Country Director

Closing date

Key Responsibilities

  • Build HRF's presence in Yemen.
  • Provide overall leadership to, and hold ultimate responsibility for, HRF’s programming and humanitarian intervention in Yemen.
  • Oversee and implement HRF’s strategy in Yemen in line with strategic objectives set in consultation with HRF HQ.
  • Build and maintain networks of potential partners, and donors.
  • Oversee recruitment of field staff in Yemen.
  • Maintain responsibility for management of all in country field staff.
  • Ensure HRF compliance with local laws and customs.
  • Maintain relationships with relevant local authorities.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies appropriate to the Yemen context.
  • Ensure that all HRF policies, standards and procedures are upheld and maintained.
  • Manage the logistical needs of HRF Yemen, assist in the opening of offices and the attainment of visas.
  • Engage with humanitarian partners and colleagues in Yemen to ensure high degrees of visibility and coordination.

    Person Specification

  • Educated to advanced degree level in relevant field.

  • At least 5 years experience working within a similar management context in a high stress environment

  • Significant knowledge and experience of donor liaison and grant management.

  • Evidence of success in engaging partners, donors and colleagues to achieve organisational goals.

  • Strong and proven leadership skills.

  • Extensive experience in HR processes, in the recruitment and management of national and expatriate staff.

  • Proven strategic and analytical thinking.

  • High level of financial literacy with the ability to steer an organisational budget.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Fluency in English

  • Fluency in Arabic (desirable)

  • Knowledge of and experience within the Yemen context (desirable)

  • Applicants already in Yemen will be prioritised for this role

How to apply

Please send the following in English to:

  • CV.

  • Covering Letter.

  • Details of 2 references.

Please put "Country Director - Yemen" in the subject line. Please note that applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a view to filling the position as soon as possible, so early application is advised. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.