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 YEMEN
Our mission in Yemen has been open since 2007. PUI develops its integrated approach with Health, Nutrition, Food Security and WaSH. Furthermore, PUI works on fighting against malnutrition, supporting primary health and reproductive health services, maintaining and rehabilitating health centers, training medical staff. Today, the mission is implementing 4 projets.
What about the Head of Mission - Yemen ? As Head of Mission, you will be responsible for the smooth functioning and the development of the mission.
For this purpose, you will be responsible for :
Safety & Security:
You will be responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
You will coordinate the teams and ensure that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. You will also monitor needs and suggest new operations and development tracks for the mission.
You will ensure that the mission is adequately staffed and supervise the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring:
You will ensure that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations.
Medical and technical monitoring:
You will ensure that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
You will represent the association in its relations with partners, donors, the media and different authorities.
Relations with Headquarters:
You will ensure that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensure that due dates are respected.
The challenges that await you :
National team suffered from quick turn over of expatriate team. Remote management is a big challenge. Authorities may sometimes be difficult to handle due to unexpected requests. Security remains volatile, could stay unchanged for a long time, but could change in worse at any time in Hodeidah and Mokha. Constant unrest in Aden city.
What you will need to succeed
You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Humanitarian action: project management, a technical background related to one of our activity sectors, in human resources management, financial management…
Strengthened by minimum 3 years of experience in the field with international NGOs in project coordination, you master international team management, the project cycle and security management. A previous experience as Head of Mission or in an equivalent position would be appreciated. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!
You master humanitarian project management and team management, you have a detailed knowledge of donors prerequisites. You also have excellent writing skills.
You are a good communicator, both in writing and orally. You demonstrate good team spirit, leadership skills and the ability to make decisions, trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility, organisational skills, reactivity, ability to be thorough and to adapt. You have a strong resistance to stress and particularly in unstable circumstances.
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.
Please note that vaccination against Covid-19 is mandatory for this country for security and safety reasons. Compliant vaccines are those validated by the World Health Organization.A word from the manager« If you enjoy working with an experienced, committed and motivated national team - if you feel that your duty is to support and encourage national female colleagues - and if on top of that you are flexible and you have a good sense of humour... come to Yemen! »