FSL Deputy Program Manager
Save the Children , Mudug, Somalia
FSL Deputy Program Manager – Mogadishu– Somali-National only
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The primary purpose of the Deputy Program Manager-FSL is to assist the FSL PM in managing in all FSL funded projects in Banadir (Mogadishu). The post-holder will support the PM in budget management responsibilities for FSL projects. S/he will contribute to programme strategy, ensure close co-ordination and integration with other projects and foster good working relationships between all sections of the team and with communities, local leaders and counterparts. S/he will work closely with the FSL Program Manager- Southern states, Head of progrmms, FSL Technical Specialists, Head of FSL, Area Representative, Finance, Human Resource and Logistic staff
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: FSL Program Manager- Southern states
Staff directly reporting to this post: FSL officers
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). we reached more than 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Liveliho ods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 65 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, Agriculture, Economics or any other social sciences
- A minimum of least 5 years’ management experience in the INGO environment, including exposure to field operations in both emergency and development programs
- Good understanding of livelihoods, resilience, durable solution concepts and issues in both emergency and development context.
- Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary management of projects over USD 500,000
- Experience of INGO program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
- Solid project management skills and a proven history of delivering results
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and implement project plans
- An in-depth understanding of national development issues in particular in relation to children
- Previous experience of managing and developing small teams and the ability to motivate and develop others
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
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Application will be close on 10th September, 2020.
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