• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HEALTH & SAFETY

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Education University degree in relevant area or equivalent experience required. Technical training in disaster preparedness; disaster Risk management or relevant areas of expertise Experience Minimum of 2-year experience in disaster preparedness, Disaster Management, Disaster Risk Management, organizational capacity strengthening. Field experience in coordinating and managing disaster operations, disaster preparedness programs / projects. Experience in project cycle management including proposal development, budgeting and reporting, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in strategy development, developing tools and guidance, providing technical assistance and in establishing and maintaining networks. Experience in working within the RC/RC Movement. Knowledge, Skills and Language Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and independent decision-making capacity. Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to represent the International Federation and to negotiate and influence people's opinions. Knowledge of technical aspects of disaster preparedness, relief and recovery and of key donor and partner organisations. Knowledge of minimum standards for disaster relief and performance and accountability frameworks - Preferred. Ability to lead a complex or major disaster operation if required - Preferred. Flexible and adaptable to work effectively in a multicultural environment and ability to travel at short notice. Computer knowledge as a user – self-supporting in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint Fluently spoken and written English Fluently spoken and written French Competencies and Values Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust. Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability. Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others. Managerial competencies: Managing staff performance, Managing staff development

Job Description:

  • Under the supervision of the Head of the DCPRR Africa, the Senior Officer for National Society Preparedness is responsible for ensuring National Societies are equipped to deal with emergencies through a risk informed and holistic approach to NS disaster and crisis preparedness in close collaboration with Regional and Country cluster offices. The position ensures a continuum approach to programmes and operations that supports and strengthens NS preparedness, response, recovery and resilience The Snr NS Preparedness Officer will closely work with Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness (CP3) team. This includes: provision of support in strengthening the quality of African NS preparedness coordination and management; support of Africa NS preparedness for response capacity, in line with common standards, guidance and tools with priority in countries that are part of the CP3, serving as a means for the region to pilot the PER approach. representation and information management across the regional network; as well as active contribution to an effective, high quality IFRC team, including the availability to deploy to Country Cluster Support Teams, Country Offices, or operations to provide support and integrate NS preparedness for Response capacity strengthening in times of emergencies as necessary Job Duties and Responsibilities Provide support in strengthening the quality of NS preparedness coordination and management in Africa Provide thought leadership, innovation and strategic direction in the area of National Societies preparedness; Support the mobilisation of programme resources in support of the National Societies Preparedness actions; Ensure quality and accountability in the domain of National Societies preparedness; Promote and support innovation and knowledge management in approaches to National Societies preparedness; Support National Societies preparedness as contribution to the strategy of Implementation 1 -Strengthen NS- across and within National Societies and the Secretariat. Link PER approach with CP3 particularly for national disaster response team, contingency planning, emergency needs assessments and any other related preparedness aspects. Collaborate with NSD, health and care, logistics and thematic programmes for harmonizing the IFRC's efforts for National Societies' capacity enhancement Leverage the resources for promoting PER approach together with CP3 team. Capitalize the opportunity to promote PER through emergency response operations and recovery programmes Set and Support NS Preparedness capacity, tools and standards Support country cluster support teams/ country offices to strengthen NS capacities in assessing, planning, implementing, and monitoring their preparedness for response actions, ensuring a more cohesive and harmonized approach in the region. Promote appropriate NS preparedness for response standards, that are in line with the Principles and Rules for Humanitarian assistance and support the dissemination of these standards. Collaborate towards the efforts to strengthen Movement Coordination and Cooperation through the further alignment of preparedness strategies in the region through ADMAG and Sub-regional DM networks . Identify preparedness for Response learning and capacity building / training needs and work closely with relevant teams in developing appropriate solutions in strengthening NS capacities. Map the practices, capacities and needs of African NS in preparedness, and support the regions to update or develop the required tools, working modalities or capacity building strategies. Identify NS's needs to develop and/ or update relevant National Societies Preparedness for response guidance and tools and share it with a global team to be disseminated and used in other regions. Promote and engage within the region in monitoring and evaluation of preparedness for response programmes and operations to ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues prioritized. Guide and coordinate knowledge exchange and learning on National Societies Preparedness practices and approaches across regions through documentation, analysis, validation and dissemination of results and lessons. Job Duties & Responsibilities 2 Ensure representation and information management of African NS Preparedness capacities across the regional and global networks Network and coordinate with RC/RC Movement partners, NGOs, UN and other International Organizations, and Provide regular information updates on preparedness for response to ensure the International Federation is kept informed and up to date on best practices and emerging trends related to disaster and crisis preparedness. Represent the International Federation Secretariat on Institutional Preparedness issues in RC/RC Movement and external fora in Africa and establish effective working relationships with key humanitarian organizations, academic and research organizations including UN agencies (OCHA, UNESCO, UNICEF, WMO, UNDP etc..) CADRI, IASC and international NGOs. Provide briefings on NS Preparedness initiatives to visitors and representatives of other organizations, including Permanent Missions, corporate donors, UN, media and visiting National Societies in the region. Collaborate with relevant colleagues to facilitate and strengthen NS Preparedness information management systems in Africa. Be responsible and accountable for the management and administration of related projects Provide financial management, monitoring and coordination of project activities, and the delivery to timely, budget and agreed quality standards of project outputs with related reporting and representation. Ensure the integrity of financial and administrative procedures and the consistent application of IFRC rules and procedures related to project activities. Provide progress reports on results against objectives and risk analyses as required. Contribute to the overall planning, budgeting and reporting of the team and the department. Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team: Accommodate flexible working practices including working as part of time-limited, task-oriented teams to enable the IFRC to respond to new scenarios, operational needs or requests from Governance or the wider membership. Contribute to a client-oriented approach that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness. Foster a collaborative working environment with colleagues in the Secretariat, Regions, National Societies and external partners. Be available to deploy to Country Offices, or Operations to provide support as necessary. Interested candidates should apply via the website, https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1596137276005


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