Yemen : Shelter Technical Coordinator- Yemen
Reference : SHELTC/YEM
Contract: Fixed term
Duration 6 months
Starting date: ASAP
Background on ACTED
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
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Position context and key challenges ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012, and implements activities in the central-western and central-southern regions. The presence of ACTED in Yemen has been anchored to the governorates of North of Yemen, North of Yemen, Raymah and Ad-Dhalee where, in the last three areas especially, the organisation has been virtually the only international actor directly implementing activities. ACTED now aims at further expanding its humanitarian assistance by reaching out to additional regions: the north in Saadah and Al-Jawf governorates, and the south around Taiz and Aden. These could notably serve as a base for future assessments and programming focused on malnutrition- and conflict-affected populations in Yemen. Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED’s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED’s interventions in the country. With regard to rehabilitation and development, ACTED recently initiated work on the coffee value chain in Raymah governorate as a way to enhance the food security of local small producers. Through its active involvement in coordination mechanisms, ACTED has been a lead agency in the provision of humanitarian assistance in the three governorates in which it operates. The organisation is for instance the WASH Cluster focal point for North of Yemen and Raymah governorates, and a key partner of the WASH, Food Security and Agriculture, Nutrition and Early Recovery clusters. In addition, the organisation has been an elected member of the Humanitarian Country Team in early 2013.
ACTED’s donors in Yemen are presently USAID/OFDA, ECHO, the European Commission, WFP, OCHA and UNICEF.
The Technical Coordinator SHELTER is responsible for the provision of coordination and support as well as strategic planning and technical guidance on activities within the area of SHELTER. He/She plays a leading role in providing technical inputs to the SHELTER strategy and project development at the local and national level. Moreover, he/she supports the Project Teams in the planning, design, implementation, supervision, and potential expansion/development and administration of technical SHELTER interventions.
His/her main responsibilities will be:
- External Relations
- Project Development
Internal SHELTER Technical Support and Coordination
- Technical Leadership
- Staff Capacity Building
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
Educational background in relevant field.
2-3 years experience in project management.
Experience managing a culturally and nationally diverse team.
Strong computer skills in Microsoft excel, word, outlook, etc.
Experience in dealing with a local NGO partner in project implementation bringing technical support and demonstrating leadership in coordination meeting
Experience working in insecure contexts
Fluent English skills required
Arabic language preferred.
Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
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