Project Officer – Forecast based action -*Somali-National only*
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The primary purpose of the project officer is to assist the Anticipatory Action Coordinator in carrying out day to day operational and technical project activities. He/she shouldsupport FbA coordinator and the Technical specialist on the coordination and implementation of Forecast-based Action (FbA) pilot project(s) in Somalia/Somaliland.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Project Coordinator – forecast based action
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
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
- University Degree in development studies, economics or any other social sciences
- A minimum of least 3 years management experience in the INGO environment, including exposure.
- Good understanding of livelihoods and food security concepts including food security related analysis and monitoring.
- Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary management of projects over USD 1 Million.
- Experience of INGO program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organization structure.
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and implement project plans
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
- Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, STATA, Power BI;
- Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
- Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
- Commitment to Save the Children values
- Good understanding of HEA and early warning early action.
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Application deadline is 6th August, 2021.
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