Ended Sub- National Child Protection Sub- Cluster Co-Coordinator

The Job

Sub- National Child Protection Sub- Cluster Co-Coordinator -  Aden Hub


Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Programme has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The SCI Yemen has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a.

The Sub- National Child Protection Sub-Cluster Co-Coordinator in collaboration with its UNICEF counterpart aims at strengthening partnerships, guarantee predictability of international humanitarian action in Aden Hub by providing consistency in leadership and direction amongst humanitarian child protection organizations active in Aden Hub. This role will ensure that child protection coordination and responsibilities are shared between UN agencies and Save the Children International thus enhancing transparency and accountability. The Sub- National Child Protection Sub-Cluster Co-Coordinator with its counterpart are responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Child Protection Sub-Cluster and the Child Protection Sub-Working Groups to enable child protection partners to respond more effectively to the protection needs of the children affected by the conflict. He/ She ensures continuity of the CP Coordination role in the absence of Sub- National Child Protection sub-cluster coordinator.


Reports to: National Child Protection Sub- Cluster Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: None


Leadership and Coordination

  • Ensure timely and coordinated action from sub-cluster members to address the child protection needs of affected populations. 
  • Relevant and robust coordination mechanisms, incl. information management, are established and maintained with active   Child Protection AoR members including local authorities.
  • Quality analysis of context and data, permitting prioritization of child protection related response activities, considering age, gender, disability and other diversities of the affected populations
  • Ensure that Sub-National Child Protection AoR members are accountable to affected populations through consultation, participation, feedback and response mechanisms integrated throughout the programming cycles.
  • Work with the Subnational-CP Coordinator to convene and facilitate Sub-National CP AoR meetings in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that meetings are consultative and results-oriented
  • Work closely with UNICEF subnational CP Coordinator to ensure strong coordination with government counterparts and other relevant authorities as well as complementarity with government policies and plans

Capacity building

  • Organize child protection training needs assessments,
  • Support the capacity development of the sub-national CP AoR members,
  • Develop and implement annual capacity building plans through CP trainings in coordination with the National CP Sub-Cluster in Sana'a
  • Contribute to fund raising within SCI to support CP AoR training plan.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • In collaboration with the subnational CP Coordinator monitor and evaluate performance of the sub-cluster by reporting on activities and needs;
  • Measuring progress against the child protection strategy and agreed results, and recommending corrective action where necessary;
  •  Conduct regular field monitoring visits according to requirements and plans then report back with the findings to National Sub-Cluster Inter-cluster collaboration
  • Participate in key cluster coordination meetings such as education, Nutrition, Health, and WASH, GBV with the aim of advocating for information sharing and strengthening synergies.
  • Actively participate in coordination meetings organized by OCHA at hub level.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and stakeholders including, government counterparts, INGOs, NGOs, other Clusters, UN agencies representatives
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.



  • University degree in social sciences, preferably in a subject related to child rights and protection.

Professional Experience

  • At least two years relevant coordination experience in the protection sector in emergency settings
  • Familiarity with Child Protection and the functions of cluster approach.
  • Prior experience in roles of coordination & representation of national and international NGOs
  • Deep knowledge of protection mainstreaming, referral pathway mechanisms and service mapping
  • Prior experience in working in protracted complex emergency setting, involving internal displacement
  • Excellent computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular excellent Excel knowledge is a must)
  • Demonstrate ability to provide capacity building to national staff – both coaching on the job and through structure training.
  • Excellent facilitation skill
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong experience with monitoring tools and systems
  • Readiness to conduct field visits within Aden hub
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in extremely difficult contexts with minimum resources.
  • Fluent English and Arabic language skills – reading, speaking, writing

Personal Requirements:

  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks (very organized)
  • Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment (stress-resilient)
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Ability to deal with heavy work pressure and flexible working hours

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

How to Apply