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Recent Vacancies at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 191 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title:
Operations Manager
Vacancy No:IFRC02567
Location: Abuja
Grade: D2
Duration: 6 months
Category of Staff: Delegate

Organizational Context
The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is organized into four Business groups in Geneva and five Business Groups in the field, namely the Regional Offices for Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Africa Region Business Group is organized through Country Cluster Offices covering the National Societies Dakar, Abuja, Nairobi, Pretoria and Yaoundé as well as country representations in Republic of South Sudan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Niger and Democratic Republic of Congo. The West Africa Country Cluster Office based in Abuja covers the following countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo)Job Purpose
  • Reporting to the Head of Country Cluster, the Operations Manager provides the technical lead to ensure optimal coordination and direct management of resources for the effective and efficient implementation of the emergency operation.
  • The Operations Manager will support implementation of the operation in collaboration with the Nigerian Red Cross-National Society who has overall oversight of the operation.
  • The Operations Manager is responsible and accountable for the implementation plan, budget as well as reporting.
  • The Operations will also ensure support is provided to Nigeria Red Cross Society to enhance the implementation of the emergency operation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiate, plan and mobilise IFRC resources in support of the NS in the assessment, planning, and implementation of the emergency response.
  • Along 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.
  • 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 emergency response 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

  • University degree in relevant area
  • Basic Delegates Training Course or IMPACT. FACT, ERU, RDRT training

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

Knowledge, Skills and Languages

  • Effective team and project management skills
  • Good analytical skills and solution-oriented
  • Good mentoring and capacity development skills
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural team
  • Excellent stress management skills
  • Demonstrated accountability

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

Comments:

  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 22nd October, 2018.

Job Title: Senior Security Officer
Vacancy No:IFRC02572
Location: Abuja
Duration:6 months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: C2

Organizational Context
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). This position is to support the Head of Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) Abuja, also referred to as West Coast cluster, in the coordination of security risk management across its area of responsibility (Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Liberia), to enable business operations whilst protecting all IFRC personnel, assets, and operations.Job Purpose
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network.
  • The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
  • The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.  The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies.
  • The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.
  • The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).
  • This position is to support the Head of Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) Abuja, also referred to as West Coast cluster, in the coordination of security risk management across its area of responsibility (Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Liberia), to enable business operations whilst protecting all IFRC personnel, assets, and operations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Analysis and Planning:

  • Carry out security risk assessments, including field security assessments.
  • Support in the development of risk management measures.
  • Carry out geo-political and socio-economic analysis for the Head of Cluster.
  • Support IFRC business continuity planning during major events (e.g. national elections).

Incident and Emergency Response:

  • Respond 24/7 to IFRC or RCRC-related security incidents/emergencies/crises to safeguard personnel, assets, and operations.
  • Ensure any internal/external security related-incident or emergency is immediately and adequately reported to the Head of Cluster/ Security Coordinator/Security Unit/Regional Director.
  • Evaluate and record IFRC security incidents and identify incident/threat/risk patters or trends.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Compliance:

  • Monitor and evaluate IFRC’s Minimum Security Requirement (MSR) compliance in the West Coast cluster and support the Head of Country Cluster in the development of MSRs.
  • Monitor and evaluate compliance with mandatory IFRC safety & security trainings (e.g. e-learning programs).

Training and Development:

  • Brief IFRC and other RCRC personnel or visitors/guests in matters of security risk management, including but not limited to arrival briefings, event briefings, special mission briefings, and VIP briefings.
  • Conduct emergency drills, including but not limited to building evacuations.
  • Support in the provision of security and safety trainings to IFRC or other RCRC personnel.

Liaison and Coordination:

  • Liaise and coordinate with local RC societies and other RCRC national societies in matters of security risk management in West Coast sub-region.
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant security bodies in the ICRC, United Nations, and international NGOs in West Coast sub-region.
  • Liaise with relevant government authorities, e.g. military, police, and intelligence agencies, in West Coast sub-region.

Administration:

  • Supervise and ensure that contracted guard force undertakes its duties as per requirements on a 24/7 basis.
  • Liaise and coordinate with contract guards force provider to ensure full compliance as per established service provider contract.
  • Train security guards in relation to IFRC post orders, standard operating procedures, and emergency procedures.

Education

  • A relevant University Degree e.g. BA, B.Sc, LLB
  • Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and managers)

Experience
Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Working experience in a humanitarian organisation
  • First-hand experience with IFRC security management system
  • Humanitarian security management experience of not less than 5 years
  • Leadership and staff training experience.

Competencies and values:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills in political, socio-economics and security areas
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good stress management skills
  • Self-supporting in computers [Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.]
  • Valid driving license (light vehicles)
  • Fluently spoken and written English is required
  • Knowledge of another IFRC official language (French, or Arabic) is preferred
  • Other languages; preferably other local languages is preferred

Comments:

  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 27th October, 2018

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