Somalia nationals: WASH Assistant

Save the Children
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Associate's Degree/Diploma


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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: WASH Officer based in Kismayo

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Contract Duration: 10 Months with the possibility of extension

Location: Kismayo- Somalia

Qualifications and Experience

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

·          Experience from working as a Project Assistant 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.

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Application will be close on 2nd March 2019.