Somalia: Deputy Project Manager


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Role Purpose:
The Deputy Project Manager will assist the Programme Manager in ensuring the effective implementation and supervision of the NORAD FRAMEWORK project, and representation of project activities as required and/or designated by the programme manager in Puntland. This will be achieved through the provision of leadership and technical support to programme staff and partners within the designated area(s) of responsibility for the post.

In the absence of the Programme Manager the post holder will manage the NORAD FRAMEWORK team and respective project activities as they relate to the project in Puntland

Contract Duration: 11 Months

Location: Garowe


* A degree in Education, Social Science, Childhood Development, community Development is requirement for this position, a diploma with more 6 years of working experience in similar integrated programming on education, and child protection may be accepted in lieu of the Degree.
* Minimum of 4 years’ experience in working with international NGO’s on education and protection related work is mandatory for this position. Previous child protection work and background will be treated as added advantage.
* Proven Knowledge of the minimum standards of child protection and education in emergencies is requirement for this position.
* Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.
* Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals.
* Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in politically and culturally sensitive environments.
* Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
* Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment
* Familiarity with Sphere guidelines and other humanitarian standards, such as Red Cross Code of Conduct
* Experience of supervising and motivating field staff
* Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
* Representational and advocacy skills
* Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.

* Strong commitment to children and their right to and need for education and protection.
* Strong training capacity for duty-bearers and right-holders
* Knowledge of technical report writing and communication skills.
* Knowledge of Child Friendly education and/or Learner Centred Teaching
* Ability to meet deadlines.
* Knowledge of psychosocial approaches and disaster risk interventions

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

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