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Assistant Officer – Galkacayo 57 views3 applications

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Job Description


General Objective

Under the overall guidance of the humanitarian program manager and Food Security and Livelihood Manager Senior Program, the assistant Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of food security and livelihood activities in the Mudug region in Puntland in accordance with the appropriate standards and will provide support to the Senior Program Officers and Food Security and Livelihood manager in identifying food security gaps. S/he is a full-time member of the CARE emergency staff in Puntland and will report to the Senior Program. S/he will engage beneficiary communities and coordinate with government ministries as well as national and international agencies to ensure most vulnerable people are served and that there is no overlap in the provision of humanitarian assistance.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

R1. Oversee Implementation of Emergency response

  • planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program at the field level to ensure the program is delivered according to plan – Effectively monitor and manage the project schedule
  • Overall implementation of program activities in the Field and coordinate with project stakeholder Local authority and Community Leaders
  • Verify if every beneficiary got his/her entitlement and provide feedback to the FSL Manager
  • Carry out participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate livelihood intervention.
  • Ensure integration of food assistance sector to other sectors within CARE programs.

R2: Beneficiary, identification, selection and registration

  • Work closely with the Senior Project Officers, local authorities and the community (Beneficiaries) to improve targeting of beneficiaries
  • Using the approved beneficiary selection criteria, organize and participate in the registration and verification processes for cash and other distribution.
  • Take an active role in the registration and verification of beneficiaries to ensure that the process is fair and Transparent
  • Ensure that the neediest/vulnerable members of the community are properly targeted reached and protected. At all times, ensure that women beneficiaries are well catered for.
  • Ensure the registration process is well planned and documented

R3. Field monitoring

  • Conduct field monitoring visits to communities at Project target Locations in Galkayo district in Mudug Region.
  • Compile success stories and challenges faced by the communities.
  • While in the field, gather information required for needs assessment for proposal development.

R5: Reporting

  • Prepare substantive, quality weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Ensure the reports are submitted on a timely basis to your supervisor

R6. Other

  • Work closely with staff in other regions
  • Notify the Food Security and Livelihood Manager any discrepancy, serious incident or any urgent information which may need immediate consideration regarding day-to-day project activities
  • Fulfil any additional assignments as deemed necessary by the organization.


Skills and Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Development Studies/ or any social science course


2-3 years of experience working for a Humanitarian Organization.

Technical Skills       

Soft skills, solving Problem skills, Interpersonal skills, and Effective Communication

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in one PDF document to

 by referring to the job title “(Assistant Officer-Galkacyo Somalia)” as the subject line of the email, latest on Saturday, 18th March 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 For more information about CARE and its programs, visit

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitation and abuse.

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