Head of Aden Hub/Humanitarian Specialist – P4-FTA- Aden, Yemen, Aden, Yemen At UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

Job Identification : 12964

Locations : Aden, Yemen

Posting Date : 08/10/2023, 03:18 PM

Apply Before : 09/01/2023, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : P4

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 7 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English

Desired Languages

Good working knowledge in Arabic is an asset.

Job Category : Humanitarian & Emergency Response

Job Description

The Position:

Under the overall supervision and guidance of UNFPA Representative and Deputy Representative, and the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator, the head of hub/humanitarian specialist for Aden will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the office and will lead the planning, coordination and implementation of humanitarian interventions, including rapid assessments, programme development and implementation in the IRG areas in coordination with the main Country Office in Sana’a.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:

The head of hub for Aden will provide direct support to the Aden hub affected by the current activation of the FTP under the “Scale up” situation, and coupled with the acute response phase and, in consultation with the Humanitarian Coordinator, will closely work with national authorities, humanitarian agencies, civil society and local counterparts to provide humanitarian assistance to the crisis affected communities.

You would be responsible for:

Programme Development and Implementation

  •  Ensure inclusion of RH, GBV, and gender concerns in joint missions and other rapid assessments in Aden hub, with the support of the RH and GBV coordinators in Aden.
  •  Advise the UNFPA CO; assist in the preparation for and participate in coordination meetings relating to emergency response in the Aden hub, and ensure follow up.
  •  Coordinate the implementation of the UNFPA Standards Operating Procedures for humanitarian settings in the hub.
  •  Identify areas of collaboration with humanitarian agencies and national counterparts in Aden to address RH and GBV issues in their plans, and programmes.
  •  Liaise with community organizations and community leaders in Aden to increase their participation in the process of planning, monitoring and evaluating activities.
  •  Participate in CO and other cluster/ inter-agency meetings in Aden as needed.

Rapid Assessments/field visits

  •  If applicable, visit IDPs and host communities in Aden hub and conduct in-depth interviews with community leaders, and other agencies present on the ground to gather information on the immediate needs of the people and the services to be provided.
  •  As appropriate, participate in /ensure inclusion of UNFPA’s core Areas of Responsibility in rapid field/needs assessments of the crisis-affected populations in Aden hub.
  •  Undertake missions and assessments as appropriate to recommend strategic approaches and to address issues, such as RH, GBV, mental health and psychosocial issues in the hub.

Orientation / Training

  •  Orient the partners and humanitarian community in Aden hub on Humanitarian Reform and UNFPA’s role within the reform and provide overall orientation on UNFPA’s humanitarian mandate and Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  •  Familiarize/orient the partners and the Aden hub with existing rapid needs assessment tools.
  •  Familiarize/ Orient the Aden hub with existing UNFPA emergency procedures.


  •  As requested, coordinate CO’s various interventions and represent UNFPA at Cluster / Working Group coordination meetings in Aden to share knowledge and ensure comprehensive understanding.
  •  Ensure inclusion of UNFPA mandate through participation in existing Clusters, and/or, if appropriate, assist in the establishment of working groups to address RH and GBV in Aden.
  •  Liaise with other sectors/Clusters (such as health, protection, WASH, camp management, education, logistics, early recovery) to ensure inclusion of UNFPA’s mandate in the hub.

Communication/ Reporting

  •  Assist the CO in preparing relevant advocacy material and updates for relevant stakeholders and partners including donors.
  •  Assist in providing regular updates to OCHA and/or Cluster leads on UNFPA’s humanitarian interventions to be included in situation reports (i.e.: OCHA SitRep).
  •  Track and regularly update supported humanitarian interventions (i.e. status of funding proposals, distribution of supplies, training).

Supervision and Capacity Development

  •  Supervise the RH and GBV coordinators in Aden.
  •  Provide coaching to newly recruited staff and partners, where appropriate.
  •  Coach and build capacity of staff members and staff of implementing partners in the hub responding to emergency/humanitarian crisis, as needed.

Any Other Duties

  •  Perform any other duties as required by the Representative and/or Head of Office, RO/SRO, and HQ.

Work Relations:

The head of hub for Aden supervises the RH, GBV, RRM coordinators, as well as the driver and admin/finance assistant in Aden hub. S/he will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate.

Internal contacts include the Representative, Deputy Representative, Humanitarian Coordinators, RH and GBV coordinators, Operations Manager, the CO’s programme/technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies, counterparts and partners in the hub, including international NGOs, experts etc.

Qualifications and Experience:


  •  Advanced university qualifications in international relations/humanitarian law, social anthropology or related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  •  7 years of progressively responsible professional work experience with a minimum of 2 years of experience in humanitarian and relief operations;
  •  Experience in GBV/RH in the context of emergency response is essential;
  •  Knowledge and understanding of UN humanitarian relief operations and procedures is essential
  •  Experience in programme coordination and GBV Programming


  •  Fluency in English is essential, good working knowledge in Arabic is an asset.

Required Competencies:


Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Core Competencies:

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Functional Competencies:

  •  Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,
  •  Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships,
  •  Delivering results-based programmes,
  •  Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization.

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

  •  Providing strategic focus,
  •  Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders,
  •  Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
  •  Making decisions and exercising judgment.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.



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