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The Project Assistant will be responsible to implement FSL emergency Sheikh Thani project in Karkaar and Bari regions in Puntland. The post holder will conduct community outreach activities and guarantee the efficient and effective sensitization, mobilization and participation of the communities targeted, thereby maximizing programme performance and the impact of food security & livelihoods program activities in Karkaar and Bari regions. The Project Assistants will report to the FSL project officer and will be based in Gardo/Bosaso. They will work to assist the initial project set up, mobilization, sensitization, verification and registration of the emergency FSL Sheikh Thani project.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Gardo

Qualifications and Experience


¨              Degree in social science or post-secondary education qualifications or secondary school leaving certificate with 2 years of relevant field experiences

¨              Experience of working with communities at grass-root level

¨              Ability to read and write in English as well as the national language

¨              Computer skills, with focus on word processing and excel

¨              Strong morals viz. honesty, open and transparency, generosity, altruism and respect

¨              Experience in working in harsh environment an added advantage

¨              Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in diverse teams

Desirable requirements

¨     Working knowledge of FSL and cash transfers.

¨     Previous work experience with INGOs

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 candidates


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.

Application Process

You must submit an Online Application and to do that click the following link: https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900059U&lang=en