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Field Coordinator - Hodeida, Yemen

Duration : 12 months
Start date : ASAP

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

General description of the position

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.

The Position : 

You will ensure leadership and strategic oversight of programs and support functions (such as Finance, HR and Logistics) while coordinating mission’s internal risk control (including security).

Main responsabilities

In particular, you'll have to : 

  • Coordinate ACF country strategy implementation at field level
  • Coordinate overall implementation of program at field level
  • Manage the team at field level
  • Facilitate good relationships with the coordination team
  • Represent ACF and liaise with regional authorities, UN, NGOs at field and regional level
  • Ensure reporting and communication
  • Manage overall security and safety on the base 

The Field Coordinator is the representative of ACF at Hodeidah level. In this position, you will support the staffs, request for support and raise concerns to the Coordination and HQ in a timely fashion to ensure smooth implementation of program activities and the rights, safety and protection of both ACF staffs and beneficiaries.

Do you fit the requested profile ?


You have an university degree and at least 5 years’ experience in humanitarian operations, 4 years’ experience in programme management and coordination in a complex or conflict-affected environment + an experience in managing security in an insecure context;

You have a strong understanding of Logistics, Finance, and HR procedures, you are able to grasp a wide range of complex issues and synthetize them strategically which will allow to offer a strategic and critical thinking in a complex environment.


- Prior experience with ACF in an emergency context, in the role of Field Coordinator, Logistics HoD, or similar coordination position;

- Arabic language skills.


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

Work context

The needs in the country and especially in Hodeida governorate are very high and the context is challenging. 

ACF Yemen is a large mission with a relatively high number of international (around 20) and national (around 280) staffs based in Sanaa, Hodeidah, Aden and Amman.

In Yemen, the security situation is volatile: active frontlines in Hodeidah and Hajjah Governorates; articulated political situation in Aden and an social and economical degradation in the whole country. Besides that, although ACF can guarantee a comfortable accommodation, it is still a very a high risk, deep field situation with highest level of security at all times.  

The Field Coordinator Hodeida will have to directly line manage 2 Field Managers (1 FSL, WASH, RRM and 1 Nut&Health), 1 MEAL manager, 1 Security Manager, 1 Logistics Manager, 1 Finance Manager and 1 HR Manager.


Working conditions will be dynamic and demanding.

Guesthouses in Hodeida and Sanaa are comfortable will a full equiped gym. Social gatherings with other organizations are organized on regular basis. 

Manager word:

We expect you to be a team player, be flexible and autonomous.

You will support your staffs, request for support and raise concerns to the Senior Management Team and HQ in a timely fashion to ensure smooth implementation of program activities, the donor requirements and the rights, safety and protection of both ACF staffs and beneficiaries. 

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