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Shelter Officer

About SDF

The Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-governmental, voluntary, independent organization established in March 2015, officially registered at the Ministry of Social Affairs as per license (99). As SDF has been present in Yemen since 2015, it has experience implementing emergency child protection and education responses, including women and youth empowerment. SDF has experience in handling large grants from international donors, such as UNDP, UNHCR and OCHA. SDF has excellent national-level relations and has experience in coordinating with both national and international NGOs. SDF has offices, staff and community-based committees in Hajjah, Sana'a, Marib, Ibb and Hodeidah and has solid experiences engaging with local communities from whom it gained acceptance and with whom SDF has collaborated in the past including creation of livelihood opportunities and community-based protection committees. Last but not least, the foundation is mainly focused on Sustainable Development Goals and Humanitarian Response. 

Posted Vacancy: Shelter Officer
Employer: Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) – Yemen.
Location: Hajah.
Position type: Full time – contract
Starting Date: ASAP.
Post date: January 17th , 2020.
Closing Date: January 27th ,2020.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
            
· Ensuring that SDF field operations are supported in carrying out shelter needs assessments taking into account the current situation, projected population planning figures and the expected scale of returns.
·  Provide clear guidance on standards for shelter, including minimum emergency standards to meet basic and essential needs as well as guidance for phased improvement of shelter conditions that will be necessary as the duration of the displacement prolongs.
· Compiling, analyzing and mapping available information on shelter options in country taking into account relevant policies adopted by the Government. When planning shelter works, ensuring that the technical component reflects SDF's and cluster minimum standards for the provision of emergency and other types of shelter assistance and is within the budgetary requirements.
·Ensuring that specifications, bills of quantities and drawings are produced in a technically sound and standardized manner. Establish monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that works are implemented according to plans and completed within the designated time frame.
·Promoting the sustainability of technical interventions through local capacity building and self-help in collaboration with local partners in the field. Ensure that local communities have been consulted on all activities so as not to create unnecessary tension between the displaced and host populations.
· Monitor the shelter activities and ensure compliance with strategies and guidance provided and agreed.
·When identifying beneficiaries, ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable population of concern (POC) and host families are addressed. SDF's vulnerability indicators should be applied in a participatory manner during the beneficiary selection.
·The position requires regular contact with programme, protection and field staff in the field in order to ensure technical support related to shelter and construction activities.
· Close and regular contact with technical and non-technical staff of UN Agencies, Implementing Partners, National and International NGOs and Government Authorities, is essential to discuss matters relating to shelter coordination and provision.
· Maintaining regular contact with the Shelter and NFIs Cluster regarding all technical matters
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
· Education: Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering or relative Fields.
· Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).
·Languages: Proficiency in English is required.
. Proven skills in building relationships with the community leaders, local, and national levels
. Good conceptual understanding of gender, protection, and human rights
·Excellent representation, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills
· Strong team spirit and ability to work comfortably in multi-cultural contexts
·Good skills with basic software, such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
·Ability to write reports and situational briefings in English
·Ability to spend extended periods of time in field conditions
·Ability to come up with innovative solutions to unexpected and challenging problems

How to Apply:
· Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are required to apply through the link: Click Here  not later than Jan 27, 2020:
· RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.
Remarks:
·   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Protection Assistant

Internal Vacancy / Protection Assistant

Posted vacancy: Protection Assistant
Employer: Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) – Yemen.
Place: Sana`a
Number of Vacancy (2)
Position type: Full time contract.
Contract Duration: January - March 2020, renewable based on fund availability & performance
Position reporting to: Protection Officer.
Starting Date: ASAP.
Post date: Jan 12, 2019.
Deadline: Jan 18,2019
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1- Case Management: conduct interviews and prepare best interest determination for vulnerable conflict effected IDPs whenever needed.
2- Referring IDPs at risk to other services; for instance, legal services, psychological counseling sessions, education, health, and... Etc. and then follow up the cases.
3- Raise awareness for vulnerable conflict effected IDPs , community, youth and households upon protection issues through interviews and counseling and awareness sessions.
4- Supervise the implementation of project and ensure protection of beneficiaries 
5- Prepare weekly, monthly, mid and final reports on time and be delivered to the IDPs protection officer.
6- Document all challenges, difficulties and success stories that might take place during implementing the project.
7- Working in the field on the protection issue as per projects needs.
8- Entering relevant data to the system and writing reports for relevant data.
9- Preparing the Filed Visit plan for Protection Monitors team and follow up their reports.
10- Follow up Protection Monitors and volunteers in the field.
11- Establish and coordinate with CBPNs networks and CBPN Focal point.
12- Perform any other duties as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS:
 
