Head of Mission

Première Urgence Internationale
  • Location
    Sana'a, Yemen
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 07

Position description

The Head of Mission is responsible for the smooth functioning and the development of the mission.

Main activities

  • Safety & Security: S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission;
  • Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission;
  • Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up);
  • Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations;
  • Medical and technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy;
  • Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities;
  • Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.



Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Science, Political Science, Program Management, International Development or related field.

Professional experiences:


  • 3 years of humanitarian experience in project co-ordination;
  • Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes;
  • International – A fortiori.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Team management;
  • Project management;
  • Detailed knowledge of the donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN agencies, EuropeAid, AAP…).


  • French & English – Required.

Application instructions

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