Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline





Country: Yemen

Contract duration : 4 and a half months

Reports to: Country Director


The Sana'a Hub Co- Coordinator advocates for protection mainstreaming in the humanitarian response, leads the mainstreaming of early recovery activities in the Sub-national level and spearheads the integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Protection Cluster, especially age, gender and diversity. 


The Sana'a Hub Co- Coordinator works closely with and/or directly supervises a multi functional Protection Sub-Cluster Regional team, including, but not limited to, the areas of information management, needs assessment, profiling, registration, reporting and advocacy.


The Sana'a Hub Co- Coordinator will be responsible for but not limited to:

ACCOUNTABILITY (key results that will be achieved)


-         The protection needs of affected populations are addressed through timely and coordinated action by all cluster members;

-         The analysis of the information gathered on the situation and needs of affected populations

-         The Protection Sub-Clusteris accountable to the affected populations through effective consultative and feedback mechanisms; 

-         Effective coordination mechanisms and tools, including information management, are established and maintained with cluster members, government counterparts and donors, ensuring timely and effective needs assessment, planning, prioritization, implementation, reporting and evaluation; 

-         Strategies and activities delivered by the Protection Sub-Clusterenjoy political and/or financial support by other clusters, government, donors and other partners through effective prioritization, advocacy and resource mobilization;

-         Performs Protection Sub-Cluster Lead Agency functions consistent with IASC standards and guidelines governing the Cluster Approach.


RESPONSIBILITY (process and functions undertaken to achieve results) 


Strategic Direction and Coordination

-         Ensure that the protection response in the area is led by a Protection Sub-Cluster strategy developed in a consultative process with cluster participants and participants from other clusters;

-         Promote coherence and cohesion in the sub-national Protection Cluster, especially with regard to intra-cluster collaboration and co-operation; 

-         Ensure that the Protection Sub-Cluster Strategy is integrated into the Regional Coordination Team common humanitarian action plan;

-         Convene and facilitate meetings of the Protection Sub-Cluster at the sub-national level in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that cluster meetings are consultative and results-oriented; 

-         Ensure coordination with government counterparts and other relevant authorities;

-         As context allows, ensure complementarily with government policies and plans.

-         Support the establishment of relevant subsidiary bodies and coordination mechanisms, including where necessary Areas of Responsibility.  


Needs assessment, resources mobilization and allocation

-         Lead, coordinate and conduct within the regional Protection Sub-Cluster or at Inter-Cluster level protection needs assessments, including participatory assessments; 

-         Ensure that the Protection Sub-Cluster covers all identified protection needs of the affected population and not only those relating to IDPs or the specific mandate of individual members of the Protection Cluster;

-         Provide transparent strategic direction to development of common funding criteria, resource mobilization and prioritization within the Cluster for inclusion in Consolidated Appeals and pooled funds processes; 

-         Establish mechanisms for accountable and transparent financial resource allocation within the Protection Cluster.

-         Actively advocate to donor partners for funding to support under sourced protection intervention initiatives, particularly for local NGOs and Community Based Organizations 



-         Coordinate the delivery of protection training activities for the Protection Sub-Cluster members, other local partners and relevant authorities; 

-         Coordinate initiatives to build the protection capacity of the national and local government, partners and civil society to assume their responsibilities vis-à-vis affected populations and to build their capacity to assert their rights. 



Standards setting and implementation

-         Ensure adherence to IASC standard operating procedures for IDP profiling;

-         Coordinate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the work of the Protection Cluster, including its working groups, Areas of Responsibility or other subsidiary bodies;    

Information management and reporting

-         Facilitate reporting and information sharing within the sub-cluster and at the inter-cluster level.

-         Ensure that the Protection Sub-Cluster produces analytical protection reports, including with regard to the trends and patterns of protection risks, for advocacy purposes; 

-         Ensure that the Protection Sub-Cluster produces regular updates and briefing notes on the protection concerns in the affected population, response activities, challenges and recommendations for the Humanitarian Coordinator, Humanitarian Country Team and other stakeholders; 

-         Ensure that information management output supports all stages of operations management, including inter-cluster coordination processes.


Advocacy and promotion

-         Identify core advocacy concerns for the Protection Sub-Cluster through a consultative process: develop joint cluster/ inter-cluster initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy, including those raised by Areas of Responsibility;

-         Ensure a consistent interpretation and application of international law and related IASC legal standards and protection policies; 

-         Ensure the Protection Sub- Cluster’s adherence to international humanitarian law and international human rights instruments, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as well as other relevant international and regional instruments; 

-         In cooperation with the Regional Country Team support local interventions when violations of international protection standards and principles occur; 

-         Ensure that the Protection Sub-Cluster exercises its responsibility of “droit de regard” into the work of other clusters; 

-         Promote and support strengthening of national legislation relevant to internal displacement and durable solutions; 


AUTHORITY (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)


-         Represent the Protection Sub-Cluster in meetings with sectoral and external interlocutors; -     Chair Protection Sub-Cluster meetings; 

-         In consultation with Cluster participants, issue reports and make advocacy statements on behalf of the Protection Sub- Cluster; 


-         Upon consultations with Protection Sub-Cluster participants, take final decision over format and frequency of meetings, designation of focal points and the establishment of subgroups/working groups and ad hoc/task-related bodies for specific issues; 

-         Secure from Protection Sub-Cluster participants minimum commitments on participation in activities; 

-         Initiate measures to ensure that Principles of Partnership are fully respected in managing coordination mechanisms;

-         Implement decisions on indicators to measure impact and performance of Protection Sub-Cluster participants;

-         Negotiate with the Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator, the Humanitarian Country Team and cluster participation the prioritization and inclusion of project proposals and common funding criteria for inclusion in inter-agency funding appeals;

-         Direct transparent and accountable financial and other resource allocation within the cluster, when required, such as with regard to the CERF or CHF. 


·         Any other task which may be reasonably requested to be undertaken within the scope of this post.


·        At least 4 years’ working experience in management of education project with INGO or UN Agencies.

·        B.A degree in Social Science, Human Rights, related field or an equivalent qualification

·         Familiar with Yemen context and geography.

·        Able to work in highly insecure environment.

·        Team player, flexible, hardworking and able to cope with short deadlines.

·        Good documentation and report writing skills

·        The ability to work independently, innovatively and effectively with limited direct supervision.

·        Ability to work within a team – supporting other departments is essential.

·        Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to remain calm whilst dealing with conflicting priorities/work under pressure.

·        Good networking, negotiation and representation skills with the ability to influence and advocate.

·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English and Arabic skills) and the ability to write clear, concise reports.

·        Ability to work with others to develop vision into strategy and communicating and influencing this to a wider audience.

·        Commitment to ADRA’s overall aims, policies and values with experience of promoting gender equity, diversity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of ADRA’s work.

·        Ability to travel within Yemen, working flexibly and willingness to learn.


We uphold the Humanitarian Principles; our key values:


Integrity and transparency

Communicating openly, clearly, timely                            and appropriately.

Excellence in all activities

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

 The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, August 10, 2018

Interested candidates shall send their application by CLICKING HERE

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted