Première Urgence Internationale

Basic Needs Coordinator

À propos

Publié : 
October 10, 2023

PUI all around the world

With its 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale :
Supports close to 6 millions beneficiaries
With more than 100 Millions € yearly budget
Present in 22 countries, on 5 continents

Thanks to the work and commitment of :
More than 2000 national staffs
Around 200 expatriates from 45 different nationalities
And 90 employees at HQ

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and distinguishes itself by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of all those affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to bring a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

Learn more on our history, our values, our areas of intervention.

Focus on our activities in UKRAINE
PUI intervenes in Ukraine since 2015, in response to the needs provoked by the conflict in Donbass. PUI develops its integrated approach with health, mental health, protection and WASH projects to improve and restore equitable access to quality health services as well as to water, sanitation and hygiene for the most vulnerable population living in cities located along the contact line in the Donetsk Oblast. PUI also technically and materially assists a large network of Health Facilities and social institutions  to improve the quality of care provided to the population.
In order to support the populations affected by the current conflict in the country,  PUI is currently scaling up its activities in Donbass and in other regions of Ukraine.

Le job

What about the Basic Needs Coordinator ?  As Basic Needs Coordinator you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the mission's operational Basic needs strategy (covering WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA) as well as for the quality of current and future related programmes throughout the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases.

You will be in charge of building the capacity of the mission’s Basic need department and providing technical support to the project teams and in particular to the WASH, NFI/ shelter and MPCA Project Managers in a functional relationship. You will represent PUI to the authorities, humanitarian actors and donors for the WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA sector.

For this purpose, you will be responsible for :

Context analysis / Strategy / Development :
You will participate in the analysis of WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA context and needs, in the definition of the operational strategy and the design of new interventions.

Programmes quality:
You will provide technical support in your field of expertise to the programme teams, in particular to the Project Managers and Deputy Field Coordinator for Program, and ensure the quality and effectiveness of the mission's WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA programmes.

Representation / Coordination:
You will ensure PUI's external representation for the WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA sectors to partners, donors, national authorities and local actors. You will represent PUI in the WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA Clusters / coordination group meetings.

Human Resources / Training:
You will provide technical support to the project teams and in particular to the WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA teams. You will also provide support to the project managers for the recruitment of technical staff in WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA. Working alongside the Head of Mission (HoM) and/or the Deputy HoM for Programs and the HQ WASH and Cash Advisors, you will identify key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and gaps within WASH, NFI/Shelter and MPCA departments. You will supervise the content of training and the quality of activities based on identified needs.

You will contribute to the compliance with security rules on the mission and share all information related to security to your line manager and/or to the mission's security manager.

The challenges that await you :
• Take over the MPCA tools – Management of the FSP plateform and Technical Working Group deduplication plateform
• Definition of methodology and tools for distribution of NFI (beneficiary selection and registration / distribution methodology / reporting templates, etc.)
• Monitor and support bases in planning of infrastructure activities (WaSH and Shelter)
• Build links with relevant Clusters and Working Group and ensure close representation


What you will need to succeed

You have a training in project management. An University degree in relevant field (civil engineering, architecture,
water related field) would be an asset.

Strengthened by minimum 3 years as a manager of humanitarian projects, you have consequent successful experience in team management and in Infra/WASH project management. A previous experience in Coordination, WASH in health, needs assessment and Cash transfer would be appreciated. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!

You master project management, you have good writing skills, also a good knowledge of procurement and contracts management processes. If you are familiar with procedures of institutional donors (BHA, ECHO, UN) it would be appreciated. Skills in team management are required. Ability to work in unstable contexts would be an asset. Software: knowledge of GIS/Mapping software and KoBo would be an asset.

You demonstrate the ability to work independently, to take the initiative and responsibility. You promote teamwork, are able to manage professionally and to handle pressure. You also have good analytical and organizational skills.

English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position. If you speak Ukrainian, Russian and/or French, it would be a definite asset.A word from the manager« Join the amazing theam of the Ukraine Mission ! We have a lot to do, but we are on the rise, help us to keep rising! »PUI will offer you


Status : Executive with a Fixed-Term Contract

- Monthly Gross Income :  2,650.00 - 3,130.00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing in collective accomodation
- Daily Living Expenses ("Per Diem")
- Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Our commitments

Première Urgence Internationale sees diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and statuses among its Human Resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action, and therefore compels itself to the strict observance of the principle of non-discrimination throughout its recruitment process.

Première Urgence Internationale applies a policy of  zero tolerance towards exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment, in all its forms, of women, children and all other vulnerable persons. It engages all its staff to promote, disseminate and respect the principles set out in its ethical charter.

Please note that Première Urgence Internationale shall not in any case request a financial contribution for administrative costs related to recruitment. Any such information would be fraudulent, please disregard it.

You recognize yourself in this profile and you  adhere  to our commitments ? You  feel ready to take up the challenge  and to join PUI great family ?


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