FSL Project Officer

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve their living standards of the child.


Position: FSL Officer

Location: Hodiedah

Grade: 4b

Contract Length: As per the budget

The Opportunity:

The Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Project Officer will manage the Project Assistants and will work in various locations of the project operational sites. She/he will oversee program activities in the targeted areas and will implement a high quality of day to day implementation of the project. With a focus towards livelihoods and food security disaster risk reduction and natural resource management, s/he will oversee the implementation of (Unconditional Cash Transfer or Distribution food baskets) activities or other modalities. S/he will ensure timely implementation, monitor work progress, and complete the handover process. The Officer will represent SCI during community meetings and ensure high quality projects are delivered. S/he will work alongside with MEAL staff in the field to effectively implement MEAL system for the project and adjust activities accordingly and ensure good success stories and case studies are developed regularly.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Key Areas of Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for FSL activities implementation in the targeted districts and supervise FSL assistants to carry a high quality implementation.
  • Discuss SCI and food security cluster (FSAC) beneficiaries selection criteria with government, local authorities, and community members to identify project beneficiaries.
  • Keep regular contacts with communities, to link them to SCI and ensure transparency and information sharing.
  • Responsible for compilation of accurate project data and sharing regular reports and updates to the FSL Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure correct (beneficiary selection, registration and verification process) procedures are followed by FSL Assistants.
  • Ensure FSL Assistants understand and check the quality of information collected.
  • Ensure any feedback from beneficiaries or target communities shared by FSL Assistants are appropriately responded to and raised to FSL Program Coordinator.
  • Works closely with community development committee to ensure effective coordination and ensure the most vulnerable people are targeted minimizing the inclusion or exclusion errors during the registration porecess.
  • Coordinate with Logistics, Finance, and MEAL teams to make sure they know exact distribution plans and beneficiary numbers so that cash/vouchers are available / redeemed in the required locations at the required times.
  • Supervise the distribution process, ensuring Save the Children standards and security procedures are followed.
  • Support the integration and communication with other sectors: WASH, CP, Health & Nutrition activities.
  • Compile data and share with relevant staff in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for generating lessons learned and success stories.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the line manager.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment across the Region to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

displays consistent excellent judgement



  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a discipline such as social sciences, agriculture, engineering, business administration, economics or other discipline relevant to urban/rural livelihoods.


Total Work Experience (In Yrs):

  • At least three years of experience working with I/NGOs on development projects.

Sector Experience (In Yrs):

  • At least two years experience in food security and livelihood interventions (food / commodity distribution, cash transfers, CFW).


  • High sense of responsibility.
  • Very good administrative , communication and organizational skills.
  • Solid understanding of project cycle management.
  • Background in Food Security Activities (Voucher/cash transfer, Food distribution, Agriculture, Monitoring, Assessment, etc).
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and occasionally insecure circumstances.
  • Ability to diplomatically and sensitively resolve conflicts within and between communities/stakeholders.
  • Very good written English and ability to write very good quality reports.
  • Very good at using Excel and other MS Office applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to represent SCI in meetings with local authorities and other stakeholders.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

“Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply”

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