Ended Health Program Coordinator

The Job

Health Program Coordinator (Aden & Lahj)


Under supervision of health and nutrition program Manager, the health program coordinator will be a crucial part of a team responsible and accountable for Ensuring the effective management and development of the emergency health programme through regular monitoring, review and evaluation and within the framework of the overall emergency programme strategy. Monitor disease prevalence and development through surveillance systems, strengthen response mechanisms for health problems and assess the need for additional health activities. Provide training, capacity building and technical support to Save the Children staff, partners and government authorities on the planning, implementation and management of the emergency health and nutrition programme, disease surveillance and health information services. Support the program manager to ensuring the completion of funding proposals. Produce high quality reports for Save the Children and donors within agreed reporting schedules as required. Document programme learning, ensuring it is fed into organisational advocacy.


  • Overall responsibility for the day to day management of Health projects site activities and staff.
  • Provide technical guidance to support SCI staff and MoH (health care of IDPs and local population), through operations in fixed health facilities and community based health interventions.
  • Ensure all staff understand and implement health programme protocols used in the treatment of communicable disease, RH, New-born care, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent health education messaging to mothers and other carers at health facilities sites and in the community.
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of outreach activities.
  • Develop monthly work plans in respect of the annual plan and donor agreements.
  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the H&N response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs
  • Manage the expenses of the programs according to the work plan and budget assigned for each activity ( Grant management), develop forecasting, revision of the budget when it necessary, and ensure that all activities where conducted with reasonable cost.  
  • Prepare field visit plans and supervision checklist in advance of trips.
  • Compile monthly activity/performance reports and lead stock consumption/distribution plans for each of the project sites. 
  • Conduct evaluation and appraisal of staff according to the program structure.
  • With MEAL team, to lead in health assessment planning, implementation, analysis, interpretation and reporting.
  • Assist the country office identify areas where health interventions are appropriate, and the resources required to provide them.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality
  • With the finance department, assist the health team regularly monitor expenditure against grants for education.
  • Assist in providing technical support to the health program through mentoring, workshops and on the job training for Save the Children, government and partner organization staff.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate production of quality reports on health and nutrition activities to donors and other agencies as required.
  • Ensure high quality documentation of health activities that promote efficient programs that have an impact on children and program learning within the field office.
  • Ensure that the health program has effective monitoring systems in place to collect, analyze and act on information collected and that health program activities are evaluated.
  • Monitor and evaluate the health interventions and develop strategies to ensure achievement of objectives.
  • Liaise with other implementing partners and local authorities to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities
  • Attend health management and coordination meetings.     
  • To take any other relevant task given by the supervisor.


  • Post  graduate master’s  degree  on  public health   or bachelor degree on medicines  and  2+ years management  experience of  running complex multi grant health and nutrition programme , both in emergency and normal circumstances
  • Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.
  • Experience staff training and capacity building of national structures.
  • A very good understanding of at least of key technical areas of health and nutrition programming and a working knowledge of the other sectors that include education, livelihoods and CP. 
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options, and follow the strategic directions as guided.
  • An in-depth understanding of national development issues in particular in relation to children.
  • Previous  experience  of working with a multi-cultural team and  the  adaptability to varied team dynamics
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. .
  • Understanding rights based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context. 
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in political and militarily sensitive environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties. Tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative management approach.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English & Arabic. 
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”

How to Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply. You can apply here.

Deadline for submitting applications: 16th September 2020

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden, Lahij
  • Posted on: 3 September 2020
  • Deadline: 16 September 2020