Education Cluster Co-coordinator

The Job

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

Education Cluster Co-coordinator Sana’a with travel to the field.

Position Objectives:

The Education Cluster Co-coordinator is a senior position within Save the Children. The Education Cluster Co-coordinator position aims at strengthening partnerships, guarantee predictability of international humanitarian action by providing consistency in leadership and direction amongst humanitarian education organizations active in the country Response.

Save the Children is the global co-lead for the Education Cluster along with UNICEF. The Education Cluster Co-coordinator has to work closely with UNICEF lead National Education Cluster Coordinator to ensure a coherent and effective response to education needs as required by the activation of the United Nations Cluster System. The post holder will work closely with the Education Cluster Coordinator to support him/her on this initiative by engaging closely with the education stakeholders (children, families, communities, authorities, education institution, local education partners, INGOs and UN agencies) to provide an effective, timely and strategic collective response to the current situation. 50% of the Education Cluster Co-coordinator is to facilitate and consistently support clusters at sub-national level and ensure needs are being addressed by agencies engaging in the education interventions.

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.


Cluster strategic Orientation

  • In coordination with the Cluster coordinator and the Strategic Advisory Group and partner organizations, support the shaping of the strategic orientation of Early Recovery in Yemen  
  • work with the National Cluster Coordinator from UNICEF, advise the RC/HC on the Cluster priorities and advance advocacy within the HCT, with authorities and the donor community;
  • Co-coordinate and support the cluster members in numerous inter-agency processes: contingency planning, coordinated assessments, strategy development, HNO, HRP and Standard Allocations contributions.
  • Contribute to cluster’s resource mobilization and secure commitments from humanitarian actors responding to or supporting the emergency response.


Enhance Coordination and Performance

  • Co-facilitate cluster meeting at the field levels when possible and ensure follow up of key decisions and action points;
  • Ensure adequate representation of sub – national level clusters (field levels) at the national level cluster meetings.
  • Maintain effective coordination with Local Education Group members by engaging them in all cluster level decision making and initiatives.
  • Maintain effective coordination with sub-national cluster on the development and ownership of transition education plan.
  • Support CC to update the Education Cluster work plan, and co-ordinate the harmonization of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication.
  • Support both multi-sector and education specific needs assessments and utilize existing secondary data to inform cluster response planning.
  • Co-facilitate timely information exchange with partners and subnational clusters and ensure regular updates on needs analysis, gaps and strategic priorities;
  • Contribute to regular OCHA stirpes, and take an active part in OCHA co-ordination meetings.
  • Support CC to ensure education is explicitly included and prioritized in all multi-sector assessments and reports, including OCHA Sitreps.
  • Support CC to ensure cluster members are aware of relevant minimum standards, policies and guidelines with apply to all agencies.
  • Support CC to track and monitor cluster members fundraising for Education specific interventions, and ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities.
  • Support CC to identify how the education cluster should facilitate the move towards early recovery and plan an exit strategy for the cluster.

Information Management and Communications

  • Support CC to ensure clear and effective communication occurs between the field and the national cluster.
  • Support CC to ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members, LEG members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation.
  • Support CC to ensure coordination, and information exchange, and represent the interests and priorities of the education Cluster in the ICCM and other inter-cluster forums, in meetings with the UN, HCT, RC/HC, donors, government counterparts and external stakeholders;
  • Support CC in the inter-cluster information management coordination process
  • Support CC with the development of information and communications products individually (and/or with Information Management Officers ) to showcase cluster activities, and as a learning and advocacy tool e.g. showcase best practice. Ensure that humanitarian actors are aware of the most up-to-date policy guidelines and technical standards.

Capacity Building:

  • Where appropriate, ensure that capacity building at Hub level occurs in order to ensure on-going sustainability and quality of the response

Work with the hub level coordinators to Identify learning and training opportunities for Education cluster members and work on increasing capacity in preparedness and response within the cluster

  • Identify needs of sub –level (field level cluster members, local partners and identify resources for their capacity building.

Protection, Gender Mainstreaming And Gender Equality

  • Support CC to engage with all relevant partners to ensure women/girls and men/boys will benefit equally from education projects developed by the cluster members, and that the projects will contribute to increasing gender equality.
  • Support CC to advocate for projects submitted through the cluster to analyses and take into consideration the specific needs, priorities and capacities of both the female and male population of all ages in an early recovery approach.
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Cluster Coordinator.
  • Represent the Cluster Coordinator in any meeting during her absence.


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Display neutrality and support to any education cluster member.
  • Develop and maintain a strong and positive relationship with UNICEF, our education cluster Leading Agency
  • Develop and maintain a strong and positive relationship with education  colleagues at the  Yemen county and sub-national level.

External Relations

Maintain strategic links with key duty bearers and stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, UN agencies, INGOs and other local NGOs and CBOs, Teachers College, etc


  • Prior 4 years’ experience of working within a senior management role or cluster coordination within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential (at least one year)
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to facilitate diverse groups.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Demonstrable ability to work and represent views across different stakeholders taking part in the Education Cluster.
  • Experience of high level co-ordination and chairing of meetings.
  • Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response and co-ordination mechanisms.
  • Understanding of opportunities to provide integrated or cross-cutting humanitarian interventions with other sectors and Clusters
  • Understanding of the Consolidated Appeals Process and other funding mechanisms
  • Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Ability to travel different parts of the country as per needed
How to Apply

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The Organization

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 realize 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 workplace 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.”

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 12 November 2020
  • Deadline: 26 November 2020