Ended SMC Assistant (6)

The Job

Job Title: SMC Assistant  ( 6 Positions )

Classification Level: As per YRCS salary Scale.

Organizational Unit : Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRCS) HQ

Immediate Supervisor’s Title: SMC Officer

Technical Manager’s Title : SMC Officer

Duty Station: Amran  Branch

Duration of Assignment: Initially 2 Months

Terms of employment: Employment is full time according to YRCS guidelines

Organizational context (where the job is located in the Organization)

The Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRCS) has been implementing various humanitarian services aiming at building resilient communities since its establishment in Yemen. YRCS strive to build the capacity of the communities to enable them to help themselves during both disasters/crisis and normal time. Taking into consideration of this the YRCS has developed its strategic plan  guided by the following lessons learnt: only developing long term plan is not enough; working through strong partnerships and cross sectorial collaborations with government , Movement and UN partners; and building a strong and dynamic organization capable of delivering humanitarian services and facilitating the communities to empower themselves for humanitarian response, which clearly underscore the facts that further efforts need to be made for strengthening its institutional capacity  and also diversify the partnership to deliver effective and efficient services at different level. The escalation of conflict in March 2015 has significantly increased role of YRCS HQs and branches to cater emergency health services to save lives of vulnerable population. 

The YRCS strategic plan has set a vision “protect human dignity, save lives and promote the wellbeing of vulnerable people”. In line with its vision, a mission statement has been developed along with five strategic objectives to build resilient communities through various development initiatives primarily in the field of Health/ Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Disaster Management (DM), Protection Management .

Summary

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the SMC Assistant  will dedicate 100% of his/her time leading, coordinating and ensuring the high quality implementation of YRCS Program activities in Amran Governorates. The SMC Assistant will be in charge of coordinating closely with stakeholders and beneficiaries in the targeted governorates and ensure the appropriate implementation of all programs activities in the field. This position is based in YRCS Amran Branch, and reports directly to SMC Officer

Job duties and responsibilities

Project implementation

  • Support coordination with all humanitarian partners and stakeholders working in the sites, on a day-to-day basis
  • Monitor service provision at site level using agreed tools, including through observation, conducting assessment, and collecting input from community members. Record and report data in a timely and accurate manner.

Community participation and representation

  • Organize regular meetings with community groups and committees, ensuring participation of women, youth, and marginalized groups, taking minutes of meetings and attendance sheets
  • Support organization of trainings to community committees, humanitarian agencies, and community members, on topics including on protection, fire response, and SMC

Communication with communities and accountability

  • Conduct Communications with Communities (CwC) activities in the sites, including regular outreach to the community and information campaigns, supported by daily workers as needed
  • Support community mobilization efforts or information campaigns of community representatives or other humanitarian agencies as needed

Information Management

  • Conduct regular data collection, including on service availability and standards in the sites
  • Submit timely and accurate reports and data
  • Participate in assessment and data collection exercises as needed
  • Ensure information is shared back with partners and communities

Protection mainstreaming

  • Consider gender, protection, and GBV concerns in all aspects of activities
  • Promote and adhere to GWQ’s Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy
  • Promote participation and representation of women, youth, people with specific needs, and marginalized groups in all SMC and partner activities
  • Support vulnerable persons including through referral to protection partners, and support vulnerable persons at specific events (e.g. distributions, registration)
  • Ensure confidentiality is respected in all activities
  • Support site assessment / committee formation / training to community by GWQ Shelter/Infrastructure and WASH teams, as needed
  • Timely reporting of problems and challenges in the sites to SMC Officer
  • Timely reporting of security and safety incidents or risks to SMC Officer
  • Any additional task as requested by the line manager

Position Requirements:

Technical qualifications & Experience

  • At least 1 years’ experience in a project implementation position in an NGO;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent team-working skills;
  • Flexible, with the ability to cope with stressful situations;
  • Good written communication skills;
  • Good computer literacy, including use of smartphones and MS Office (Word and Excel);
  • Good verbal and written English skills are of benefit;
  • Knowledge of multi-sectoral humanitarian response, including Protection, WASH, Shelter, and emergency distribution is of benefit;
  • Experience in SMC or Protection programming is of benefit
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their Cover Letter & CVs in English to both email

 HR@yemenredcrescent.org

“Please mention the Position and Duty Station on your email Subject”

  • Employer: YRCS
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Amran
  • Posted on: 28 June 2020
  • Deadline: 2 July 2020

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