WASH Project Officer
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SCOPE OF ROLE:
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.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
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
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.circumstances.
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