FSL Project Officer (Hobyo) - Somali National Only

FSL Project Officer - Hobyo

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:

The FSL Project officer will play a crucial role in the effective and timely implementation of FSL projects in Hobyo. The project Officer will technically report to the FSL Coordinator, with close working relationship with the FSL manager, Field Coordinator Adado, logistics, Admin and HR team. The Project officer will ensure the highest level of data integrity and implementation of FSL Quality benchmarks and other CTP protocols and capacity building to the Assistant Project Officers.

Contract Duration:

1 year



Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture/Livestock production, food security or socio-economic development related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in FSL work in the INGO environment, including exposure to field operations in both emergency and development programs.
  • Strong reports writing skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Interest and readiness to travel
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • The ability to work independently and use own initiative and with minimum supervision
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; verbal fluency in English and Somali.
  • The ability to represent the organisation and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO's and community representatives.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan and organise work, cope with pressure and prioritise competing demands on time.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

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.

Location: Somalia, Somalia

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Friday 20 October 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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