Protection Coordinator

Protection Coordinator

Doctors of the World - Médecins du Monde

Sanaa, Yemen

Under the supervision of the deputy general coordinator, you are responsible for the technical supervision of the implementation of mission’s protection activities and results. You ensure the operational roll-out of the intervention strategy, quality of treatment and relevance of mother and child health (MCH) activities, practices and information.

More specifically, your main responsibilities are the following:

Organization, coordination and supervision of RH and Protection activities

  • Understand and document the national Mother and Child Health strategy in Yemen
  • Lead the definition and adaptation of the strategy for MdM’s prevention and response to MCH and VAW in line with the context and MdM’s overall strategy
  • Ensure the quality of VAW activities through regular monitoring and technical support to program teams and partners
  • Support MdM team and partners for implementation of MCH activities in line with the Minimum Initial Service Package
  • Create and disseminate tools, guidelines and training
  • Develop and monitor local partnerships established with national NGOs and/or state actors and provide technical support to partners for the smooth implementation of MCH/VAW activities
  • Participate in the writing of projects/proposals for donors
  • Manage the program’s implementation, follow up the budget and project planning

Capacity building and training

  • Identify the capacity building needs of MdM team and partners and propose relevant training opportunities
  • Ensure regular briefings/trainings to MdM staff to raise awareness on MCH and VAW
  • Organise and/or facilitate training on MCH and VAW prevention and response, in collaboration with the programme team and the medical and MHPSS teams
  • Ensure the quality of the trainings provided and that they use a methodology adapted to adult training and to the sociocultural context
  • Collaborate with the program team to set up a capacity building plan to all frontline staffs involved in the provision of MCH services
  • Ensure regular field visits in the other bases and harmonize the 2 projects in terms of approach, tools and service
  • Organize training and mentoring of the national MdM protection officers.

Communication, advocacy and representation

  • Participate in the development of external and internal communication strategy and tools on MdM’s MCH/VAW package
  • Participate in the dissemination of MdM’s approach, results and lessons learnt on MCH, including on the prevention of and response to VAW
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the advocacy strategy following the specific features of the context
  • Represent MdM at thematic workshops, conferences and strategic meetings, in the country and internationally

Reporting, information management and internal coordination

  • Ensure that MCH and VAW data are collected, encoded and analysed
  • Make sure that the VAW data management system is in place
  • Contribute to the capitalization of MdM’s response in Yemen
  • Share with the Programme/Medical team any difficulties met in the field and propose solutions or adjustments
  • Share with the Deputy General Coordinator/ program team the minutes of all clusters/working groups
  • Participate to internal MdM meetings and contribute to MdM bi-weekly and monthly sitreps
  • Contribute to the preparation of new proposals and reports to donors
  • Contribute to any requested reports


  • Medical doctor/nurse with Reproductive Health experience, midwife, gynecologist-obstetrician (preferred) or social sciences Master’s degree with demonstrated skills and knowledge on protection and RH issues
  • Training and proven knowledge of protection/VAW
  • 3 to 5 year-experience in the humanitarian field, including at least 1 in an INGO
  • Experience in technical support to partners, advocacy, and network facilitation
  • Excellent knowledge of international standards and guidelines on RH and prevention and response to Protection in humanitarian contexts
  • Ability to plan for prevention and response to protection
  • Ability to analyse the context, trends, and risk/protection factors
  • Map services and coordinate with stakeholders
  • Understand activity follow-up indicators
  • Strong flexibility and ability to plan and adapt to unforeseen events
  • Strong ability to lead a team of direct and indirect co-workers, including partners, and to mobilize skills in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows environment (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Languages: fluency in English is mandatory (oral and written), knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.
  • You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

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