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Protection coordinator (F/H)

Sanaa, Yemen

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For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

Currently, MdM intervenes in the Northern and Southern parts of Yemen in the governorates of Sanaa, Amanat Alasima, Ibb, Lahj and Abyan. MdM’s strategy is based on 2 key axes:

  • providing primary healthcare services, including OPD, vaccination, nutritional care, reproductive health. 16 health facilities are directly supported.
  • providing mental healthcare and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in specific healthcare facilities and via a network of CHVs trained in detection and community awareness-raising.

Description du poste

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

Vos conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract

12 months


Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: €3,306
Position based in Sana’s with regular travels on the field
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 recovery days per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
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Votre profil

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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