Re-advertisement – Social Protection Technical Specialist, Somalia Country Office
Save the Children works closely with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and other stakeholders in Somalia, in support of a government owned and led approach to social protection and the rollout of the Somalia Social Protection Policy and the Somalia Social Protection Implementation Plan. The Social Protection Technical Specialist will work closely with MoLSA and other key stakeholders to support the design and piloting of safety nets and social protection schemes, to ensure they are child sensitive and are intentionally designed to make strong contributions to building the social contract in Somalia. This position offers a unique opportunity to provide strategic advisory and support on the design of high-profile government-owned pilots, and work with a variety of government, local and international stakeholders to shape the way forward for inclusive social protection schemes for Somali women, men, girls and boys.
The Social Protection Technical Specialist will ensure that all social protection programming is of excellent technical quality and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy. The role will provide technical advice in the design and implementation of social protection programming, which includes the piloting of safety nets, shock response mechanisms and the provision of capacity strengthening, advisory, policy and planning support to government stakeholders. The Technical Specialist will ensure child sensitivity is prioritised in all programming and will work with teams across field offices to building capacity. They will work collaboratively to develop relevant high-quality project proposals that meet the needs of Somali people. The Social Protection Specialist must be willing to embrace a child rights programming approach and represent Save the Children in national and global forums and technical working groups.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Qualifications and Experience
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