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RRM Consortium Coordinator - 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

Under the management of the DCD, you'll  lead the RRM Consortium and be overall responsible for the RRM Coordination Team and Project. 

Main responsabilities

Your key activities will be :

- Strategy Design, Development and Implementation with the lead of the design, development and implementation of strategic priorities for the RRM consortium and playing a significant role in leading RRM as a relevant and accountable mechanism for timely humanitarian response of a high quality regardless of location. 

- Analysis and External Engagement, in particular with UNICEF

- Staff Management and Support  : you'll lead and support RRM coordination staff and consortium implementing staff, often remotely, to deliver high impact work, ensuring appropriate application of the RRM project design and taking into account emerging opportunities.

- funding, Budget Management, Proposal Development and Reporting ( follow up budget lines as well as  implementation progress  + lead and support fundraising ...) 

- Internal Coordination, Capacity Building and Technical Support by ensuring the experience and expertise of different consortium members is used in the strategic development and implementation of the RRM mechanism and providing technical support to the RRM coordination unit and ACF, ACTED and Oxfam Programme Managers in the field .

Do you fit the requested profile ?

To apply, you need to have a significant knowledge and experience of policy and practice of humanitarian assistance, with at least 5 years implementation experience in complex emergencies, including insecure environments. 

You should have a demonstrable knowledge of the workings of the international humanitarian system, including understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working; humanitarian coordination and the UN cluster system as well as ability to represent a collaborative consortium with political sensitivity to a variety of audiences, from senior government officials and donors to a wide range of senior humanitarian practitioners.

You have proven experience in leading complex projects and multidisciplinary/cross-sector humanitarian response, advocacy and communications, often requiring a high degree of independent judgement and negotiating skills as well as staff management.

You've excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural team skills, together with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities, even when working remotely. 

Moreover, an experience of working in the Middle East, an experience leading an NGO consortium as well as fluency in Arabic (written and verbal) a plus.

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

Yemen is one of the three emergency L3 in the world. The needs in the country are vey high and the context is very challenging. The mission is building up its emergency response capacity and the staffs are really motivated to do more and to do it better. It gives a real sense to humanitarian aid and this is very motivating!

Presentation of the mission: 

Yemen mission is a dynamic mission with large scale WaSH, Nutrition and Health/SMART and Food Security projects being implemented in host communities and IDPs settlements, Mental Health sector is being now developed. Country strategy combines emergency projects to address needs of the most vulnerable Yemeni in an holistic approach. In addition to that, ACF in Yemen is also the leading agency for the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM). With a team of 20 international employees and almost 300 national colleagues, ACF Yemen office manages a portfolio of projects for more than 17 millions €, in response to the Yemen crisis in Northern and and Southern Yemen. The donors range vary from institutional funds (UNICEF / European Union, ECHO, WHO,DFID, DEC and OCHA ) . To support the 3 operational bases, the coordination office is based in Sana'a.

Yemen is considered as an instable country where security conditions do not allow a safe implementation of the projects. 

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.

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:

Security situation in Saana remained under close observation with limited access to other agencies, few super markets and official meetings in Saana. Security situation in Sanaa is limiting the social aspects of regular living i.e. limited personal movement outside office/guesthouse, meeting friends after office, shopping etc. Therefore, the applicant must have willingness to work in such security context with minimized social aspects of living. 

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