About the Job

The Deputy Head of office supports the Head of office (HoO) in management of the Baidoa 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 Baidoa.

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 departments

· 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 HoO, represents the ICRC externally through interacting or coordination with several external stakeholders, humanitarian actors, international community and donors

· Supports in the analysis of the security environment and related risks and suggests appropriate mitigation measures

· Collaborates with the HoO to ensure that security rules and procedures are followed by all employees and visitors within the region

· 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 and ensures that they have access to professional development opportunities

· Ensures timely and accurate reporting on current situation and activities within the region

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

· University degree

· 6 years’ overall professional experience, including 3 to 4 years working in a humanitarian environment

· 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

· Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite

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