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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Recruitment 2020/2021

International Federation Of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies IFRC

The management of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has announced 2020/2021 Recruitment. Applicants that meet the requirements below should apply through the career portal of the organization.

About 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 192 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 below positions:

Job Title: Communications Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC04042
Location: Abuja
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Duration: 6 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable

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 Regional Business Group is organized through cluster offices covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country offices in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in its commitment to building strong National Societies and to supporting scaling up of National Societies’ services to the most vulnerable populations, has in 2013 established a Country cluster Office in Nigeria.
  • This Cluster Office is charged with the responsibility of supporting the National societies of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo in developing their long-term strategic direction and generating resources to support a framework designed to address the needs of individuals and communities across a range of service delivery areas particularly focused on health and disaster risk management.
  • The CCST West Coast Cluster Office is currently supporting COVID 19 responses with 7 national societies under the CCST West Coast Cluster office.
  • The role is to lead the overall planning, implementation, reporting and compliance for the CCST West Coast COVID-19 Operation. This will include coordination and technical support to 7 National Societies in the implementation of their Emergency Appeal operation as well as close coordination with external and movement partners. The role will entail providing technical support to all 7 national societies on the implementation and monitoring of the COVID-19 response operation.
  • This role will also require to coordinate, liaise closely with the national society departments and ensure that all challenges are identified and resolved and that IFRC procedures and processes are understood and implemented by the national society.
  • In addition, this role will require to ensure that the national society are well coordinated with the Ministry of Health, government ministries and other humanitarian actors responding to COVID-19. The management of this operation and the implementation of these activities requires the recruitment of a Communication Officer.

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Health and Care Delegate, the Communication Officer will:

  • Be responsible for supporting West Coast Cluster National Societies to enhance their visibility and empower them to amplify the voice of the most vulnerable to influence policy and resource allocation
  • The role will also support National Societies to develop deeper, more diverse and innovative strategic partnerships which could lead to multiyear thematic funding
  • Be in charge of developing regular and quality communication materials related to the Nigeria operation
  • Support the National Society and the IFRC in communicating during emergencies
  • The position holder will report technically to the Communications Manager, Africa Region based in Nairobi

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Communication Officer is responsible for:
Develop, coordinate and implement communication plans for West Coast Cluster Office that support programmatic and policy priorities and aligns with regional communications priorities and initiatives:

  • For each emergency operation or advocacy opportunity, develop a brief but clear communication plan highlighting the communication objectives, the audiences, tools and deliverabales, among other items.
  • Evaluate the success rate of every communication plan through media monitoring and social media analytics.

Strengthen the network of National Societies’ communications focal points in the cluster:

  • Conduct a mapping of qualifications and competencies in communication in the sub-region
  • Recommend and implement strategic interventions to address the identified needs and challenges
  • Update the database of communications focal points and ensure a continuous engagement through online platforms, telephone and where possible through face to face meetings.

Write stories profiling the achievements of National Societies, with a focus on the impact on individual lives:

  • Increase the frequency of stories published on the organizational social media and other online platforms
  • Improve the quality of storytelling: focussing on people-centered stories
  • Use evidence-based approach to showcase the impact of the work on National Societies and IFRC.

Support emergency communication and work on the implementation of the emergency communication rapid deployment mechanism:

  • In collaboration with the regional and global teams, identify and propose proactive and timely media opportunities, aimed positioning IFRC as a leading humanitarian actor.
  • Establish quick contact with the National Societies affected by disasters, in order to ensure speedy communications, online and in the media, with the ultimate goal of being ahead of other humanitarian organizations. Write stories and interviews during emergencies and provide basic audio-visual material
  • Draft communication packs with key material (facts and figures, key messages, press releases etc)
  • Liaise with Africa regional DREF officer(s) and regional communications manager to identify DREFs to provide visibility to; follow up with affected National Society for visibility materials.

Media monitoring:

  • Monitor news and provide a news digest on a daily basis
  • Identify any issues that affect the organization’s reputation
  • Maintain and update the media directory
  • Stay in touch with a relevant regional media house
  • Pitch stories and secure interviews from key media outlets
  • Maintain a database of photographers.

Operate as a member of IFRC’s Regional Communications Team to advance corporate communications priorities and support a coordinated corporate approach to communications:

  • Join regular regional communication editorial meetings, in order to discuss potential stories in the cluster, which have an international appeal.
  • Join online collaboration and editorial platforms for exchange about topics related to communications, as well as for information and content sharing.

