Ended Sub- National Protection Cluster Coordinator

The Job

Sub- National Protection Cluster Coordinator – Sa’ada .


Leadership and Coordination

  • Ensure timely and coordinated action from cluster members to address the protection needs of affected populations. 
  • Relevant and robust coordination mechanisms, incl. information management, are established and maintained with active   Protection Cluster members including local authorities.
  • Quality analysis of context and data, permitting prioritization of protection related response activities, considering age, gender, disability and other diversities of the affected populations
  • Ensure that Sub-National Protection Cluster members are accountable to affected populations through consultation, participation, feedback and response mechanisms integrated throughout the programming cycles.
  • Convene and facilitate Sub-National Protection Cluster meetings in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that meetings are consultative and results-oriented
  • Ensure strong coordination with government counterparts and other relevant authorities as well as complementarity with government policies and plans
  • Coordinate and work with the National protection cluster co-coordinator on area of funding gaps, priorities ..etc

Capacity building

  • Organize protection training needs assessments,
  • Support the capacity development of the sub-national Protection Cluster members,
  • Develop and implement annual capacity building plans through Protection trainings in coordination with the National Protection Cluster in Sana'a

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Monitor and evaluate performance of the cluster by reporting on activities and needs;
  • Measuring progress against the protection strategy and agreed results, and recommending corrective action where necessary;
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits according to requirements and plans then report back with the findings to National Cluster

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.



  • 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 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 Sa’ada 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


The Sub- National Protection Cluster Co-Coordinator position aims at strengthening partnerships, guarantee predictability of international humanitarian action in Sa’ada Hub by providing consistency in leadership and direction amongst humanitarian protection organizations active in the Hub. This role will ensure that protection coordination and responsibilities are shared between UN agencies and an INGO thus enhancing transparency and accountability. The Sub- National Protection Cluster Co-Coordinator with its counterpart are responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Sub-National Protection Cluster and the Protection Sub-Working Groups to enable protection partners to respond more effectively to the protection needs of the children affected by the conflict. He/ She ensures continuity of the Protection Coordination role in the absence of Sub- National Protection cluster coordinator, and will work to support the Sub-National CP Coordination and the Sub-National GBV Coordination.

Contract length: 12 Months, renewable based of funding availability

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Please apply using an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at Saada.Jobs@savethechildren.org  Please mention the job title and location in the subject box

The Deadline for Receiving   Applications is 14th.Feb.2019

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.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Sa'dah
  • Posted on: 3 February 2019
  • Deadline: 14 February 2019