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Regional Disaster Management Delegate Job in Nairobi Kenya

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
 
Regional Disaster Management Delegate
 
Re-advertised
 
Date of issue:01-12-2016
 
Closing date (Geneva time zone): 10-12-2016

Duty Station:
 Nairobi
 
Country: Kenya
 
Duty station status: N/A
 

Accompanied status: N/A

Duration:12 Months
 
Category of Staff: Delegate

Grade: D2
 
Vacancy No: IFRC01190

Background:
 The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. 

As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
 
Organizational Context: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 187 member National Societies. 

The Organization acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. 

Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality) and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.
 
Job Purpose: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is guided by its Strategy 2020 which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity. 

The mission of the Secretariat is to build a humane, dignified and peaceful world by helping National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to become stronger, promote their interests globally, and enable them to work together effectively as the International Federation.

In line with the new Federation Operational structure the Disaster Management Unit (DMU) in the Africa Region, will continue to coordinate disaster management activities at Country Offices/Multi Country Support Cluster level. 

As part of the operations of the DMU, effort are on-going to constantly map out the current level of capacities throughout the Region's national societies. 

Being an intensive region, with currently over 60 operations, the Africa Region needs to continuously be available to national societies, mobilizing support as appropriate, which in turn depends on proper information about available resources. 


The DMU stands at the centre of an integrated Red Cross and Red Crescent disaster response system in Africa, playing a pivotal role in providing National Societies with rapid and coordinated assistance when disasters occur and preparing for the response.

Reporting to the Disaster Management Coordinator, the Disaster Management delegate will be responsible for the monitoring of the Federation disaster response, in close liaison with country and regional offices and relevant units of the Secretariat, and to ensure that the Federation disaster response is timely and adequate throughout the region. 

The duties of this position will also include the creation of an effective pan-regional monitoring system, and participating in capacity-building activities in Disaster Response Preparedness during periods when the unit is not actively engaged in disaster response.
 
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain, with support of Federation East Africa and Southern Africa support cluster, a "24/7" disaster monitoring capability, covering both rapid- and slow-onset disasters
  • Support National Societies in implementation of disaster response operations
  • Provide technical support in the evaluation of disaster response operations
  • Mobilize and coordinate external support requested by Operation Managers in the field, in coordination with Country Offices/Multi Country Support Cluster.
  • Ensure close contact with CD/RO that response modalities and service delivery plans are coordinated with host National Societies and Technical Departments.
  • Ensure close contact with Country Offices/Multi Country Support Cluster that National Societies mandate, roles and capacities are recognized and used effectively in Federation emergency response.
  • Support effective use of Federation regional expertise and capacities in disaster response such as RDRTs.
  • Advise Operation managers, Multi Country Support Cluster /country delegations on programmatic aspects of the transition from relief to recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
  • Organize in collaboration with Multi Country Support Cluster /country delegations trainings, aiming at fast and effective mobilization of Federation response system and mechanism.
  • Maintain rosters of DR personnel, including RDRT and other disaster response intervention teams in the region.
Education
  • IMPACT/Basic Delegates Training Course.
  • Relevant university degree
Experience
  • 5 years of experience in disaster management, including a experience in the field.
  • Experience of working for Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.
  • Experience in facilitating and training.
  • Experience in supporting, coaching, capacity development in civil society organizations.
  • Experience setting up, managing and coordinating disaster response, including leading multi-national response teams.
  • Experience in project management
Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Self-supporting in computers (excel, word, outlook)
  • Information management skills
  • Knowledge of volunteering with the Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • Knowledge of standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response
  • Demonstrated analytical and planning skills
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Self-organizational and flexibility
  • Training and coaching
  • Solid and tested operational management skills
  • Ability to problem solve, take initiative, and work in an ambiguous environment
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
Competencies and values
  • National Society Relations
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Communication
How to Apply

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The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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