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Posted on 16 Nov, 2022
Closing on 24 Nov, 2022

Job Description


ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues. ZOA has been operational in Yemen since 2012, mainly focusing on WASH and Food security & Livelihoods interventions in Sana’a, Hajjah, Al Mahwit, Aden, Al-Dale’a and Shabwa Governorates. ZOA Yemen is currently seeking for national qualified candidates for:

FSL Assistant, Aden –  1 position

The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Project Assistant responsibility is to ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of ZOA FSL projects at the field level including needs assessments, stakeholders’ analyses, coordination; implementation, day to day monitoring and field reporting of all FSL interventions in the assigned project areas. FSL Assistant is also required in participating in team planning and assisting FSL officer to finalise project details.

I. Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Assistant has been assigned with responsibility and holds delegated authority for:

Needs Assessments:

  • Support FSL assessment through conducting surveys, focus group discussions, and other forms of data collection in the field and work with MEAL team to conduct regular monitoring activities especially baselines/endline surveys and post activity monitoring.
  • Provide support and participate with the MEAL team for regular Market assessment and analysis related to food commodities and update the FSL officer timely.
  • Provide technical advice on location mapping and selection criteria based on donor requirement and FSAC standards.
  • Fully engaged in monthly data collection based on community needs and share them with FSL officer for proposal development.
  • Advise the Area Coordinator and the FSL Coordinator on target locations for FSL and integrated interventions
  • Contribute to the selection of the right target areas and beneficiaries based on the vulnerability criteria and technical needs assessment.
  • Contribute to the design and planning of FSL interventions and produce accurate BOQs for livelihood interventions including cash based interventions (CFW).


  • Participate in developing timely and detailed monthly implementation plans for FSL activities in close coordination with the Area Coordinator, MEAL team and support departments.

Support to Project Teams

  • Contribute to the day to day implementation of FSL activities, including beneficiary identification and registration, cash distribution, cash-based programming and livelihood interventions (CFW) in the target communities.
  • Ensure all beneficiaries lists are finalized, updated and well documented including all required information.
  • Coordinate with the community committees, local authorities and CCCM partners in the district level to insure smooth implementation of FSL activities in the targeted areas.
  • Taking int consideration the conflict sensitivity during the project activities implementation and be able to solve problems probably in consultation with the FSL officer and the area coordinator.
  • Apply ZOA minimum security and safety standards during field implementation and movements.
  • Supervise the Foremen, Community Mobilisers and Field Engineering consultants in the field
  • Monitor the project implementation in daily basis.
  • Ensure that materials and tools/equipment kept in the field are well maintained and protected
  • Assist the project officer in establishing community committees.
  • Be involved in training the community committees and participate in the community committee meetings
  • Daily follow up and recording of CFW working wages according to the project plan and the FSAC cluster standards.
  • Assist Project Officers in the payment of community labor and C4W
  • Other related tasks as assigned.

Reporting & Data Collection

  • Collect beneficiary lists with complete and accurate information including gender and age.
  • Be involved in data collection during baseline/ progress and end term assessments
  • Fill out all (monitoring) forms provided by the officers and submit them on a weekly basis
  • Participate on the data collections of the market monitoring.
  • Ensure that the goods delivery and receipt is followed up and well documented
  • Submit weekly reports to the project officers and daily updates of achievements.

Human Resources Management:

  • N/A.

II. Contacts

   External Contacts

  • Local Authorities and related Government Officials/Departments in the district level
  • Community Leaders and Sheikhs.
  • Other NGOs and CCCM Partners

   Internal contacts

  • FSL Department – Area Coordinator

III. Supervises

  • Foremen, Community Mobilisers and community committee members

IV. Competencies

VI. Knowledge

  • Humanitarian situation in Yemen and the city as specific
  • Proven knowledge of the city context and situation in the targeted districts.

VII. Skills

  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding solutions, including the willingness to travel (in sometimes challenging environments) at short notice over the course of the role.
  • Experience in dealing with different actors in the field
  • Community engagement skills.
  • Commitment to deadlines
  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs
  • Monitoring and documentation skills.
  • Strong skills in written and spoken English and Arabic.

IX. Special requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant development studies or social sciences discipline, or equivalent commensurate experience of at least 3 year.
  • A minimum of 2 year experience in working with in emergency relief programmes particularly areas within the food security and livelihoods sector.
  • Demonstrated technical Ability to travel across different Governorates regularly for training, assessment, regular monitoring and evaluation.
  • Previous working experience, particularly at field implementation level, with ZOA, other INGO or relevant agency.
  • knowledge in one or more of ZOA’s core thematic areas for FSL, such as cash transfer programmes, CFW and community based interventions.

Location:  Aden

Start date: as soon as possible, contract until 31st of December 2022 with possibility for extension based on budget availability       

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