Overview

Job Description

FSL Project Assistant- Beledweyne– 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.

SCOPEOFROLE:

Reportsto:FSL Officer

Staffdirectlyreportingto thispost: None

Budget Responsibilities: N/A

Country Dimensions:  Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

JOB TITLE:  FSL Project Assistants (1)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Food Security and Livelihoods ProgrammeLOCATION: Beletweyne
GRADE:  5TYPE OF CONTRACT:  National; 8 months
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
 ROLE PURPOSE:The primary purpose of the Project Assistant is to directly work with communities to implement FSL interventions in the target locations. In addition to this, the Project Assistants will be assigned additional duties to be undertaken at the office level. The Project Assistant will undertake community mobilization, project set up, delivery of project activities ensuring full adherence to quality benchmarks and other FSL protocols, project monitoring, data collection and management and capacity building community groups.
SCOPE OF ROLE:Reports to: FSL Project Officer

Dimensions: Save the Children works in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff.

Number of direct reports: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:Community mobilization and project set up

  • Project assistants will be the key frontline staff of Save the Children in the field with direct interaction with the communities.
  • Conduct program awareness through community meetings at the beginning of the project
  • Work with the MEAL to set up project complaint response mechanism
  • In collaboration with the project officers or Deputy Program Manager, conduct project awareness activities with local authorities.
  • Organize community public meetings and facilitate selection of project Village Relief Committee (VRC)
  • In collaboration with the project officers or DPM r, work with communities to develop beneficiary selection criteria and facilitate the committees to identify project beneficiaries in the targeted communities.
  • Ensure the quality benchmarks for project mobilization and sensitization are met
  • Conduct beneficiaries’ verification processes for all project activities

Project implementation

  • Ensure timely implementation of planned interventions, as per the work plan, budgetary standards and quality benchmarks for the FSL sector
  • Ensure the full implementation of the cash transfer protocol

Data collection and management

  • Collect project data on registration, assessments, baselines, post distribution monitoring surveys etc
  • Assist project officers in data entry as per request
  • Ensuring the quality of data provided during the data collection at the field level.
  • Undertake any other data related duties as assigned by the line manager.

Project monitoring and reporting

  • Monitor the day to day project activities in the field, as specified in the project plan
  • Provide the officers or the Deputy Programme Manager with assessment reports.
  • Provide Weekly Progress Update Report as requested by the FSL officer or Deputy Manager
  • In collaboration with the project officers, participate in collection of case studies to demonstrate project impact.
  • Monitor and Supervise Cash disbursement and record in the complaints from the community.

Capacity building

  • Deliver any project trainings at the community level using agreed training protocols
  • Conduct regular meetings to capacity build, mentor, assist and supervise beneficiaries on case management basis, ensuring constant communication with all the beneficiaries.
  • Develop trust, tolerance and co-operation among beneficiary community members and local leaders.
  • Encourage and stimulate full participation by all community members; with special attention to those who are often forgotten, including, the disabled women and children, in community decision making.
  • Assist the community members in developing their own capacity and strength.
  • Any other duties as directed by the FSL Project Officer.
 SAVE THE CHILDREN COMPETENCY FRAMEWORKDELIVERING RESULTS(Skilled)

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives

WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS(Skilled)

  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups
  • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING(Skilled)

  • Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions
  • Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or no longer reasonably attainable.
  • Knows when to involve others in a decision
  • Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making
  • Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

APPLYING TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE(Skilled)

  • Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards
  • Keeps up to date with trends in their work area
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conducts
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED•      Bachelor degree with at least 1-year relevant Work experience or diploma/degree level qualification with 2 year relevant work experience.

•               Experience working in community mobilization, data entry, data collection, project monitoring and reporting.

•               Ability to read and write in English as well as Somali language.

•               Computer skills, with focus on word processing and excel.

•               Strong morals including, honesty, transparency, generosity, altruism and respect.

•               Experience in working in harsh environment would be an added advantage.

•               Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a team.

•               Able to work independently and with limited supervision.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY:Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

Save the Children is committed to supporting performance based career progression for female employees. The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates

    • 14 weeks of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions
    • Increased health and dependence allowance
  • 30 days of annual leave excluding weekends [Fridays]
CODE OF CONDUCTBecause Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Declaration of commitment:

I …………… understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Signature: ………………..                                                                                    Date: ………………

Application procedures:

All interested candidate please forward your applications to: Mogadishu.vacancies@savethechildren.org and applications expire date is on 23rd May 2020

Date of issue:                  Author : FSL Programme Manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree with at least 1-year relevant Work experience or diploma/degree level qualification with 2-year relevant work experience.
  • Experience working in community mobilization, data entry, data collection, project monitoring and reporting
  • Ability to read and write in English as well as Somali language
  • Computer skills, with focus on word processing and excel
  • Strong morals including, honesty, transparency, generosity, altruism and respect
  • Experience in working in harsh environment would be an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a team
  • Able to work independently and with limited supervision

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

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Application will be closed on 23rd May 2020

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.

Disclaimer:

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