Senior Operations Specialist

United Nations Development Programme, Aden, Yemen

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th February, 2020

Job Description


The UNCT in Yemen has developed the Bridging Framework which seeks to respond to the HRP+ priorities in a strategic and coordinated manner. The Bridging Framework purpose is to have a coordinated and coherent planning framework for United Nations assistance to Yemen that facilitates the strategic planning and operational coordination of actions that build on ongoing humanitarian response and peacebuilding activities ensuring that the additional resources, capacities and institutional arrangements required for such an approach are realized. It aims at strengthening institutional and community resilience with the focus of enhancing the impact of humanitarian response and building a stronger foundation for sustainable solutions to the crisis when the situation allows.

As its title suggests, it will serve as a programmatic bridge between the current humanitarian assistance (HRP) and future recovery and post crisis programming.

The RCO is responsible for the management, the operationalization, monitoring and reporting of the Bridging Framework, and for the support to the United Nations Country Team (UNCT).

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships.

The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in Yemen and Aden and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader.

Summary of Functions:

  • To provide expert contextual analysis and reporting on strategic and operational issues and trends related to the Yemen operating environment;
  • Identify and build strategic partnerships to ensure stakeholder support and operational sustainability of the Operations and Compliance Unit;
  • To support the continual development of risk information sharing platforms and mechanisms including the Contractor Information Management System to ensure effective collaborative risk management approaches and enhance UNCT decision making processes;
  • Knowledge management, knowledge building and knowledge sharing, which includes providing research, reporting, mentoring, monitoring support, practical guidance, as well as implementation advice.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social sciences, public administration, sustainable development, or related area;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the provision of analysis, strategic reporting, investigative reporting, project/programme management, or operations support;
  • Proven knowledge and experience of United Nations Humanitarian and Development Operations and programming;
  • Advanced analytical and/or investigative skills and strategic planning preferred. Due to the on-going L3 Emergency, demonstrated knowledge of the working environment in Yemen is preferred.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


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