Desired start date: 15th March 2020
Duration of the mission: 9 months (renewable)
Location: Position based in Aden
ABOUT THE MISSION
SI opened its mission in Yemen in 2017, establishing its coordination in Aden. With the support of the Emergency DESK, SI mission was able to quickly acquire operational capacity, which was first deployed in Lahj Governorate, for implementation of WASH and Food Security Programming. Over the course of 2018, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established presence in Al Turbah and Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate.
For the year 2019/20; the mission has a forecasted budget of about 10M Euros. It operates from Aden, where the coordination is based, and 2 operational field bases located in Al Turbah and Al Mokha. The mission is composed of 15 expatriates and about 100 national staffs and is funded by OFDA, CDC, YHPF, DutchMoFA and ECHO. SI Programming in Yemen focuses on addressing immediate food needs of communities at risk of famine, as well as providing timely response to displacements of population and AWD/Cholera outbreaks. Its portfolio is primarily composed of WASH Emergency projects, along with unconditional cash distribution. Strategic and institutional priorities for the mission in 2019/20 is to strengthen its Emergency Response capacity, and develop operational capacity in Taizz city. In parallel, and where feasible, SI is looking at implementing early-recovery interventions.
ABOUT THE JOB
SI is looking for a proactive and intuitive collaborator able to lead Human Resources operations for a young but rapidly expanding mission, in highly volatile environment.
The HR coordinator coordinates the implementation of Solidarités International Human Resources policy at mission level.
As HR Coordinator he/she is responsible for the administrative aspects of the mission and ensures the respect by all of, Solidarités International procedures, the procedures of financial backers and the laws of the country in which SI is intervening.
The HR Coordinator manages the HR team to ensure efficient and high quality staff recruitment, contracts management, orientation, learning and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, policy and labor law compliance, employee engagement and staff care.
The HR Coordinator adapts and implements SI Global HR policies, initiatives and practices and serve as an advisor to maximize staffing resources and performance, promotes a positive organizational culture and minimizes legal and financial risk.
The HR coordinator advises to the Senior Management Team (SMT) and is the mission focal point and the link between headquarters and the mission for any questions relating to Human Resources.
The HR Coordinator reports to the Country Director and supervises Coordination HR department.
MAIN RESPONSABILITIES :
- Analysis of the socio-economic context
- HR management of expatriates and nationals
- Team management
PRIORITIES FOR THE 2/3 FIRST MONTHS
- To closely monitor & follow up the newly implemented health insurance package for national staff
- To regularly assess the training needs and Drive the implementation and improvement of Solidarités International training policy and monitor staff development
The Human Resource Coordinator manages one Coordinator Assistant + one Liaison Officer at coordination office. He/she is the functional manager of the Administrative/HR Managers of Field bases (currently 3 operational bases).
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
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.
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
SECURITY AND LIVING CONDITIONS
The situation in terms of security remains tense in Aden, linked to the presence of several armed groups competing over the control of the city. In August 2019, a military offensive was carried out by an Armed Opposition Group which took control of Aden after several days of intensive fighting. In the context of Aden however, 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), 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 9 pm in the area where most INGOs are located. Expatriates are allowed to go to the supermarket, one restaurant, 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.