Ended Food Security and Livelihood Team Leader

The Job


Emergency Roving Team

The position will be based in Aden, with 80% of the time spent in the field (Taizz, Hodeidah, Lahj, Abyan, Al Dhale governorates).

I. Presentation of organization

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organization, which has been committed to provide aid in the event of conflicts and natural disasters. SI mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.

SI has opened a mission in Yemen since mid-September 2017. The mission is currently implementing emergency and early-recovery WASH and Food Security and Livelihood projects in Lahj, Taizz, and Hodeidah governorates. It operates from Aden, where the coordination is based, and 2 operational field bases located in Al Turbah and Al Mokha.

For the year 2019, Solidarites International is looking at strengthening its emergency response capacity through the establishment of a dedicated, roving team based in Aden with regular field trips.

The duration of the contract will be 3 months, with possible extension upon availability of funding

II. Responsibilities and Tasks

Goal / Purpose:

The Team Leader will coordinate a team of FSL Officers in order to set up the FSL Emergency activities, ensuring that Solidarities International technical recommendations and procedures are followed.

List of main activities:

Setting up the activities /control and supervision

  • Plan the weekly activities for his/her team and have them approved by his/her Project Manager:
  • Plan human resources needs (daily workers, workers...)
  • plan tool and material needs (request from stock)
  • anticipate administrative issues (requests in advance)
  • Anticipate logistics issues (transport, communication means...)
  • Organize and carry out, with his/her team, tasks assigned by his/her Project Manager
  • Supervise and monitor each stage of activity. Ensure that standards and instructions given by his/her Project Manager, as well as Solidarities procedures, are followed
  • Respect schedules and deadlines agreed upon with his/her Project Manager
  • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities and suggest operational solutions

Logistics and Administration

  • When recruiting daily workers, follow procedures and directives outlined by his/her Project manager and the administrative service
  • Train his/her team members to use and maintain the available tools correctly
  • Track usage with monitoring tools provided
  • Enforce safety procedures
  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed by members of his/her team
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of material delivered to working sites
  • Ensure the receipt and storage of material and equipment necessary for his/her work to be carried out on site

Reporting / communication

  • Take part in weekly program meetings and clusters on request
  • Keep his/her monitoring tools and files archived in the Solidarities office, accessible to her project manager.
  • Draw up and submit a weekly task report (which should include progress made by the team) to his/her project manager
  • Take part in the drafting of the monthly program pack
  • Establish and maintain good relations with local participants and communities (populations) in the operational fields
  • Listen to the populations and local participants in the field and report to his/her project manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of Solidarities International teams

ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships)

Line Manager: Distribution Program Manager

Line report(s) on base: FSL Officers

Functional Manager:

Function Report (s):

Profile required :

  • Bachelor level minimum
  • Prior NGO/INGO experience of 1 year minimum in food security, preferably in management position
  • Experience in similar context and area
  • Experience in project management
  • Knowledge of the local humanitarian context
  • Good understanding of the security context
  • Proactive, motivated & organized
  • Ability to spend extended hours on the field on the West Coast
  • Fluency in English and Arabic
How to Apply

Please submit your application (CV, Cover Letter, Photocopies of diplomas, Certificates of employment etc.) to Solidarités International by email to: ert.hr@solidarites-yemen.org

NB: Title of the related position must be written in the email subject

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

Final date for applications: 24th September 2020

  • Employer: Solidarites Int'l
  • Category: Security
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 14 September 2020
  • Deadline: 24 September 2020