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Programme Officer- Health

Title: Program Officer-Health 

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.

Role Purpose:

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.

Contract Duration:  12 Months                                                                                            

Location: Gardo

Qualifications & Experience

  • 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)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills.
  • Experience in community mobilization/CMAM/IYCF/EPI/IMCI/ BeMONC//GBV/PHAST/CHAST/CLTS.
  • Basic knowledge of project planning, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Good understanding in local language and culture practises.

The Application will close on 4th October,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

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Job description

21 Sep 2022

5 Oct 2022 - 02:59 EAT

Gardo, Somalia

Programme Operations

Fixed-term contract


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