

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year 

Work context

Context:  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. 

Presentation of the mission: 

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.

Our Nutrition & Health activities in YemenIn 2016, the Nutrition & Health teams have mainly responding to the needs in Hodeida governorate.

Hodeida by itself gathers 28% of the SAM cases, 22% of acute malnourished children, and 21% of Pregnant lactating women (PML) malnourished. In Hodeida, only 46% of the health facilities are functional, and only ¼ provide primary healthcare services. 

In this area in 2016, ACF has been able to provide services for more than 7 000 malnourished children, 7 600 children with illnesses (under 5 year old) and more than 3 000 pregnant and lactating women (PLW). 

Despite having targeted Hajjah governorateACF had not been able to operate as planned this year due to access restriction since April 2016, and due to the suspension of mobile clinics. 

To build a continuum in the activities, the Nutrition & Health objectives for 2017-2019 are to keep providing primary healthcare for children, adults and PLW and to support MoPHP (Ministry of Public Health and Population) facilities in delivering CMAM, care capacity building etc. 

ACF is also currently targeting an UNICEF funding to operate in Abyan and Lahj governorates in the South of Yemen.
Thanks to this strong partnership with the MoPHP, the Nutrition & Health ACF teams benefit from a very good acceptance from Ministry of Health and from populations. 

Security, working and living conditions: 

ACF is operationally working in 2 bases: Hodeida (to target the northern governorates) and Aden (to target the southern ones), with its coordination team located in Sana’a. In total, the Yemen mission counts 215 national staff and 17 international staff.

Hodeidah has a hot humid climate. Due to its position on the Red Sea temperatures may reach as far as 45° during “summer”. In Hodeidah, the expatriates live in a shared guest house and office (located in the same building), with electricity and internet. Security situation is stressed with sporadic air strikes and usually is under continous evaluation & monitoring which limits the social aspects of regular living. Therefore, you must have willingness to work in such security context with minimized social aspects of living.

To know more about Yemen:

The ACF’s blog where you can find further information: (in French)

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