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 SYRIA
Our mission in Syria has been open since 2008. PUI develops its integrated approach with infrastructure, WASH, education and livelihoods actions. Furthermore, PUI works on rehabilitating collective and private shelters and infrastructure, on emergency and early recovery WASH interventions, on education support for conflict-affected populations, and on enhancing the self-reliance of Syria's population through livelihoods . Today, the mission is implementing 6 projects.
What about the Deputy Head of Mission for Support ? As Deputy Head of Mission for Support, you will ensure the daily functioning of the mission, you will be responsible for the successful operation of programs of PUI by overseeing and ensuring quality and efficient support services.
For this purpose, you will be responsible for :
Administrative / Legal Follow up:
You will be responsible for ensuring compliance of PUI with the country laws and regulations and will be the focal point for all interactions with authorities.
Support departments oversight:
You will provide oversight of all PUI support functions (Logistics, Administration, Finance, Human Resources) and ensure smooth, coordinated operations, finding synergies and improvements where possible. You will ensure that your team guarantees quality HR management on the mission and that good communication is applied.
You will ensure that current logistics procedures follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations, overseeing and implementing an effective and efficient supply chain.
Administrative and financial monitoring:
You will ensure that current administrative and financial procedures follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations.
You will supervise the HR Coordinator. You will ensure that Human Resources department provides fitted human resources on a timely manner, and conduct HR follow-up in accordance with the local regulations and PUI guidelines.
You will assist the Head of Mission in analysis and management of mission security.
Relationship with headquarters:
You will assist the Head of Mission in effectively circulating information between headquarters and the field, and ensure compliance with deadlines.
You will assist the Head of Mission in representing the organization to partners, donors and various authorities.
The challenges that await you :
- Visa requirements for Syria and Lebanon can vary for individuals of certain nationalities.
- There is a high turnover rate among national staff members.
Due to the challenging context in Syria, it's important to be prepared for the possibility of workload in term of budget and procurment as well as salary revision,
What you will need to succeed
You hold a Master‘s degree in Logistic, International Relations, Finance, Human Resources or related field.
You are strengthened by minimum 3 years of experience in a core support function (Logistics; Finance; Administration; HR) with an international NGO and by a successful experience in expatriate team management and multisectorial programs. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!
You master team management, you demonstrate strong knowledge in donor requirements and expectations, particularly ECHO, BHA, WFP, UNHCR, CDCS, AFD and BPRM, you also have excellent writing skills (especially for proposals and reporting).
You have strong leadership skills and ability to make decisions, a sense of analysis (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis. You are a good negotiator and communicator, both in writing and orally. You demonstrate organization skills, rigor, flexibility, capacity to remain calm and level-headed.
English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position. If you speak Arabic and/or French, it would be a definite asset.A word from the manager« We are seeking to recruit an individual with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate should possess strong management skills, be fluent in English, have knowledge of institutional donors, and have previous experience working in consortiums. Strong knowledge in HR will be added value. »