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Administration Officer – (1 Position) Open to Somali Nationals 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.


Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia/Somaliland and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $100million annual budget turnover, more than 70 active awards at any time and over 650 staff.


The position holder will ensure efficient operations and procedures at the Mogadishu Office to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. This will include management of SCI’s Administrative policy/systems development, implementation & review, maintenance & management, lease agreement management, build the capacity of the admin team, visa & travel facilitation, relevant communication & liaison, provision of efficient and proactive administration support and other administration support activities at the Mogadishu office


Reports to: Admin Coordinator

Staff Reporting to this post: Admin Assistant, cook,& Cleaners

Budget Responsibilities: N/A


  • University Degree or Higher Diploma in Business Administration.



  • Minimum 2 years administration experience in large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body.
  • Strong planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks, and responsibilities.
  • Experience in dealing with Immigration, relevant gov’t authorities and others as appropriate
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of administration and ensuring the most effective support;
  • High level of maturity, and strong people management skills, with experience in a multicultural and diverse team;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Complying with and promoting all Save the Children International Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety

How to apply

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Application will be closed on 1st  May 2023

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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