Ended Program Officer

The Job

Position:        Program Officer

Location:       Sana’a With Frequent Visits to Aden

Reports to:    Program Coordinator

Duration:        Till December 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 Program Officer Will oversee program development, ,liaising with community leaders, preparing reports, assessing program performance ,ensures that an organization’s activities and programs align with the goals and mission statements


The “Program Officer” will be responsible but not limited to:

  • Analyze and report the humanitarian food security needs and provide clear and detailed recommendations for interventions.
  • Ensure a timely, coherent and effective food security response by mobilizing efforts to respond in a strategic manner to a humanitarian crisis.
  • Prepare and develop reporting templates and ensure the production of timely and accurate narrative reports for submission to the USG Programs Director and Program Coordinator
  • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources on assigned issues, such as food security IPC needs in the region; propose visualization ideas for the production of infographic materials; contribute to publication of FSAC reports.
  • Plan and implement food security and livelihood activities such as assessments and surveillance interventions, cash based interventions, food aid interventions, income generating activities, and research innovative interventions to fight hunger.
  • Manage a food security team for program implementation and achievement of fixed results.
  • Ensure appropriate attention to priority cross-cutting and cross-sectoral issues (e.g. gender, protection, age, HIV and AIDS, human rights, AAP, environment and early recovery) 
  • Contribute to the preparation of a range of written and visual information products, including reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, web stories and multimedia material.
  • Coordinate for regular meetings of Food Security program development and program implementations teams to review the progress as per assigned roles and responsibilities against project indicators.
  • Ensure that Food Security program activities are implemented based on the project framework, DIP and towards the overall objectives
  • Support the program team in organizing various meetings, trainings and workshops and provide technical support, whenever appropriate.
  • Assist in establishing a coordination mechanism at national level with relevant ministries and participate in Food Cluster meetings regularly for sharing project performance, relevant project findings and lessons learned as well as resources (cluster meetings, national authorities, etc.)
  • Attend relevant sector coordination meetings at national level and occasionally coordination meetings at governorate and district level together with the food security implementation unit.


  • Completed university degree (Bachelors) in political and/or social science, international relations, public administration, agriculture, economics, engineering, MIS or related fields.
  • Relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development or other related areas.
  • Proven abilities in information analysis and strong English drafting abilities.
  • Demonstrated initiative, problem-solving skills and ability to make sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks; ability to work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment; good knowledge of institutional mandates, politics and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the USAID rules and regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Ability to coordinate their work with others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, internet, etc. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software would be an asset.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic required.


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 Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Submit only one application per position
  • Females are encouraged to apply.