WASH Project Officer – Mogadishu- Somali-Nationals only

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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.


Reports to: Deputy Wash Program Manager-SS 

Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A

Contract Duration: 11 Months

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.



  • Ordinary National Diploma in Public Health, Community Health, community development or Social studies

  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context

  • Experience from working with WASH projects in a humanitarian/recovery context

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

  • Commitment to the aims and principles of in particular, a good understanding of the SCUK mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

  • Computer literate

  • A moderate level of written and spoken English and good communication skills in Somali


  • Knowledge of the operating context in South and Central Somalia

  • Experience of and ability to represent SCI work in external meetings.

  • Knowledge of Somali language and its different dialects

  • Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion

  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity

  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, working away from home, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.


  • Influencing skills and experience in advocacy

    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 https://somalia.savethechildren.net/careers/details?jid=39012&utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

    Application will be close on 15th Dec 2019.

    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.


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

Date advertised: 10 Dec 2019

Closing date: 15 Dec 2019 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time