Desired start date: End of March 2020
Duration of the mission: 7 months (renewable)
Location: Position based in Al Turbah / Yemen
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.
ABOUT THE JOB
The mission is looking for a Logistics Manager, based in Al Turbah. He/she will be in charge of of managing the logistics functions and supporting the startup activities launched (Food Security and Livelihoods) and supporting the startup of Wash activities between Al Turbah (base) and Taiz (Sub Office opened in December).
SI is looking for an emergency-focused, proactive and intuitive collaborator able to lead operations in highly insecure environments. He/she ensures the implementation of SI procedures and their compliance.
The Logistics Manager will implement and supervise all logistics operations at his/her assigned base. He/she will organize logistic support for programs, in keeping with Solidarités International procedures. He/she will assist the Field Coordinator in the implementation of safety rules.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Vehicle Fleet Management
Management and Monitoring of IT Equipment
Human Resource Management
The base Logistics Manager will manage three logistics assistants (the logistics team is composed of 9 staffs in total).
Education and experience
- Technical education and significant experience in the logistics
- Previous experience as a Logs Manager (1-2 year) a prerequisite;
- Experience in mission opening, preferably with SI, is an asset;
- Experience in tensed context in terms of security is an asset;
- Experience in remote management is an asset
Knowledge and technical skills
- Expertise on local procurement;
- Good and proven writing and spoken English are required;
- Arabic speaking is an asset;
- Transferable skills in program appreciated;
- Knowledge and experience of the Yemen or Middle East 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 1980 euros gross per month (1800 € + 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 7-day break during the 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th months (with 750 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/**S**ecurity 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.
Ash Shamaytayn district, Taizz governorate, is currently bordering frontlines at the east and west parts of the district. Al-Turbah city remains out of reach of pro-Houthi fighters, the nearest frontline at Hifan is at 25 km, however, there is no easy road access due to the mountains. Nowadays, based near Al Turbah city, military forces pro-Hadi (national army) secure the district and are comprised of 1,100 soldiers, and 500 additional soldiers part of the central security forces.
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. Trips to the field is possible for expatriates under certain condition but are limited to keep the presence of international staff low profile.
In Al Turbah living conditions are quite good, expats are living in individual rooms in the shared guesthouse and benefit from a cooler weather and a nice rooftop. For the time being the guesthouse and the office are located in the same compound at different floors. Movements are very restricted but access to field for work purposes in authorized in the neighboring sub-districts (not near Taizz city), with few pre-assessed and validated areas for groceries shopping, haircut, etc., with curfew time starting at 06:00 pm.