Somalia: Field Manager – Garowe

Background:

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central
Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of
livelihood, Governance, protection, GBV, WASH and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict
and drought affected people.

Scope of work:
Working under the supervision of Deputy Director of Operations, the Field Manager will play a pivotal role in managing the IRC Garowe program office. The person will ensure quality office administration, security management, managing field trips of the program staff and maintain close working relationship with relevant line ministries with the Puntland administration and other actors such as INGOs. The position will also contribute to program assessments undertaken by IRC in Puntland from time to time, monitor humanitarian and security trends and represent the IRC in relevant coordination forums.

Key parameters for success for the role include- flexibility, pro-activeness and problem solving, facilitating team work, cost effectiveness and seeking and providing clarity.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience working with a I/NGO in Somalia in a field office leadership role
  • Exposure and experience in various operations, finance, security and HR/ Admin systems and processes of international organizations
  • Strong skill set around organizing, operational management, representation and supervising staff
  • Ability to manage demanding workload and creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent computer skills, especially word, internet, excel and power point
  • Skills in English and Somali- both speaking & writing
  • Ability and willingness to work and travel in Garowe (south and north) and Puntland
  • University Degree/College diploma in the areas of social studies/ sciences

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