Project Officers (2 Positions) – Baidoa, Somalia

Somali Children Welfare and Rights Watch (SCWRW)

Project Officers (2 Positions) – Baidoa, Somalia









Terms of Reference

Organization: Somali Children Welfare and Rights Watch (SCWRW)

Country: Somalia

Duty Station: BAIDOA and HUDUR -Somalia

Job Title: 2 Project Officers

Posting Period:

Closing date: 26-April 2021

Start Date: 30-April 2021

Duration of Initial Contract: One year with possible extension


Reports to: Project Coordinator


Somali Children Welfare and Rights Watch is a local humanitarian, non- political, non-profit and non-governmental independent organization, which is dedicated to Promote Somali Children. SCWRW not only advocates all important child rights that have not been obtained by the children during the over decade civil conflicts and the existence of the former regime, but also expresses its role of restoration the normal life of the children in particular the distressed and disadvantage ones in the collaboration stakeholders. Due to our long operational history, we have established positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including national government, local authorities, donors, international and local NGOs, as well as the trust and acceptance of the communities themselves.


General Role:

Programme Development & Planning

1.1 ensure the day to day activity implementation of Child protection and GBV Project activities for Baidoa and Hudur at the national strategic level as detailed in the CP thematic programme documents.

1.2 Ensure that SCWRW and its partners implement project activities in a most efficient, effective and sustainable manner

1.3 Participate in the drafting of the plan documents and in their dissemination both internally within SCWRW and to external partners.

Specific Requirement:

2.1 Work closely with UNICEF and provide support for International and local NGO partners of the project and community structures in implementing project activities.

2.2 Increase social and economic empowerment of women, boys and girls in the project target areas.

2.3 Work with Project coordinator and local partners to design appropriate support services to meet the social, legal and psychosocial needs of the vulnerable children identified.

2.4 Establish links with other NGOs and local actors to develop appropriate Child protection/GBV referral mechanisms that enhance timely and effective delivery of services for vulnerable children.

2.5 Facilitate a process for the consultation and involvement of children of different age groups (ensuring equal representation of boys and girls and children from marginalized communities especially the disabled) in all programme activities.

2.6 Support the awareness raising activities and community mobilization to invite parents, community leaders and children to participate in CP/GBV Project activities.

Training and mobilization

3.1 Participate in the development of the training materials and documentation required to deliver the programme.

3.2 Participate in the delivery of technical training for SCWRW staff, local NGO partners and community structures including children’s groups. This will include delivering or facilitating specific sessions or topics and, where appropriate, coordinating a complete workshop.

3.3 Provide ongoing technical support and advice, mentoring and coaching to the staff of partner agencies and community based structures in the specialist skills,

competencies and methodologies required for the effective delivery of protection services.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

4.1 Participate in the monitoring of project activities and the performance of project staff, with particular reference to determining the effectiveness of Somali Children Welfare and Rights Watch’s work and the impact in the lives of children. This will include both field visits and the desk analysis of statistical data and documentation.

4.2 Participate in internal and external meetings as determined by management in consultation with the post holder.

4.3 Ensure that all programme data is properly and regularly collected, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the UNICEF and the Program manager.

4.4 Prepare regular internal and external reports on the specific areas of the programme for which the post holder has direct responsibility.

4.5 Responsible for the production of the overall monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Other Duties

5.1 Be aware of SCWRW’s key Policies and Procedures, including Child Protection, and act in a manner consistent with their requirements and the specific responsibilities of the post.

5.2 Undertake any training required to meet the objectives of the post.

5.3 Undertake any other duties of an equivalent nature as determined by Management of the Organization following consultation with the post holder.

Delivering Results(Skilled)

Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources. Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others. Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision. Understands the link between their work and the organization’s objectives. Problem Solving And

Decision Making(Skilled)

Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and

timely decisions. Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or no longer reasonably attainable. Knows when to involve others in

a decision Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making. Simplifies processes and procedures whenever possible. Working Effectively With Others(Skilled). Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with. Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities. Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups. Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximize impact.


Because SCWRW’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. SCWRW Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Education Requirement

BSc in project management, Public Administration, BA, Developmental Studies or related field.

Proven 3 yearsof experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role.

Experience in project management, from conception to delivery.

An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans.

Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management.

Teamwork skills.

Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control.

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Planner.

Ability to foster effective collaboration on multi-sector programs.

Evidence of strong, proactive leadership in complex multi-stakeholder contexts.

Language Skills: Fluent in English Language and Somali Language especially Mai dialect

Application Submission

Interested applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the following

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SCWRW is an equal opportunity employer.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


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