Requirements
Education:

  • Relevant University degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or International Policies

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in communications, advocacy and/or media relations, or journalism. Minimum three years’ experience working in the international humanitarian or development sector or a related field in a developing country
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, outlook, windows. etc)
  • Proficiency in the usage of video editing and photo editing softwares
  • Experience in managing communications issues in complex and delicate situations
  • Experience in building media contacts, good presentation skills
  • Experience in emergency response and federation systems
  • RC/RC experience.

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers
  • Knowledge of social media and related trends
  • Knowledge of humanitarian affairs
  • Ability to negotiate with varying partners
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of the operational context and area
  • Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas.

Competencies and values:

  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and personal conduct
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions
  • Self-motivated, with good judgment and initiative
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Sensitivity to diversity
  • Good level of attention to detail
  • Pleasant personality.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Finance Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC04039
Location: Abuja
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Duration: 6 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable

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 Regional Business Group is organized through cluster offices covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country offices in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in its commitment to building strong National Societies and to supporting scaling up of National Societies’ services to the most vulnerable populations, has in 2013 established a Country cluster Office in Nigeria.
  • This Cluster Office is charged with the responsibility of supporting the National societies of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo in developing their long-term strategic direction and generating resources to support a framework designed to address the needs of individuals and communities across a range of service delivery areas particularly focused on health and disaster risk management The CCST West Coast Cluster Office is currently supporting COVID 19 responses with 7 national societies under the CCST West Coast Cluster office.
  • The role is to lead the overall planning, implementation, reporting and compliance for the CCST West Coast COVID-19 Operation. This will include coordination and technical support to 7 National Societies in the implementation of their Emergency Appeal operation as well as close coordination with external and movement partners.
  • The role will entail providing technical support to all 7 national societies on the implementation and monitoring of the COVID-19 response operation.
  • This role will also require to coordinate, liaise closely with the national society departments and ensure that all challenges are identified and resolved and that IFRC procedures and processes are understood and implemented by the national society.
  • In addition, this role will require to ensure that the national society are well coordinated with the Ministry of Health, government ministries and other humanitarian actors responding to COVID-19.

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Finance and Administration Officer in Abuja, the Finance Officer will:

  • Ensure that the IFRC’s Maximum Financial Requirements are follow up.
  • Assist and support the Senior Finance and Administration Officer in the financial management of COVID 19 responses, the Nigeria Country Cluster Office activities and operations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Finance Officer is responsible for:

Support the SFAO in the following duties:

  • Overall accounting, financial management, internal controls and the budget management support
  • Bank signatory changes – (Inclusion & Deletion)
  • Month end accountancy closure …. post to BOOKS ALL CODA documents and checks.
  • Balance sheet management – Bank and cash on all operations within NG (Abuja Cluster)
  • Balance sheet management – Staff working advances
  • Balance sheet management – Prepayments and liabilities
  • Treasury management
  • External and Internal audits management

Regular Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Daily cash movement and petty cash operations
  • Complete cash control on a daily basis, keeps records of cash movement during the day and prepares the Daily Cash Position Report after cash office is closed, making sure that actual cash on hand is accounted and all other receipts/invoices are intact.
  • Ensures that all supporting documents for cash payments are complete with the necessary signatures and payments duly acknowledged.
  • Reports immediately to his Supervisor all problems, discrepancies or wrong doings
  • Compute and record totals of the daily transactions, to be uploaded into the accounting software
  • Plans and requests daily cash needs for payments from SFAO
  • Makes payment to the operation’s staffs (per diem and working advances), invoices or receipts for expenses duly approved by the person responsible
  • Online bank payments initiation and ensure good quality of supporting documentation.
  • Checking CODA INTRAY Abuja Cluster WANS (working advances from NS) and WAD (staff and delegate working advances) documents.
  • Conduct reconciliation on Staff advances
  • Book transactions into CODA INTRAY using relevant documents like OJF, FCAST, SOSC, ANY, EXPR etc
  • Participate in the month end activities through adjustment journals/entries viz,
  • Support in following up with the working advance returns from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo RC
  • Receive and Review of working advances return both from National Society and send feedback based on the review.
  • Performing analysis for foreign exchanges from CHF to other currencies
  • Payroll modification for delegates
  • Support the delegation month-end closure of the financial books in close collaboration with the SFAO
  • Maintain and ensure that all reports of income and expenditure of the NRCS and all programs at the operation’ areas are kept.
  • Contribute to the timely financial reporting to the PMER and other departments and to relevant stake holders

Capacity Building:

