Changes Project Manager

Full time Save the Children in Program/Project Management
  • Dhuusamarreeb, Galguduud, Somalia View on Map
  • Post Date : August 9, 2021
  • Apply Before : August 15, 2021
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  • Type Job
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Career Category Program / Project Management

Job Description

Changes Project Manager-Dhusomareb *Somali-National 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.

Reports to: Field Manager -Galmudug state

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 600 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bossaso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in southern states). 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.

ROLE PURPOSE: The Changes Project Manager will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms Project that aims: Enhancing civic engagement to support gender equality for women and girls

  • Improving knowledge of and attitudes to gender discriminatory social norms such as female genital mutilation and child marriage
  • Increasing social and economic empowerment of women and girls The Changes Project Manager will also closely work with the local Changes project implementing partner and also oversee the implementation of Child Protection and Child Right’s Governance projects in Galmudug and Hirshabelle states of Somalia. He/she under the direction of the CP & CRG Programme Manager will represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external stakeholders including government representatives, civil society, children and youth, parents, technical professionals within the field of Law, Education, and Health, academia, donors, and UN agencies operating in Galmudug and Hirshabelle states. The project manager will also actively participate in protection cluster coordination meetings in Southern states


  • Education to BSc/BA level in Social Work, Human rights, International Relations, Development Studies or similar or equivalent field experience.
  • Recommended a minimum of 5 years of relevant hands on experience in managing child protection projects in the context of both emergency and development
  • Previous experience of managing team and project management
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Experience in training and capacity building, particularly in strengthening various duty bearers response to child protection and on child protection issues.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Proven experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights and the aims and principles of SCI

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 15st August 2021.

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

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