Position details

Vacancy id VAC-11405
Job title VAC-11405 Communication Officer
Location Yemen North
Apply by 21-Feb-2024
Start date 25-Feb-2024
Duration 1 month
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Bachelor's in communications, journalism, public relations, interrnational development, linguistics, social science, business administration or international relations with 2 years of experience in a communication, public relations, journalism or a related role (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 2 year/s of demonstrable relevant communication, public relations, journalism or a related role experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 2 year/s of experience in Middle East (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).
Fluent in Arabic (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position
  • The ongoing conflict in Yemen has caused significant disruptions to the supply chain & to the overall availability of services. In light of the reduced or even absent provision of public services, communities have adopted various coping strategies, including using alternate water & energy sources, relying on alternate service providers & community based service delivery initiatives to address the shortfall.

  • Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the project team will be responsible for all communications aspects of the project & will work in close collaboration with the project team at our clients side.

Role objectives

The Communication Officer will be based in Yemen under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, accordingly the incumbent will be required to perform the following duties & responsibilities:

Stakeholder management:

  • Assist in establishing & cultivate partnerships with the key national, regional & local media.

  • Assist in developing reports & presentations about our clients activities for their key stakeholders.

  • Provide the media (photos  videos, infographics) to the team to be shared with donor & stakeholders.

Delivery & performance:

  • Travel to the project sites to document the progress (photography) & update the project photo library regularly.

  • Prepare briefing materials, analysis of political, socio & economic trends relevant for KFW project in Yemen.

  • Assist to develop a communications strategy for project, covering both internal & external communications, ensure & contribute to the development, implementation & evaluation of the communication strategies & the internal & external communications plans.

  • Conduct activities related to the visibility & publicity of KfW project Yemen.

  • Support the organization of the officials visits, press conferences & public events.

  • Provide communication support for KfW project's trainings & workshops.

  • Liaise & supervise the Graphic Designers’ work on visibility / promotional material & ensure or enhance he quality & relevance of country specific communication materials, activities, processes & messages or sharing with partners.

  • Assist in preparing briefings, presentations & background materials for the Project Manager.

  • Assist in provide substantive content for the project report, highlighting project achievements & other relevant evidence based information generating through monitoring process.

  • Produce fact sheets on specific projects with success stories of KFW projects in Yemen.

  • Ensure a well maintained & continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations (including government, UN & bilateral counterparts) for purposes of communication.

  • Ensure gender mainstreaming, gender equality & diversity principles & practices are incorporated into the communications products, in accordance with our clients objectives.


  • Ensure respect of project management, procurement & communications requirements / procedures.

  • Ensure efficient & effective management of the communications budget & in compliance with UNOPS Financial Rules & Regulations (FRR).

  • Assist in contributing to planning activities & timely delivery of approved work, procurement & financial plans for the communications activities.

  • Assist to provide accurate & quality inputs needed for monitoring of the projects’ performance, outputs , benefits & reports.

Project reporting
  • This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies
  • Bachelors degree is required preferably in communications, journalism, public relations, interrnational development, linguistics, social science, business administration or international relations with 2 years of experience in a communication, public relations, journalism or a related role is required.

  • Experience in photography, external relations, communications, advocacy, business administration & / or outreach in international organizations is desired.

  • Experience in producing analytical reports & communications products is required.

  • Experience in the humanitarian & / or development sector is desired.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Lighroom, Illustrator, InDesign, remiere Pro Audition & after effects, Excel, Visio & PowerPoint is required.

  • Ability to analyze online communications using performance indicators is desirable.

  • Knowledge of digital media, visual communications & interactive storytelling methods is desirable.

  • Fluency in spoken & written English & Arabic is required.

  • Treats all individuals with respect, responds sensitively to differences & encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational & ethical orms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity & inclusion.

  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates & supports the development of others. Acts as a positive leadership role model, motivates, directs & inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners & always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds & maintains strong external relationships & is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self & / or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities & takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our clients impact on their beneficiaries.

  • Open to change & flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.

  • Reflects on experiences & modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous mprovements.

  • Evaluates data & courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions.

  • Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies nnovation & creativity to problem solving.

  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise & open manner.

  • Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings & needs of thers. Actively listens & proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion & finding common round.

Team management
  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.