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Temporary Child Protection Officer – Mogadishu – 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.

SCOPE OF ROLE: The Child Protection Officer working under the guidance of the Child Protection Coordinator and CP/CRG Programme Manager and overall leadership of the Field Manager is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of the all Child Protection Program activities in Mogadishu

Reports to: Child protection and Child right governance Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: 1

Budget Responsibilities: N/A

Contract Duration: 6 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 countrywid e 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.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential
* Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Psychology and Human rights
* Professional trainings capacity on reproductive health and adolescent programming will be an asset.
* An understanding of the needs and rights of children, particularly FGM survivors, and forced and early marriages categories.
* Good understanding on socio-economic impact of FGM on the Somalia society as well as good understanding of the local context of the central regions of Somalia will be an asset.
* Minimum able to speak and write English. High level of knowledge of the Somalia Language is mandatory.
* Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-struc tured reports.
* Computer literate
* Proven record of previous child protection working experience on FGM and early marriage is required for this position.
* At least two years’ Programme experience in child protection work.
* Experience of working with participatory methodologies, preferably involving children.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member within a collaborative framework.
* The ability to work independently and use own initiative.
* Ability to plan and organize work, cope with pressure and prioritize competing demands on time.
* The ability to represent the organization and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives.

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

Application will be close on 19th July 2020.

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.

Disclaimer:
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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Temporary Child Protection Officer – Mogadishu – 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.

SCOPE OF ROLE: The Child Protection Officer working under the guidance of the Child Protection Coordinator and CP/CRG Programme Manager and overall leadership of the Field Manager is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of the all Child Protection Program activities in Mogadishu

Reports to: Child protection and Child right governance Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: 1

Budget Responsibilities: N/A

Contract Duration: 6 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 countrywid e 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.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential * Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Psychology and Human rights * Professional trainings capacity on reproductive health and adolescent programming will be an asset. * An understanding of the needs and rights of children, particularly FGM survivors, and forced and early marriages categories. * Good understanding on socio-economic impact of FGM on the Somalia society as well as good understanding of the local context of the central regions of Somalia will be an asset. * Minimum able to speak and write English. High level of knowledge of the Somalia Language is mandatory. * Good written language skills and the ability to write clear and well-struc tured reports. * Computer literate * Proven record of previous child protection working experience on FGM and early marriage is required for this position. * At least two years’ Programme experience in child protection work. * Experience of working with participatory methodologies, preferably involving children. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member within a collaborative framework. * The ability to work independently and use own initiative. * Ability to plan and organize work, cope with pressure and prioritize competing demands on time. * The ability to represent the organization and advocate with a wide range of partners, including government, NGO’s and community representatives.

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

Application will be close on 19th July 2020.

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.

Disclaimer: 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

2020-07-20

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