Head of Mission ETHIOPIA – Addis Abeba 174 views0 applications


Fixed Term Contract – 6 months (with possibility of renewal)

Starting date: ASAP

With its 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale :

  • Supports close to 6 millions beneficiaries
  • With more than 100 Millions € yearly budget
  • Present in 22 countries, on 5 continents

Thanks to the work and commitment of :

  • More than 2000 national staffs
  • Around 200 expatriates from 45 different nationalities
  • And 90 employees at HQ

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and distinguishes itself by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of all those affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to bring a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

Focus on our activities in Ethiopia

Première Urgence Internationale has opened a mission in Ethiopia in 2023, a country facing severe humanitarian crisis. An historical drought is affecting 24 million people with nearly 10 million people in emergency need of food assistance.
Moreover, several parts of Ethiopia are affected by multiple internal conflicts, displacing populations and limiting their access to basic services.
Première Urgence Internationale is developing an integrated response to the needs of affected populations in terms of Health, Nutrition and Food Security

What about the Head of Mission ?

As Head of Mission, you will be responsible for the smooth functioning and the development of the mission.

For this purpose, you will be responsible for :

  • Safety & Security: You will be responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
  • Programmes: You will coordinate the teams and ensure that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. You will also monitor needs and suggest new operations and development tracks for the mission.
  • Human Resources: You will ensure that the mission is adequately staffed and supervise the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
  • Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: You will ensure 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: You will ensure that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
  • Representation: You will represent the association in its relations with partners, donors, the media and different authorities.
  • Relations with Headquarters: You will ensure that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensure that due dates are respected.

The challenges that await you

  1. Structuration of PUI mission and operations in Ethiopia.
  2. Programming strategy and project development
  3. Representation to authorities, donors and stakeholders
  4. Reinforcement of PUI’s Financial, HR, Logistics, Security & MEAL frameworks in country

What you will need to succeed

  • Training: You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Humanitarian action: project management, a technical background related to one of our activity sectors, in human resources management, financial management…
  • Experience: Strengthened by minimum 3 years of experience in the field with international NGOs in project coordination, you master international team management, the project cycle and security management. A previous experience as Head of Mission or in an equivalent position would be appreciated. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!
  • Skills : You master humanitarian project management and team management, you have a detailed knowledge of donors prerequisites. You also have excellent writing skills.
  • Qualities: You are a good communicator, both in writing and orally. You demonstrate good team spirit, leadership skills and the ability to make decisions, trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility, organisational skills, reactivity, ability to be thorough and to adapt. You have a strong resistance to stress and particularly in unstable circumstances.
  • Languages : English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position.

A word from the Manager

« Work hand in hand with PUI’s Emergency Department to develop PUI’s operations in Ethiopia! »

PUI will offer you

  • Status : Executive with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Monthly Gross Income : 3 330,00 – 3 930,00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing
  • Daily Living Expenses (“Per Diem”)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Our commitments

Première Urgence Internationale sees diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and statuses among its Human Resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action, and therefore compels itself to the strict observance of the principle of non-discrimination throughout its recruitment process.

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Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Let’s help them shape their own destiny!

Our aim is to provide a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

“Our mission is to help populations affected by humanitarian crises by providing them with the skills to take their future back into their own hands”

Currently, our projects are being carried out in 21 countries by 2,650 native workers, 145 foreign workers and 80 head office employees.

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0 USD Addis Ababa CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Première Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Fixed Term Contract - 6 months (with possibility of renewal)

Starting date: ASAP

With its 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale :

  • Supports close to 6 millions beneficiaries
  • With more than 100 Millions € yearly budget
  • Present in 22 countries, on 5 continents

Thanks to the work and commitment of :

  • More than 2000 national staffs
  • Around 200 expatriates from 45 different nationalities
  • And 90 employees at HQ

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and distinguishes itself by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of all those affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to bring a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

Focus on our activities in Ethiopia

Première Urgence Internationale has opened a mission in Ethiopia in 2023, a country facing severe humanitarian crisis. An historical drought is affecting 24 million people with nearly 10 million people in emergency need of food assistance. Moreover, several parts of Ethiopia are affected by multiple internal conflicts, displacing populations and limiting their access to basic services. Première Urgence Internationale is developing an integrated response to the needs of affected populations in terms of Health, Nutrition and Food Security

What about the Head of Mission ?

As Head of Mission, you will be responsible for the smooth functioning and the development of the mission.

For this purpose, you will be responsible for :

  • Safety & Security: You will be responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
  • Programmes: You will coordinate the teams and ensure that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. You will also monitor needs and suggest new operations and development tracks for the mission.
  • Human Resources: You will ensure that the mission is adequately staffed and supervise the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
  • Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: You will ensure 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: You will ensure that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
  • Representation: You will represent the association in its relations with partners, donors, the media and different authorities.
  • Relations with Headquarters: You will ensure that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensure that due dates are respected.

The challenges that await you

  1. Structuration of PUI mission and operations in Ethiopia.
  2. Programming strategy and project development
  3. Representation to authorities, donors and stakeholders
  4. Reinforcement of PUI's Financial, HR, Logistics, Security & MEAL frameworks in country

What you will need to succeed

  • Training: You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Humanitarian action: project management, a technical background related to one of our activity sectors, in human resources management, financial management…
  • Experience: Strengthened by minimum 3 years of experience in the field with international NGOs in project coordination, you master international team management, the project cycle and security management. A previous experience as Head of Mission or in an equivalent position would be appreciated. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!
  • Skills : You master humanitarian project management and team management, you have a detailed knowledge of donors prerequisites. You also have excellent writing skills.
  • Qualities: You are a good communicator, both in writing and orally. You demonstrate good team spirit, leadership skills and the ability to make decisions, trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility, organisational skills, reactivity, ability to be thorough and to adapt. You have a strong resistance to stress and particularly in unstable circumstances.
  • Languages : English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position.

A word from the Manager

« Work hand in hand with PUI's Emergency Department to develop PUI's operations in Ethiopia! »

PUI will offer you

  • Status : Executive with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Monthly Gross Income : 3 330,00 - 3 930,00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing
  • Daily Living Expenses ("Per Diem")
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Our commitments

Première Urgence Internationale sees diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and statuses among its Human Resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action, and therefore compels itself to the strict observance of the principle of non-discrimination throughout its recruitment process.

2024-03-02

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