Junior SAGAL Advisor – MoLSA At Save the Children

Junior SAGAL Advisor – MoLSA -Mogadishu Somali-National only

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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.

Reports to: Senior 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 Junior MoLSA SAGAL Advisor (SMSA) will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration for the SAGAL Social Cash Transfer Coordination Unit (SSCTCU), the daily liaison and coordination with FMS, the operational issues with the Consortium Management Unit, and partners, donors and other key stakeholders of the project while also holding primary responsibility for organization and operations. The JMSA will report to the Senior MoLSA SAGAL Advisor (SMSA) and will coordinate and liaise with the Social Transfer Advisors for the Federal Member States.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in successfully supporting or assisting programs in cash, nutrition, health, education, or other development field.
  • Proven record of knowledge, experience in working with the Federal Government of Somalia and development partners.
  • Strong public sector experience, and/or private sector experience is desirable.
  • Firsthand knowledge of Somalia and sensitivity to the underlying social, economic and cultural context in particular.
  • Demonstrated organization, initiative, and time management skills.
  • Proven experience in coordinating, cooperating and negotiating with high level Government officials, donor partners and diverse local stakeholders.
  • Complete fluency and writing skills in Somali and English.

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 11st April 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

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