Ended FSL Engineer Assistant

The Job

Save the Children in Yemen is looking for eligible candidates for the positions of:

FSL Engineer Assistant – Hodeida

Job Purpose:

Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Programme has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The SCI Yemen has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a.

ROLE PURPOSE: The Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Engineering assistant will implement activities in an effort to address food insecurity and poor nutrition levels at community level. With a focus towards disaster risk reduction and natural resource management, s/he will oversee the implementation of small-scale infrastructure projects in the targeted communities. Projects will be selected by community members through a participatory prioritization process and constructed by unskilled community members through Cash for Work modality. S/he will ensure timely implementation, monitor work progress, and complete the hand over process. The Engineering will represent SCI during community meetings and ensure high quality projects are delivered. S/he will identify gaps for training and skills transfer to enhance the future employability of CFW participants.


Cash for work

  • Following up the implementation at the field, write and submit daily activities reports.
  • Liaise with Field Monitor, technical project officer and Logistics in the preparation of material bill of quantities and procurement.
  • Monitor Community assets and produce progress reports
  • Assist communities with the targeting and selection of beneficiaries for project implementation – CFW.
  • Take into account the structures of local government and communities and ensure all project activities have considered the needs of children, women, vulnerable groups, and the environment.
  • Be in regular contact with communities, to link them to SCI and ensure transparency and information sharing.
  • Allocation of the beneficiaries on CFW work sites, arrange for beneficiaries’ awareness.
  • Assist with post-distribution monitoring to ensure that correct targeting of beneficiaries has been carried out and reconcile the results.
  • Support to monitoring and evaluation of the impact of project activities (pre, post and ongoing activities)
  • Work closely with community to develop appropriate interventions and develop project proposals with regards to needs and community priorities.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the line manager.

Project assistant is expected to:

  • Inform the Program coordinator/officer of any professional problems encountered in the field.
  • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following SCI regulations
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work.
  • Follow the existing SCI Terms and Conditions of Service.
  • Explain the project’s activities and objectives to partners and the population.
  • Act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries.
  • Report any problems and constraints.
  • Follow up progress of project activities and handover completed project to communities.
  • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following SCI staff regulations.


  • University degree in Civil Engineering or any related field.
  • One years of experience working with International NGOs.
  • One-year experience cash for work activities or related activities
  • Strong ability to verbally communicate complex ideas to rural populations (in Arabic).
  • Ability to diplomatically and sensitively resolve conflicts within and between communities/stakeholders. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and insecure circumstances.
  • Ability to organize time, manage multiple tasks, and analyse information from many sources.
  • Attention to detail and compliance with selection criteria and financial processes.
  • Experience supervising others and managing their performance.
  • Experience writing and compiling narrative and analytical reports in English.
  • Computer skills to create and input into Word and Excel documents.
  • Very good in English (speaking, writing, reading, and typing) is essential.)
How to Apply

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen

All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.               

Qualified and interested applicants should apply through This Link

When sending your CV by email, please mention the job title in the Subject Field of the email message

The deadline for receiving applications is 15/8/2019

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 6 August 2019
  • Deadline: 15 August 2019