Inclusive Specialist – YEMEN

  • Contract
  • Sanaa Yemen
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 26 Apr 2022


Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

JOB CONTEXT: Yemen has been for long the poorest country in the Arab world. After the Arab Spring the humanitarian crises have intensified as a major humanitarian crisis of the moment since 2012 with almost half of the population being food insecure. This has created an increasing unrest among the population and discontentment with the government. **

During the summer of 2014 the Shia minority group called Houthis has somehow taken control of several important cities, among them the capital Sana’a. Meanwhile the Southern separatist movement increased their call for an independent south while Al Qaida and linked groups (mainly based in the South-Eastern parts of the country) are fighting Houthis and other groups including the internationally recognized government.

As a result of such violence and instability, it is more than 20 million of Yemenis out of 27 million in need of any kind of aid. Malnutrition, cholera, diphtheria hit most of the families and a failed health system, with no salaries paid for several years, cannot cope.

HI Yemen is looking for an Inclusive Specialist for 12-18 months


Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit manager of Yemen Programme, or the Country Director, your main responsibilities are:


Contribute to the regional strategies in line with the global strategies

Ensure technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards

Ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programs

Ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes

Contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation

Influence :

Contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise

Business development :

Ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region

Coordination and reporting:

Ensure the quantitative and qualitative reporting through the tools, focusing on technical support outcomes and learnings

Contribute to projects reporting for donors and local authorities


With a degree in Humanitarian Action or Development studies, you have 5 years’ experience in I/NGOs work in emergency contexts. Disability studies is an asset.

E You master capacity-building techniques for use with adults

E You have experience in advocacy related to disability and vulnerability issue with NGOs

E You have a good understanding of humanitarian coordination and in the protection sector

E You are fluent in English (oral & written); Arabic is an asset


· Job environment (workload, leisure, social life, comfort, Internet access or not):

The position is based in Sana’a – Yemen. The expatriate is expected to travel between HI bases (Aden, Mokha and Hajjah). In the four locations, shared guesthouses well equipped with a safe room, most of the work is done at the office but there are some possibilities to go out for work purposes.

· Security conditions: harsh safety conditions, curfew

Outside movements are possible for some extra professional activities in Sanaa and Aden. All movements are done by car. HI has set-up a curfew. The situation is relatively calm in Sana’a and Hajjah nowadays. However, the security is volatile in southern areas. The mission has put in place adequate security rules and process to allow team to work in safe environment. Despite the country situation, risk for expatriate remain limited and no critical incident happened over the past period.

Dress code: Men will be required to wear long pants and at least a short sleeved shirt. Women are required to wear the abaya and hijab (head scarf) outside of the compound. For female staff in the office, appropriate attire includes long pants, and long sleeve shirts.


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

· 12 – 18 months International contract starting from 15th, May 2022

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution; Repatriation insurance paid by HI. **

· Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience; Perdiem: 550 € net/month; Hardship: 500 € net/month

· Paid leaves: 25 days per year; R&R: 7 days every 6 weeks

· Position unaccompanied: Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission); a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field

· Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.