Social Transfer Advisor (FMS)

Country: Somalia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 15 Jul 2021

Social Transfer Advisor (FMS)-Galmudug*Somali-National only*

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Reports to: Junior MoLSA SAGAL Advisor

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 600 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bossaso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in southern states). 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.

ROLE PURPOSE: The Social Transfer Advisor (STA) for the Federal Member States (FMS) will be responsible for the liaison and monitoring of the SAGAL Social Cash Transfer, the daily liaison and coordination at the FMS-level, development partners, and other key stakeholders of the project to facilitate effective delivery of project activities and to achieve overall project objectives. The STA will be based in the FMS designated ministry in the FMS capital to coordinate and liaise with the Cash Consortium and other stakeholders supporting project delivery. The STA will collaborate with the Junior MoLSA SAGAL Advisor based at the SAGAL Social Transfer Coordination Unit (SSTCU) in MoLSA FGS.


  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: development studies, social work or care,

    management, public administration or business administration or any other relevant fields.


  • 5 years of relevant working experience at the national or international level in project/programme coordination and management areas including humanitarian organizations, international NGOs, and government.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Somalia development agenda, mechanisms and principles of social protection, safety net programs and intra-governmental processes desired. Willingness toundertake in training on safety nets and social protection.
  • Proven skills and ability in effectively communicating with and coordinating across diverse groups of stakeholders, including project staff, partners, government authorities, private sector and communities.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills in Somali and English, including the ability to communicate proactively with key stakeholders, correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately. The candidate will demonstrate openness in sharing information.
  • Readiness and proven ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Complete fluency and writing skills in Somali and English

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Application will be close on 15st July 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

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