Ended Humanitarian Programme Coordinator

The Job


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty


Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. Oxfam’s work in the MENA region covers 11 countries, including Yemen.


To ensure the Oxfam Programme in Yemen has the management, technical and logistical capacity to manage the humanitarian


To strengthen Oxfam's response to the Yemen Conflict by providing administrative and technical support to humanitarian programme staff and partners in the field.


Location: Yemen with frequent travel to programme sites and offices.

Our package: Internal Grade:

Competitive salary package. C1 Global

Contract type:  One Year Fixed Term Renewable

This role reports to:  Yemen Deputy Country Director

Staff reporting to this post: Programme Managers

Annual budget for the post: Over 5 million GBP.

Key relationships/interactions: Key relationships/interactions: Yemen Country Management Team, Programme Managers, Technical Leads, Gender and Protection staff, Funding/Business Development Manager, Oxfam International (OI) Advocacy, Campaigns and Media

Screening checks:  All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.


  • Impact and influence is mostly within their own team but sometimes also in other parts of their department and/or external public
  • Usually plans and manages sub-unit resources, not usually over broad spectrum of programs or geographies. Specific competencies and skills required. Problems are diverse, complex and non-routine within a specialised unit/function. Role is variable with well-defined targets and/or minimum standards and is both proactive and reactive.
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles underlying the key purpose and role is required in order to make decisions affecting the team and which may impact more widely in the division/programme.
  • Influence and promote (to achieve impact) with diverse allocated internal/external target audiences in area/region.


1.Strategic Management and Leadership

  • Participate as a member of the Country Management Team (CMT) in the overall planning and strategic management of Oxfam – Yemen;
  • Participate in resource mobilization and negotiation of appropriate resources in collaboration with the Oxfam Grants Manager;
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes;
  • To contribute to implementation of Oxfam’s Country Strategy with a focus on humanitarian preparedness, response and protection;

To be an active participant in regional planning and analysis; understand relevant regional and global objectives; Maintain an analysis of the humanitarian context and use this to inform interventions;

2.Humanitarian Preparedness, Response and Programme Management

  • Lead the design and development of appropriate contingency plans, and related preparedness and mitigation strategies, including capacity building initiatives
  • Provide strategic and effective leadership in pulling together Oxfam’s humanitarian response and any scale up of the same:
  • Manage and take the lead on strategic development of the on-going humanitarian programme within WASH, Emergency Food Security & Livelihoods; gender and protection;
  • Lead on enhancing Oxfam’s ability to respond in a timely, appropriate, accountable and cost- effective manner and with a focus on programme quality, beneficiary and partner accountability;
  • Ensure that Oxfam meets all contractual obligations and achieves high quality proposals and that quality donor reports are submitted on time to the Funding Department.
  • Recruit and line manage humanitarian programme staff as required in accordance with Oxfam’s Performance Management process.
  • Ensure that Oxfam’s programme is cost effective, efficient and complies with all organisational standards of management and accountability;
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way;


  • Represent Oxfam in appropriate humanitarian fora at a local and national level with government authorities, UN organisations, NGO’s and donor agencies;
  • Maintain and further develop Oxfam’s existing network of key humanitarian contacts nationally, regionally and globally;
  • Raise the profile of Yemen humanitarian context and Oxfam’s programmes through participation in regional and global humanitarian foras;

4.Active engagement in the Country Management Team

Participate in and contribute to the Yemen Country Management Team (CMT).


  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.



  • Experience managing humanitarian programmes, and an understanding of relevant issues, especially in a conflict setting.
  • Proven programme and project management skills including planning, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting, proposal development and report preparation.
  • Experience of using accountability practices and standards through the project life cycle.
  • Strong skills and experience in capacity-building of staff and partners, including coaching and on- the-job training
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and understanding and experience of humanitarian standards and accountability initiatives, including Sphere, People in Aid, NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, CHS etc Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills.
  • A proven record of effective programme and people management skills with strong competencies in team working and partnership.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work with disadvantaged populations in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Ability to analyse and communicate complex information at a simpler level to a wide audience.
  • Proven numeracy and financial management skills Influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences and confident representation skills with government, UN and NGOs
  • Good written and spoken English is essential.
  • Willingness to travel at short-notice and in basic conditions, travel likely to be by boat as well as by air Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies.


  • Knowledge of public health promotion and one or more relevant areas (e.g. health promotion, community water supply, sanitation, EFSCL/Cash). Experience of working in Yemen or in another conflict programme in the Middle East Arabic will be an advantage
  • Key Attributes

Organisational Values

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.





We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.


We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.


We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.


We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.


We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

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  • Employer: Oxfam
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 30 September 2019
  • Deadline: 21 October 2019