Humanitarian Access Adviser - Yemen

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Yemen
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 23 Feb 2021


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Role and responsibilities

The following is a brief description of the role.

  • Support access innovation initiatives, including development of strategies, workplan, tools and guidelines for management of NRC’s access in Yemen
  • Provide access analysis based on program operation demand and in consultation with field staff
  • Provide area-based access analyses supporting operational implementation or program development, including recommendations on how to address issues as they arise
  • Work with program unit to ensure access elements are included in program design and reporting
  • Identify training needs, and support or conduct training initiatives for field staff in Yemen for humanitarian access, including humanitarian principles, and negotiations
  • Contribute to advocacy efforts related to access, in close coordination with the Protection and Advocacy Advisers
  • Collaborate with Security to monitor, analyze and respond to overlapping access and security constraints and incidents
  • Support NRC Global to refine and further develop and field test strategies, trainings, tools and guidance (access strategy and negotiations)
  • Contribute to NRC regional and global access discussions, development of tools and strategies, and documentation and organizational learning through sharing lessons learned and best practices from Yemen CO
  • Act as the INGO Co-chair of OCHA’s Humanitarian Access Working Group (HAWG) and lead other INGO access initiatives and/or forums
  • Ensure that linkages between access initiatives are established and maintained, particularly between the HAWG, the Advocacy Working Group, and the CDs’ forum
  • Collaborate closely with OCHA and any other data analysis units on key access issues that require monitoring and analysis
  • Lead and coordinate as a platform for knowledge exchange within agencies in Yemen on access issues and solutions
  • As requested, contribute to NRC’s international advocacy efforts in relation to access and represent NRC in international fora related to access


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results.

They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following three categories:

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Masters level education or related Field
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent command of English
  • Knowledge of the context in of Yemen or similar contexts
  • Arabic is an asset

Behavioral competencies

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results

Term of Contract: 12 months renewable based on funding

Duty station: Sana’a, with field visits to Aden, Taiz, Lahj, Abyan, Hodeida, Hajjah and Amran

Travel: 40%

How to apply:

Interested candidates please click on the link below to apply

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