AVR Technical Officer South _Yemen

Job Description



HI have been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 13 years, with its actions initially focused on development issues, notably through the support to the development of physical and functional rehabilitation services for people with disabilities as well as through the capacity-building of the national networks of Yemen Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs). 
Since 2015, HI interventions have been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen. With the support of different donors, HI has been supporting two hospitals and one physical and functional rehabilitation centre in Sana'a City, building the capacities of their key staff in early rehabilitation care and psychological first aid (including specifically for children), supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing functional rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to war affected people (including through the donation of assistive devices and provision of Prosthesis). In 2017, these activities have extended to new facilities in and around Sana’a.
In parallel, HI implements inclusive humanitarian action, by increasingly piloting inclusive interventions and promoting disability inclusive coordination and programming through the coordination system and the inclusion task force, and technical support and capacity development to UN agencies, NGO’s and increasingly networks and focal points of persons with disabilities and awareness raising activity with communities.
HI activities are very consolidated in Sana’a governorate, Aden, which opened in 2019, and Mokha, which started implementing in 2020. Hodeida activities have been started during late 2022, and Activities in Hajjah have been launched during mid of 2023. 

Under the responsibility of AVR Specialist, the Technical Officer contributes to the implementation of Handicap International’s mandate and its 10-year strategy in Yemen. 
He/she contributes to the implementation of projects by providing technical expertise and ensuring that the quality and impact of the project(s) concerned is optimized. 
He /She works closely with the programme's technical and operations team, included the AVR Project Supervisors, team leaders, and the AVR field teams.

Missions / responsibilities

Mission 1: Provides guidance and technical support to projects in accordance with the overall technical frameworks and standard within its sectors perimeter

a.    Provides appropriate technical guidance and support to the program team through regularly updating on the prevailing field contexts in terms of explosive ordnance contamination and its related factors 
b.    Provide technical feedback to the AVR specialist to the review of projects technical tools and materials and suggest for amendments if necessary
c.    Contribute and provide technical feedback to the AVR specialist on the design, development and production of AVR IEC materials 
d.    Ensure capturing the AVR data from the field and maintain appropriate data tracking systems to enhance regular reporting to AVR specialist, program and MEAL team. 
e.    Conduct periodic field monitoring visits to the AVR activity sites to ensure the quality implementation of AVR activities and submit reports to AVR specialists on findings and necessary recommendations. 
f.    Conduct quality management activities including quality assurance monitoring of the AVR activities and providing technical recommendations to the field teams appropriately. 
g.    Contribute with the sufficient technical data to the country AVR memorandum of understanding MoU and sub-agreements in line with the requirements of National Mine Action Authorities NMAA both YEMAC and YMACC. 
h.    Ensure developing coordination and collaboration with the NMAA and its relevant humanitarian mine action HMA partners as delegated by the AVR specialist. 

Mission 2: Provides technical learning from projects

a.    Ensure that the AVR activities implemented in country comply and abide within the National and International Mine Action Standards and proposes adjustments or improvements when necessary. 
b.    Apply technical expertise to review and adapt the AVR documents including tools, materials and reports aligning with HI's technical norms and standards
c.     Capture and record the best practices and draw on lessons learned from the AVR projects to contribute to the AVR technical learning under the responsibility of AVR specialist
d.    Propose and recommend survey research and study topics on AVR related aspects to the AVR specialist. 
e.    Apply technical expertise on developing AVR related survey tools and materials and supervise the data management and archiving
f.    Apply technical expertise on the AVR project internal and external evaluation of activities to support AVR specialist, program and MEAL team
g.    Ensure the technical quality and relevance of the AVR project activities implemented within his/her scope of expertise and conduct self-evaluation with participating to AVR evaluation cycles under the supervision of AVR specialist
h.     Draw technical ideas from the implemented AVR project activities to develop human impact stories and testimonials
i.    Provide sufficient information to the technical specialists to support to the expansion and development of HI’s programmes in the country 

Mission 3: Contributes to the animation of its trade sector

a.    Contributes to the recruitment for AVR project field staff by providing technical expertise to the tests and interviews of candidates to AVR specialist, program and HI HR team. 
b.    Conduct training needs assessments to identify the field teams’ training needs with the consultation of AVR specialist.
c.    Contribute to develop the AVR related training management plan and training materials and provide support the technical specialists in conducting trainings in the relevant field
d.    Contribute to design and collect AVR operational data to ensure adequate follow up of the activities or adhoc data collection activities, and ensure appropriate measurement of project achievement in his/her area of expertise
e.    Ensure that AVR data process is set and realized in compliance with the rules and principles set by the MEAL team under the supervision of AVR specialist 

Mission 4: Contributes to ensuring HI's technical influence within its perimeter

a.    Represent HI in the relevant program cluster meetings of NGOs/UN organizations and provide technical inputs where it is necessary.
b.    Conduct on-going liaison with all relevant stakeholders (government, INGOs, national NGOs, national mine action centers, UN etc.), to establish, and maintain networks for information exchange.
c.    Represent HI to exchange technical expertise in relevant local networks and with local partners 
d.    Relay and contributes to develop advocacy messages with AVR specialist and HI policy and advocacy advisor. 
e.    Contribute technical inputs to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities to the AVR specialist 

Mission 5 : Emergency Preparedness and Response Responsibilities 

a.    Contribute to the HI's implementation of the programs emergency preparedness actions when it is required by the AVR specialist 
b.    Contribute proactively during emergency by adapting the work modality to support effective humanitarian responses in the field 

Other skills 

“Functional skills and competencies”






Apply technical expertise

Planning  & organizing

Critical Analyzing

Formulating strategies and concepts

Leading and supervising

Research and Learning

Creating and innovating

Deciding and initiate actions


Following instructions and procedures

“Professional skills and competencies”






Developing monitoring tools and techniques

Developing survey tools and forms

Participatory research techniques

Data collection and analysis

Project indicator monitoring

Develop case studies and impact stories

Demonstrate presentations

Service provider mapping and analysis

Stakeholder management

Training management

Language skills








HI official languages – English

Language of the country - Arabic

Required for the job


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Community development, humanity studies, Education or in the related field


  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts or in protracted conflict / chronic crisis contexts 
  • Experience working  in the AVR context as a technical lead is an asset
  • Experience working in the community based interventions projects 
  • Exposure to the concept of Inclusion and knowledge on disability sector will be an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent remote management, people management and coordination skills
  • Relevant IT and numeracy skills

Job Conditions

  • The salary will be defined according to HI’s existing salary scale
  • 30 days leave/year + benefits (transport allowance, health insurance, life insurance)
  • The working hours are the following: 8:00 to 16:30 (with 30 minutes lunch break) from Sunday to Thursday.
  • Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week (according to the Yemen labor law) if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.   

How to Apply

Application Process

Interested candidates may please send their CV with cover letter in English, with the reference in the email subject: SOUTH/PROG/2024/ AVR TO + Applicant full name

Deadline for applications is 11:30 PM on Tuesday July 23th

Please address all applications to: yemen.aden.recruitment@yemen.hi.org

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Handicap International, 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. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.