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Posted on 06 Feb, 2024
Closing on 21 Feb, 2024

Job Description

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Note: Oxfam doesn't charge any fees for recruitment and doesn't have any relationship with recruitment agencies in or out Yemen.

ملحوظة: منظمة أوكسفام لا تفرض أي رسوم على التوظيف وليس لها اي علاقة مع وكالات التوظيف داخل او خارج اليمن.

Do you have at least 5 years’ experience managing humanitarian and resilience programmes, and an understanding of relevant issues, especially in a conflict setting?

Do you have experience at high levels of organization’s representation, interacting with external stakeholders. With good negotiation skills?

Do you have proven experience in programme and project management skills including planning, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, proposal development and report preparation?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

The Role:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do.

The Programme Coordinator - South will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Management of humanitarian, resilience, civil society, and gender projects.
  • Lead the programme to achieve its goals and objectives, working with the technical leads and Program Managers to develop appropriate project plans and timelines.
  • Ensure Program contribution to Oxfam transformative objectives, working together with the Advocacy department.
  • Assess the ongoing humanitarian situation and gaps, reporting with recommendations and proposals for Oxfam's response and scale-up.
  • Contribute to country contingency plan to respond to sudden outbreaks and respond to humanitarian needs.
  • Coordinate on project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop harmonized tools for proper follow-up of the programs.
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative, and gender-sensitive way.
  • Ensure that donor reports are prepared on time and shared with technical teams in Sanaa from all the three field offices in South.
  • Ensure partner involvement in proposal development and implementation.
  • Building partners' technical and institutional capacities and progressively transferring responsibilities. Work closely with Partnership team on the institutional capacities.
  • Management of assessments with technical support.


  • In close consultation with the Country Director, represents the organization in front of the authorities, humanitarian and civil society actors in the South.
  • To contribute to the implementation of Oxfam’s Country Strategy with a focus on humanitarian preparedness, response, and protection linked with Civil Society and Gender programs.
  • Be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, People in Aid Code, Oxfam International Minimum Standards, and other codes regulating the quality and impartiality of humanitarian assistance.
  • Provide regular program updates and alerts to the DCD and overall country program to support decision-making on program management.
  • Ensuring staff safety, that security, medical, and evacuation procedures are drawn up and in place as appropriate.
  • Ensure that Oxfam’s organizational policies are met and actively contribute to the overall strategic development of the country program, taking the lead on humanitarian related issues.


  • Be an example of Oxfam style of management and values. Empowering and developing staff, being inclusive while taking decisions and accountable to the team, partners, and beneficiaries.
  • Support the PMs in the recruitment of teams; ongoing management, support, and capacity-building of team (technical and support functions) and scale up and management of program activities.
  • Manages sub-unit resources, budgets (often delegated), process, and projects.
  • Liaise and cooperate with the Oxfam Business Support Team (HR, Finance, Logistics, Funding) to ensure adequate operational support is provided to the humanitarian program to achieve quality outputs.
  • Monitor program budget, revising as necessary and advising senior management of variance and/or deficits.
  • Provide required inputs to other departmental strategies, including but not limited to advocacy, gender, protection, and development and support relevant policy issues.
  • Support partner organizations in developing and delivering projects within agreed parameters where appropriate.
  • Contribute to regional analysis and programming as appropriate, in particular, seek opportunities for Oxfam and others to learn from the Yemen experience.
  • Ensure that Oxfam’s program is cost-effective, efficient, and complies with all organizational standards of management and accountability.
  • Ensure that the program is implemented in a consultative, participative, and gender-sensitive way.
  • Ensure that key humanitarian information is circulated appropriately, within Oxfam and with external counterparts.

An ideal candidate for the role will have:


  • At least 5 years’ experience managing humanitarian and resilience programs, and an understanding of relevant issues, especially in a conflict setting.
  • Experience at high levels of organization’s representation, interacting with external stakeholders. With good negotiation skills.
  • Proven experience in program and project management skills including planning, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, proposal development and report preparation.
  • Strong skills and experience in capacity-building of staff and partners, including coaching and on-the-job training.
  • A proven record of effective program and people management skills with strong competencies in team working.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and understanding and experience of humanitarian standards and accountability initiatives.
  • Proved experience in working with partners and to promote the Localization agenda.
  • Proven experience in including a strong gender approach in humanitarian and development programs.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Self-Awareness: 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.
  • Relationship building: We understand the importance of building relationships, 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.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organization's 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.

In addition:

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.

Humility: 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.

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.

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

Influencing: 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 offer:

We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance, and a range of other benefits.

From the day you join Oxfam, we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the-job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more.

You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer [here](insert link).


This position is Country based in Yemen.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults, and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organization.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

About us:

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers, and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation of 21 organizations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organization working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity, and inclusion across our community of staff, partners, and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

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