Country Director

Country Director

Solidarites International

Aden, Yemen

SI Yemen mission is looking for a Country Director (replacement of a currently filled position), based in Aden. SI is looking for an emergency-focused, proactive and intuitive collaborator able to lead one of its fastest growing missions.


The specific stakes related to this position are as follow:

  • The Country Director pays constantly close attention to the security in a volatile context and to the political turmoil;
  • After the opening, Yemen mission started WaSH and cash distribution activities late 2017. Several proposals will be finalized in May and June 2018. The main challenge is the recruitment of both expatriate and national staffs;
  • Between May and August 2018, the mission will most probably launch three or four new projects, which will imply specific organizational challenges. Huge humanitarian needs and numerous funding opportunities, the mission should control its growth according to the availability of human resources for the benefit of Yemeni population.


  • Constant monitoring of the security and access strategy;
  • Follow up all national and expatriate recruitments;
  • Follow up the opening of Al Turbah and Al Mokha operational bases;
  • Follow-up current projects and new projects launchings.


The Country Director is Solidarités International’s official representative in a country:

  • S/He is in charge of the smooth running of the mission;
  • S/He proposes mission strategy, according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once it has been validated;
  • S/He monitors projects, ensuring that they are progressing in accordance with the Solidarités International charter and complying with internal and contractual procedures;
  • S/He mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for the programs to run effectively and supervises the administration of these resources;
  • S/He coordinates the teams in place and ensures their security on the mission;
  • S/He is the direct liaison for Solidarités International HQ.



  • Third level qualification in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.


  • Minimum 4 years overseas experience working with an international humanitarian/development NGO, with strong programme management, team management and financial management experience;
  • Minimum 2 years in a similar position;
  • Experience of working and managing security in insecure environments;
  • Proven management ability, including ability to motivate and develop skills of team’s members. Must be able to make sound management decisions in difficult situations and also be able to work in a participatory manner with colleagues;
  • Proven ability to deal with donors and operational partners;
  • Proven ability to develop adapted humanitarian vision and strategy;
  • Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) and familiar with its processes and tools would be an asset;
  • A keen understanding and experience in the Middle East (particularly on Yemen crisis) would be an asset.


  • Strong knowledge of donors’ policies and guidelines;
  • Strong knowledge of the project cycle management;
  • Strong knowledge of principled-based approaches and advocacy skills;
  • Excellent communication, networking skills, organizational and prioritization skills, ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent reporting and writing skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of project cycle management;
  • Used to work in political and security volatile environments;
  • Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility;
  • Cross cultural sensitivity, good sense of humor and great team member.


  • Fluent English (written, spoken and read);
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is an asset;
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.


  • Computer literacy with very good command of MS Office.

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