NYCMedics is a New York-based global disaster relief and health organization, specializing in the deployment of highly trained and motivated clinical and global health professionals in the wake of natural disasters and complex emergencies. Founded in 2006 in response to the devastating Southeast Asia Earthquake, NYCMedics has repeatedly and consistently been among the first to respond to large-scale international disasters.
Recognizing the need for improved prehospital care and a greater number of trained professionals in many of the areas we have worked, NYCMedics expanded programming to include prehospital health systems development. This program focuses on strengthening national capacity and developing infrastructure of local Emergency Medical Systems with the aim of increasing access, availability and the quality of essential lifesaving services.
As the Deputy Country Director, you will be an intricate part of the project team in Aden, Yemen tasked with developing and scaling up capacity of the entire prehospital care system from patient presentation through to patient delivery at the receiving facility. This is a short-term contract opportunity available with an immediate start date that runs through 30 November 2021. We are looking for a hands-on person that can lead the day-to-day management of staff, oversee program implementation, and provide financial oversight, including daily cash flow management and expense reporting. Additionally, it is essential this role is filled by a person who has experience with proposal development and securing funding from international sources. A core responsibility will be to finalize proposal development and lead strategic conversations with donors to secure funding to maintain operations in Yemen. This position has strong potential for promotion, and is a great growth opportunity for the right candidate looking to become a Country Director.
Leadership and Representation
- Provide clear leadership to ensure quality implementation organized around operational outcomes and priorities
- Provide clear leadership, oversight and strategic support to ensure quality implementation organized around operational outcomes and priorities
- Provide day-to-day operational and administrative management of staff
- Manage and foster amicable working relationships that result in strong representation with Government authorities at all levels, the WHO & UN, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders
- Ensure timely drafting and submission of competitive concept notes, proposals and budgets.
- Prioritize funds development and identify opportunities for continuation of programming and appropriate expansion
- Fiscal oversight and management of daily cash flow
- Ensure adherence to proper approval processes, financial documentation and security of assets
- Coordinate with HQ on budget management and monitoring
- Ensure compliance with NYCM policies and procedures
- Maintain a culture of safety and security
- Ensure close coordination and communication with HQ
NYCMedics staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the NYCMedics employee handbook, the ICRC Code of Conduct and the humanitarian principles.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of 12 years of international work experience ideally in the INGO/NGO sector, of which at least 5 years at a Managerial level of multi-site, multi-sectoral operations in a complex operating environment
- Graduate degree in a relevant field
- Minimum 5 years’ leadership level experience in humanitarian and/or disaster response; at least 5 years’ experience working in volatile, insecure environments preferably in the Middle East
- Successful leadership and management experience in a cross-cultural setting; proven ability to manage priorities effectively with strong background in HR, logistics and proposal development
- Experience delivering appropriate levels of oversight for high-value donor-funded projects; prior experience with UN, European and US donor-funded portfolios
- Experience managing security in a complex and rapidly changing security context
- Proven budget and fiscal oversight capacities
- Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments
- A keen understanding of political complexities in conflict environments; Yemeni context an asset
- Flexibility, resiliency and ability to multitask under pressure; able to deal with ambiguity in stressful situations
- Fluency in written and spoken English; Arabic language skills and cultural familiarity with Muslim countries an asset
LIVING CONDITIONS / ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
This position will be based in Aden, Yemen, with at least 50% travel to partner and stakeholder facilities in insecure or austere environments, within and outside of Aden to perform site visits and facility assessments. Strict adherence to NYCMedics security policies and procedures will be required as will respect for local cultural norms and traditions. Security conditions in the country are variable, with a range of violence and insecurity, requiring close monitoring and vigilance. Candidates must be able to work in a volatile, constantly changing environment with energy, transportation and communication challenges.
HOW TO APPLY
NYCMedics is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills to excel in this position, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email subject: DCD/Yemen
- Selection will be made on a rolling basis.
- Only those candidates who are short-listed for interviews will be notified