Solidarités International Yemen (+1 other) Yemen
2 months ago
• Job number: SRH05284
• Domaine de competence: Human Resources
• Statut: Salarié
• Type de poste: Overseas missions
• Country: Yemen
• Contract Type: Short term contract
About our Mission…
Desired start date:15th July 2023
Duration of the mission:9 months
Location: Position based in Aden
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI)is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few... volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.
SI opened its mission in Yemen in 2017, establishing its coordination in Aden. Since then, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established offices in Al Turbah and Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate and operational presence in Hodeidah, Lahj, Dahle, Marib and Abyan Governorates.
The mission has a forecasted budget of about 18 million USD for 2023. Coordination is based in Aden, with 3 active field bases: EPRT (Aden-based but with mobile response), Al Mokha and Al Turbah (the latter including a sub-base in Taizz). The opening of a fourth full field base in Marib (currently a sub-base of the EPRT) is foreseen in the first half of 2023.
Programming has evolved and increased in volume and complexity over the years. Activities range from basic emergency response to longer-term resilience building and rehabilitation of WaSH systems. Ambitions are growing in terms of programming and donors’ diversification, reach out to resilience and development donors and building of broader partnerships.
The mission is composed of approx. 20 expatriates and about 120 national staffs. Objectives of the mission for 2023 is to build on its Emergency Response capacity to expand in hard to reach areas, and develop qualitative interventions responding to emergency and protracted needs, while enhancing resilience.
About the job
He/she is the mission point of contact and the link between headquarters and the mission for any questions relating to Human Resources.
More broadly, and given the volume and complexity of the Yemen Mission, the HR Coordinator is expected to lead the HR strategy of the Mission in order to guarantee adequate capacity and competence to achieve against objectives. Priority areas of work for the HR Coordinator include the reinforcement of SI’s attractiveness for national employees, the development of capacity building strategies for the Mission, the enhancement of the analysis on competencies’ needs and gaps (for existing and foreseen programming) and the implementation of adequate strategies for competencies’ development in new areas.
Specific stakes and challenges
• To further follow on the scale up and ensure proper set up implemented in line with SI function grid
• Due to context and very high inflation rate there is a need to track the changes in the cost of living and the work market
Priorities for the 2/3 first months
Remuneration package benchmarking and revision
• Capacity building strategy
• Competencies’ gaps analysis
• Enhance integration of HR department in proposal development processes
Education and experience
• Diploma in Human Resources management.
• Previous experience in administrative/ Human Resource management for an international NGO (at least two years).
• Previous experience in unstable environment (conflict / post conflict country)
• Experience of team management
• Experience of Human Resource and Administration management
• Strong experience in capacity building
Knowledge and technical skills
• Knowledge of Homere software
• Knowledge of Solidarites rules, tools and procedures
• Good and proven writing and spoken English are required
• Arabic and/or French speaking is an asset
• Good analytical and writing/editing skills
• Good communication and diplomatic skills
• Good organization skill
• Capacity to work under pressure in a tense security environment
• Good pedagogical skills
• Knowledge and experience of the Yemen or Middle-eastern countries appreciated
• Multi-project support experience
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Skill transfer ability highly appreciated
• Anticipation and self-organization capacities
• Great work and stress management capacities
• Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments
SI will offer you
A salaried position: starting from 2640 euros gross per month (2400 € + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time-off is implemented at the rate of one break after two months spent on the field. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 5 working days break during the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités).
Social and medical cover:Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Security and Living Conditions
The situation in terms of security remains tense in Aden, although it has improved in the recent period with the solidifying power of the southern Transitional Council as main political and armed stakeholder. In the context of Aden, INGOs are not a target, neither for criminal, political or armed groups. Main risks for INGOs in Aden relate to crossfire (wrong location at the wrong moment), mainly due to the high proliferation of weapons, kidnapping or hostage taking (even though there is no proven history of kidnapping of expatriates in recent years), crowd mob and road accidents. To mitigate these risks, SI has developed strict security rules that the applicant needs to be ready to abide to.
Key information about living conditions
The coordination office in Aden is shared with the guesthouse (same building). Security rules in Aden are rather restrictive, with a curfew at 8 pm, extended to 10 pm in the area where most INGOs are located. Expatriates are allowed to go to the supermarket, to some restaurants, and two beaches (including one reachable by boat). Guesthouse is comfortable as per middle-east standards (large rooms with AC, good-standard bathrooms with running water). A gym and rest area have recently been built on the roof of the Guesthouse to improve expatriates’ living conditions (a pool table, darts game, and a baby-foot are available in the Guesthouse). In recent years, the number of international staff has increased in Aden, allowing for regular social gathering.
Please send us your CV and cover letter in English.
If you have already been technically validated for SI on the position, please mention it.
NB: the vacancy may close before the deadline.
To learn more about SI, please visit our website.
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