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A Logistics Head Of Departement - Sanaa, Yemen

Duration : 12 mois
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 Country Director, you will be responsible to secure sound logistical performance and coordination at mission level in order to provide programs with optimum support.

Main responsabilities

Contribute to the definition of mission strategy

Coordinate logistics at national level from Sanaa: You will have to manage Logistics : Supply Chain, Vehicle Fleet Management, Equipment Fleet Management, ICT and Network, Management of energy sources, different building techniques and rehabilitations

Collaborate with headquarters in the management of international transport (KPIs, freight agent…)

Elaborate and implement a security policy for the mission in a humanitarian context

Promote and ensure collaboration and coordination in logistics with the mission's partners and Cluster coordination

Prevent and manage fraud and corruption

Manage the Logistics team in capital and be a support/technical manager for Logistics Manager in the bases: around 15 logistics positions in SANAA with numerous supplier drivers, 9 logistics positions in HODEIDA, 8 positions in ADEN

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You hold a bachelor degree in logistics and have at least 2 years of professional experience on a similar position on the field for an international NGO. You have a significant experience in high-pressure emergency situation and in management of a big national team and big logistics operations. Proven experience in Supply Chain, Vehicle Fleet Management and Management of energy sources or ICT is compulsory.

You have also an excellent knowledge in security and safety at working locations. You are recognised for your interpersonal skills and your capacity to represent your organisation in external meetings. A previous experience in the field of logistics and/or security management with ACF is preferable. You speak and write English fluently.

Specific conditions / Salary

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

Monthly gross salary from 1 805 € to 2 305 € upon experience.

+ Per diem and living allowance: 630 $ (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 coverage: 100% 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 (averagely every 2 months)

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). 

Intermission Workshop once a year.

Opportunity of coaching (DP) or mentorship.

Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.

Work context

Context: YEMEN, Sanaa 

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 nutritional situation and hundreds of thousands lives are at risk.

Yemen is one of the three emergency L3 in the world. The needs in the country are very high and the context is challenging. ACF Yemen is a large mission with a relatively high number of international staff based in Sanaa, Hodeidah, and Aden. The security situation remains fluid.  There are multiple challenges in the Country: active frontlines in Hodeidah and Hajja Governorates; fluid political situaiton in Aden and an overall social and economic degradation in the whole country.

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.

Sanaa has nine expatriates working at the coordination level, including technical and support department under the Country Director (CD) and Deputy Country Director (DCD).

Security situation in Sanaa remained under close observation with limited access to other agencies, few super markets and official meetings in Sanaa. The security situation in Sanaa limits the social aspects of a regular living (limited personal movement outside the office or 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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