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Field Coordinator Aden - Aden, Yemen

Duration : 12 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Yemen  Salary & Benefits

General description of the position

You'll be in charge of the overal management of programs and operations of Aden base.

The position is based in Aden, covering Abyan, Lahj, and Aden governorates, and you'll have to manage an  expanding program in one of the largest emergency responsese in the world, with a  large and growing team.


Main responsabilities

in particular, you will have several missions  :

Mission 1: Coordinate ACF country strategy implementation at Aden level

Mission 2: Coordinate overall implementation of program at field level

Mission 3: Manage the teams (base coordination & programs )

Mission 4: facilitate good relationships with the coordination team based in Sanaa 

Mission 5 Represent ACF and liaise with regional authorities, UN, NGOs at field and regional level

Mission 6: Ensure reporting and communication  - internal & external-

Mission 7:last but not least ...  Context analysis and security management of your base



Do you fit the requested profile ?

You have an University degree and at least 5 years experience in humanitarian operations, 2 years experience in Programme management/coordination in a complex or conflict-affected environment

You are proactive, flexible and solutions-oriented, and Speak and write English fluently, (Arabic speaking skills are an asset).

You've previous & proven experience in insecure and complex environments (and security management)

You're diplomatic with experience in managing complex relations with authorities in a conflict setting. 

Note that due to the difficult environment and sensitive situation, it is mandatory to have previous experiences of work under severe security rules and restricted movements

Specific conditions / Salary

Contract12 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

Monthly gross salary from 1805 to 2305 upon experience.

Per diem and living allowance: 521 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.

+ 12 % of monthly gross salary as country allowance

+ 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.

+ Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation:

Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.

Individual room in guesthouse covered 


Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.


Leaves and RnR

25 days of paid leaves per year.

+ 20 RnR per year.   

+ 215 € at each RnR period (every 8 weeks).

Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference.


Training :

Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.

Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 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.

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.

Aden is a port city located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea. It has a hot desert climate with dry year-round and very humid climate in the summer.  The expatriates live in a shared guest house with electricity and internet. Living conditions in Aden imply strict movement restrictions even to the field, and limited opportunities for social gathering. You should be ready to evolve under such conditions and strictly follow established security rules.


To know more about Yemen:

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

Our videos on our YouTube Channel:

Manager word:

Joining ACF in Yemen ensures you to work among a dynamic and dedicated team, in one of the most challenging humanitarian context at the moment.  

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