FSL Project Officer -Kismayo- 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.


Save the Children is seeking a qualified and committed individual to take the role of FSL Project Officer in Kismayo. The FSL Project officer will play a crucial role in the effective and timely implementation of FSL projects in Kismayo. The project Officer will report to the Field Manager in Kismayo with close coordination with FSL Programme Manager, Finance, 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.


Reports to:  Field Manager with technical support from Dep FSL PM

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.

Staff directly reporting to this post: 2 FSL community mobilizers

Location: Kismayo- Somalia



  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Development studies, Economics, Agriculture/Livestock production, food security or socio-economic development related fields.
  •  Minimum of 3 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.

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Application will be closed on 7th January 2020.