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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 Economic Security (ECOSEC) Generalist conduct assessment, registration, monitoring and evaluation activities, including the provision of guidance and coaching of the EcoSec Field Officers (ECOSEC FOs) in data collection and analysis and reporting. S/he is responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual planning of MEI interventions in priority areas of the sub-delegations and its antennas and is also involved in the budget planning, follow ups and overall reporting.

This is a national/resident position based in Nairobi with the frequent travel to Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manages the overall implementation of MEI projects in Somalia in line with the adopted strategy and standard operating tools and procedures

Ensures that the implementation of projects is in line with the adopted monthly, quarterly and annual operational plans and budgets

Monitors general economic and food security situation in Somalia and related trends, particularly in the priority areas of the delegation

Provides regular updates on the findings of the economic and food security monitoring and proposes the relevant action and response

Conducts field assessments, monitoring and evaluation activities based on the internal needs, adopted strategy and procedures

Supervises, guides and coaches the EcoSec FOs and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) Relief and Livelihood Teams (RLT) involved in Micro Economic Initiatives (MEI) implementation on the key aspects of the project cycle

Conducts data collection and analysis on MEI project, coaches involved field teams in this regard for specific interventions, and adjusts the data collection and analysis tools as required

Monitors and provides the support on the community engagement of the involved EcoSec FOs and RLT and ensures integration of good practices for accountability towards beneficiaries

Documents the lessons learned based on the monitoring findings and uses these to propose the adjustments at technical and strategic levels

Ensures adequate coordination at the field level with the EcoSec FOs, field management, RLT branch teams, other ECOSEC team members and with other departments on the integration of MEI projects within the overall program/delegation strategy

Conducts response analysis of different interventions (SWOT approach), associated risks and mitigation measures, including appropriateness and feasibility aspects

Acts as a focal person of EcoSec at the field level within the rapid deployment teams (coordination, assessments, design, response and monitoring) in situations of emergency preparedness and response

Monitors the progress of specific interventions and overall project against the pre-set objectives, operational plans and budget, makes necessary adjustments and provides regular reports on the monitoring findings as per the internal procedures

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor`s degree in Economics, Development studies, Sociology, Agriculture or Veterinary science

6 years’ overall experience, including 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar field of activity

Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of humanitarian assistance and emergency relief

Proven experience and skills in using data collection and analysis

Excellent analytical, negotiation and communication skills

Proven team management, coaching and team motivation skills

Project management experience

Excellent knowledge of political, social, economic and cultural aspects in Somalia

Excellent command of written and spoken English and Somali

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, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and expected salary range. The closing date is  15th June 2021. Clearly indicate the position title ECOSEC Generalist (MEI Specialist), Nairobi in the subject line of your email.

Email Address:  sokrecruitment@icrc.org


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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