Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for International Federation of Red Cross Recruitment 2023/2024.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that reaches 160 million people each year through its 192-member National Societies.
Job Title: Senior Officer, Anticipatory Action
- Overall implementation and management of the anticipatory action project in the selected countries
- Develop work plans with the National Societies, IFRC Delegations, Climate Centre, and Partner National Societies for the implementation of the AA project in the country.
- Ensure project funding agreements are in place with National Societies and work with IFRC Delegations to ensure day-to-day progress on agreed work plans.
- Accompany the National Society, the IFRC Delegations, and the Partner National Societies in the EAP/sEAP development, approval, and management process.
- In coordination with the Grants Manager, monitor the financial expenditures, and provide progress reports on results against objectives and risk analyses as required.
- Contribute to a client-oriented approach that values accountability for results, proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance, and cost-effectiveness.
- Creating an enabling environment for anticipatory action:
- Led by respective National Societies, convene stakeholders on anticipatory action, including National Disaster Management Authorities, National Hydro-meteorological Services, relevant sectoral ministries as well as other humanitarian partners in the country.
- Foster dialogues on early action and preparedness, advocating for national government anticipatory strategy, to ensure ownership and coordination of government stakeholders including Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies
- Support the establishment of technical working groups, MoUs on anticipatory action and/or integrate into existing national coordination groups.
- Conducting feasibility and capacity assessments to determine the feasibility of anticipatory action:
- Support and conduct feasibility studies and capacity assessments, using and leveraging existing assessment results and initiatives such as Preparedness for Effective Response, relevant outlook indicators, government level and National Society organizational level capacity analysis, mapping and analysis of national early warning mechanisms and their feasibility to provide indicators for anticipatory action.
- Support the National Societies with the prioritization of hazards, review of forecasts/data, and early warning systems.
- Engage the relevant stakeholders such as IFRC and Partners in the feasibility studies, sensitize and socialize findings and lessons learned.
- Engage with the regional climate prediction and impact-based forecasting such as IGAD in East Africa, SADAC in Southern Africa, and ECOWAS in the Sahel when appropriate.
- Strengthening the operational capacity and readiness of the National Society:
- Utilise Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) process to identify key operational and technical capacity-building needs, including staff training, developing, or updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), contingency plans, and required support services (HR, admin, logistics) to deliver anticipatory action.
- Relevant post-graduate university degree in Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Management, Development studies or related areas.
- Basic Delegates Training Course (BTC), WORC, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge.
- 5 years’ international experience in the humanitarian sector, technical level related to Disaster Risk Management programming, institutional preparedness, capacity strengthening initiatives, emergency response operations or EWEA systems.
- Experience in emergency response coordination or project management at the country level.
- Experience or exposure to anticipatory humanitarian action.
- Experience in process management or organizational change.
- Experience managing large projects including programmatic and financial aspects.
- Experience working with the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.
- Good understanding of the IFRC policies, system, and procedures.
- Experience in coordinating with multiple stakeholders, including authorities and other humanitarian actors.
Knowledge, Skills and LanguagesRequired
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills
- Well organized, with very good planning and time management skills
- Self-supporting in computers (Email, Internet, spreadsheets, word-processing, etc.)
- Fluently spoken and written English
- Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
Competencies, Values and CommentsRole model: Accountability-Commitment to the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement; Diversity-Sensitivity to diversity; Integrity-Integrity & Personal conduct; Professionalism-Flexibility & Adaptability, Resilience, management of self and othersCollaboration: Building trust; Empowering others; National Society relations; TeamworkAchievement: Communication; Innovation-Initiative & direction; Judgement Decision-making; -Management of strategy, budgets and resources
How to Apply
Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply
Application Deadline: 28th September 2023