Head of Program

Handicap International

Sana'a, Yemen

HI have been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 12 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 has been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen.

Description :

The Head of Programmes, working closely with the Country Director, is responsible for the implementation and delivery of HI’s programmes in Yemen. Line-managing the programmes team of up to eight staff members, the post holder contributes to the quality of HI’s programming as well as the coordination of programmatic activities.
Working across multiple functions, the Head of Programmes is in charge of the mission’s programmatic strategy, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. This includes coordination of program planning, grant management, target & budget allocations of the projects implemented in the country and optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country. He/she also contributes to external representation and coordination in consortia.


  • Management
  • Strategy and management
  • Development of the social mission / With Business development
  • Quality standards and expertise / With the MEAL and technical profiles of the Programme
  • Ensure external representation and promotion of HI's expertise in its field.
  • Emergency preparedness and response responsibilities


  • You hold a Master degree in related field
  • You have minimum 5 years working experience as program/business developer, Program Coordinator, Head of Programs, or similar background
  • You have risks management skills
  • You are fluent in English / Arabic speaker is a strong asset
  • You have an experience of working with INGO and experience of working with teams of people with varying experience of program development
  • You have experiences in management and leadership of multi-cultural and multi-sector teams, on-site and remotely
  • Having experiences in conflict zones is a strong asset

Source: https://www.hi.org/en/ad/YEM-NPE-01-23-7756