DEPUTY HEAD OF OFFICE GAROWE

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

DEPUTY HEAD OF OFFICE

GAROWE

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 a Degree 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

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