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Agronomist Field Officer Employment Opportunity: International Committee of the Red Cross Jobs in Kenya

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation 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 endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC's Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institutiorVs humanitarian activities in Somalia.
Agronomist Field Officer - ECOSEC Department
The ICRC Somalia Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for

an experienced and highly motivated person to the above mentioned position.
Job Profile:
The Agronomist Field Officer forms part of the team working under the supervision of the EcoSec Coordinator. 
The incumbent will be responsible to provide advice, as well as to support the Delegation's strategies on diverse issues related to the implementation and monitoring of agricultural projects in Somalia. 
These duties require an in-depth knowledge of the main features of the agricultural system as well as the social, political and economic context of Somalia. The successful candidate will be based in Somalia with regular reporting visit to the Delegation in Nairobi.
  • Work within the frame of the economic security department approach and of the wider delegation strategy for Somalia, in close collaboration with the agronomist delegate;
  • Work in close collaboration with the general ICRC Field Officers based in the different regions of Somalia;
  • Contribute to the collection and analysis of data gathered in the field;
  • Assist the agro delegate and report upon the issues assigned by the Department;
  • Contribute to the assessments, design, implementation and monitoring of agro-programs and, more generally, of the economic security programs;
  • Contribute to the Delegation internal reporting.
Minimum requirements:
  • University degree in agriculture or other relevant field;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar field or in agronomical related programs implemented in Somalia; former experience with humanitarian organisations is an asset;
  • Relevant professional experience in designing, implementing and monitoring agricultural programs;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Somali language.
Other requirements:
  • Good organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal, reporting and writing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in Somalia and to spend long periods in the field.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of EcoSec Department of Somalia Delegation on the above address before 1st April 2010. Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
International Committee of the Red Cross
Somalia Delegation
Denis Pritt Road
P.O. Box 73226, Nairobi
00200 - Kenya
E-mail address: somalia.sok @

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