DANIDA Project Coordinator

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Somalia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 30 Jan 2021

Danida Project Coordinator - Baidoa - Somali-National only

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.


The Project Coordinator will be ensuring the effective implementation and supervision of Project activities in Baidoa. The incumbent will assume all the responsibility of the project management through provision of leadership and technical support to project staff and partners within the designated area(s) of responsibility for the post.


Reports to (Operationally): Field Manager (direct line Manag*er)*

Reports to (Technically): Education Programme manager and Deputy CP/CRG managers

Staff reporting to this post: Danida project Officers based Baidoa.


Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 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 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest



  • A degree in Education, Social Science, community Development, a diploma with more than 5 years of working experience in similar integrated programming on education, CP and DRR is acceptable.
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in working with international NGO's on education and CP related work is mandatory for this position.
  • Proven Knowledge of the minimum standards of Education and Child protection 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 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.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Application will be close on 29th January 2021.

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

How to apply:

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