Deputy Head of Office

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published February 7, 2024
Location Garowe, Somalia
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


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 within the sub delegation; financial and human resources, Logistics, ICT, Information Management 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

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor`s Degree in Business Administration, Community Development, Logistics or equivalent qualification in a related field of study
6 years’ overall professional experience; experience working in the Humanitarian sector is a plus
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
Good understanding of ICRC operations and mandate is an asset
Excellent command of English and Somali language

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range.

Clearly indicate the position title Deputy Head of Office Garowe in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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