Ended Junior Advisor (for peaceful coexistence)

The Job
Vacancy Announcement for National Personnel for the German International Cooperation / Strengthening the Resilience and Participation at local level in Yemen (SRPL) (PN. 19.1858.0-001.00) 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.

The project for strengthening the resilience and participation at local level in Yemen is a transitional aid project. The strategy of the transitional aid project aims to strengthen the resilience and improve the functioning and self-help capacity of local institutions and vulnerable groups affected by the protracted crisis in Yemen. Accordingly, the project components are closely linked strategically and conceptually. The core element is the implementation of participatory and demand-oriented planned small-scale measures to rehabilitate social and productive basic infrastructure in various sectors.

The project comprises four closely linked components:

Component 1: "Capacity Development for Strengthening Basic Services”

Component 2: "Improving the Productive Livelihoods of Vulnerable Households"

Component 3: "Increasing the Income Security of Households dependent on Artisanal Fishing"

Component 4: “Strengthening Social Cohesion on Local Level”

The regional focus is on the three governorates Dhamar, Hadramout and Ibb.

With the decision to topping up the budget of the project, the third component “Increasing the Income Security of Households dependent on Artisanal Fishing” has been added to complement the initial architecture of the programme. Its major objective is to ensure the livelihood of small-scale fishers and their dependent families, to provide short- and medium-term income and employment to vulnerable households through a value chain approach in the fisheries sector, and to contribute to food security particularly locally and nationwide. The fisheries sector also include infrastructure rehabilitation, sanitation and building measures, e.g. linking to labor-intensive rehabilitation projects and WASH (Output 1). In this framework, CfW measures are foreseen to benefit local workers. Capacity development measures aiming at raising awareness, promotion of best fisheries practices aiming at the use of sustainable techniques, reduction of harvest and post-harvest losses, improved processing and marketing, monitoring and evaluation of the small-scale fisheries sector aim at ensuring livelihood and income. Also, CD measures aiming at establishing local structures for the maintenance of fishing boats, outboard engines and fishing tools. These measures are identified, decided and implemented in cooperation with representatives of local self-help structures, including fisheries associations and public administrations. While local and communal structures are the primary beneficiaries of the project, it also aims at supporting the networking and strengthening trust and cooperation between grassroot level and public services. The project identifies best leverages in view of the intended impacts, establishes clear criteria for selecting the beneficiaries and supports component 3 by considering a representative representation as possible of the various sections of the population (for example, religion, internally displaced persons, etc.), of gender and age.  Emphasis of all measures is on vulnerable groups, and in particular youth and women groups which are to be reached through training and awareness, and including their participation in the small scale fisheries value chain.

With immediate effect the GIZ Office Sana’a invites applications from qualified Yemeni nationals for the following position: 

  • Position: Junior Advisor (for peaceful coexistence)
  • End of Contract: 30.04.2023
  • Post Location: Sana’a


The Junior Advisor (for peaceful coexistence) is responsible for:

  • assisting the component advisor in accordance with the order, project goals and activities agreed with the partner, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior
  • assisting in implementing the daily operational aspects of all issues related to component 4
  • assisting in processing technical aspects and further developing the area of responsibility in accordance with the specified quality standards
  • assisting in maintaining of a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions and counterparts, GIZ and within the component`s staff members in Yemen and Germany
  • assisting in innovation and knowledge management and communication of innovations to a broad target group (e.g. contributing to products related to social cohesion within the GIZ Sector Network NICD)

Main Tasks

The Junior Advisor (for peaceful coexistence):

  • puts together an overview of project/programme activities, deadlines related to component 4 etc. and presents this regularly at team meetings
  • supports project monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results
  • assists with recording and documenting the results of all activities
  • draws up media analyses, participates in fora and public hearings on issues directly connected with the project/programme
  • assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects related to component 4
  • orders and distributes PR materials on the project/programme as well as GIZ PR materials
  • assists short-term experts assigned to projects/programmes in completing their tasks
  • in consultation with the manager or expert, assisting in preparing and carrying out qualitative research projects (developing survey instruments, field trials, training field staff, organisational preparation in the field, collecting and analysing data)
  • assists in drawing up reports and translations
  • establishes a project database
  • assists in communicating, updating and collecting information on work related issues
  • organises and updates project/programme documentation, the filing systems and the project/programme library
  • develops training materials when required as applicable
  • carries out basic training when needed as applicable
  • moderates and takes minutes of team meetings
  • keeps himself/herself familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • keeps himself/herself familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
  • represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
  • carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
  • assists other experts, if necessary as translator (Arabic and English)
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • university degree or relevant study in an area that is related to peaceful coexistence and/or social cohesion
  • Initial experience (internship or similar) working in the field of peaceful coexistence and/or social cohesion
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Access, MS teams, skype or other database programme)
  • good knowledge of English and Arabic languages (written and oral), ideally a knowledge of German
  • experience of project management and research experience in an area related to the project’s/ programme’s requirements is desirable
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • motivation to work in a team and ability to work independently


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: hr-yemen@giz.de 

Subject Line: Application for Junior Advisor (for peaceful coexistence) Post

Deadline for receipt applications is: 20.09.2020

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: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 7 September 2020
  • Deadline: 20 September 2020