Ended Education Sub-National Cluster Coordinator

The Job

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 

The purpose of the Education Sub-National Cluster Coordinator (Sana’a Hub) position is to coordinate the activities of all Education Cluster members.

Job description

  • 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. 
  • Initiate, organise and facilitate regular sub national cluster coordination meetings and information sharing to ensure appropriate coordination between all education including humanitarian partners at sub-national level. This includes regular meetings at hub level and at governorate level when appropriate. 
  • Provide regular inputs from the sub-national cluster to the national level cluster meetings, raise key issues required support from the National Coordinator. 
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the Education Cluster’s response plans and operations at the sub-national level for OCHA and Regional Country Team (RCT). 
  • 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. 
  • Ensure full integration of the IASC’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilizing 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 Education emergency interventions (collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data, gender-sensitive Education emergency programmes including WASH in schools activities, 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. 
  • Provide the National Education Cluster with inputs from governorates for the development, revision and/or update of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) and Education 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 the Education Cluster response at the sub-national level is in line with the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) and Education Cluster Response Strategy and plans, existing policy guidance and technical standards. 
  • Regularly monitor implementation of Education 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 Education Cluster for revising strategies and action plans accordingly, and identify potential capacity gaps to be addressed by the national and sub national Education cluster coordinators jointly. 
  • Develop and facilitate the implementation of contingency planning and prepa


  • A University Degree in Education, Education Management, Sociology, Psychology or related fields 
  • At least two years of experience in humanitarian response within the Education sector, ideally with experience in coordination of Education 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.). 
  • Degree in Education or social science related field. 
  • Formal training in cluster coordination is an asset. 
  • Excellent English and Arabic communication skills, both verbal and written.

Education field

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Commitment to the right of children to Education in Emergencies and recognition of the need for Education in Emergencies as a first-phase response. 
  • Ability to put aside one’s own and organisational interests to work impartially serving all cluster members on equal terms. 
  • Demonstrates integrity and strives to wards the highest personal and professional standards 
  • Effectively presents ideas in a clear, concise and convincing manner. 
  • Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views. 
  • 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. 
  • Planning and delivering results. 
  • Handling insecure environments. 
  • Managing performance and development.


  • English
  • Arabic

We offer

  • Six Month (with possible extension pending Donors funds) 
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx. 75 days travel
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