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Yemen: Yemen Country Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Saferworld
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.

The Yemen Programme was established in 2010. We currently have three core areas of work in Yemen:

  • Youth, Peacebuilding and Governance. Working with youth groups on local level peacebuilding initiatives in Yemen and the establishment of inclusive, fair and transparent governance systems.
  • Gender, Peace and Security. Working with local and national activists to address women’s safety and security concerns as well as looking at security provision for women and women’s role in peacebuilding.
  • Community Peacebuilding. Working with communities to mitigate the impact of conflict and improve local resilience, including through better local governance.

  • Conflict Analysis and Conflict Sensitivity. Encouraging international and national actors to take a conflict sensitive approach, including looking at gender drivers of conflict and how external stresses can exacerbate local conflict dynamics.

The programme seeks to achieve change in these three areas through working with local communities and initiatives, national civil society and government stakeholders and international actors, including linking local voices and needs to national and international forums.

The Country Manager will be responsible for further developing Saferworld’s Yemen country strategy and programme, overseeing the implementation of current and future activities and developing and managing relationships with local partners and with international and national actors in country.

The post-holder will also be responsible for overall team management and security, managing and monitoring programme delivery against objectives, managing and monitoring programme expenditure, fundraising and advocacy, and networking with, and reporting to, donors. Finally, the post holder will contribute to organisation-wide processes and discussions to advance Saferworld's thematic priorities, methodological approaches and organisational development.

The person we are looking for will have proven experience of managing multi-thematic programmes in a conflict–affected and logistically challenging environment and the ability to manage a motivate staff at all levels. S/he will also have excellent analytical skills and proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic and a thorough understanding of peacebuilding and conflict prevention issues in Yemen, including conflict dynamics and actors as well as key political, social and economic issues.

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