(FAS) Programme Assistant

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published May 24, 2023
Location Mogadishu, Somalia
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


The Armed Forces and Security (FAS) Programme Assistant supports the implementation of the objectives of the Delegation in relation with the armed and security forces by carrying out FAS activities. S/he maintains contact with authorities, mainly military and security forces and participates in meetings with different interlocutors within the region in a supporting role.

This is a national/resident position based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supports the delegation in understanding arms-carrier structures at federal, regional, and local level
Creates, develops, and maintains a networks within the military and security forces or other relevant external interlocutors
Represents the ICRC at his/her level of expertise with international humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law (IHRL) and ICRC activities including briefings and training of arms carriers
Supports the delegation in forces and security (FAS) related matters within his/her level of expertise
Regularly provides analysis on military and security matters of relevance
Organizes meetings and contacts under the direction of FAS Delegate and the Deputy Head of Sub delegation, applying the relevant administrative and logistics procedures
Prepares minutes following FAS meetings and contributes to written reporting, interpretation, and translation
Collects and shares information in written and verbal briefs on military and security activities to enhance the Delegates understanding of the environment and humanitarian implications, trends, and responses

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, international relations or any other related field of study
Five (5) years professional experience in a similar field; specialized security training and experience
Knowledge of political and security situations within the country; specially armed forces and security activities
Ability to network, represent the organization externally and engage in dialogue with senior stakeholders
Knowledge of International humanitarian law/international human rights law is desirable

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 FAS Programme Assistant Mogadishu in the subject line of your email message.

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