Area Representative

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Save the Children

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Area Representative
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

Area Representative – South and Central Somalia based in Mogadishu – (Somali Nationals 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: Directly line manages Field Managers, Head of Programs, Area Finance Manager, Area Awards Manager, Area HR/Admin Manager, Area Supply Chain Manager, Area Safety and Security Manager, Area Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media Coordinator.

Dimension of Role:
Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Area Office has over 280 staff across 7 field offices (Mogadishu, Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, and Dhobley). The Area Office coordination and administration is base in Mogadishu. The Southern States Area Office manages over 30 active awards with portfolio of US$ 40 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA. Save the Children in Southern States implements projects in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Directly line manages Field Managers, Head of Programs, Area Finance Manager, Area Awards Manager, Area HR/Admin Manager, Area Supply Chain Manager, Area Safety and Security Manager, Area Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media Coordinator.


* Minimum of 10 years’ management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, in a range of cultures including significant field operations experience, running both emergency and development programs.
* Robust experience of NGO emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure.
* In-depth understanding of at least two of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office
* Good understanding of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management.
* Substantial and proven experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors.
* Solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross- functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
* Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
* An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues particularly in relation to children.
* Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, 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
* Willingness to spend up to 50% of time in visiting field offices security allowing.
* Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights- based approaches.

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 23rd April 2019.

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

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


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