The Country Director will lead a foreseen team of 20 expatriates’ staff in different bases and 100 national staff. Under its direct line management, the CD has 3 Field Coordinators, 1 Logistics Coordinator, 1 Admin Coordinator, 1 HR Coordinator, and 1 Deputy Country Director – Programs (position to be confirmed, pending on funding).
Opened in 2017, Yemen mission remains quite young, with associated challenges in terms of national staff capacity, expatriate recruitment and retention, and capitalization (the mission has been experiencing a lot of turnover amongst expatriates, and several gaps in key management positions). While a lot of work has been done to structure the mission, and strengthen local capacities (a Capacity Building Officer has been sent on the mission, and an HR Coordinator is under recruitment), enforcement of established roles and responsibilities, as well as of SI standard procedures, remains a continuous effort. Because the mission is young, turnover high, while the environment is very volatile, respect of security procedures must be constantly monitored.