Liaison Officer at NRC, Sana’a, Yemen

Deadline: 15 October 2018

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Liaison Officer in Sana’a, Yemen. The duration of this post is 12 months.

NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Liaison Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Lead in the preparation of agreements, Sub-Agreements and MoUs, and facilitate the timely signature of NRC Principle Agreement, Sub-Agreements, MoUs and any other relevant agreements between NRC and the government.
  • Compile and submit the required monthly/quarterly/biannual and annual reports to relevant government authorities, ensuring adherence to NRC’s policies, procedure and donor requirements.
  • In consultation with Access Advisor and Safety and Security Department, process and obtain permits for team’s movements and permits for program operation and activities implementation in the targeted areas with the relevant stakeholders and government authorities.
  • Closely coordinate with the HR/Admin on submission of and follow up on VISA applications, exit/entry visas, residence permits and work permits for international staff.
  • Assist staff to plan for and process permits and obtain approvals for training, workshop and event requests according to procedures set by authorities.
  • Coordinate timely and accurate response to government orders, information, documents and letters related to NRC’s program.
  • From time to time conduct supportive field visits to Area and field offices and other project activities; and produce back-to-office reports within one week.
  • Maintain a complete, up-to-date and orderly archive for all sub-agreement, reports and official communication with authorities, – electronically, in accordance with
  • NRC Yemen’s filing tree; and in hard copy, in accordance with principles of effective document management.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in public or business administration or other relevant social sciences.
  • 3-4 years’ experience from working in government relations for a humanitarian organization.
  • Experience of liaison and representation with senior level authorities.
  • Demonstrated diplomatic communication skills with ability to build a strong network with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Able to do required regular travel within a designated Local Authority area and may also require travel outside the area, thus flexibility is required to meet this need as it appears.
  • Ability to engage and influence government authorities and its departments to achieve results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively advocate on behalf of NRC.
  • Native Arabic speaker and advanced English language skills.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, standards and other humanitarian related issues.
  • Demonstrated high attention to details.
  • Demonstrated competencies in drafting letters in Arabic.
  • Nationality of Yemen.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit NRC.