Psychosocial Technical Coordinator, Sanaa - YEMEN

Psychosocial Technical Coordinator, Sanaa - YEMEN

Pays : Yémen

Ville : Sanaa with frequent displacements to Amman

Date de prise du poste : 03/01/2017

Durée de la mission : 12 months

Date de clôture des candidatures : 02/23/2017

Référence de l'annonce :  DIR-SAN-ECA-2746


Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

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Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:

- The Direction of Humanitarian Action (DAH)
- The Direction of Development Action (DAD)


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 recognised government.

In January 2015, the Houthis overthrew the President Hadi government. Since the end of March of the same year, an international coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia allied with the President temporarily exiled in Saudi Arabia, launched a military campaign against the advances of the Houthis in the country. So far the war has not seen any significant domination or win by one side or the other. This stalemate, the fighting, the regional powers struggle and the actions of extremist group and their national and international opponents are all contributing to the collapse of the humanitarian and economic situation. On-off peace talks since April 2016 have so far failed to make any significant progress in finding a political solution to the conflict.



The intervention of HI in Yemen consists in the support of health structures (hospital, rehabilitation services) in Sana’a with the deployment of teams setting up:

- Rehabilitation activities: provision of assistive devices and specific trainings to health staff
- PSS activities to support injured persons
- Mainstreaming of inclusion and vulnerability within coordination forums and providing technical support to other humanitarian stakeholders

In addition, development of Mine Action through Risk Education, Awareness and possibly through clearance training is actively sought. Eventually, the set-up of advocacy mechanisms considering the country and regional environment is another major goal of the mission.


1/ Technical support
-Supporting and coordinating the provision of training to the social workers through direct provision of both formal and on the job trainings
-Providing continuous technical support to the rehabilitation and social worker staff in its field of expertise
-Providing technical support to the logistics department in your field of expertise, ensuring technical validation of psychosocial related devices; items and equipment, as needed

2/Representation and external coordination
-Representation of HI towards local authorities regarding technical area of responsibility
-Participation in all kind of coordination meetings locally (Government meetings, clusters, working group)
-Reporting any relevant information related to Psychosocial matters to relevant stakeholders

3/Program strategy (in close link with the Project Managers, and Operations Coordinator)
-Analysing psychosocial and protection related existing resources (facilities, HR, level of education, equipment,…) and needs in order to define the strategy together with the Coordinator of Operations, with the inputs of the PMs
-Ensuring the technical relevance and quality of HI intervention related to your field of expertise
-Ensuring delimitation of the emergency psychosocial intervention and protection related issues

-Writing technical situation and otherreports providing relevant data, analysis and recommendations related to your activities (statistic, review monthly objectives, etc.) as required
-Supporting in writing donor reports (intermediate,final, ad hoc, as required)

5/Team Management
-Line managing your field counterpart-the PSS Field Technical Adviser (ensuring objectives set, performance management, capacity building, etc)
-Contributing to the effective management of the PSS operational team members from a technical perspective, in collaboration with their direct line management (PMs and Ops)
-Contributing to the effective monitoring, management and delivery of donor projects (and internal HI activities), from a technical perspective



-degree in Psychology, Psychosocial or Social Worker (cognitive behavioural therapy -CBT- preferred)


-at least 5 years of experience in the Psychosocial field
-demonstrable experience and/or understanding of the protection sector is necessary
-experience of training and technical supervision in the field of Psychosocial support and Protection with NGOs, preferably in an emergency context
-a previous experience in patient rehabilitation is a plus
-a previous experience in the field of vulnerability/disability in an emergency situation with INGOs is an asset
-experience in the region would be a strong asset


-strong communication and reporting skills
-strong organisational skills
-strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
-ability to work under high pressure
-english mandatory (oral and written), arabic would be an asset



Based in Sanaa with displacements to Amman (depending on security constraints & Visa obtention)

- SANAA : High level of insecurity with curfew and limited displacement, no entertainment activities, shared guesthouse/office.

- AMMAN : Western and modern life, malls, restaurant, bars etc. Possibility to move in the countey during the WE (Petra, Wady Rum, etc.). No curfew, possibility to move in taxi from one place to another. Shared guesthouse with 1 or 2 others expatriates; office separated but available by feet.


• Starting date: ASAP
• Length of the contract: 12 months
• Perdiem: 633,88€/month (net) in Amman, 550€/month (net) in Sanaa
• Hardship allowance: 500€/month (net) in Sanaa
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 1 day/month (Amman), 5 days every 6 weeks (Sanaa)
• Status: single posting

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