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Agronomist Field Officer Job Vacancy - ICRC’s Somalia Delegation in Nairobi

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 institution’s 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 fill 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 and livelihood 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.

  • He/she will be based in Somalia and 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; regular reporting visit to the Delegation in Nairobi;
  • He/she will work in close collaboration with the general ICRC Field Officers based in the different regions of Somalia;
  • He/she will contribute with collection and analysis of data gathered and in the field;
  • He/she will assist the agro delegate and will report upon the issues assigned by the Department;
  • He/she will contribute to the assessments, design, implementation and monitoring of agro-programs and, more generally, of economic security programs;
  • He/she will contribute to the Delegation internal reporting.
Minimum requirements:
  • Somali nationality and passport;
  • University degree in Agriculture or other related 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/livelihood programs;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills; fully conversant with MS Office applications;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Somali language;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in Somalia and to spend long periods in the field.
Other requirements:
  • Good organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal, reporting and writing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
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 address below or to e.mail before 20th March 2011.

Please include detailed Curriculum Vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

International Committee of the Red Cross
Somalia Delegation
Denis Pritt Road
P.O. Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200 – Kenya
E-mail address:

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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