Ended Project Director

The Job


Tamdeen Youth Foundation is a leading non-profit, & non-governmental humanitarian agency with a mission to fighting poverty and hunger, assisting people in crisis-affected areas and contributing effectively in promoting the sustained peace and developing local communities

Tamdeen Youth Foundation would like to announce that the following position is currently open for recruitment:


Position: Project Director

Contract Type: Service Contract
Location: Sana'a
Contract Duration: Eight month
Team/Program: WASH Program
Hierarchically Reports to: Director of Programs
Functionally Reports to: WASH Program Manager  
Staff directly reporting to this post: Project team in Sana'a Office and Field Office

Role Purpose :

The purpose of this role is to Operationally and technically manage and assist the delivery, reporting and representation of the large WASH program, which is being implemented in Yemen by Tamdeen Youth Foundation in collaboration with the ministry of Water and Environment, at governorate and district  levels  Key functions include insuring program is implemented on time and with quality, technical support to the different project teams, management & support of the implementing partners

Key functions include insuring that program is implemented on time and with quality, technical support to the different districts teams , management & support of the implementing partners, reporting representation the program management department

Key Areas of Accountability:

Providing Technical support to project teams:

  • In close collaboration with the relevant technical advisors ensure to provide close technical support, ensuring quality of project planning and implementation, ensuring cross-learning and documentation, sharing lessons with relevant partners, ensuring compliance with thematic plan and organizational standards, etc
  • To lead in developing technical research protocols to support analysis of project achievements, constraints and findings
  • To lead in the coordination and preparation of donor reports and, in liaison with the programs ,
  • finance departments, to ensure that these are of high quality, reporting clearly on progress towards the outputs, and thus towards meeting the purpose, of the project as stated in the project proposals
  • Document achievements and learning of the project on a quarterly basis and share with the technical advisors and the Program director for wider dissemination
  • Lead and/or participate in any final evaluation of the project that may be undertaken
  • Undertake field visits to the different project sites, meet with beneficiaries, assess quality of intervention
  • Advise corrective measures necessary to meet the desired program outcomes
  • Work together with monitoring and learning staff to document programme learning, ensuring it is fed into organizational advocacy
  • Organize joint quarterly program review to assess progress, challenges, lesson learn and cross learning
  • Keep and track the action plan tracker after the project review
  • Facilitate the supervision of the project sites by the donor, member, media or main office technical and operations team

Financial Management

  • The role entail direct budget management and requires the coordination with program support director at country level and leading of project logistics/finance staff to jointly develop expenditure and procurement plans to guide implementation of the project and Support Field teams in implementation of these plans ensuring that donor rules and regulations
  • Works as a budget project holder within the established limits
  • Reviews Budget vs  Actual on a monthly basis with project staff, and Finance Team
  • Provide recommendations/instructions and interventions to rectify any identified deviations that affect budget adherence with programs director and program support director
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions in consultation with the main office, Technical Specialist and finance Manager

Coordination and Representation

  •  Ensure interactive programming with other sectors implemented by TYF or other partners to ensure complementarity and integration
  • Represent TYF at the relevant forums both at the field and in Sana'a.
  • Support the relevant technical specialists and the field operations as deemed needed in respect to the coordination and presentation

Programme Specific Governance Role

  • (Along other members of Programs Management)
  • Ensuring donor compliance
  • Development and submission of all contractually required reports;
  • Managing government engagement in project targeted areas
  • Coordinating and information sharing with other stakeholders;
  • Make a request for approval of any significant changes to the program design, budget and
  • governance/management structure;

Skills And Behaviors (Values in practice)


  •  Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Tamdeen Youth Foundation , engages and motivates others
  •  Future orientated, thinks strategically


  •  Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and Supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  •  Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualification & Experience

The post holder will be sensitive to the cultural and political environment of Yemen and will have the ability to plan and ensure the implementation of the project, and to manage resources effectively


  • Hold Bachelor degree in engineering; Civil Engineering is preferred.    Holding a  Master degree in Project Management or other fields is an advance.
  • Program management experience in humanitarian and development context
  • At least 2 years’ experience in similar role with substantial relevant experience in WASH management
  • Previous experience in coordinating, implementing and managing complex emergency project with NGO’s/INGOs
  • Experience in situation analysis, rapid need assessments and program implementation
  • Excellent skills in monitoring implementation of integrated emergency programme activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and occasionally insecure circumstances
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power point, Epi-Info/SPSS, Outlook and the internet
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, exercise flexibility and adaptability to transition
  • ·Commitment to TYF protection polices 


How to Apply

How To Apply :

Please note that Tamdeen Youth Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  As a result, Tamdeen Youth Foundation recruits staff members based on the qualifications for the position, without regard to tribal affiliation, race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, disability, HIV status, marital status, or any other characteristic that may be protected by law.

Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this  position via the TYF Career at the following link: https://ee.humanitarianresponse.info/x/#43JADq7g

no letter than  1 -9 -2019
Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment.


  • Employer: TYF
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 9 August 2019
  • Deadline: 1 September 2019