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Intersos – Head of mission – Yemen

Data: 22/11/2016

La ONG umanitaria Intersos sta selezionando una nuova figura da inserire nella sua operatività in Yemen. Scadenza per le candidature 30 Novembre 2016.

Head of mission – Yemen

Location: The post holder will be based in Sanaa with missions in the projects locations as necessary and according the security situation
Reporting to: Regional Director
Starting date: January 2017
Duration of contract: 1 year (renewable)
Dependents: No

General context of the mission

March 2015 marks the beginning of the on-going conflict in Yemen, which sees different factions engaging in a severe battle with clashes on the ground and airstrikes in most of the governorates, Since then, armed conflict has spread rapidly across much of Yemen with devastating consequences for civilians, in particular women and children
INTERSOS has been working in Yemen since 2008 to enhance protection and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa and starting from 2014, also from Syria. Since March 2015, the mission has enhanced its capacity, to include among the target population also the conflict affected populations (IDPs, returnees and host communities), both rural and urban areas, with specific focus on women/girls and children (including unaccompanied minors) and persons with specific needs.
INTERSOS is operational in Sana’a, Aden, Mukalla, Taiz, Ibb and Kharaz/Lahj, with further outreach and coverage in nearly all other governorates through local implementing partners and legal network lawyers covering those governorates. The main sector of interventions are protection (protection monitoring, prevention and response programming for GBV and CP, assistance to PwSN > case management including unconditional cash transfers), technical and vocational education (specifically for refugees and asylum seekers), shelter rehabilitation (collective) and rental subsidies for conflict affected populations and integrated emergency primary health care package (PHC & malnutrition treatment) through mobile clinics and support to referral health centers.
The mission’s staffing and management includes 8 expats, 275 national staff and 150 community volunteers. The budget is 10 million US$ and main donors are UNHCR, UN OCHA YHPF, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, OFDA

Tasks and responsibilities
The general purpose of the post is to represent INTERSOS in Iraq, and act in accordance with specific directions from and supervision of the Regional Director.

The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to:
• Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders.
• Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities, with special attention to the registration process in Iraq and in the Kurdistan Region.
• Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions.
• Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations – and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects – ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures.
• Continuously assess, analyze and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention.
• Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts.
• Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance.
• Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings.

Required profile/experience
• Advanced university degree. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least 5 years of professional work experience as Head of Mission or other management/ coordination positions in humanitarian/development contexts.
• Previous experience in Middle East is an asset
• Proven experience in management of UN and ECHO funds.
• Proven experience in management of large staff teams.
• Proficient knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Technical competencies:
• Ability to set high standards for quality of work.
• Ability to analyze and integrate information from a wide range of sources.
• Ability to administrate funds, logistics and human resources.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Mastery of IT tools (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.).

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