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AGRONOMIST – Mogadishu, Somalia

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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.



Fixed Term – 6 months

About the Job

The Agronomist is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Economic Security Agro activities and resources within the area of responsibility (AoR). S/He analyses the agricultural situation of the AoR, conducts Agro needs assessments and plans EcoSec agro interventions in consultation with the respective field management, technical supervisor and EcoSec team in Nairobi. S/He implements the EcoSec Agro activities according to department/ delegation objectives, agreed budget frame and plan of action (PoA) and reports on the progress of the programme as required.

This is a national/resident position based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts needs assessments in the AoR by using the standard EcoSec Agro approach and internally established tools for Agro program and procedures

Formulates proposal drafts for Agro projects including SMART indicators, expected outputs/ outcomes, plan of action (PoA) and project budget, based on the internally established tools and procedures

Provides advice on the composition of the Agro assessment team and coordinates the activities of the assessment team

Ensures adequate communication and coordination with other assistance departments in planning and conducting of needs assessments

Ensures that the Agro projects implementation is carried out in line with the set objectives, timeframe, allocated budget and the internally adopted coordination mechanisms

In close coordination with the respective field management and technical supervisor, participates actively in selection of priority/ activity areas and individual projects and formulation of monthly and quarterly implementation plans

Organises and supervises the selection of Agro beneficiaries by following the criteria attributed to a project, while minimizing the risks of conflict situations with target population and other stakeholders

Maintains up to date information on the EcoSec agricultural situation in his AoR, analyses and compiles the relevant data on the context concerning livelihoods, agriculture and markets, including local historical, social, political and other aspects pertinent to the program implementation

Uses a participatory approach during field visits and interactions with communities and other stakeholders

Conducts regular monitoring of the EcoSec agro interventions in the AoR based on the internally established tools and procedures

Conducts response analysis of different EcoSec Agro interventions (SWOT approach), associated risks and mitigation measures, including appropriateness and feasibility aspects and provides support to other involved staff when required

Debriefs enumerators’ teams and compiles their feedback on the data collection exercises

Provides support/ coaching to the teams of the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) involved in the monitoring process

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or related field

4 years’ experience in a similar field of activity

Excellent knowledge of political, security, social and cultural of the assigned environment

Excellent, reporting, presentation, analytical and networking skills

Ability to make quick, sound decisions when faced with highly challenging and sensitive matters

Good understanding of ICRC operations and mandate is an asset

Excellent command of English and Somali language

Computer proficiency especially 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 sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 11th April 2021. Clearly indicate Agronomist Mogadishu – 6 months in the subject line of your email message.


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 sokrecruitment@icrc.org.

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