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Chief Field Operations, P-5, Fixed Term, Sana’a, Yemen CO, # 68685 – UNICEF jobs in Yemen

  • Location: Sanaa, Yemen
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline:  2024-04-13

For every child, Deliver.

In the 1970s UNICEF established a presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection. For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Representative the incumbent will coordinate the implementation of the operations and project/programme
activities in the field, to ensure the survival, well-being of children and mothers and affected community in the country.
  • Provide supervision of the field coordination team and structures. Liaise between the areas of intervention and the Country Office.
  • Be responsible for arranging and facilitating inter-sectoral outreach in Yemen from Sanaa through the 5 established field offices.
  • Ensure that UNICEF responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations, both a central and a local level.
  • Identify core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the UNICEF response to the current crisis and to other actors.
  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.
  • Promote and support the training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity.
  • Support the development and use of assessment and monitoring tools that are suitable for the projects assisted by UNICEF.
  • Support the development and implementation of contingency planning and promote emergency preparedness and response.
  • Follow up on the progress of implementation with partner agencies and organizations.
  • Carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential actors at field level, such as: government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector and market access to materials and services
  • Participate in interagency coordination (including national and international NGOs, Red Crescent Societies and other international
  • organizations active in the field) and liaise with national authorities and local structures.
  • Identify key humanitarian partners for the cluster, to increase coverage of services for children and caregivers. Support cluster participants in responding to needs and filling gaps.
  • Ensure full integration of the IASC’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches. In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.

For more details on the Job Profile, hold CTRL & double-click on this file:Download File Classified Job Description_Chief Field Operations_P-5,FT,Sana’a, Yemen,Post#68685.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: An advanced university degree in any of the following fields is required: International Relations, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.

Work Experience: 
  • A minimum of ten years of extensive experience working in emergency and field coordination contexts.
  • Preferably UN or NGO experience at a senior programme management level.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian reform principles, international humanitarian law, inter-connectedness and reform pillars & reform updates.
  • Knowledge of the Cluster approach guidelines and Terms of Reference.
  • Ability to mitigate and mediate conflict and disagreements among partners.

Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  1. Builds and maintains partnerships
  2. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  3. Drive to achieve results for impact
  4. Innovates and embraces change
  5. Manages ambiguity and complexity
  6. Thinks and acts strategically
  7. Works collaboratively with others.
  8. Nurtures, leads and manages people

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Candidates from industrial countries and especially female candidates encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Emergency recruitment: Please note that this is a non-family duty station, currently classified as “E”.  The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.


Advertised: Arab Standard Time
Deadline: Arab Standard Time


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