Ended CP Sub- Cluster and Program Coordinator

The Job

Child Protection Sub- Cluster and Program Coordinator – Based in Aden & Lahj


The Sub- National Child Protection Sub-Cluster and Program Coordinator will have two areas of responsibilities. In collaboration with the UNICEF counterpart aims at strengthening partnerships, guarantee predictability of humanitarian action in Hodaydah Hub by providing consistency in leadership and direction amongst humanitarian child protection organizations active in Hodaydah Hub. This role will ensure that child protection coordination and responsibilities are shared between UN agencies and an INGO thus enhancing transparency and accountability. The Sub- National Child Protection Sub-Cluster 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. In addition, he/she will be responsible for supporting CP program implementation in Hodaydah and provide technical and managerial support to program staff to ensure smooth implementation. He/She  will focus on coordinate SC effort with relevant stakeholder and partners to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of SCI work.


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 Cluster 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 Cluster 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 CPSC meetings in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that meetings are consultative and results-oriented
  • Work closely with the 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 Sub-Cluster members,
  • Develop and implement annual capacity building plans through CP trainings in coordination with the National CP Sub-Cluster in Sana'a

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;
  • Implement M&E systems in the projects site s/he is responsible for, and ensure that the agreed tools are used properly.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits according to requirements and plans then report back with the findings to the Program Manager.
  • Facilitate/Conduct CP and/or Education assessments and report back to the Program Manager
  • Actively monitor Child protection projects activities, ensuring quality of Save the Children’s programme, reporting and flagging concerns PM
  • Ensure that communities are regularly involved in all phases of the programming

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.

Main Program Aspects:

Program Implantation

  • With the support of the Child protection Program Manager, oversee the technical implementation of the Child protection Program in Hodaydah and ensure the timely and quality delivery of the projects activities.
  • Develop weekly and monthly work plan for Child protection projects in Hodaydah and support Officers in preparing individual weekly work plans and review his/her performance on weekly and monthly basis.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and support to child protection projects/interventions in the field including development of check lists and support on-going project reviews.
  •  In collaboration with the Child protection Program Manager and Projects officers develops detail implementation plan and ensure that projects are implemented according to project documents, donor agreements and Save the Children’s quality standards.
  • Ensure that project activities are appropriately planned and that delays and constraints are documented and solutions identified.
  • Develop weekly transport plans, prepare and follow-up Procurement Requests for trainings and procurement.


  • Responsible for projects delivery, including the day-to-day management of projects site activities and volunteers.
  • Responsible on tracking the projects expanses and follow up on daily basis in collaboration with projects officers.
  • Manage the projects spending and review the BvA accordingly to make sure that the expanses are being posted and expanses are on track with the projects lifetime.
  • Support the direct implementation of the projects activities technically such as the training of teachers and school personals, community mobilization activities, Child protection activities including the distribution the different materials to beneficiaries.
  • Conduct the relevant technical assessment to assess the capacity of the beneficiaries in the targeted schools and design capacity building program accordingly and provide necessary technical training and develop appropriate technical guidelines and materials.
  • Ensure activities are completed within time and report any concerns to the Program Manager.
  • Conduct regular visits to projects sites to provide technical guidance/support and identify issues that need timely action and support at different levels
  • Identify and report challenges to remove any obstacle that might arise during projects implementation and communicate these challenges to the Program Manager.
  • Input in monthly activity reports as well as in stock consumption/inventory, and distribution plan

Supervision and Staff Management

  • Provide technical and operational support to the Child protection officers, assistants and volunteers.
  • Ensure that staff understands their responsibilities and their tasks.
  • When requested, conduct/facilitate a training for the staff according to the need in related in CPiE.
  • Ensure staff and volunteers understanding of Child Safeguarding policy and report any concerns.
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities of team members for the purpose of his/her development
  • Works to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve individuals and organizational success



  • 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 Hodaydah 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
How to Apply

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 in Yemen.

  • All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guarding Policy and Reference Checking Process.
  • Interested candidates should submit their application through this link.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is 12/01/2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Aden, Lahij
  • Posted on: 30 December 2018
  • Deadline: 12 January 2019