Ended WASH Sub-National Cluster Coordinator (4)

The Job


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If you are a committed, creative Yemeni and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children,  the world's leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you.

Post Title                     :          WASH Sub-National Cluster Coordinator– (for Yemenis Only)
Contract type               :         Temporary Appointment
Level of Post              :           NO1
Duration                      :           364
No of posts                 :           4 Posts
Duty Station                :           Sana’a, Aden, Ibb, & Hodeidah (1 post for each)

With the support of the National WASH Cluster Coordination Team and under the supervision of the WASH Cluster Coordinator, the WASH National Sub-Cluster Coordinator will be responsible to facilitate the coordination of the sub national WASH cluster. The WASH National Sub-Cluster Coordinator will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the WASH Cluster. The major tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Supporting service delivery

  • Organise and facilitate regular sub national cluster coordination meetings and information sharing to ensure appropriate coordination between all WASH humanitarian partners at sub-national level. This includes regular meetings at hub level and at governorate level when appropriate (the latter can be done through available partners on the ground if agreed by the National WASH Cluster).
  • Provide regular inputs from the sub-national cluster to the national level cluster meetings, cluster bulletins, raise key issues required support from the National level with National Coordination team, etc.
  • Conduct mapping of all current and potential actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as institutions, the private sector and ensure appropriate participation in the cluster.
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the WASH Cluster’s response plans and operations at the sub-national level for OCHA and Regional Country Team.

Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response

  • Support the coordination of assessments at sub national levels and provide support in identification of needs for cluster assessments, multi-cluster initial rapid assessments (MIRA or IST), humanitarian needs overview (HNO), etc., and provide required information for national level analysis such as the HNO etc. and promote the use of the agreed WASH cluster tools and guidance for surveys and assessments.
  • Ensure effective links with other clusters at the sub national level (with OCHA support), especially Health, Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Shelter / CCCM, Protection and Education.
  • Ensure full integration of the IACS’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory, people-centred and community-based approaches by liaising with sub national partners and ensuring that cross-cutting issues are addressed in planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH emergency interventions (collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data, gender-sensitive WASH emergency programmes, etc.).  In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.

Prioritization grounded in response analysis

  • Provide the National WASH Cluster with inputs from governorates for the development, revision and/or update of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) and WASH Cluster Response Strategy and plans, so that sub national inputs are adequately reflected in the overall country and cluster strategies, including identification of people in need at the sub-national levels.
  • Ensure that WASH Cluster participants at the sub national level are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments.
  • Ensure that the WASH Cluster response at the sub-national level is in line with the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) and WASH Cluster Response Strategy and plans, existing policy guidance and technical standards.
  • Regularly monitor implementation of WASH emergency activities in all governorates covered by the hub to ensure that cluster members are adhering to national and international best practice.
  • Draw lessons learned from past activities and provide inputs to the national WASH Cluster for revising strategies and action plans accordingly, and identify potential capacity gaps to be addressed by the national and sub national WASH cluster coordinators jointly.
  • Developing and facilitate the implementation of contingency planning and preparedness plans for the sub national cluster when required, under the guidance of the national WASH cluster coordinator.

Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results

  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to all governorates covered by the hub, following the WASH cluster monitoring framework (encourage peer monitoring where appropriate).
  • Identify technical / capacity issues and bring them to the attention of the national cluster.

Training and capacity building of cluster partners

  • Coordinate partner capacity development for WASH emergency programme implementation by regularly conducting a capacity gap analysis (supported by the national cluster).
  • Liaise with the national cluster to ensure the capacity for WASH emergency resposen is enhanced based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity.
  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the cluster partners and local authorities on WASH emergency response.
  • Support cluster partners in identification of core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and communicate those to the National WASH Cluster.

Accountability to Affected population (AAP)

  • Facilitating feedback mechanism, ensuring that response focused on affected population and partners use the AAP in their planning, implementation and monitoring



  • Degree in Public Health/Environmental/Water resource or related field or an equivalent education.
  • Formal training in cluster co-ordination is an asset.


  • At least two years of experience in humanitarian response within the WASH sector, ideally with experience in coordination of WASH emergency response.
  • At least one year of experience of responding in the first-phase of an emergency.
  • Familiarity with Cluster work at national or sub-national level (attendance of cluster and working group meetings, active participation in the cluster decision making, etc.)


Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

Value based

  • Commitment to the right of children and youth to WASH in emergencies and recognition of the need for WASH in emergencies as a first-phase response
  • Ability to put aside one’s own the organizational interests and work impartially serving all cluster members on equal terms
  • Demonstrates integrity and strives to wards the highest personal and professional standards

Facilitation and Coordination

  • Demonstrable ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and develop consensus and joint working.
  • Experience of coordination and chairing of meetings.


  • Effectively presents ideas in a clear, concise and convincing manner.
  • Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views.

Decision Making Ability

  • Identifies key issues in a complex situation and makes effective and realistic decisions based on logical inferences, experiences and implications.


  • Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response architecture, co-ordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action.
  • Understanding of the humanitarian funding mechanisms including (for example, the Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF), Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Flash Appeals).
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and ability to apply these.


  • Excellent advocacy skills particularly in relation to advocating for WASH provision in humanitarian crises.

Planning and Strategizing

  • Ability to work and plan at strategic and operational level.
  • Understanding of opportunities to provide integrated or cross-cutting humanitarian interventions with other sectors and clusters
  • Ability to adapt and respond quickly to unfolding crises as well as envisage future needs and assist partners in creating preparedness measures
  • Able to identify and make the relevant links between emergency response, recovery, transition and development
How to Apply

If you meet the requirements stated above, please apply through the below link: (not later than 19 September, 2017) :


While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements are considered and only within the announced deadline.

في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.

UNICEF, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: UNICEF
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Multiple Cities
  • Posted on: 6 September 2017
  • Deadline: 19 September 2017