Ended Gender Assistant

The Job

Position:          Gender Assistant

Location:          Sana’a

Reports to:       Project Coordinator

Duration:          Till May 31, 2019, renewable based on fund availability and    performance

ABOUT ADRA: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is an independent, humanitarian agency established for the specific purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief.  ADRA Yemen pursue a mission of changing the world by uplifting one life at a time. ADRA International serves 142 countries and was present in Yemen since 1995. It has more than 1200 aid workers serving in Yemen making it one of the biggest ADRA operations in the world. Its programs are supported by USAID, OFDA, The Japan Platform, DANIDA, German Foreign Office, German Humanitarian Aid, Sida, UNOCHA, UNHCR, WHO, WFP and DFID. It has presence in 14 Governorates in Yemen responding to all areas of humanitarian sectors. ADRA Yemen is undertaking programs in Yemen in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, and livelihoods programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.


The Gender Assistant responsibilities will include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Ensure gender and protection issues and aspects are addressed.
  • Support implementation of gender and protection mainstreaming strategies during all stages of project.
  • Ensure that gender and protection considerations are effectively addressed during planning, targeting, distributions, monitoring & evaluation, reporting stages.
  • Facilitate and conduct staff training and other capacity building activities on gender and protection mainstreaming.
  • Ensure compliance with Humanitarian and Protection principles standards in the program activities.
  • Provide guidance in ensuring that all community structures associated with the current projects are gender sensitive and protection mainstreamed, include measures to ensure safety from sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Ensure that there is a system for responding back to affected communities on timely manner and on regular basis and that, with focus on issues from communities that shape programming.
  • collaborate with other program team members, coordinate monthly feedback sessions in the implementation areas to collect complaints, respond to issues to enhance accountability to affected communities and recommend to management any protection and gender concerns.
  • Review the tools, process and systems periodically that allow the program to embed gender sensitivity and transformative approaches in design and implementation processes, adapting based on learning and need.
  • Act as a focal point on gender and protection. Attending and participating in the activities of the protection cluster at community level where possible at national level.
  • Conduct/plan regular monitoring visits to projects to observe gender and protection issues and advise management on actions that need to be taken.
  • Document and share best practices on mainstreaming gender and protection in the emergency response.
  • Compile and share regular reports on protection Perform other related duties as required
  • Check that the agreed work by project team or contractors has been completed satisfactorily and follow up on any deficiencies.
  • protect needs and concerns of the target population, with particular attention to especially vulnerable persons;
  • Draft the program work plans, weekly/monthly/quarterly reports and success stories.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the project coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, Psychology, community development, or related fields.
  • At least 2 years experience; one-year INGOs in related field.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Languages: knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Personal qualities: excellent verbal and written communication, accuracy and attention to detail
  • , self-motivated, enthusiastic, professional and understands and believes in humanitarian principles.
  • Committed, responsible and ability to learn.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines under minimal supervision
  • Office Suite excel and Word.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful environment.


We uphold the Humanitarian Principles; our key values:

  • Respect
  • Integrity and transparency
  • Communicating openly, clearly, timely and appropriately.
  • Excellence in all activities
How to Apply
  • The deadline for receiving applications is Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by recruitment@adrayemen.org  
  • Mention position title in the subject
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Submit only one application per position
  • Females are encouraged to apply.