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Risk Management Unit Coordinator

Nairobi CBD Nairobi
International Committee of the Red Cross
Company Industry
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Senior level
Minimum Qualification
Years Experience
8 years
Application Deadline

About the Job
The Risk Management Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Somalia delegation's programmes comply with ICRC operational policies. S/he leads the delegation on issues related to transparency and accountability in humanitarian operations, in order to reassure donors and affected populations of integrity of ICRC staff and operational partners, and the relevance and effectiveness of its programmes.

This is a national/resident position based in Nairobi,

Duties and Responsibilities
• Sets the delegation’s strategic orientation regarding transparency and accountability in humanitarian operations
• Designs the framework for monitoring all activities and processes carried out by different units within the delegation
• Identifies possible risks that may affect ICRC programmes, prioritizes them according to the scale and gravity of the risk, and advises the delegation on appropriate mitigation measures and controls; maintains the delegation’s risk register
• Organizes and plans monitoring field missions, compiles findings, draws lessons learnt and recommendations and, when needed, advises the delegation on situations requiring corrective measures
• Fosters participatory planning and monitoring, by involving primary stakeholder groups (operational departments) in monitoring and evaluating their own activities
• In the planning and implementation stages, supports assistance programme teams in assessing the feasibility of proposed projects and the related risks, and in evaluating the projects’ long-term intended impact and suitability to local realities
• Actively seeks to understand and correct structural shortcomings in existing control and accountability mechanisms specific to the programme and logistics and administrative processes
• Establishes procedures, working tools and guidelines, in line with ICRC Ethics, Risk and Compliance Office (ERCO)’s frameworks, policies and guidelines, for monitoring the implementation of ICRC programmes and conducting due diligence activities
• Manages the delegation’s risk management unit. Supervises, coaches, trains and mentors risk management unit staff and external consultants
• Provides guidance and support to all staff to ensure coherence and accountability in the implementation of ICRC programmes in the Somalia
• Creates awareness to the employees on the benefits of effective programme implementation in Somalia and the implications for the ICRC’s reputation

Minimum qualifications and required competencies
• Degree in Risk Management, Development Studies, Sociology, Development economics, Economics, or equivalent qualification in a related field of study
• 8 - 10 years’ work experience in programme or project management, monitoring & evaluation, risk management, compliance and/or audit; including at least 3 years in a managerial position
• Understanding of donor environment and legal requirements by donors
• Experience in leading and managing a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
• Comprehensive knowledge and exposure to a wide range of security, humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and protection issues
• Experience working in/knowledge of Somalia context is a strong advantage
• Possessing a strong degree of honesty and integrity, and a solid sense of ethics including the ability to appropriately handle confidential information
• Conceptual and strategic, analytical capacity
• Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement
• Fluent (minimum C1) in English; Somali language is an advantage
• Computer proficiency

We Offer
• A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
• Training and development opportunities
• A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply
Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address [email removed]. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and expected salary range. The closing date is 30th November 2020. Clearly indicate the position title Risk Management Unit Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

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The Risk Management Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Somalia delegation's programmes comply with ICRC operational policies.

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