The Policy Officer for regional engagement will be responsible for providing support to a new project in
Yemen titled The Yemen Conflict Sensitivity Platform implemented in Aden, Sana a (Yemen) and Amman
(Jordan) and funded by the Government of the United Kingdom; the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund
(CSSF). The program aims to promote peace and stability in Yemen through enhancing conflict sensitive
approaches and practices for actors planning and delivering assistance. This will be achieved through ensuring
that (i) actors (humanitarian, peacebuilding, stabilisation, recovery and development) providing assistance
into Yemen agree on collective actions to ensure the conflict sensitivity of their programmes; (ii) sufficient
capacity exists for actors to deliver assistance in a conflict sensitive manner; and (iii) national and
organisational policies and overall engagement strategies are better placed to support peace and stability in
Yemen.The activities include monitoring of conflict dynamics, establishment and running of technical and leadership- level forums for collective planning, establishment of Conflict Sensitivity Resource Centres, ongoing support for institutional capacity development on conflict sensitivity, and mentoring to relevant agencies/assistance stakeholders.Based in Amman, Jordan, the Policy Officer will be seconded to the project partner Seton Hall University. The Officer will work directly under the supervision of the Senior Expert (Professor of Practice on Conflict Sensitivity) and work in collaboration with the Policy Officer on technical engagement and project Research Assistant. The Policy Officer will support in the implementation of actions and documents directly related to engagement with regional and international stakeholders. This will include drafting and editing reports and engagement documents, preparing meeting materials, and ensuring engagement with external actors.
• Support the Senior Expert undertake the bilateral engagement with key donors and multilaterals.
• Organise and ensure the smooth roll-out of Leadership Group sessions and meetings.
• Develop documents in advance of Leadership Group sessions and meetings.
• Write and edit reports related to outcome 3.
• Write up confidential reports of interaction with regional actors.
• Develop mentoring and engagement schedules for regional actors, under the guidance of the Senior Expert
• Coordinate with Policy Officer and Research Assistant to ensure learning and data from Outcomes 1, 2 and 3 are feeding into each other.
• Provide follow-up support for implementation of bilateral agreements with Leadership Group members.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
A bachelor degree or equivalent certificate/diploma or similar qualification from a recognized establishment or equivalent experiences.
At least 2 years professional experience in a similar position with increasing levels of leadership capacity.
Knowledge and experience in conflict transformation, conflict sensitivity, and peacebuilding is highly desirable.
Excellent understanding of the breadth of regional actors currently engaged in Yemen (humanitarian, peacebuilding, stabilisation, recovery and development) and their activities.
Experience working with high-level government and agency representatives.
Previous work within the MENA region, specifically with government representatives highly desired.
Excellent report writing and data visualization skills, including relevant computer skills (Stata, R, etc.).
Good knowledge of international and regional dynamics related to the Yemen conflict.
Professional working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.
Ability to work through stringent deadlines with acute attention to detail.
Able to effectively managing competing priorities.
Self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively.
Demonstrates excellence and clarity in both oral and written communications.
Professional establishing and maintaining professional relationships as a leader of a team.
Excellent command of Arabic and English language skills desirable.
Commitment to Search Values:
Shared Humanity - Empathy - Impartiality - Inclusivity - Courage - Hope - Humility - Audacity.
This position will close on January 23rd , 2020
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our employment portal here :
• current resume
• cover letter