Field Coordinator - Mogadishu

Job Details
Employer: International Rescue Committee
Job Title: Field Coordinator - Mogadishu
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
  • Supervisor: Deputy Director for Operations
  • Position line manages: Approximately 7 staff both in programs and operations
  • Position works with: Deputy Director- Programs, Finance Controller, Security Coordinator, Grants Coordinator and Sector Managers/ Coordinators.

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) Puntland and Banadir region implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, WPE, Governance and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.

Summary of Responsibilities: Working under the supervision of the Deputy Director Operations, the Field Coordinator will play a pivotal role in managing the IRC Mogadishu program office. The person will provide leadership to the office in ensuring quality implementation of all program activities, efficient supply chain and office management, security management, representing the organization, HR management and maintaining close working relationship with relevant line ministries of the Somali Federal government and other actors such as INGOs. The position represents the IRC in relevant coordination forums.

Key parameters for success include- quality program implementation, flexibility, pro-activeness and problem solving, facilitating team work, cost effectiveness and seeking and providing clarity to the team, and working together with IRC teams based at other field offices and Nairobi office.

Person competencies includes someone who- understands and internalizes the operational context of Somalia and motivation to work there, champions change, excels in self-management, results driven, has problem solving and positive approach to work, employs sensitivity and diplomacy in daily work, strong interpersonal skills and hardworking.


  • At least 7-10 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 Mogadishu and other program sites.
  • University Degree/College diploma in the areas of social studies/ sciences.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

International Allowances are not available for this position.


Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website on


Applications will be reviewed on rolling in basis

Publish date: 2018-05-27 15:05:43
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