The Job

Vacancy Announcement for National Personnel for the German International Cooperation / Supporting the Stabilization Process in Yemen - SSPY (PN. 17.9011.2-001.00) implemented by the GIZ Office Sana’a.

The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know–how. We are a German Federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes.


  • Position: Advisor (Amran)

  • End of Contract: 31/12/2020 (extendable)

  • Post Location: Amran



 The Advisor responsible and accountable for:

  • Implementation of project activities and measures related to supporting stabilization through implementation of small scale projects /measures, capacity building and overall improvement of local administration structures performance.

  • Contributing to project development to further expand the SSPY project. The range of tasks will include implementation support to all activities and measures in the SSPY project.

  • Managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the project objectives, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior

  • Assisting project initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of implementation partners and target groups aiming at supporting stabilization through implementation of small scale projects/measures. 

  • Innovation and knowledge management

  • Financial management and administration of agreed local subsidies on regional level. 

Main Tasks

The advisor will:

  • Assists and monitors the development and implementation of project plans and activities in close consultation with different implementation partners.

  • Contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint project/ activities and work at the regional level.

  • Deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the project’s area of activity.

  • Develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives.

  • Provides technical guidance and oversight of compliance to project partners, technical advisors, project staff and implementing entities to identify operational challenges and viable solutions considering the remote implementation of the project and the security situation in Yemen.

  • Supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships

  • Communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project.

  • Represents the SSPY and collaborates with international community existing and potential donors and local government partners to ensure that goals of the project are achieved and ensure timely and adequate delivery to beneficiary communities.

  • Carries out training and/or facilitate such capacity development measures with a national or international experts in related fields.

  • Ensures knowledge transfer to project information

  • Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures

  • Draws up reports and presentation documents

  • Prepares appropriate input for various project reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the project manager and GIZ Head Office or GIZ HQ.

  • Assists with research activities and studies on different related issues/aspects to the project which benefit joint programmes.

  • Plans, develops and supervise the implementation of relevant projects and initiatives.

  • Ensures that project goals are achieved and services are delivered to beneficiaries.

  • Monitors the implementation of the SSPY project including the supervision of contractors, grants and implementing partners.

  • Provides overall guidance and supervision to project staff and consultants in Yemen and in the field to ensure that all goals are achieved and services are delivered.

  • Contributes actively in establishing and implement a monitoring and evaluation system for project activities, reports on field activities, and prepares documentation for reporting and visibility tools.

  • Warrants strict implementation of "Do no Harm" principles throughout the projects and initiate adjustments whenever Necessary particularly in such conflict sensitive context.

  • Identifies project possibilities in relation to expressed governmental and civil society needs considering resource mobilization efforts, identifies potential new project opportunities and contributes to the development of SSPY objectives and programming in Yemen, as well as the preparation of project ideas.

  • Assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation.

  • Coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the project manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects.

  • Compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments

  • Handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting).

  • Produces regular internal and external reports, with adherence to project ideas/proposals, signed agreements and institutional reporting requirements to provide an objective overview of project implementation, and staffing/resources and financial issues.

  • Develops project implementation modalities through close collaboration with external project stakeholders such as local government structure, community representatives, partner agencies, implementing partners, donors and civil society.

  • Ensures high quality of financial management and administration of agreed local subsidies on regional level for a successful and sufficient settlement based on day-to-day follow up, advice, supervision. Etc.

  • Performs and assists actively in any related procedures in keeping a high quality of finance management and administration in all measures and activities of the project.

  • Closely follows up and supervises project administration and financial aspects including the maintenance of appropriate internal controls, the development and implementation of relevant control systems, and the oversight of financial expenditure and accountability.

  • Carries out other tasks for the program, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description at the request of project related staff or project manager.


Required qualifications, competences and experience

  •  University degree in public administration, development studies, economics, political sciences, social sciences, or related subject.

  •  Engineering background is an asset.

  • At least 3-5 years’ professional experience in stabilization with at least three years of experience working with international organization (or similar) in field operation in a conflict or post-conflict setting.

  • Experience in project coordination specifically in the community mobilization and stabilization field

  • Experience in fieldwork in a challenging environment, stabilization and reintegration processes necessary;

  • Experience in high risk environments required.

  • Experience in implementation of “Do no Harm” based projects a distinct advantage.

  • Demonstrated experience on stabilization related issues and on monitoring, verification and evaluation frameworks in stabilization environments.

  • Familiarity with local administration structures.

  • Familiarity about the assignment area including cultural aspects and context.

  • Integrity and accountability.

  • Ability to perform variety of admin and financial tasks.

  • Planning and organizing work.

  • Communication and negotiations skills.

  • Teamwork, client orientation, initiative and creativity

  • Report writing and analytical skills.

  • Willingness to travel to very remote and isolated field locations and work in a diverse multi-cultural environment

  • Outstanding working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications

  • Digital literacy

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic languages. Ideally a knowledge of German.

  • Ability to drive vehicle with valid driving license.

  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management


How to Apply

Application Process

Please write the full subject line as indicated below, and send your application (cover letter) and CV in English and Arabic to the following:

E-mail address: 

Subject Line: Application for Advisor (Amran) Post

Deadline for receipt applications is: 11/08/2020


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you be invited for interview, you will be asked to present all certificates mentioned in your CV. You will also be asked to provide two relevant professional references to be contacted.

  • Employer: GIZ
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Amran
  • Posted on: 29 July 2020
  • Deadline: 11 August 2020