Deputy Head of Mission for Programs in Sanaa

Deputy Head of Mission for Programs in Sanaa

Première Urgence Internationale

Sanaa, Yemen


Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the Deputy HOM for Programs will lead the Program Department (Technical Coordinators, Monitoring and Evaluation Teams, Grants & Reporting Officer) in order to coordinate the tactical and strategic programming aspects of the mission for ensuring the implementation of high quality Programs and helping in strengthening the PUI Yemen Mission development. S/He will operate these duties in line with the global PUI’ Strategic framework and the agreed Country Strategy for Yemen.

The DHoM is responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, sound design of assessments, monitoring and evaluation, and ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing projects, and incorporated into high quality grant proposals and reports. He/She must ensure that policies, systems and staff are continuously and accurately working in coordinated manner in order to ensure that a coherent and comprehensive program is designed and implemented, lessons are learnt and experiences shared across the various sectors and program teams.

He/She ensures that the programs’ objectives fixed with the stakeholders’s are reach by the program team with high standards and quality. He/She supports the HoM in representation activities linked to programs and provide interim coverage in his/her absence. He/She reports to the HOM and liaise at HQ level with the Program Officer.

He/She gives a support to the Program teams as well as the MEAL (Monitroing, Evaluation, Accountability and learning) department based in Hodeida and Mokha.


  • Programmes and MEAL: He/She gives support to the Field Coordinators and the program teams and ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of programmes are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives and workplans, respecting due dates, budget monitoring , quality control). He/She support the MEAL department in its activities;
  • Mission Strategy: He/She participates in creating an operational strategy and suggests new operations according to needs identified in the country and the area of the current interventions , with the support of the medical coordinator and the program teams (health/nutrition; food security/Livelihood);
  • Human resources: He/She supports (functional link) the Program teams (defining objectives, setting performance goals, appraisal and staff development). He/She can give support for the technical recruitment with the medical co. He/She can organize technical trainings for specific needs identified inside the program team. He/She will directly supervise the Grants & Reporting officer;
  • Safety and Security: He/She ensures compliance to safety and security procedures in the program operation. He/She shares information regarding security on the ground with the HoM. He/She participates in the updating security plan;
  • Representation: By delegation from the Head of Mission, he/She ensures and coordinates PUI’s sectorial representation among partners, donors and different stakeholders;
  • Coordination: He/She ensures that information is efficiently communicated between PUI and the key stakeholders; within the team, between the teams and coordination and between coordination and HQ. He/She also ensures that the program teams are properly liaising with the support team;
  • Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: He/She makes sure that logistical and administrative procedure is supporting effectively programme implementation and alerts/relays this information to the logistical and administrative coordination team. He/She also informs them of potential operational needs. He / She guarantees that the implementation of all activities is done while respecting all internal and external logistics and administrative frames.



  • Required: Master or equivalent in Social Science, Political Science, Program Management, International Development or related field;
  • Desirable: Training in public health/ Nutrition, agriculture, WASH, others.


  • 3 years as a manager of humanitarian/and or development projects (among which at least 2 years in coordination role);
  • Successful experience in expatriate team management and the management of multisectorial programs;
  • Knowledge of public health, nutrition, food distribution programmes and integrated approach;
  • Project management, coordination.


  • Excellent english writing and speaking skills;
  • Knowledge of project management;
  • Team management;
  • Detailed knowledge of donors (WFP, UNICEF, OFDA, ECHO, CDC, UN agencies, etc).;
  • English is mandatory;
  • Leadership skills and an ability to make decisions;
  • Coordination skills;
  • Analysis (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis abilities;
  • Adaptability;
  • Organization, rigor and respect of due dates;
  • Great ability to listen and to negotiate;
  • Good people person and good communication skills;
  • Ability to remain calm and level-headed;
  • General ability to resist stress and in unstable circumstances particularly;
  • Maturity;
  • Team work and ability to work with others effectively.

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