Job Description

JOB TITLE: FSL Project Assistants
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Food Security and Livelihood ProgrammeLOCATION: 2 in Galkaio – but with Frequent Travel to Project Sites in Puntland
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

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

SCOPE OF ROLE:Reports to: Project Officer

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 8 countries in East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Ethiopia) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $200 million each year


  • Conduct Program awareness community meetings at the beginning of the project in project targeted communities
  • Organise community public meetings and facilitate VRC selections
  • Assist VRC members to develop selection criteria and identify project beneficiaries in the targeted communities.
  • Collect Post distribution monitoring on a monthly and quarterly basis, market surveys, case studies and most significant change stories.
  • Conduct beneficiaries’ verification in the project targeted communities
  • To assist in the production and distribution of beneficiary identification cards
  • Provide the necessary information on location, date and procedures of cash payment to targeted beneficiaries
  • Conduct regularly monthly community meetings in the project targeted communities
  • To encourage and stimulate community members to organize for action aimed at solving their problems and to plan, implement and monitor action that they define themselves
  • To assist Project Officer to verify the suitability of livelihood options, with a market assessment in the targeted communities
  • Facilitate the process of the monthly/weekly community meeting on the disaster risk reduction strategy management conducted by Community trainers
  • Conduct data collection and data entry on all monitoring activities of the project
  • Be involved in the weekly analysis of the monitoring data
  • To develop trust, tolerance and co-operation among beneficiary community members;
  • To encourage and stimulate full participation by all community members; with special attention to those who are usually forgotten, women, marginalized and overlooked in community decision making
  • To assist the community members in developing their own capacity and strength

Any other duties as directed my line manager.


• 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


Internal: Project Officer/ SCI Staff

External: Communities and Project Beneficiaries

Code of Conduct

Because 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.

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)Delivering Results:

  • 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:

· Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experience of those they work with.

· 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.

Applying Technical and Professional expertise:

· Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standard.

· Keeps up to date with trends in their work area.

· Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant code of conducts.

Developing Self & Others:

· Shows awareness of their strengths and limitations and actively takes responsibility for their development.

· Seeks out feedback to understand their areas for improvement.

· Actively shares knowledge and experience with others.

Application ProcedureInterested applicants can apply this position through this URL and can submit their application to our portal. The application closes on 19th of October, 2019 at 11:00 pm.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all the qualified candidates to apply.

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