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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 Deputy Head of Office supports the Head of Office in the management of the office and in the implementation of ICRC programs in accordance to the pre-defined strategies and objectives for the region.

This is a national/resident position based in Garowe,

Duties and Responsibilities

Supports in the analysis of the humanitarian, political and security environment with an aim of identifying humanitarian needs in the area of responsibility, and in defining the office’s operational strategies and objectives

Monitors operational issues, programmes and activities under his/her responsibility, in coordination with the respective heads of department

Facilitates the collection of protection-related information from the local community and implements the relevant protection activities in coordination with respective departments

In liaison with the Head of Office represents the ICRC externally through interacting or coordination with several external stakeholders, humanitarian actors, international community and donors

Supports in formulation and implementation of the office’s security rules in line with the overall security framework

Oversees all internal support functions of the office, encompassing financial and human resources, Logistics, ICT, Information Management (IM) and administrative office management and determines priorities between the various functions under his/her supervision

Supervises the Finance & Administration, Logistics and Information Technology teams and ensures adherence to the relevant procedures

Monitors the Performance Management & Development (PMD) activities for employees under his/her supervision, ensures that job descriptions are up to date, plans and coordinates the annual leave whilst ensuring continuity of the operations throughout the year

Supports the employees under supervision in their personal development by coaching and advising them on the available internal and external training and development programmes

Ensures timely and accurate internal reporting

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification in a related field of study

6 years’ overall professional experience, at least 2 years in a similar level

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

Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related protection issues

Excellent leadership and management skills

Excellent, reporting, analytical, negotiation and presentation skills

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

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 expected salary range. The closing date is 7th December 2020. Clearly indicate the position title Deputy Head of Office Garowe in the subject line of your email.

Click on the job application link below before you submit your application on email.

Job Application link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DY2H72J

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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