Programme Officer – Yemen
HALO , Yemen
An exciting opportunity is available to join our team in Yemen, one of HALO’s newest programmes. Intense fighting since 2014 has left a vast amount of explosive contamination, compounding what the UN calls the ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis’. Now among the world’s most mine and ERW affected countries, HALO intends to grow the programme in Yemen significantly to address this pressing, long-term humanitarian and development issue.
The Programme Officer (PO) is integral in all phases of projects including planning and securing funding, team and partner coordination, data gathering, analysis, reporting, and feeding back achievements and lessons learned. The primary roles of the PO are to manage donor contracts, to mentor and manage community outreach teams who conduct explosive ordnance risk education and socio-economic surveys, and to coordinate the monitoring and evaluation efforts for all programme activities.
Key responsibilities include:
· Manage the Community Outreach and Risk Education (CORE) team(s). Prepare task planning and conduct National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) liaison;
· Produce and develop risk education standards, materials and training tools;
· Oversee programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E), data collection and analysis, and case study production;
· Manage current donor contracts, tracking progress against outcomes and ensuring that contract delivery is on track;
· Provide updates to donors through regular reports, case studies and newsletters;
· Write concept notes, proposals and programme briefs for potential donors, and ensure their timely submission;
· Lead with the development and management of donor relationships and organise field visits of donors;
· Coordinate visitor programmes and arrangements for HALO visitors;
· Develop and manage partnerships with national and international NGOs, UN entities, and the NMAA;
· Attend UN, NGO, NMAA and other meetings on behalf of HALO where necessary;
· Lead programme fundraising and communications efforts alongside HALO HQ, using creativity and initiative to maximise opportunities appropriately
· Assist with information management (IM) and GIS department oversight including work planning, ensuring monthly reporting into the HALO and NMAA databases is completed to the highest standard;
· Oversee and develop open source data collection and analysis, producing briefing and donor-facing data visuals;
· Stay abreast of development projects in HALO’s area of operations and collect data on local socio-economic issues, land use, etc.
· Support the Programme Manager, Deputy Programme Manager and Operations Manager with other tasks as needed.
Working for HALO is hugely rewarding. It is also challenging, hard work and involves working and living in remote locations with sometimes very basic living conditions. For further information please see our website at. You will work and live with other international staff and work with staff from various cultures and backgrounds, so you will need strong interpersonal skills.