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Head of Protocol Job in Nairobi 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 Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs Regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the CRC’s delegations in Africa.
Head of Protocol

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position.
Job Profile:
The Head of Protocol forms part of the Head Office team working under the supervision of the Head of Regional Delegation. 

The incumbent will be responsible to provide advice, maintain relationships as well as to support the Delegation’s strategies on diverse issues related to the Government of Kenya, especially the MFA and multilateral bodies and international organizations. 

These duties require an in-depth knowledge of the MFA and Government as well as inter-agency affairs.
  • Assist on matters of protocol and advice on any new policy that has an impact on ICRC’s operations and relations in the frame of the Headquarters Agreement;
  • Advise and assist the Somalia Delegation with issues of Government protocol; visas, permits, airspace clearance, vehicle exemptions etc...,
  • Represent the Head of Regional Delegation (HORD) and the Delegation at various meetings including State functions and diplomatic ceremonies and other formal I informal gatherings;
  • Pursue collaboration with GAD within the framework of the Cooperation Agreement. Explore avenues of mutual interest with EAC, ACI-IPR,
  • Liaise with the relevant departments to organize meetings and workshops;
  • Remain abreast of networking events taking place and participate where relevant;
  • Manage external contacts and relationship with the following: Office of the President, MFA, Embassies, other Ministries, Senior Government officials, UN agencies and multilateral bodies:
  • Support concerned departments, Logistic Centre and Somalia Delegation in administrative matters with authorities.
Minimum requirements:
  • University degree in Social Sciences;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar function;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English, knowledge of French would be added advantage;
  • Computer literate.
Other requirements:
  • Good organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently.
Interested and qualified persons, with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address, before 15th of April 2013.

Please include; Detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.
Please note that only short-us fed candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
International Committee of the Red Cross,
Nairobi Regional Delegation, 
Denis Pritt Road, 
P.O.Box 73226, 
Nairobi, 00200, Kenya:

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