Career Recruitment at ICRC for Senior Risk Management Unit Officer in Nairobi Kenya Nov 2015


Jobs vacancy: Senior Risk Management Unit Officer – Nairobi Kenya

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 Somalia delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and motivated person to fill the position of:
Senior Risk Management Unit Officer


This position spearheads the development and advancement of the transparency and accountability agenda and expressively influences the planning and development of risk management strategies in the Somalia Delegation, including their mainstreaming into other departments. 
Under the guidance of the Head of Risk Management Unit (RMU) the position holder leads the process of risk identification and their remedial by preparing and providing relevant information to the senior management for their decision-making.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the prioritization of Risk Management Unit assignments in coordination with Risk Management Unit head of unit and coordinators/delegates of other departments.
  • Review performance of permanent staff and consultants.
  • Determine additional need for human resources and coordinate with HR department to source work force.
  • Pair consultant with appropriate assignment in consultation with Head of Risk Management Unit
  • Organize de-briefing sessions with the concerned departments/staff members.
  • Follow up on recommendations from various assignment reports and lead learning process to build on lessons learnt and feed into ongoing processes, systems and projects.
  • Perform research (literature review, consultations, etc.) to ensure that Risk Management Unit overall methodology is based upon sound practices.
  • Facilitate a collaborative learning environment to coordinate responsive action to better practices
  • Reach out to risk monitoring units embedded in other organizations to discuss issues common to all risk management endeavors in Somalia
  • Advice other departments to improve program implementation.
  • Review project proposals and identify risk levels and suggest relevant remedial measures
Minimum requirements.
  • Academic Degree or post-degree in development studies, sociology, development economics, economics, or similar field.
  • Work experience: Detailed understanding of practicalities and sensitivities involved in implementing emergency assistance and developmental projects in remote areas of Somalia.
  • Languages: Proficiency in Somali and English a must. Advanced report writing expertise.
  • Crucial skills: Deep appreciation of significance of transparency and accountability agenda in remote operations in a highly volatile context.
  • Proficient knowledge and skills in project cycle management are a basic requirement.
  • Understanding on importance of knowledge management.
  • Diplomatic attitude and confidential behavior.
  • Understanding of donor environment and legal requirements by donors.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resource Department of Somalia Delegation on the below mentioned address, before 26th November 2015. 
International Committee of the Red Cross
Somalia Delegation
Denis Pritt Road
P.O. Box 73226, Nairobi 00200 

E-mail address:
Indicate the position title on the subject line.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


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