YEMEN – LOGISITICS MANAGER – AL MOKHA
Desired start date: November 1st, 2019
Duration of the mission: 6 months Location: AL Mokha
ABOUT THE MISSION IN YEMEN
The mission has a forecasted budget of about 8M Euros for the year 2019. 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 22 expatriates and about 90 national staffs. Objectives for the mission for 2019 is to strengthen its Emergency Response capacity, and develop operational capacity in Taizz city.
In Al Mokha, SI implements emergency WASH and Food Security programs, funded by ECHO, HYPF (Humanitarian Fund), and CDC (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs). WASH activities entail water trucking, rehabilitation of water network, construction of emergency latrines and showers, distribution of hygiene kits, and hygiene promotion. Under its FSL portfolio, SI distributes unconditional, multi-purpose cash to IDPs.
SI has been one of the first humanitarian actors to access the West Coast, and remains as of today positioned in hard-to-reach areas close to the frontline of Hodeidah. SI aims at maintaining this positioning and further expanding its presence in southern districts of Hodeidah. After a significant scale up in financial and operational volume on the West Coast in 2019, SI is expecting to maintain a similar portfolio in the area for 2020.
ABOUT THE JOB
The mission is looking for a Logistics Manager, based in Al Mokha with regular relocation periods in Aden. He/she will be in charge of supporting the implementation of 4 grants on the base (3 WASH grants + 1 FSL grant) according to SI procedures, as well as the smooth running of a sub-office in Al Khokwhah. He/she will be in charge of managing the logistics functions and activities in Hodeidah Governorate being based in Al Mokha office.
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.
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
Ensure timely procurement in support to implementation of 3 WASH projects + 1 Food Security project, in coordination with programs
Continue capacity building of the Logistic team, with particular focus on the Logistic Assistant in anticipation of a potential remerging of the Log/Admin position
Follow up action plan established by Security and Access Advisor on operational security management, and improve safety and security measures as required
The Logistic Manager manages a team of 1 Logistic assistant, 1 radio operator, and 1 procurement officer.
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 post:
According to experience, starting from 1980 euros gross per month (1800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD. SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
Vacation: during the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break after every two months spent on the mission. 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 SI). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (SI will cover travel costs).
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.
LIVING CONDITIONS AND SECURITY :
The security situation on the West Coast differs between Al Mokha, where SI Office/GH is located; and districts of Hodeidah governorates (beyond 1h drive from Al Mokha), where most of our projects are implemented.
In Al Mokha, the situation is stable and quiet due to heavy military presence from the coalition. Main risks in Al Mokha relate to landmines/UXO/IED presence (not in Al Mokha city, but in neighboring districts), celebratory fire, and/or cross-fire due to personal disputes. Criminality remains low in the city, owing to heavy military presence, while kidnapping is not considered a major threat in the area.
In southern districts of Hodeidah, i.e. SI areas of operation, the security situation is more volatile, as these districts are crossed by the frontline. Following the redeployment of armed groups from Hodeidah city, intensified shelling has been reported in these districts, as well as attempt by one party to the conflict to regain territory. Working in hard-to-reach areas, SI has developed specific security SoPs to operate in these districts.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via the following link:
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