Job Description

Desired start date: 15th February 2020 Duration of the mission: 9 months (renewable) Location: Position based in Aden

ABOUT THE MISSION

SI opened its mission in Yemen in 2017, establishing its Coordination in Aden. With the support of the Emergency DESK, SI mission was able to quickly acquire operational capacity, which was first deployed in Lahj Governorate, for implementation of WASH and Food Security Programming. Over the course of 2018, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established presence in Al Turbah and Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate. For the year 2019/20; the mission has a forecasted budget of about 10M Euros. 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 15 expatriates and about 100 national staffs and is funded by OFDA, CDC, YHPF, DutchMoFA and ECHO. SI Programming in Yemen focuses on addressing immediate food needs of communities at risk of famine, as well as providing timely response to displacements of population and AWD/Cholera outbreaks. Its portfolio is primarily composed of WASH Emergency projects, along with unconditional cash distribution. Strategic and institutional priorities for the mission in 2019/20 is to strengthen its Emergency Response capacity, and develop operational capacity in Taizz city.

ABOUT THE JOB

As part of the Coordination Team and reporting to the CD, and working closely with the program and support departments at coordination level, as well as the base teams, the Grant Manager is the mission’s focal point on ensuring accountability to donors. Specifically, he/she is in charge of:
  • Contributing to the mission’s strategic development.

  • Monitoring and identifying funding opportunities in line with SI country and global strategy.

  • Overseeing compilation of timely and high quality proposals, reports and contract modification requests for submission to donors and consortium partners.

  • Monitoring compliance with donor procedures and Capacity Building of new and existing staff on internal accountability tools and donor procedures.

  • Proactively following-up on donor contractual obligations, from contracting to closing and archiving, and ensuring contractual obligations are known and understood by relevant staff/departments.

  • Centralizing and preparing relevant documentation for external audits and audit report archiving.

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES :
  • Donor Relations

  • Financing strategy

  • Document Development and Review

  • Contractual management

  • External compliance

  • Internal and external communication

  • External Audits

YOUR PROFILE

  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing humanitarian grants with project management experience preferred;

  • Experience proposals with rigorous requirements and tight deadlines;

  • Experience developing reports and any other contractual and donor deliverables, respecting donor and SI requirements;

  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision;

  • Excellent organisational skills: ability to multi-task and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and across various geographical and time zones;

  • Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities;

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members;

  • Good stress management;

  • Excellent English (written, spoken and read) is mandatory

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A SALARIED POSITION: starting from 1980 euros gross per month (1800 € + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI. VACATION: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time-off is implemented at the rate of one break after two months spent on the field. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 5 working days break during the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). 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. For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/ SECURITY AND LIVING CONDITIONS The situation in terms of security remains tense in Aden, linked to the presence of several armed groups competing over the control of the city. In August 2019, a military offensive was carried out by an Armed Opposition Group which took control of Aden after several days of intensive fighting. In the context of Aden however, INGOs are not a target, neither for criminal, political or armed groups. Main risks for INGOs in Aden relate to crossfire (wrong location at the wrong moment), kidnapping or hostage taking (even though there is no proven history of kidnapping of expatriates in recent years), crowd mob and road accidents. To mitigate these risks, SI has developed strict security rules that the applicant needs to be ready to abide to. KEY INFORMATION ABOUT LIVING CONDITIONS The coordination office in Aden is shared with the guesthouse (same building). Security rules in Aden are rather restrictive, with a curfew at 8 pm, extended to 9 pm in the area where most INGOs are located. Expatriates are allowed to go to the supermarket, one restaurant, and two beaches (including one reachable by boat). Guesthouse is comfortable as per middle-east standards (large rooms with AC, good-standard bathrooms with running water). A gym and rest area have recently been built on the roof of the Guesthouse to improve expatriates’ living conditions (a pool table, darts game, and a baby-foot are available in the Guesthouse). In recent years, the number of international staff has increased in Aden, allowing for regular social gathering.
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