·       A degree in a Social Science and/or in a relevant field of study.
·       At least 2 years of experience in the protection/ GBV and psychological support, preferably with INGOs. 
·       Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills and proven experience in leading field teams.
·       Highly organized with strong problem-solving skills and a track record of achieving results under stress and in difficult environments
·       Evidence of working independently and operating with minimum supervision, adaptable and flexible
·       Excellent Arabic language skills (both oral and written)
·       Strong English language speaking and writing abilities.
·       Cross-cultural awareness and insight into protection issues.
·       Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision.
·       Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
·       Creative and able to work with limited resources.
·       Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus.
·       Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and government.
·       Ability to identify potential problems before they occur. Proactive in preparation and uses initiative in response.
·       Ability and willingness to travel regularly to field sites.
·       Experience in community mobilization and capacity building.

How to Apply:
· Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are required to apply through the link Click Here
-  RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.
Remarks:
·   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Program Operations Manager

About SDF

The Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-governmental, voluntary, independent organization established in March 2015, officially registered at the Ministry of Social Affairs as per license (99). As SDF has been present in Yemen since 2015, it has experience implementing emergency child protection and education responses, including women and youth empowerment. SDF has experience in handling large grants from international donors, such as UNDP, UNHCR and OCHA. SDF has excellent national-level relations and has experience in coordinating with both national and international NGOs. SDF has offices, staff and community-based committees in Hajjah, Sana'a, Marib, Ibb and Hodeidah and has solid experiences engaging with local communities from whom it gained acceptance and with whom SDF has collaborated in the past including creation of livelihood opportunities and community-based protection committees. Last but not least, the foundation is mainly focused on Sustainable Development Goals and Humanitarian Response. 

Posted Vacancy: Program Operations Manager
Employer: Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) – Yemen.
Location: Sana’a, Yemen, with 60% time in the field.
Position type: Full time – contract. One Year.
Starting Date: ASAP.
Post date: January 16th, 2020.
Closing Date: January 26th, 2020.

ROLE PURPOSE:
The overall role of the Program Operations Manager is to provide operational support to SDF response in Yemen, with specific focus on the implementation and monitoring of high-risk awards and operational issues to ensure the quality delivery of programmes across a complex, volatile, multi-location and multi-sector response that requires considerable investment and oversight from the central Programme Operations team.

The Program Operations Manager will act as focal point for a portfolio of specific awards and/or field sites as agreed with the Programmes and Grants Manager and Deputy Executive Manager ensuing that the relevant Field Managers and field teams are adequately supported to deliver high quality, timely interventions in line the objectives of response strategy and in accordance with donor requirements. The Program Operations Manager may also be called upon to support scale up in response to emergencies, such as the cholera and IDP responses, assist in the design of emergency preparedness procedures, and to provide strategic planning support regarding the direction of the response in Yemen.

The responsibilities listed may change and evolve in line with the situation on the ground. Budget holder responsibilities will be given as per the Scheme of Delegation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Oversight and Management of Programme Operations (50%)
·        Act as focal point for a designated portfolio of awards and/or field sites, supporting the relevant Field Managers and field teams to deliver high quality, timely interventions in line the objectives of response strategy and in accordance with donor requirements.
·        Within the designated portfolio/areas, ensure:
o  Field Offices follow adequate planning processes (Projects’ Work Plan, procurement plan, recruitment plan, MEAL plan, budget phasing etc.)
o  Blockages between the field offices in the governorates and SDF head office departmental functions are identified and resolved to ensure effective and efficient delivery of programmes
o  Appropriate spend and budget utilization; supporting to modify budget, activities and work plan where necessary and compliant
o  Support the finalization of donor reports
·        Oversee, as necessary, the field level programme proposal processes and preparation of timely and high-quality progress reports, program reports, and donor reports, coordinating with the relevant SDF teams
·        Support with the development and implementation of contingency and business continuity planning (scenarios, triggers and response) within the designated portfolio/areas or as requested by the line manager or by the management.
·        Ensure that SDF work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and government authorities, representing the organization in coordination for as requested by line manager or by the management.

