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ACCM Assistant – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save


Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Hargeisa

Position: ACCM Assistant

Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Hargeisa

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent

to URL Link: https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200005FC&lang=en

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Sunday 27th September 2020 @ 11:59pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required





TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality,

LOCATION:  Hargeisa



POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


Save the Children in Somaliland implements various programmes/ projects to support both vulnerable communities in emergencies and in development of Somaliland. The Communications Assistant will play significant role for meeting the information and communication needs of Save the Children interventions in Somaliland, including increasing and/or standardizing visibility and ensuring consistent program communications. The function will assist the collection, sharing of information and communication products including sitreps, case studies, success studies, programme success stories and programme photos. Under the supervision of Commutations Coordinator, the function will ensure compliance with SC’s communications and media guidelines and protocols in relation to external and internal communication. The Function will also assist the preparation and dissemination of internal updates from projects


Reports to: Area ACCM Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia/Somaliland for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices across all Federal States. In 2018, we reached 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (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, NORAD and DANIDA being some of our largest.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None


To assist the development of communication materials to support the achievement of Save the Children Somaliland programs

Support in the compilation design and dissemination of information and communication material on SCI programs in Somaliland.

To assist the efforts of advocacy and policy work in Somaliland

Under the supervision of Area ACCM Manager to raise the visibility and profile of donor funded projects in line with the global communications and donor visibility strategy

Support the ACCM Team administrative documentation in Somaliland.

Research and monitor developments of external issues of significance to Save the Children’s programming in Somaliland (including but not limited to through media monitoring) and circulate analysis of these to relevant stakeholders.




Review case studies/outcome stories and process to next level of approval.

Assist with external editors, designers and printers to develop quality documents for SCI programmes in Somaliland and ensure the standardization of the SCI Brand in Somaliland.

Liaise closely with Communications, photography/video teams and programme teams to ensure coordination of activities on the ground – photos and videos are captured, proper consent forms are signed, and that log lists and captions are recorded.

Assist and contribute the production of the situation reports for emergency/humanitarian projects in Somaliland

Keep Area ACCM Manager updated with regard of visibility and media related issues.

Develop information products on emergency response and development projects as required. Other tasks assigned by the line manager

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance

and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others Future orientated, thinks strategically


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency



Degree in Development studies, Journalism or requisite experience

At least 1 year of proven experience in communications work, preferably in NGOs work Excellent writing and oral skills

Knowledge of Desk top publishing, printing and publishing

Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a diverse multi-ethnic team

Excellent time management, organizational abilities, and proven capacity to work to deadlines under pressure Experience and ability to work with teams

Knowledge and willingness to adhere to SC policies with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities, gender, fraud and dishonesty policy etc

Willing and able to travel 30% of the time within Somaliland

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:-


Closing Date will be 27th September 2020

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