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SNAP Project Manager – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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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 the 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: SNAP Project Manager

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

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Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Monday 10th May 2021 @ 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.

JOB TITLE   SNaP Project Manager

Child Protection & CRG Prog. Manager


CP Officer

LOCATION: Hargeisa with regular travel to project sites in Somaliland

Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.


The SNaP Manager will assist the CRG/CP Programme Manager in developing, planning, implementing, monitoring, reporting and coordinate its works of child protection program activities in Somaliland. The Manager will lead the implementation of Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms Project that aims:

  • Enhancing civic engagement to support gender equality for women and girls
  • Improving knowledge of and attitudes to gender discriminatory social norms such as female genital mutilation and child marriage
  • Increasing social and economic empowerment of women and girls

The Manager is expected to manage a project officer and also technically supports three additional project officers and project focal point from the local implementing partner and hence expected to possess extensive professional knowledge and experience in project management and child protection and proven track record in mentoring and developing project staff. The post holder will play a key role in establishing and maintaining sound working relationships and partnerships with local partner and government counterpart and other civil society organizations.

Key areas of accountabilities:

Programme development and implementation

·       Initiate, lead, organise and undertake (as applicable) together with other child protection team needs assessments and surveys that form the basis for initiating or developing new projects in relation to child protection, prevention/protecting children against harmful practices, violations, neglect, and abuse.  

·       With support from the Child Protection Manager and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:

o   Enhancing civic engagement to support gender equality for women and girls

o   Improving knowledge of and attitudes to gender discriminatory social norms such as female genital mutilation and child marriage

o   Increasing social and economic empowerment of women and girls

o   Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families

o   Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV)

o   Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm

o   Integration of child protection and gender in to other core sectors.

·       Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).

·       With support from the CP/CRG P. Manager prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

·       With support from the CP/CRG P. Manager with the HR team, identify technical staffing needs in Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality and Empowerment and support rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.

·       With support from the CP/CRG P. Manager identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.

MEAL Activities and Project Reporting:

·       With support from the MEAL team put in place an M & E plan for the SNaP Project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection field staff in carrying out the work. Where possible, use the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.

·       With support from the MEAL put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.

·       Ensure that SCI local partners in Somaliland submit timely and adequate project technical and financial reports as per the reporting requirements

·       Together with appropriate finance/grant management staff verify completeness/ appropriateness of partners’ financial report before compilation and submission to donors

Capacity Building:

·       Identify learning and training opportunities for project staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.

·       Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process

·       Manage the performance of all direct reports in Child protection through: effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations; coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities; recognition and rewards for outstanding performance; documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvement work plans

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

·       Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums including the Child Protection Working Group, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.

·       With support from the Lead Child Protection Manager and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.

·       Contribute to communications and media work as required.

Budget Holding/Management

·       Act as primary budget holder of the Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality and Empowerment in Somalia (CHANGES) project in Somaliland

·       Take part in preparation of child protection project budget

·       Prepare project cash flows and manage project budget as per SCI minimum standards and donors’ requirements

·       Monitor project budget utilisation (budget/expenditure) against project implementation progress and propose necessary adjustments and/or actions


·       Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


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

·    Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach

·    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

Achieving results effectively:

·    Ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls

·    Establishes staff engagement mechanisms

·    Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term

·    Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results

·    Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources

·    Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

·    Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders

·    Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice

·    Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance


·       Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·       Willing to take disciplined risks


·       Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

·    Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses

·    Makes positive statements about work

·    Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution

·    Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development



·       Education to BSc/BA level in Social Work, Human rights, International Relations, Development Studies or similar or equivalent field experience.

·       Recommended a minimum of 5 years of relevant hands on experience in managing child protection projects in the context of both emergency and development

·       Previous experience of managing team and project management

·       Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.

·       Experience in training and capacity building, particularly in strengthening various duty bearers’ response to child protection and on child protection issues.

·       Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts

·       Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability

·       Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.

·       Proven experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff

·       Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports

·       Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

·       A high level of written and spoken English

·       The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.

·       Commitment to and understanding of child rights and the aims and principles of SC.

·       Must speak in Somali language fluently  

Application procedures:

Interested candidates are required to apply through the below link


Applications will close on 10th Of May 2021.

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