Position: Area Representative- Puntland
Save the Children (SC) is an international organization with 27 member organizations across the globe. It is united by a common mission and brand but, to some extent, has until now been working independently from country to country and within countries.
With the decision by all Save the Children organizations to create an International Programmes Unit (IPU) taken in 2010, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries.
This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children International Members.
Save the Children works in the three “zones” of Somalia: Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia (CSS). Due to constraints on security, and the need to liaise with UN agencies, other NGOs and donors, the country office is based in Nairobi. Directors and senior managers are expected to travel extensively to monitor and support programme work in all parts of Somalia that are accessible and where security threats are being effectively mitigated.
Save the Children has been engaged in Puntland since the Tsunami in 2004. The programme has substantially grown since and intends to continue long-term. During the drought crisis of 2011, the programme in Puntland expanded significantly to add to our ongoing work reach out to children across 3 regions of Puntland with offices in Garowe, Bosasso and Gardo.
The Area Representative has overall responsibility for development, management and delivery of quality programmes in Puntland.
S/he will work through Field Managers based in Garowe and Bosasso to ensure all aspects of programming are coordinated resulting in efficiency, high team moral and cost effectiveness.
S/he will ensure programmes implement key humanitarian principles and that we work in close collaboration with other key stakeholders and the government to promote and advocate for children’s rights.
The Security environment in Puntland is fragile and requires the post-holder to liaise closely with staff and advice senior management on robust security management guidelines and plans for Puntland.
For additional information on the job description, working context, person’s specifications, please visit: www.somaliangoconsortium.org
Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.
Applications should be forwarded to: email@example.com.
Application Closing Date: Will be Saturday 16th June 2012.
However, the closing date may be earlier than this date due to the urgency in filling the position.
Those that had applied will not need to re-apply.