Ended FSL Officer (2)

The Job

About Direct Aid

Yemen Office was established under the principle agreement which was signed by the Government of Yemen, represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and Direct Aid on December 26th, 2012.  Yemen Office has focused on WASH projects since the beginning of its activities in 2013.  A series of sustainable and vital projects have been implemented which have developed radical solutions to the WASH problems in various governorates of the Republic of Yemen. In 2015, the office's work areas expanded its activities in emergency response projects, health, education, seasonal, construction, and micro-finance projects, and also, community development in the country's precarious conditions. Direct Aid is one of the leading and most sophisticated organizations in alleviating deteriorating humanitarian situations through the provision of humanitarian intervention in various fields.


Position Title: (2) FSL Officers

Location: Sana'a and multiple cities

Duration: Till December 31st, 2020, renewable based on performance

Start Time: ASAP

Status: full time

Report to: FSL Program Coordinator   


Position Summary

This position reports to the Food Security & Livelihood Team Leader and is responsible for implementing Food Security and Livelihoods activities in the program area. The FSL Officer is mainly responsible for planning and implementing of food security and livelihood interventions, including cash-based programming, and livestock activities.

The FSL Officer will be responsible for overall emergency food security response relief project. He/she will be responsible for providing technical leadership, budget management, and the day-to-day management of the projects, including recruitment and reporting. The FSL Officer will be responsible for liaison and coordination with the appropriate government authorities, donor and other agencies of interest and will work closely with programs manager and other operation team.

Job Duties:

  1. Work closely with the relief program coordinator, the relief FSL project team
  2. Preparing Memorandums of Understanding and contracts with (official bodies - partners - volunteers, suppliers, etc.)
  3. Ensure that the food security projects are delivered according to DA’s donors requirements and that all activities and deliverables are completed within the agreed timescale and budget.
  4. Ensure quality and integrity of implementation, administrative systems, and established deadlines
  5. Arrange and prepare training for employees and volunteers fall under the project
  6. Prepare reports for the project; a report for the donor, a report for the office on monthly basis.
  7. Assisting the M&E officer in collecting data from the field and preparing reports related to relief projects and work closely with M&E to ensure activities are contributing towards project targets
  8. Coordination with Local Authorities and Task Force to facilitate the implementation of our activities in the targeted district
  9. Attend cluster/coordination meetings relevant to the project.
  10. Undertaking full field coordination procedures with partners, official bodies and beneficiaries
  11. Undertaking bidding procedures and supplying materials for distribution
  12. Coordinate with the Financial, Logistics, and public relations departments of the Office for distributions in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the Office to ensure full understanding among related departments
  13. Selection and supervision of teams of volunteers in the implementation phase and participation in the evaluation
  14. Any other tasks assigned from the Program Coordinator


  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to food security and livelihoods (such as agronomy, nutrition, rural development, agricultural economics or any related field experiences)
  • At least 3 years of experience working as an FSL officer or assistant, preferably within the INGO 


  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs; Knowledge on simple Excel functions, including formulas and creating graphs from data sets.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Excellent skills in monitoring implementation of program activities
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in the field and remotely (travel expected to project sites)
  • Project cycle management.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, clear and updated records;
  • Cross-cultural awareness and insight into FSL issues.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Practical and problem-solver
  • Ability to deal with heavy work pressure


How to Apply

Deadline for submission of application: 02-06-2020

Documents to be submitted: CV and Cover Letter (English), in addition to contact details for minimum 2 reference persons (include position and relation)

How to send the application: send an email to direct.aid.job2020@gmail.com

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Direct Aid encourages qualified female candidates to apply as well as qualified candidates with special needs