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Employer: ICRC
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC's Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution's humanitarian activities in Somalia.


The HR Officer has a clear understanding of the ICRC HR strategy and actively supports its implementation. S/he has a strong understanding of ICRC HR procedures and staff rules. S/he is based in Mogadishu (10%), spending 80% travelling within Somalia and approx. 10% in Nairobi. Highly frequent travel is required to support/implement HR processes and strategies in the five main offices and the antenna offices.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Heads of Offices in a consultancy role, assisting them to understand and implement policies and procedures and advising them on HR matters in close alignment with the HR Responsible in Nairobi

  • Contribute continuously to the HR needs analysis by identifying HR issues on a day to day basis and ensuring information flow to the hierarchy

  • Implement HR policies, procedures, systems and tools in the field, and train managers and staff on the same

  • Liaise with the HR Officer for Performance Management & Development in organizing all the logistics around trainings and development for staff based in Somalia

  • In collaboration with the HR team based in Nairobi, take an active role in the recruitment process by coordinating and conducting interviews

  • Participate in the onboarding of new staff

  • Participate in disciplinary meetings and support managers regarding disciplinary measures in close collaboration with the HR Manager

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or any related field

  • 4 years’ work experience in a similar role

  • Sound knowledge of Somalia labour laws & customs

  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English and Somali

  • Strong and effective communication skills, with proven ability to negotiate and influence change, with cultural sensitivity

  • Very good analytical skills

  • Computer literate

  • Must demonstrate high levels of attention to detail and accuracy

  • A strong sense of business ethics including the ability to appropriately handle confidential information

  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines

  • Available to travel frequently to antennae offices within Somalia and Nairobi support office.


Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Human Resources Manager Somalia Delegation on the above mentioned email by 6th January 2019**. Your cover letter must indicate your** current salary and your expected salary range**. Please indicate the position title on the subject line of your application letter. *Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.***

Publish date: 2018-12-19 00:55:00
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