Ended Project Officer

The Job


TITLE: Project Officer

PLACE: Yemen – based in HAJJAH



Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/en/s/index.html


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 Yemen. 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, supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing physical and functional rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to 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.

While all of HI activities were done so far in Sana’a governorate, HI is planning to expand its activities in the Northern part of the country including Hajjah and Hodeida.


Under the line management of the Project Manager, the Project Officer will support the Project Manager in the implementation of all project activities, the reporting and the management of the project team


Line manager: Project Manager

Line manager+1: Field Coordinator

Team Managed: Project field team (8 – 12 direct reports – Physiotherapists and psychosocial workers)


In collaboration with the PM, daily organization and supervision of the project health activities

  • Responsible for the planning of the team on the field each week
  • Transmission of the weekly planning every week to the project manager
  • Responsible for the availability of the materials of the team for the field activities
  • Participation in required recruitment for field team roles
  • Continuously monitor any changes in the current crisis , work with teams to identify potential solutions and report all relevant information to Health PM  and TAs so a joint decision can be taken to modify activities to better meet identified needs and to reach planned indicators.
  • With the team, help ensure beneficiary identification, support and follow-up tools are relevant and utilized

Supervise team activities and help ensure  the  quality of these :

  • Animation of the daily meetings with the psychosocial workers, physiotherapists
  • Organize teams to run identification, analysis, assessment of the beneficiaries, rehabilitation cares, psychosocial support… and make good assessment of specific and basic needs of the beneficiaries
  • Ensure a quality analysis of needs identified by the teams
  • Checking of assessment forms with the team and compilation of data as required
  • Participate in trainings and provide trainings as required
  • Ensure that donations certificates are provided for all the donations
  • Ensure the donations are made according to the strategy (quality and quantity) and the needs identified

Team management:

  • Provide daily guidance and support to the teams under his direct supervision
  • Ensure the proper understanding by the teams of the tasks they should carry out and the objectives to reach
  • Identify and share with the Project manager the need of capacity building of his team members
  • Participate with the the Project Manager for the organisation of essential capacity building activities the project team under his direct supervision
  • Ensure that operational, administrative & logictics procedures are respected by his team members (such as respect of working hours, respect of the use of the material allocated to the team, leave policies…)
  • Prepare and conduct regular performance management/review of staff directly managed as per HI’s policies
  • Help to ensure the respect of hierarchical links and communication channels within his team and other staff
  • Encourage good communication between all members of the team

 Liaison with Field Technical Advisors

  • Support the Project Manager with the links with colleagues in  and other departments as relevant
  • Work in close relationship with the TAs on technical aspects (challenges, “difficult” cases, review of the intervention modality, strategy…), on a regular basis

 Follow up Human Resources and logistics

  • In direct link with Project Manager, and with the administration, have a global view on HR needs and issues for the team and activities  be able to refer when needed
  • Identify any training needs of the field teams and relay these needs to the relevant Technical Officers and where relevant, support the Technical Officers to implement appropriate trainings
  • Work with the logistics department to organize efficient stock management and distribution for all items to be distributed to beneficiaries

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure all field teams are making appropriate records of their activities with beneficiaries (beneficiary assessment and follow-up forms, referral forms, donation certificates, etc), and link this information with the data/monitoring  in a timely manner
  • Ensure regular monitoring and reporting of the activities of the field teams for quality and efficiency and ensure appropriate response to the identified needs, with the Project Manager
  • Support the field teams to correctly complete all the required reporting (statistics, field activity reports, etc.)
  • Write regular (weekly, monthly) reports on activities and progress towards indicators as required

Case management meetings

  • Participate in multidisciplinary case management meetings between Physiotherapists and Psychosocial workers.
  • Within the meeting propose the different possibilities of orientation

Professional Responsibilities

  • Respect beneficiary confidentiality.
  • Respect and promote HI’s Policies and report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
  • Report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others.
  • Always interact with children with the presence of their parents or caregivers
  • Always respect a refusal of treatment.
  • Respect each team member’s positions, work, and specialty
  • Distribute the specific items when needed (stock request, distribution planning, donation certificate, reporting on the donations made during the week)

Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.



  • Degree in Health Management, Public Health, in Humanitarian Action/ Development studies or social fields (anthropology, psychosocial, sociology, protection..),  physiotherapy,..etc
  • Experience in health project management with INGOs preferably in emergency context
  • Experience of leading a team, motivating and directing team members
  • Experience in projects related to provision of physical and functional rehabilitation, psychosocial support, and/or advocacy on disability issues preferably in emergency context
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with colleagues, partners, local authorities and other stakeholders

Skills and qualities

  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work under high pressure
  • Proactive and punctual

Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.


Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week (according to the Yemen labour law) if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.                            

Job Conditions

  • The salary will be defined according to HI’s existing salary scale
  • Based in HAJJAH, with frequent movements to the field
  • Start: ASAP
  • 30 day leave/year + benefits (transport allowance, health insurance, life insurance)
  • The working hours are the following: 8:00 to 16:30 (with 30 minutes lunch break) from Sunday to Thursday.
  • Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week (according to the Yemen labor law) if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.   

Any breach of the above-mentioned responsibilities, of the Internal Regulation or of Terms and Conditions of Engagement may be sanctioned by a written warning or immediate dismissal if appropriate.

How to Apply


  • Interested candidates may please send their CV with Cover Letter in English, with the reference in the email subject: YEME/HR/2019/PROG/PO/HAJJAH+Applicant full name
  • Deadline for applications is 11:30 pm on Sunday, June 16th, 2019.
  • Please include at least three references (stating the names of your Line Managers and an HR member for each reference), copies of Experience Certificates, and a copy of your national ID in your application.

Please address all applications to: jobs@yemen.hi.org

  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Handicap International, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: Handicap International
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Hajjah
  • Posted on: 7 June 2019
  • Deadline: 16 June 2019