Venezuelan Crisis – Head Of Mission

Première Urgence Internationale
  • Location
    Multiple Locations, Venezuela
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 26

Position description


Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Officer, the Exploratory Head of Mission main objectives are the following:

  • To launch the activities;
  • To set-up the operational team at country level;
  • To reinforce PUI as a credible humanitarian actor in country;
  • To develop further projects to follow the existing ones.

Main Activities

  • Perform all necessary local recruitments;
  • Set-up everything needed for a proper operationnal deployment;
  • Set-up the security plan;
  • Finalise registration of PUI as a humanitarian actor in the area;
  • Represent PUI towards donors and crucial stakeholders;
  • Supervise the redaction of concept notes and proposals;
  • Ensure signature of MoU with the key local actors;
  • Respect and (when relevant) enforce, the security protocoles defined, the logistics frames and the financial procedures of PUI.



  • Project management;
  • Health training or at minimum strong experience in health projects coordination.

Professional Experience

  • 5 years of humanitarian experience in project coordination;
  • Previous experience as Head of Mission in an NGO, including with PUI;
  • Previous experience in assessment/exploratory missions;
  • Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes;
  • Security management.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent safety and security management and analysis skills.


  • Spanish and English are mandatory. French in an asset.


Fixed-Term Contract: 12 months

Starting date: As soon as Possible

Monthly Gross Income: from 2 915 to 3 245 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI


Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance: including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing: in individual hotel rooms.

Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)


Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Application instructions

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