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.
DEPUTY HEAD OF SUB DELEGATION
About the Job
The Deputy Head of Sub Delegation operates within his/her area of responsibility within Somalia under the supervision of the Head of Sub Delegation, who is based in Nairobi. He/she analyses humanitarian, political and security environment, identifies humanitarian needs in the area of responsibility and defines the Sub Delegations’ operational strategies and objectives.
This is a resident/national position based in Garowe.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supports in implementation of sound and strategic decisions within the Sub Delegation
In coordination with the respective Heads of Department implements and monitors operational issues, programmes and activities within the region
Supports in development and implementation of the sub-delegation’s security rules, in line with the overall security framework established by the delegation
Provide analysis of the security environment and related risks and suggests measures and supervises their implementation
Represents the ICRC externally and contributes to building the necessary understanding, acceptance and support of the ICRC amongst the various interlocutors
Facilitates the collection of protection-related information from the local community and implements the relevant protection activities in coordination with respective departments
Maintains constructive relations with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) branch and sub-branches
Supervises and follows-up all administrative, HR and finance related matters of the office and ensures adherence to the relevant procedures
Supports the Communication department’s missions and initiatives
Manages and continuously monitors performance for staff working under his/her responsibility
Provides timely, accurate reports and generates statistical data related to office/operational activities
Minimum qualifications and required competencies
University degree in Business Administration or relevant qualification in a related field
At least 8 years’ professional experience in a similar field of activity
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
Experience in security management in a volatile context
Proven 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
Highly proactive, decisive and diplomatic individual required
Good understanding of ICRC operations and mandate is an asset
Experience in managing a multidisciplinary team
Advanced level computer skills
Excellent command of English and Somali languages
A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organisation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 2nd January 2020. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message. Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.
NOTE THAT ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED
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 email@example.com.
SOURCE: DEPUTY HEAD OF SUB DELEGATION GAROWE