Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Jobs at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

  Xpresstz       Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Job Purpose
Reporting to the IFRC emergency operations coordinator and in close cooperation with TRCS, the incumbent provides the technical lead to ensure the optimal coordination and direct management of resources required for the effective and efficient implementation of the operation.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Negotiate, plan and mobilise IFRC resources in support of the NS in the assessment, planning, and implementation of the response.
  • Supervise IFRC technical leads to ensure they work closely with the managers of relevant NS departments in all related programming roles and responsibilities, providing advice and recommendations that carefully consider local capacity and context.
  • Along with the NS, build alliances and partnerships with other emergency actors to enhance the implementation of the emergency plan of action. Support, the NS to enhance their position vis a vis the national and international coordination mechanisms.
  • Support IFRC technical leads to develop programme approaches which strengthen and develop the National Society's structures, capacity and performance; analyze and understand their current strengths and weaknesses and to ensure provision of necessary technical and material support particularly in relation to the ongoing crisis.
  • Promote and assist the integration of humanitarian priorities and interventions within all relevant programming divisions in the NS.
  • Ensure that the response is based on frameworks and approaches that are consistent with or have considered national and international standards and guidelines, as well as IFRC policies, procedures and tools.
  • Assist the NS, Movement and external partners in the achievement of planned outcomes and deliverables following quality standards, in a timely fashion, and within budgets.
  • Ensure a robust and coherent monitoring of the situation and its potential evolution, and ensure that humanitarian interventions are responsive to current and emerging needs and threats.
  • Work with the regional DM or DCPRR Unit to develop, implement and review contingency planning for identified threats in operational areas, as well as the development of capacities within the NS for emergency response.
  • Support the NS in setting up the structure needed to ensure that all components of the response are identified, planned and carried out in a coordinated, collaborative and integrated manner with Movement and external partners.
  • Support the NS in developing and implementing operational standards, tools and procedures that ensure quality, consistency and sustainability of the interventions. Together with the NS and the Head of Country Office, represent IFRC in coordination meetings and forums, involving national authorities, national and international agencies, donors and other partners in the country.
  • Support the NS in establishing an effective information management system for the response, including statistics.
  • Work with PMER leads in IFRC and the NS to ensure that planning and reporting requirements are met in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Advise on the need of additional human resources and support deployments in coordination with the Country and Regional IFRC offices, HR departments and/or surge desk.
  • Ensure sound financial management is applied to all Federation-assisted programmes within the NS, that budgets are monitored and any problems identified and solutions implemented in timely and effective manner
  • Manage operational budgets to ensure that expenditure relating to IFRC-supported operations is within income and approved ceilings, in compliance with IFRC finance procedures and in line with donor earmarking requirements.
Education
  • Relevant University degree (Health management/ Disaster Management)
  • IMPACT course (or equivalent knowledge)
Experience
  • At least 5 years of disaster management experience, including managing staff
  • Field experience in coordinating and managing disaster and crisis management projects and activities especially population movements
  • Work experience with RC/RC
  • Experience in project cycle management including proposal development, budgeting and reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good knowledge and relevant work experience in the regional context
  • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
Knowledge, Skills and Languages
  • Technical background public health and working with volunteers
  • At least 5 years of disaster management experience, including managing staff
  • Good analytical skills and solution-oriented
  • Good mentoring and capacity development skills
  • Experience in project cycle management including proposal development, budgeting and reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good knowledge and relevant work experience in the regional context
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural team
  • Excellent stress management skills
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spread sheets, word-processing, e-mail)
  • Strong demonstrable skills and expertise in capacity building in emergencies
  • Good skills in training, facilitation and presentations
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to sensitively negotiate complex situations
  • Valid international driving license (manual gears)
  • Skills in mentoring and developing staff
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (Swahili, French, Spanish or Arabic)
Competencies and Values
  • Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
  • Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust
  • Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others
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