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Detention Health Field Officer – Mogadishu, Somalia

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  • Post date:24 Nov 2021
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Job Description


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose 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 Detention Health Field Officer (HFO) is the focal point for all matters related to health in places of detention. The HFO for places of detention works under the direct supervision of the Detention Health Delegate.

This is a grade B2 national/resident position based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the definition of the detention strategy and to the implementation of activities to improve conditions and treatment in the priority places of detention
  • Participates in detention visits and contributes to the regular reporting
  • In liaison with the Detention Health Delegate, supports in the development of an action plan for the Somalia health in detention file
  • Supports in relaunching working modalities with the relevant authorities and any other stakeholders working in places of detention
  • Supports in discussions for the development and implementation of round tables to strengthen the health system in detention regarding the adaptation of management guidelines, training modules for the health staff, support with basic medical supplies and development of COVID 19 prevention strategy
  • Develops a training program in an identified area, according to specific needs and ICRC standard guidelines to health employees
  • Develops and maintains strong networks with the relevant interlocutors
  • Organizes and represents the Detention Health Delegate in relevant health meetings and liaises with external actors
  • Provides translations for other health colleagues during meetings or in hospital activities
  • Collects and analyses data in collaboration with the ICRC data manager
  • Submits timely reports on issues arising during the implementation of the program
  • Provides regular reports on needs assessments and ongoing activities
  • Ensures timely supply of medical and non-medical supplies

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Health-related field
  • At least 4 years’ experience in Outpatient Department (OPD) and Primary Health Care (PHC) with a strong focus on implementation of Health Programs in new areas
  • Significant knowledge of public health assessment methodologies, including design, implementation, analysis and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali
  • Sound knowledge of political, social and cultural affairs of the assigned environment
  • Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite

We Offer

  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 6th December 2021. Clearly indicate the position title Detention Health Field Officer Mogadishu in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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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