Field Manager- Burao

Field Manager (Burao) – National Position

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.

Role Purpose: To assume responsibility for the overall management of the Burao field office. This includes overseeing programme activities, support functions such as finance, administration, HR, logistics and security, all field staff, security policy, and managerial representation of Save the Children International at regional level.

Your management of an effective, productive, and safe field office in Burao will play a key role in the expansion of Save the Children programmes in Somalia/Somaliland to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

Contract Duration: 2 Years

Location: Burao

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in a relevant academic discipline
  • Minimum three years practical experience managing a large programme in a complex emergency context, with a particular focus on [health, livelihoods, child protection, education, nutrition, or food security], in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body.
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks, and responsibilities.
  • Highly developed research, analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities.
  • Sound financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting.

The Application will close on 16th July 2022

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

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.


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