·        Ensure programmes are implemented in response to the communities, values and strategic plan and following SDF compliance procedures. This includes working with government and national NGO-partners to strengthen national capacity
  • Provide technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning and implementation;
  • Liaise with external counterparts and implementing partners as well as SDF field-based colleagues to ensure effective and efficient project management, implementation and monitoring;
·        Ensure the implementation of a sound risk management approach and the integration of cross-cutting issues;
·        Ensure effective results and financial reporting, and communications of results to partners and donor partners, as well as overall visibility;
·        Support programme development, coordination, partnership building and resource mobilization;
  • Overall program budget responsibility through ensuring good program financial management by developing implementation plans, making budgetary decisions, monitoring implementation of activities versus spend rates, reviewing all field support requirements and costings, and ensuring that donor budget is adhered to, and modified as necessary.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the program teams at all levels for monitoring progress on, and linking with the Program Managers in providing technical leadership and guidance to program staff.
·        Doing/following up weekly plans from the projects’ managers and field managers.
·        Doing/following up monthly plans as per the work plan and discussing the monthly BVAs reports with its subsequent actions with the related departments.
·        Make sure of the BVAs meeting output/action points on time.
·        Provide cover/support for the Deputy Executive Manager as required
·        Provide cover/support for the Field Managers as required.

Operational improvement & systems strengthening (30%):
·        Within the designated portfolio, identify and escalate systemic issues, constraints and risks to programme progress and quality to the relevant country office teams via the line manager and ensure follow up to resolve issues with field teams
·        Support the development of field office capacity building plans / field-level operational improvement plans, identifying the necessary actions, resources (staff, advisors, funding), and drive their implementation at field level through supporting the Field Managers as necessary to implement plans, monitoring progress
  • Provide strategic leadership and vision to attain programme goals and objectives through the development, implementation, reviews, presentation and management of all aspects of this large programme.
Emergency preparedness & response (10%):
·        Support scale up to respond to emergencies within the designated portfolio/areas or as requested by the by line manager or by the management., as per SDF categorization requirements, in line with global emergency goals and benchmarks as well as organizational plans and policies
·        Support with the plan and implementation of scale down /transition post response within the designated portfolio/areas or as requested by line manager or by the management.
·        Working with the related departments’ Managers, assist in the design of emergency preparedness procedures ensuring Field Office readiness to respond to emergencies within the designated portfolio/areas or as requested by line manager or by the management.

Capacity Building (10%):

·        Provide strategic planning and capacity building support to field teams, particularly the Field Managers and projects’ managers.
  • Identify, and where applicable provide, learning and training opportunities for SDF staff and partners and work as a mentor for less experienced staff



Other
·        Comply with SDF policies and practice with respect to beneficiaries, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures

COMPETENCIES FOR THIS ROLE:

1.   LEADING AND INSPIRING OTHERS
Demonstrates leadership in all our work, embodies our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.
Level required: Accomplished

2.   DELIVERING RESULTS
Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for beneficiaries, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organization
Level required: Leading Edge

3.   PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization. 
Level required: Leading Edge

4.   COMMUNICATING WITH IMPACT
Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
Level required: Accomplished


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
 
Essential
·        Bachelor’s degree in related field
·        At least 5 years prior experience working in an emergency response context or fragile states and relevant leadership and managerial position.
·        Recognized management role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level
·        Demonstrated experience in award management, budget oversight and donor reporting
·        A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
·        Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
·        Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
·        Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and juggle multiple tasks
·        Experience in a complex and matrix-managed organization
·        Commitment to and understanding of SDF aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
·        Ability to work within a team
·        Fluency in written and spoken English
·        Computer literate
Desirable
·        Master’s degree in relevant field
·        Solid experience in two or more of the SDF priority sectors
·        Previous experience with and knowledge of Yemen
·        Knowledge of SDF systems and ways of working
·        Fluency in Arabic
 
 
How to Apply:
· Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are required to apply through the link: Click Here  not later than Jan 26, 2020:
· RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.
Remarks:
·   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.