YALI JOBS || Project Officer / Research and Development

Company and Job Information


Employer: YMN

Category: Development / Non-Profit

Location: Sana'a

Posted on: 21 , Jan 2017

Deadline: 28 , Jan 2017

Position Details

Project Officer / Research and Development

The Yemen Microfinance Network (YMN) is a local NGO that is funded by the Social Fund for Development (SFD). It was established in August 2009 to be a member based association supporting 20 Microfinance institutions all around the country. It works on training and capacity building of Microfinance practitioners, information exchange, transparency, researches and promotion of the microfinance sector.

YMN is looking for a prominent staff member to hold the position of project Officer / Research and Development Executive. He/she will directly report to the managing director. He/she although not limited will assume the responsibility for the below activities:

Specific Responsibilities:

Information exchange activities

  • Take lead in organizing and supervising information exchange events and workshop for members and media persons
  • Take the lead and support the development of networks information exchange tools and systems such as website, newsletter etc
  • Find suitable resources, information and researches for networks website resources link and quarterly newsletter.
  • Facilitate for members staff exchange programs as per required
  • Facilitate members requirements of specific information on industry;
  • Produce resources, information and publications on networks exchange activities

Technical Assistance

  • Update YMN database of service providers (i.e. donors, investors, service providers etc) in the microfinance sector, updating when necessary.
  • Be on hand to assist/direct members to service providers, donors, consultants, expertise as per need.

Conduct researches

  • Stay current and networked around innovations and new initiatives on microfinance in the world;
  • Be on hand to research topics, areas, issues as per need for both network staff and members.
  • Ensure documented and written case studies for the industry as per need.
  • Develop new areas of research and development and maintain relationships with networks, universities and other research institutions;

Promotion & Awareness

  • Take lead with Communication and Reporting Officer in the promotion and awareness activities of the network
  • Take lead in and assist network management in designing latest and innovative network promotional and marketing activities and tools
  • Take lead in educating and updating public i.e. media, practitioners, government officials, academic institutions, NGOs, donors etc on microfinance related information 

Consumer Protection Guidelines

  • Communicate and cooperate with all YMN staff in CPG activities in Yemen
  • Monitor and keep track of CPG activities with members
  • Participate in events, workshops, conferences related to CPG, local, regional and international.

Network Membership

  • Conduct, keep and update regular feedback from members on networks service offerings
  • Keep in touch with members, with networks latest developments and achievements
  • Keep in touch with potential members, updating them of networks events, activities and latest information on the industry
  • Search and keep updated of existing microfinance players who are not network members
  • Expand the networks affiliate and observing members as per need and necessary

Other Tasks

  • Ensure up to date and continuous development of network operations and activities.
  • Keep posted and up-to-date with benefits and tools available for the network development and strengthening
  • Develop proposals and strategies for new projects, initiatives and partners for securing funding.
  • Take lead in latest and new network projects as assigned
  • Assist in reviewing and translating network related material as per need
  • Attend meetings with donors and other service providers as network/sector development resource person of the network
  • In collaboration with financial manager, develop annual plans and budgets for relevant activities
  • Prepare required reports of information exchange activities for submission to network management, partners and donors.

How to Apply

For interested candidates send your resume and a covering letter to the email below hr@yemennetwork.org

The deadline for receiving applications is 28th January 2017.


Females are highly encouraged to apply.