Ended Health Cluster Coordinator

The Job

Save the Children in Yemen is looking for eligible candidates for the position of

Health Cluster Coordinator – Country Office

Position Objectives:

The aim of a Health Cluster is to ensure a more coherent and effective humanitarian response by all international, national and local actors operating in the health cluster in areas affected by crisis.

 The Cluster Coordinator works in tandem with the WHO Health Cluster Coordinator providing leadership and facilitating the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response. In holding the position, the Health Cluster Co-Coordinator will have specific responsibility for ensuring that the position is informed by the partners perspective. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring that the cluster membership is contributing to and sharing Cluster responsibilities, and will play a key role in developing the active engagement and technical capacity of health cluster partners / members of the Cluster.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


  • Support the regular coordination meetings with Cluster members, building on existing health cluster coordination fora through supporting the organization and chairing meetings (chairing the meetings and drafting meeting minutes during absence of cluster coordinator).
  • Working closely with the information management officer, facilitate the collection of relevant cluster data using cluster approved tools from all partners, implementation and dissemination of the Indicator Monitoring Framework and ensure the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)- managed 4W database and dashboard are regularly updated.
  • Ensure the collation and dissemination of information related to the health cluster in Cluster updates and regular Health Bulletins.
  • Ensure Cluster members are aware and taking into account all cross cutting issues in humanitarian work such as gender and accountable to affected populations through consultative mechanisms.
  • Coordinate the establishment and work of the Cluster sub-groups, ensuring a productive outcome and consistency with humanitarian and national policies and standards.
  • Lead and contribute to the joint analysis of health-cluster data leading to identification of gaps in the health cluster response, sharing feedback with cluster partners and agreement on priorities to inform the development (or adaptation) of a health emergency response actions and strategy.
  • Work with the cluster coordinator to ensure that the Cluster Lead Agency (CLA)/WHO is informed of priority gaps that cannot be covered by any Cluster partner and require CLA action as provider of last resort.
  • In absence of cluster coordinator, represent the Cluster in inter-cluster coordination mechanisms at country/field level, contribute to jointly identifying critical issues that require multi-sectoral responses, and plan the relevant synergistic interventions with the other working groups/clusters concerned.
  • Ensure that regular health needs assessments are undertaken and that the results are documented in relevant information tools, which are accessible to all partners and donors for addressing needs..
  • Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all Cluster members.
  • Support the preparation and update of Flash Appeals, Contingency plans and Strategic and Humanitarian Response Plans and other strategic and funding proposals for donors for the health cluster and contributes to inter-cluster strategies.
  • Identify core advocacy concerns for the Health Cluster through a consultative process: develop joint cluster/ inter-cluster initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy.

Competencies: Generic

1. Ensuring the effective use of resources

2. Producing results

3. Fostering integration and teamwork

4. Moving forward in a changing environment

5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in leading and coordinating international health response in emergencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public health response operations and their implementation in emergencies, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff.


  • Essential: Advanced university degree in public health, medicine, disaster management, or related fields from a recognized university or academic institute or a relevant combination of professional and academic qualifications complemented by specialized training in assessment of public health relief efforts and activities.
  • Desirable: Health Cluster Coordinator training and /or WHO surge training, or training in emergency response in the context of public health


  • Essential: At least 7 years of experience in humanitarian response, at national and international levels, with emphasis on health cluster coordination, public health management and related strategy development in a managerial position, capacity building and implementation.  Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships and/or experience in developing countries.
  • Desirable: Experience of health cluster coordination with WHO or UN organizations/agencies, international or national NGOs in humanitarian response.
How to Apply

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This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 2 October 2019
  • Deadline: 16 October 2019