Workshops in Marib and Hadramawt to discuss the provinces’ urgent priorities and issues

Workshops in Marib and Hadramawt to discuss the provinces’ urgent priorities and issues

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and the Oxford Research Group held a series of workshops in Yemen’s Hadramawt and Marib on January 20-29 to explore opportunities for peace between the two governorates.

Over 50 participants, including academics, activists, local authority representatives and journalists, discussed local issues related to prospects for peace and stability. The workshops drew a high proportion of women.

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies organizes a visit of the international press to the governorate of Hadramawt

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies organizes a visit of the international press to the governorate of Hadramawt

The Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies yesterday concluded an international press delegation visit to Hadramawt in eastern Yemen, where senior correspondents from major global news outlets were briefed on developments in the governorate. During the visit, which took place from September 3-7, 2018, the delegation met former Central Bank of Yemen Governor Mohammed bin Hummam at his home in Ghail Bawazir, where he gave a detailed briefing on the ongoing currency crisis and its impact on the economic and humanitarian situation in the country, as well as ways to address the collapse of the Yemeni rial and through reunifying the CBY.

An open letter regarding Hudaydah

An open letter regarding Hudaydah

The Yemen Development Champions discussed the latest developments in Hudaydah governorate while convening for the latest Development Champions Forum. The Champions are concerned by the impact of escalating military operations on the humanitarian situation in Yemen as a whole and Hudaydah governorate in specific; in addition to the damage that would be caused to vital economic infrastructure. The effect on the economic situation in the country would be catastrophic. Hudaydah governorate is the third most densely populated governorate in Yemen and has more than 36,000 economic facilities. It is home to the most important port in the country, through which the majority of goods and humanitarian aid are brought into Yemen.

Job opportunity announcement: Project coordinator

Job opportunity announcement: Project coordinator

Job Title: Project coordinator
Reporting to: The Sana’a Center’s Program Director
Responsibility: Coordinating the work of Sana’a Center’s gender programs in Yemen.
Location: Sana’a
Duration: Six months, with possibility of extension subject to performance and funding.


About the Sana’a Center:

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think-tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in both Arabic and English, cover political, social, economic and security related developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally, and internationally.

Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that continues to operate in Yemen. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique positioning and ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond, distinguishing itself as an emerging leader in Yemen-related research and analysis.

The Sana’a Center maintains a strong network across Yemen with access to key political, military and security figures, tribal leaders, the financial sector, economists, journalists, humanitarian actors, civil society and other important stakeholders. The Center has also established a broad network and presence within the international community connecting it to international organizations, diplomatic circles, regional and international policy makers, research centers and global forums.

The Sana’a Center’s reports and researchers are widely quoted in local, regional and international media outlets, while the analysis of the Center’s experts is regularly sought out by local and international stakeholders. The Sana’a Center provides consultation services, including monitoring and evaluation, and technical and analytical advice in the fields of humanitarian, economic, political, civil and social development. 

Job Description:

Based in Yemen, the project coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the work of Sana’a Center’s gender programs in Yemen, and that includes:

  • Develop action plans and timelines of the assigned projects
  • Ensure effective and professional implementation of the project in accordance to the agreed plan and allocated budgets
  • Establish relationships with center’s partners and stakeholders
  • Report all project’s activities and ensure the full implementation of the project activities.
  • Coordinate activities and events of the Sana’a Center inside Yemen and (when needed outside Yemen).
  • Work closely with the finance team and ensure compliance of the project
  • Oversee the work of consultants under assigned projects.
  • Identify and recruit local researchers and analysts.
  • Ensure that Sana’a Center policies are applied in all aspects of the assigned projects.
  • Manage administrative needs of assigned projects.

Qualification needed:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business administration, international development or any related fields.
  • A minimum of three years experience working as a project manager in program management.
  • Experience working with gender issues in Yemen,
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills and has the ability to establish professional relationships with partners.
  • Ability to work in a fluid and stressful environment and enjoy a high level of flexibility.
  • The ability to travel within and outside Yemen.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, your C.V. to no later than 30 June, 2018.

The Sana’a Center is Seeking Interns

The Sana’a Center is Seeking Interns


The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies announces immediate openings for research interns based inside Yemen. The Sana’a Center will produce policy papers regarding post-conflict state building that would provide a reliable source of information to guide the strategic policy-making related to Yemen. The interns will have the opportunity to be part of this project and work closely with the Center’s lead researchers, editing team and administration. Interns will:

  • Work closely with a lead researcher on a specific issue related to rebuilding the state in Yemen post conflict.
  • Be exposed to the process of producing policy papers.
  • Build expertise on the issue to be worked on.

Duties will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Provide assistance to lead researcher in conducting qualitative research on an issue pertaining to state building post conflict.
  • Conduct desk review.
  • Identify interviewees in consultation with lead researcher and help arrange for them.
  • Help lead researcher in coordinating group discussions.
  • Assist in collecting and analyzing research data.
  • Assist in drafting of research papers and policy paper and contribute to publications.
  • Work with Arabic/English editors and respond to their inquiries with regard to the final product of your research.
  • Work with designer and make sure research is to be published in a professional manner.


  • Interns could be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or have a B.A. in International Relations, Conflict Studies, International Development, related fields and/or relevant experience.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills in English and/or Arabic (ideally both).
  • Familiarity with the situation and internal dynamics in Yemen is preferable.
  • Past experience is preferable.

Please apply through Online Application here.

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