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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya – ICRC

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.
Human Resource Responsible (Somali Speaking)
The successful candidate will be reporting to the HR Manager. 

The HR Responsible will be required to have a clear understanding of ICRC HR strategies both at HQ level and SOK Delegation level and support it actively.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource department in collaboration with the HR Manager and with the help of the HR Assistant, including hiring processes, performance management, employee orientation, development and training, compensation and benefits administration, employee relations and communication through implementation of procedures, processes, programs and policies.
  • Manage and supervise directly the Human Resource Assistant and eventually the HR relays in the field offices.
  • Work closely with Managers and Coordinators in a consultancy role, assisting them to understand and implement policies and procedures and advising them on HR issues.
  • Contribute actively to the formulation of HR strategies/processes/policies/systems and tools as per identified in the HR assessment and ensure standardization of HR documents for the whole Delegation (both in Somalia and Kenya).
  • Contribute continuously to the HR needs analysis by identifying HR issues on a day to day basis and ensuring information flow and advising HR Manager on local HR customs.
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation of services, policies, procedures and projects as designed by the HR Manager and HR-HQ in Geneva.
  • Participate in the yearly Planning for Results exercise (for the Somalia Delegation) and budget elaboration and monitor its implementation.
  • Maintain regular contacts with various external interlocutors (Lawyer, Labour government entities, HR Responsible of other IO/NGOs).
Minimum Requirements:
  • Advanced University degree or equivalent
  • 8 year’s work experience in a similar field
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Somali
  • Management and training skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Confirmation of political analysis capacity

Communication Secretary (Somali Speaking)
The Profile: ICRC is looking for young and energetic individuals who have good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. 

The successful candidate should have a sense of analysis and initiative, the ability to work independently and in a team. 

The above position demands flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.

  • Assists the Coordinator in running the office;
  • Performs general secretarial duties independently;
  • Provides services to staff and departments independently;
  • Files and archives, drafts and types routine correspondence;
  • Ensures efficient information flow within the department;
  • Applies and follows standard administrative procedures independently;
  • Contributes to the reports and analyses on the services;
  • Has contact with various interlocutors;
  • Prepares accounting and logistical documents independently.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in office management;
  • Good command of Somali and English, written and spoken;
  • Basic computer skills and good knowledge of Word and Excel;
  • 2-4 years professional experience in same or similar field of activity;
  • Basic leadership and management skills;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flexible, motivated self-starter personality, sense of responsibility and organization, ability to travel in all parts of the country.
Other Requirements:
  • Experience in humanitarian work;
  • Knowledge about management of a Library.
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/email address before 24th October 2014. 

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

E-mail address:

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.

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