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.


The Temporary Civil Engineer will contribute to Save the Children’s capacity of meeting its drought response, development and child poverty objectives in Puntland.

The role will specifically address provision of quality engineering technical support, including needs assessment, site selection, construction or rehabilitation needs in development/emergencies, development of technical designs and BOQs, management, capacity building supervision and evaluation.

In addition, the role exists to develop direct development/emergency programs, strengthen and provide technical support for Save the Children’s core Programme sectors of FSL, Health, Education, Child Protection and hunger reduction where required.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Location: Garowe

Qualifications and Experience


  • A BSc/BA/BEng in Civil engineering or a related subject with equivalent field experience.
  • Significant technical experience working in a development/emergency response context.
  • Experience of,and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in Puntland context.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience of training and capacity building activities.
  • Commitment to SC’s Child Protection Policy
  • Computer literate (ability to use advanced excel)
  • A basic level of written and spoken English and good command over Somali

Desirable requirements

¨     Ability to work long hours in a emergency context.

¨     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.

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