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22 Feb 2019


Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose ICRC  exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.



About the Job

The Deputy Head of Sub Delegation (DHoSD) Baidoa assists and supports the Head of Sub Delegation in the management of the Sub Delegation, initiates activities focused on ICRC objectives and is in charge and accountable for the implementation and monitoring of Security, Administration and Logistics activities within Baidoa Sub Delegation. He/she ensures operational efficiency and adequate reporting on the programs within the region.

This is a National/Resident position based in Baidoa, Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contributes to the analysis of the humanitarian, political and security environment in order to identify humanitarian needs in the area of responsibility (AoR) and to the definition of the delegation’s operational strategies and objectives

In coordination with the respective heads of department implements and monitors operational issues, programmes and activities under his/her responsibility

Supports in implementation of sound and strategic decisions within the Sub Delegation

Contributes to the promotion of a good internal communication among all departments, both technical and managerial, and to the consolidation of an ICRC multidisciplinary approach in the framework of the ICRC humanitarian action within the region Ensures adequate representation of the ICRC at various levels, interacting or coordinating with a number of stakeholders;

Local authorities, Humanitarian actors, International community and Donors

Contributes to the definition and implementation of the Sub Delegation security rules in line with the overall security framework established by the Delegation

Supervises and follows-up all Administrative, HR and Financial matters of the office and ensures adherence to the relevant procedures

Ensures timely and accurate internal reporting

Leads the team within the region monitoring their performance end ensuring they are well equipped in terms of skills, knowledge and competencies

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Political Science or relevant qualification in a related field

At least 8 years’ progressive experience in a similar field in a humanitarian environment

Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of humanitarian activities, emergency relief and related protection programs

Proven management, analytical and negotiation skills and a problem solving attitude Experience in leading a team and building strong relations with external contacts

A strong sense of responsibility, commitment and work ethics Experience in project management and strategic planning

Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively within a team environment Excellent command of English and Somali languages

Good knowledge of the social, economic and political affairs of the assigned region

Possessing a strong degree of honesty and integrity, and a solid sense of ethics including the ability to appropriately handle confidential information

Proficiency in MS Office Suite

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 14th March 2019. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message. Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to

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