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Sanaa (Yemen)

We are looking for:


Country: YEMEN - based in Djibouti (Work in distance for Yemen Mission)

Length of contract: 12 months, starting as soon as possible

The position: Under the supervision of the Country Director, you will have to design ACF Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) country strategy and contribute to its implementation in order to maximise ACF impact.

More precisely, your main responsibilities will be:

Contribute towards definition and orientation of the planned programming strategy, especially for WASH sector:Analyse problems and solutions from field based operations; define and orient the WASH intervention strategies; ensure consideration of feasibility, sustainability and exit strategies in programming; ensure budget coherence and suitability; write proposals and reports for donor submissions; guarantee the traversal approach of interventions between and with other departments; and ensure monitoring and evaluation findings are incorporated into existing programmes

Supervise the evolution of the humanitarian WASH situation in Yemen:Jointly with other partners, establish surveillance systems in intervention areas to establish trends and needs analysis; analyse monitoring data for WASH programmes; Identify uncovered needs in intervention areas and identify responses; and write technical reports

Design appropriate emergency WASH programmes for the mission:Monitor the evolution of possible crises through early warning indicators; plan or participate in rapid needs assessments; verify rapid assessment findings; plan feasible and appropriate responses; and participate in securing of funding/means through proposals or other mechanisms

Supervise the implementation of WASH programmes in the country:Provide support from concept to evaluation; approve implementation methodology of projects; define intervention areas with support of programme managers; analyse activity reports; ensure appropriate budget expenditures in collaboration with Finance HoD; write field visit reports; identify lesson learnt from programmes; provide support to assessment and evaluations; and provide secondary analysis of assessments.

Support the WASH teams:participate in recruitment and training of team members; reinforce management of programmes and projects; ensure organisation and internal communication of the teams; support team in field implementations; organise & animate WASH team meetings; and fill gap at field level (in absence of PM)

The applicant :Civil/Water Engineering or other WASH-related technical training with a solid experience in WASH activities in humanitarian context as well coordination experience. You have the ability to provide professional technical advice in a broad range of WASH technical areas, including water sources rehabilitations, sanitation, and hygiene promotion etc.

You have also excellent interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, team player and communication skills. Arabic would be a plus.

Fluent in English is required. Arabic would be a plus.


Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks)

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  • Organization: ACF - Action against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-16

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