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

We Offer

· 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


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 2nd January 2020. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message. Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.


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.*