Programme Assistant

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Save the Children

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Programme Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Project Management

Title Community Mobilizer Assistant

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.

Role Purpose:
Under the general guidance of Family Planning and Post abortion care (FPPAC) project manager, the Community Mobilizer assistant will take the overall responsibility of the day-to-day implementation of the community mobilization components in FPPAC programme activities in five districts of the Karkaar region and district in Bari region - by leading coordination of CM activities with the MOH staffs at the health facilities and working closely with the district health management team. Organise community mobilization activities and assist in the management of CM information, in order to support the delivery of high quality, effective family planning and post abortion care (FPPAC).

Contract Duration: 9 months

Location: Gardho

Qualifications and Experience
* University degree in Public health /qualified Nurse or Midwife /another relevant field, or or with solid experience on demand creation.
* Three or more years’ experience in working within the community social mobilization and BCC activities on reproductive health.
* Training in Community mobilization/Behavioural change communication (BCC) /Communication for development (CD4).
* Experience in community mobilization/BCC activities on birth spacing and reproductive health.
* Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
* Strong organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
* Strong interpersonal and community mobilisation skills.
* Highly motivated, and flexible.
* Excellent computer skills particularly in MS word, excel and PowerPoint.
* Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description please visit our please visit our website.

The Application will close on 27th February, 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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