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Temporary Programme Officer-Child survival

Temporary Program Officer-Child Survival - Open to Somali Nationals Only

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia/Somaliland and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $100million annual budget turnover, more than 70 active awards at any time and over 650 staff.


Child Survival Program Officer will work on the day-to-day activities in the field and is responsible on the direct planning and coordination of all sector activities for health, nutrition and WASH.

He/She will closely work with relevant line ministries for ease of coordination, information sharing, implementation and quality services delivery. He/She will report on the progress of activities on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the line manager


Reports to: Nutrition Program Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: MOH -Supervisors, OTP/TSFP Nurses, Mobilizers and Data Clerk


Bachelor Degree or Diploma in health science (Nurse/Midwife/Public Health, Community Health/Nutrition/medicine/pharmaceutical



  • Minimum 2 years of Experience with an international NGO/UN/ Local NGO & Government in implementing and coordinating humanitarian/development program activities including, health, nutrition and WASH)
  •  Experience in community mobilization CMAM/IYCF/ EPI/IMCI/ BeMONC//GBV/PHAST/CHAST/CLTS.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills.
  • Basic knowledge of project planning, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Good understanding in local language and culture practises.
  • Basic understanding of child right frameworks. 



  • Computer skills
  • Reporting skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Psychological and first aid skills
  • TOT skills
  • Humanitarian sphere standards and Core humanitarian standards (CHS)
  • SCI common approaches

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Application will be closed on 15th Aug 2022

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


4 Aug 2022

16 Aug 2022 - 02:59 EAT

Baidoa, Somalia

Programme Operations

Fixed-term contract


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