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Handicap International YEMEN recruits 01 Operations Coordinator


Handicap International YEMEN recruits 01 Operations Coordinator

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations,
we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity”


Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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HI have been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 12 years, with its actions initially focused on development issues, notably through the support to the development of physical and functional rehabilitation services for people with disabilities (PwDs) as well as through the capacity-building of the national networks of Yemen Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs).

Since 2015, HI interventions have been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen. With the support of different donors, HI has been supporting two hospitals and one physical and functional rehabilitation centre in Sana’a City, building the capacities of their key staff in early rehabilitation care and psychological first aid (including specifically for children), supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing functional rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to war affected people (including through the donation of assistive devices and provision of Prosthesis). In 2017, these activities have extended to new facilities in and around Sana’a.

In parallel, HI is implementing an inclusion and protection mainstreaming project, to increase the knowledge and capacities of the staff International NGOs in the inclusion of the most vulnerable persons in their humanitarian response (including PwD), so as to increase their access to essential services.

HI Yemen is recuiting a new Operations Coordinator, based in Sana’a (60%) and 40% in the different bases, starting from 1st of April 2020.


Under the direct responsibility of the Head of Mission (HoM) and in close collaboration with the operations, technical and support units, you mission is:

    • To support the implementation of the projects in the current areas of intervention : Amanat Al Asimah and Sana’a governorate, Al Hudaydah and Aden, Taizz and Hajjah Governorates
    • To ensure and develop the MEAL department in the Yemen mission in line with HI Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Policy
  • To ensure a humanitarian mainstreaming of the context and to contribute to the development of the operational strategy in Yemen.
  • To build the skills and capacity of the Project managers on the project management cycle, management of the priority and reporting
  • To ensure timely reporting for the donors in link with the project managers and the assistant HoM.

Your main responsibilities are:

    • Networking & representation: you represent HI at external meetings and coordination fora as relevant & keep up to date with humanitarian context and trends in Yemen and help analyze and manage information about the humanitarian situation in HI’s areas of intervention;
    • Reporting: in liaison with HQ counterparts, you follow up donors’ reporting deadlines and requirements and ensure all responsible staff are aware of deadlines and reporting requirements;
    • Project proposal development: you lead the proposal development and coordination process in collaboration with the technical coordinators, other coordination team members and field staff.
    • Definition of programmatic strategyin close collaboration with the HoM and the Technical unit: you regularly follow up humanitarian needs, donors strategies, financing opportunities into the intervention area & define strategies and methodologies of intervention that would match with context issues;
    • Programme monitoring & quality assurance: you contribute to development of strategies and methodologies of intervention that match with context issues and mission strategy;
  • Knowledge management & lessons learned processes: you help centralize and standardize project methodologies and tools as possible;
  • Development and management of partnerships: you help identify potential strategic/project partnerships that could be established by the mission
  • Team management: you manage a team of 15 staff with 3 persons in direct: 1 Grant Manager, 1 Project Manager; 1 MEAL Manager: for each of them, you define  an action plan to achieve defined objectives.


    • With generalist background, you have minimum 4 years working in emergency humanitarian programs, and 2 years working in a senior coordination role within an INGO
    • You have strong experience in leading on grants management responsibilities
  • You have proven management skils, & strong communication skills
  • English mandatory (oral and written) ; Arabic is an asset


  • In Sanaa, shared guesthouse well equipped with a safe room, most of the work is done at the office but there are some possibilities to go out for work purposes and for some extra activities. All movements are done by car. HI has set-up a curfew.
  • The situation is relatively calm in Sana’a nowadays.


  • International contract starting from April 2020 for 12 months renewable
  • Salary from 2750€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 550€ net/month
  • Hardship allowance : 500€ net/month
  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year ; R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks
  • Unaccompanied position; collective housing