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Program Officer

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Job Title



Program Department


Program Manager/Program Director

Job Duration

1 Year



Closing Date

28 January 2023



PASOS is national non-governmental, non-for-profit making organization, served vulnerable humanitarian in need communities across southern & central Somalia. PASOS has changed and saved lives of 50 thousand households during the recent crisis stricken in Burhakaba district overing humanitarian complement support of food items, multipurpose cash, health, nutrition, water, hygiene and sanitation kids and yet to delivery to save lives of 1 million in crisis.


The Programme Assistant will be accountable and responsible for day-to-day program field implementation and managing community outreach activities to ensure efficient and effective sensitization, mobilization, target location selection, beneficiaries’ supervision, program supervision and participation of the targeted communities and other stakeholders

Organizational Specific Objectives

  • Alleviate poverty by improving economic status of vulnerable communities through enhanced food production by providing farm implements and inputs and diversification of income generating activities
  • enhance emergency response and livelihood crisis intervention through provision of Food/Cash/Non-food items Relief kits delivery, Livestock take-off /re-stocking, Water trucking to pastoralists and provision of temporary shelters.
  • Improve access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) conditions of the poor communities through construction and/or rehabilitation of water catchment dams, installing water tanks and construction of underground water tanks, provision of sanitation facilities and hygiene awareness training and promotion hygiene education.
  • Improve access to education by children and youth through provision of facilities, teaching and learning


  • Eradicate harmful cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriages.
  • Increase opportunities for youth and Adult to further their education through distance learning.
  • Improve health status of communities through health education; environmental cleanliness, hygiene promotion and increasing access to primary health and child care centers in area of operation.
  • Enhance environmental education, awareness and participation in environmental protection and conservation activities by the communities
  • Promote peaceful co-existence and proactively resolve conflicts
  • Empower the youth to contribute to the social, economic and political development of their community
  • Create awareness of issues surrounding children in difficult circumstances with particular regard to child abuse and neglect livelihood.


  • Prepare detailed action plans and ensure that Program is implemented in accordance with the work plans with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels
  • Liaise directly with community elders and local authorities, as well as other agencies operating in targeted programme sites regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities
  • Work closely with targeted communities to solve and mediate any conflicts that may arise within the course of programme implementation.
  • Ensure timely procurement, development, distribution and utilization of respective programme supplies
  • Identifying programme related training gaps, planning, implementation, ensuring quality of the training and write training reports.
  • Produce and implement monthly and quarterly plans in line with (Detailed implementation plan, procurement plans and phased budgets)
  • Assist line manager in tracking project expenditures to ensure budgets are strictly adhered in line with PASOS financial procedures
  • Provide field reports with regards to the programme implementation and challenges encountered to the respective line manager to ensure timely action is taken.
  • Line manage Programme Assistants, provide relevant support that they require on a regular basis, managing their performance, timesheets, annual leave & build their capacity.
  • Support the collection and documentation of the needs, impact and success stories
  • Preparation documentation guideline materials in different accessible formats for accountability, visibility and communication, with the purpose of promoting and disseminating of messages
  • Support and ensure the implementation of cross cutting issues (Participation, gender, safeguarding, and disability inclusion) by identifying risks, concerns and mainstreaming to programme implementation.


  • Deliver any programme trainings at the community level using agreed training protocols
  • Conduct regular meetings to capacity build, mentor, assist and supervise community structures, children clubs, parents and ensuring constant communication with all the beneficiaries
  • Conduct beneficiaries verification processes for all programme activities
  • Establish safe reporting and intersectoral referral mechanisms for children and families with protection concerns
  • Develop trust, tolerance and co-operation among beneficiary community members and local leaders.
  • Encourage and stimulate full participation by all community members; with special attention to those who are often forgotten, including, the disabled women and children, in community decision making.
  • Facilitate and monitor implementation of community level activities
  • Ensure the quality benchmarks for programme mobilization and sensitization are met
  • Work with the MEAL to set up programme complaint response mechanism
  • Collect programme data including registration, assessments, baselines, post distribution monitoring surveys and ensure appropriate case management information system.


Skills and Qualifications


  • 1st University degree in Project management, social sciences, Economics/ any other relevant field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 or more years’ experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and community mobilization skills.
  • Highly skilled in technical problem solved and excellent and patient
  • Highly motivated, and flexible.
  • Multi-cultural, can work with team with different interpersonal character, good character and respective
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Somali.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.


How to apply

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application quoting the position in the email subject matter,

by 28 January 2023.

Each application should be addressed to the HR manager based in Mogadishu and include the following:

  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees. Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. PASOS is an equal opportunity employer
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Howl-Wadaag District,
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