Health Project Officer

Closing date:

Health Project Officer ( 1 Position) Dhobley– 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.


Under the general guidance of the Health Project Manager, the Health officer will take the overall responsibility of the day-to-day implementation of the emergency and long-term health project activities in their respective areas by leading the coordination of health activities with the staffs at the health facilities and working closely with the hospital administrators and district health management team in the larger Afmadow district.

Reports to: Health Project Manager-Dhobley

Dimensions: Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $110million annual budget and staff over 650 staff.

***Staff directly reporting to this post**:* None but will provide technical oversight/ supervision for the Health administrators, facility in charges, and overall clinical staff together with the Ministry of Health in Afmadhow district.


Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Nursing or Public health. [Master’s degree in a relevant course will be an added value]


  • More than (3) year experience in primary health care implementation, and good clinical background.
  • Experience in Southern states health programmes particularly lower Jubba and overall Somalia health system.
  • Experience in community health program implementation, community strategy and working with community structures.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Experience of living and traveling in remote and insecure place
  • Understanding rights-based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safe Guarding policy.


  • Experience with Essential package of health services model/ approach (EPHS)
  • health interventions in the region
  • Experience with international NGOs.
  • Good command of English, and use of computer functions

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 close on 23rd May, 2022.

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.

Qualifiedfemale candidates are encouraged to apply*


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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