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Gender & Development Officer_NO2_FT_Sana'a_ For Yemeni Nationals


In alignment with the Gender Action Plan, (GAP), the role of the Gender and Development Officer is primarily technical and programmatic support and advocacy roles. The Gender and Development Officer will provide technical support in programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results and contributing to gender equality in alignment with the Gender Action Plan.




For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative Yemeni and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you.

Post Title : Gender & Development Officer – (for Yemenis Only)
Contract type : Fixed Term Appointment
Level of Post : NO2
Duration : 1 year, renewable
No of posts : 1 Posts
Post No. : 101932
Duty Station : Sana’a


In alignment with the Gender Action Plan, (GAP), the role of the Gender and Development Officer is primarily technical and programmatic support and advocacy roles. The Gender and Development Officer will provide technical support in programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results and contributing to gender equality in alignment with the Gender Action Plan.

1. Technical Assistance Support
• Actively participate in or support Programme Coordination Team; partnerships, research, financial and contract review committees; financial and contract review committees, and other key country-specific leadership teams to ensure strategic inclusion of gender in all country-specific programming.
• Utilize, monitor and report on the Gender Thematic Fund, or other programmatic funds with large gender components that are allocated to the country-specific interventions for the Country Programme, under the Country Office senior management.
• Provide reporting of the routine country-level programme expenditures, including the annual reporting and the RAM.

2. Support to program/project development and planning (including emergency contexts)
• Participate and support in evidence-based programme/project planning on gender, incorporating robust measurement and evaluation of results.
• Provide technical support on integration of gender into country programming phases.
• In collaboration with sectoral colleagues, identify the areas of focus for gender programming/projects with the greatest potential for impact and scale, in alignment with the HACT and the country/regional priorities.
Work with sectoral counterparts to incorporate sound gender indicators and measures in programme/project and policy initiatives, proposals, and advocacy efforts and assist in developing gender-sensitive theories of change models for sector and cross-sectoral programming in alignment with the HACT framework.

3. Support the management, monitoring and delivery of results contributing to gender equality (including emergency contexts)
• Support indicator identification, measurement and performance tracking as it relates to gender mainstreaming and the Targeted Gender Priorities, in collaboration with Planning, M&E and planning section and sectoral teams.
• Participate in cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination on key programmatic results on gender, ensuring coherence, maximization of synergies and efficiency in utilization of resources and delivery of results
• Support the strengthening of data systems and collection, as well as accountability mechanisms to monitor and evaluate progress on gender results.
• Support high quality reporting on gender results, and a biannual performance review of HACT specified results.
• Work closely with evaluation colleagues to effectively integrate data collection, tracking, analysis and reporting on the indicators for the HACT into programme results and gender performance benchmarks into M&E systems.
• Participate in the strengthening of the quality of research and evidence building on gender related programming, by supporting the bringing in of the latest learning and insights from the field of gender and development, and supporting the input of a coherent, well-prioritized research agenda in alignment with the HACT.
• Support the planning and implementation of the gender reviews and make sure that the recommendations that come out of the gender review are integrated into the Country Programme strategy and action plans and humanitarian strategies and action plans in emergency contexts.
Participate in relevant coordination bodies at the inter-agency level.

4. Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of high quality gender programming across sectors
• Provide technical support and guidance to partners on aspects of gender programming and ensure incorporation of gender indicators and measures in programmes/projects, policy initiatives, proposals, and M&E systems.
• Provide technical support and advocacy to reporting and follow-up on international and regional gender equality commitments made by the countries
• Support the development of adequate emergency preparedness measures, updating of contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms that reflect gender needs.
• Support the development and deployment of emergency training that incorporates gender issues and relevant strategies.
• Support implementing/operational partners and implementing arrangements in order to ensure an effective, gender-inclusive emergency response.


• University degree in social sciences, public health, public policy, public administration, international development, or in an area relevant to UNICEF's sectoral work (e.g. Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, etc.
• Academic Credentials in Gender is a strong asset

• Two years of relevant professional work experience in policies or programs to promote gender approach is required.
• Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based programmes/projects on gender and development or any other cross cutting programme, especially at country/field level, experience in emergency response is an asset.

Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

i) Core Values (Required)
• Commitment
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [II]
• Drive for Result [II]
• Working With People [II]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
 Leading and Supervising [ I ]
 Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]
 Analyzing [ I ]
 Relating and Networking [ II ]
 Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]
 Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
 Applying technical skills [ I ]
 Entrepreneurial thinking [ II]

While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements are considered and only within the announced deadline.
في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.

UNICEF, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Sanaa
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-23

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