Ended Gender and Protection Officer

The Job

Job Title:  Gender and Protection Officer

Department:   Programs

Reports To:     Senior Program Manager

Location:       Sana'a, Yemen

Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance (HA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Yemen crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, HA is responding directly in Yemen, intensifying Global Communities’ assistance to vulnerable Yemenis. Global Communities, with its more than 60-year experience in over 80 countries, has the commitment to be a strong part of humanitarian response to Yemen by building up the capacity of vulnerable groups and strengthening their resilience to improve their living conditions with a long-lasting, positive and community-based change.


Global Communities, has designed an 18-month, Integrated Modalities to Promote Agricultural, Cash-for-Work and Training in Yemen (IMPACT Yemen) program with the goal of meeting continued humanitarian assistance and early recovery needs of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in Yemen through an integrated, holistic approach to bolstering food security and livelihoods, improving WASH outcomes, and promoting economic opportunities. IMPACT’s multi-sectoral approach is aimed at addressing the intertwined and underlying factors of the conflict that are creating widespread malnutrition and disease. The proposed program will address the needs of 72,982 vulnerable beneficiaries in Sana’a, Ibb, Taiz, and Dhamar through three objectives:  

Objective 1: Improved household food security and livelihoods by restocking critical agricultural inputs, including seeds, tools, and inputs for composting, fodder and livestock

Objective 2: Increased household income for vulnerable households through market-driven vocational training and cash-for-work opportunities that simultaneously rebuild critical community infrastructure and support to asset building groups.

Objective 3: Improved access to safe water supplies, sanitation facilities, and improved hygiene practices in targeted communities. 


Under the direct supervision of Senior Program Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the development of community protection and gender mainstreaming practices, and activities in all programs focusing on safe programming, social and gender equity as well as community protection. The gender and protection officer are key to achieving GCs long-term goal of empowering disadvantaged and vulnerable women and girls to exercise economic, social, civil and cultural rights, as well as the goal of addressing and mitigating key protection concerns. S/he will be responsible for initiating action in the areas of protection and gender, identify and deal appropriately with existing and emerging protection and gender gaps/issues, and generate ideas for gender sensitive safe programming. The incumbent will represent Global Communities in GBV Cluster, protection sector meetings/activities and engage with relevant networks, while increasing the profile of Global Communities Humanitarian work and its visibility in Yemen. The duties are specified in particular as follows:

  • Provide advice and support to the Project Managers to ensure that all project activities been designed with gender sensitive and protection-integrated safe programming approaches, with the needs of women, girls, boys and men having been clearly considered and included in the design.
  • Provide advice and ongoing support to project staff on gender and protection related issues during project implementation.
  • Support the program team on establishing a gender-sensitive accountability and feedback mechanism for beneficiaries.
  • Ensure close interaction with the M&E team to ensure that M&E tools and practices are gender sensitive and gender segregated indicators are development and measured.
  • Prepare tools and set up a system allowing regular monitoring and reporting on the project related gender and protection issues.
  • Provide assistance in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing.
  • Build up a collaborative network of peers, INGOs, and local organizations engaged in issues related to gender/protection and coordinate and collaborate on research, programming and advocacy.
  • Represent Global Communities in Gender and Protection working group/cluster meetings
  • Set up a basic referral mechanism and linkages of for beneficiaries for protection and GBV service.
  • Knowledge management and knowledge sharing.
  • Update internal documents regarding gender and share those with the team.
  • Prepare training materials and provide training for project staff on gender and protection mainstreaming.
  • Provide brief updates on the development of gender related issues and new approaches to project staff.
  • Provide advice, guidance and follow-up in relation to protection and gender aspects of the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism and Targeting.
  • Due to the nature of the program’s activities, the above-mentioned tasks are indicative only and are subject to change. Others/additional tasks may be delegated to meet programmatic objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • University degree or preferably Masters in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, development economics or another related field like international relations, human rights, political science, or humanitarian studies.
  • 1-2 years of solid progressively responsible professional work experience working on gender and protection, preferably in humanitarian and resilience settings.


  • In-depth knowledge of gender and protection in humanitarian and resilience settings, including gender-based violence, humanitarian policy issues, and their linkage with food security and nutrition.
  • Solid analytical, writing skills and communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and teamwork-oriented.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Very good in written and verbal English and Arabic is required. Must be able to read and interpret          documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively
  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook) and typing.
  • Ability to travel as required within Yemen.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Sense of neutrality and ability to work across Yemen, in cooperation with all parties to the conflict.
  • Previous experience in field offices is a plus.


From February, 2019 until March 31, 2020. 

How to Apply
  • Application should consist of a one page cover letter and detailed resume or CV.  Cover letter should include the applicant’s earliest date of availability to begin work with Global Communities.
  • Resume or CV should include the applicant’s detailed work and educational history.
  • Applications should be submitted to https://podio.com/webforms/21463955/1491567
  • The subject line of the email should be the name of the position being applied for.
  • Applications submitted after 14 February 2019 will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Employer: Global Communities
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 10 February 2019
  • Deadline: 14 February 2019