Programme Specialist (Accountability to Affected Populations), TA, P-3, Sana’a, Yemen # 112514 (364 days) - Tenders Global

Programme Specialist (Accountability to Affected Populations), TA, P-3, Sana’a, Yemen # 112514 (364 days)

  • Contract
  • Yemen
  • Posted 2 months ago

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results.

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:

How can you make a difference?

To make a difference, the Programme Specialists will perform:

  • Support the development and implementation of strategies and action plans to scale up community engagement (CE) and accountability to affected population (AAP) interventions across the YCO.
  • Facilitate evidence generation, innovation and knowledge management.
  • Participation in interagency collaboration on AAP.
  • Lead advocacy, networking and capacity building efforts

For more details on the Job Profile, hold CTRL & double-click: Download File Programme_Specialist_AAP_JD_YCO_DR.pdf

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

EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social and Behavioral science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, communication or other related social science field is required.


• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the humanitarian sector with significant field experience working on AAP/CE interventions in technical and or leadership role.
• Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing evidence-based community engagement/ AAP strategies in humanitarian contexts. Experience in rolling out complaints and feedback mechanisms is considered an asset.
• Experience in designing and facilitating participatory sensitization and capacity building sessions at different levels with diverse, multicultural teams.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a challenging and highly fluid environment, flexibility and the ability to handle constant change.
• Relevant experience in related areas in a UN agency or international organization is an asset.
• Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Arabic is highly desired, and Knowledge of another UN language is considered an asset

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.

[add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

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, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles”


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 and please take a look at some of our entitlements for our female staff members: Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be 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.


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