FSL Officer Training and Skill Development

  • Contract
  • Nineveh

Save the children


Life Skills Training Officer is a primary level field based position under the direct supervision of Field Manager. S/He will be responsible for day to day implementation, reporting and documentation of life skills training activities in Dohuk, Diyala and Mosul with technical support from FSL Coordinator. The position holdre will work closely with MEAL, Child Protection, Education and Supply Chain team.

Direct Reports to: Child Protection Coordinator
Indirect/ Technical Report: FSL Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: None
Other Internal Contacts: MEAL, CP, Education and Supply Chain

•    Preparation of detail implementation plan for life skills trainings component of project with monthly and weekly breakdown of activities. Integration with Education and CP team for implementation planning and execution.
•    Monitor progress against program work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential  delays. Weekly reporting on progress
•    Identification of potential youth group along with education team for life skills training around five domains of Save the Children Life Skills for Success Common Approach.
•    Participate in designing and leading the collection and analysis of data on relevant trainings and any follow up with participants.
•    Deliver life skills components of trainings as necessary, based on direction and curriculum developed/ adopted by Save the Children.
•    Working closely with youth identified facilitators and act as a focal person for organizing training to youth beneficiaries.
•    Regular field visits, meeting with youth beneficiaries and follow up to ensure that program activities are in line with SOPs and donor compliances.
•    Establish and maintain contact and productive working relationships with community representatives, local and international organizations, beneficiaries and employers as related to life skill development.
•    Coordinate with MEAL team for parallel monitoring of activities as well as post training evaluation.
•    Keep record of all required documents related to Life Skills training program, beneficiary selection, training and post training evaluation.
•    Work collaboratively with SCI’s logistics and finance staff as required to process Purchase Requests (PR) for life skills training component.
•    Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
•    Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

•    Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
•    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself and team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
•    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues and external partners and stake holders
•    Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
•    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
•    displays consistent excellent judgement


•    Bachlors degree in economics, management sciences or livelihoods related fields.
•    At least two years proven experience of youth livelihoods program implementation.
•    Implementation and organizing life skills training is a plus.
•    Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
•    Experience and understanding of gender sensitive programing.
•    Good understanding of community engagement and social cohesion.
•    Good understanding of humanitarian principles and don no harm.
•    Understanding and commitment to Save the Children aims, values, and principles
•    Works well in and promotes teamwork, strong community outreach skills, detail oriented, honest, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
•    Strong sense of integrity

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
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.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

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

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Location: Mosul
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: May 31, 2022

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