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. Since then, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established offices in Al Turbah and Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate and operational presence in Hodeidah, Dahle, Marib and Abyan Governorates. In June 2021, SI started with operations in Marib governorate (Marib City, Marib Al Wadi), and is in the process of establishing permanent presence with opening a field office in Marib City.
For the year 2021/22; the mission has a forecasted budget of about 12M 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 20 expatriates and about 120 national staffs and is funded by ECHO, BHA, CDC, YHPF, SDC, DutchMoFA and CIAA. 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 but is developing recovery and resilience programming in both Wash and food security sectors.
About the job:
The mission is searching for a Deputy Finance Coordinator to become a part of the coordination team under the supervision of Finance Coordinator, and working closely with the program and support departments at coordination level, as well as the base teams. The Deputy Finance coordinator will assist the Finance coordinator in overseeing all administrative, accounting and financial services associated with the mission, will support the mission’s financial strategy and monitor compliance.
The Deputy Finance Coordinator’s will particularly focus on the introduction of new financial tools at coordination and bases level, financial reporting and proposal writing, and overall accounting consolidation.
The Deputy Finance Coordinator will be under the direct supervision of the Finance Coordinator and will manager the Finance Supervisor
Education and experience
• Diploma in administrative and financial management.
• Previous experience in administrative and financial management for an international NGO (at least 2 years).
• Previous experience in unstable environment (conflict / post conflict country)
• Experience of team management and capacity building
Knowledge and technical skills
• Knowledge of Saga software
• Knowledge of Solidarites rules, tools and procedures
• Good and proven writing and spoken English are required
• Arabic speaking is an asset
• Good communication and diplomatic skills
• Good organization skill
• Capacity to work under pressure in a tense security environment
• Good pedagogical skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Skill transfer ability highly appreciated
• Anticipation and self-organization capacities
• Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments
Security and Living Conditions
The living conditions in Aden are quite good even though movements are very restricted (early curfew and most of the city being considered as restricted areas). Trips to the field is possible for expatriates under certain condition but are limited to keep the presence of international staff low profile. 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, to one gym, 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.
Solidarités International will offer you:
A salaried position: starting from 2420 euros gross per month (2200 € + 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 9 calendar days break for every 2 months spent on the field (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). In addition to these regular break, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization.
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/
How to apply
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English to this link : https://bit.ly/3m1iRfU
CV only applications will not be considered.