International Committee of the Red Cross




About the Job

The Head of Antenna manages the Galkayo office and its operations in accordance with the with the strategies, objectives, programs and action under the guidance of the Head of Office in consultation with the Head of Sub Delegation.

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Head of Office develops and maintains an extended network of contacts with and represents the ICRC towards a wide range of interlocutors, local/regional authorities and humanitarian organizations
  • Contributes to the analysis of the humanitarian, political and security environment to identify humanitarian needs in the area of responsibility
  • Provides analysis of the security environment related risks, proposes appropriate security measures, and supervises their implementation
  • Regularly reviews the security situation in the area of responsibility based on his/her own analysis and input from stakeholders within the region
  • Ensures that security rules and procedures are adhered to by incoming visitors and all employees within the antenna
  • Monitors the Administrative and Financial aspects within the Antenna and ensures adherence to the ICRC guidelines
  • Collaborates with Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) branch and Sub-branches for implementation of activities
  • Manages, supervises, and coaches the staff under her/his direct supervision
  • Ensures regular and accurate internal reporting

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • Bachelor`s Degree in Business Administration, Community Development or equivalent qualification in a related field of study
  • 5 years working experience in a management position within a humanitarian environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related protection issues
  • Knowledge of Red Crescent or National Society operations is an asset
  • Demonstrated management and negotiation skills in a complex setting
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills
  • Proven Leadership and team motivation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of political, social, economic and cultural aspects in Somalia
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali language
  • Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite

We Offer

  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address [email protected]. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 28th March 2024. Clearly indicate the position title Head of Antenna Galkayo in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to [email protected]*.***

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Deadline: 28 Mar 2024