  • Providing support and capacity building to NSs
  • Train the Finance Team in financial rules and procedures
  • Conduct financial briefing and debriefing in the absence of the SFAO

Requirements
Education:

  • Relevant university degree in Finance, Accounting or Management
  • Holder of a Certified Accounting degree with specialized training in related field is preferred

Experience:

  • 3 years’ + experience in leading and managing Finance as Accountant
  • 3 years’ + professional experience working with local or international non- governmental organization
  • Very good leadership skills and confirmed financial management experience
  • Experience of working with National Societies
  • Basic leadership and management skills
  • Strong experience in cash management showing rigorous controlling methods

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers – Very good computer skills and command of standard Microsoft office tools
  • Very good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Motivated self-started personality, sense of responsibility and organization skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is required
  • Knowledge of written and spoken French language is preferred.

Competencies and values:

  • National Society relations
  • Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Health and Care Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC04041
Location: Abuja
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Duration: 6 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable

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 Regional Business Group is organized through cluster offices covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, West Coast Cluster, Southern Africa, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country offices in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in its commitment to building strong National Societies and to supporting scaling up of National Societies’ services to the most vulnerable populations, has in 2013 established a Country cluster Office in Nigeria.
  • This Cluster Office is charged with the responsibility of supporting the National societies of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo in developing their long-term strategic direction and generating resources to support a framework designed to address the needs of individuals and communities across a range of service delivery areas particularly focused on health and disaster risk management. On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. As early as 8 December 2019, the first cases presented symptoms similar to the SARS coronavirus, which belongs to the subgenre Sarbecovirus.
  • The coronavirus, which is causing the pneumonia outbreak, was declared by WHO as a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging health systems across the world. Rapidly increasing demand for care of people with COVID-19 is compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on the movement of people and supplies that disrupt the delivery of frontline health care for all people.
  • Ministries of Health across the cluster has repeatedly recognised the Red Cross as a key stakeholder in preparedness and response to COVID-19. NS has provided support at different levels since COVID-19 was first reported across the West Coast Cluster and is involved in all the strategic and thematic group meetings. At present, Ministries of Health has assigned NS to manage risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities, in addition to community-based surveillance through contact tracing.

Job Purpose
Reporting to Health and Care Delegate, the Health and Care Officer will:

  • Support the National Society activities in line with the plan and budget for COVID-19 response
  • Support the National Society in developing regular and quality technical COVID-19 health support
  • Assist the Health delegate in managing the COVID-19 operations in the whole operation in West Coast Cluster.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Health and Care Officer is responsible for:

  • Support the monitoring of the COVID-19 operation developments and will coordinate all the COVID-19 activities closely with the National Society in West Coast Cluster, volunteers and other stakeholders
  • In close collaboration with the Health delegate/Regional Health Coordinator for Africa, the Health Officer will provide overall leadership and management, ensuring that the COVID-19 interventions are managed in line with the plan of action and in compliance with National Societies in West coast cluster, IFRC and donor requirements.
  • Provide technical support to National Societies in the cluster to systematically incorporate appropriate Public health response into COVID-19.
  • Promote the use of IFRC tools and approaches; Community Based Health and First Aid CBHFA, Epidemic Control for Volunteers ECV, Community Based Surveillance CBS and Community engagement and accountability CEA in NS COVID-19 health programmes.
  • Contribute to ensure that COVID-19 programme implementation is managed through structured, updated work plans, spending plans, indicator tracking sheets and approved monitoring & evaluation tools
  • Provide technical supportive supervision to cluster health focal persons to ensure effective and high standard delivery of the COVID-19 health operation activities
  • Ensure effective linkages, communication and collaboration with the relevant sector technical officers and delegates involved in the COVID-19 response.
  • In collaboration with the Health delegate/Regional Health Coordinator for Africa, arrange for quality assurance/monitoring field visit on COVID-19 implementation.
  • Identify volunteer and National Societies focal points capacity development gaps needed for the effective implementation of the COVID-19 operation plans
  • Ensure that National Societies staff and volunteers have appropriate training and that new National Societies staff and volunteers receive comprehensive orientation of their work on COVID-19
  • In collaboration with the Health delegate/Regional Health Coordinator for Africa, the Health Officer will contribute to the development and monitoring of the COVID-19 project budget and resource allocation and utilization and good management of working advances
  • Produce financial and narrative Reports on COVID-19 response in accordance with the donors reporting requirements
  • Support any COIVD-19 projects that are currently being implemented by the NS in the Cluster to ensure quality of activities and timely and accurate reporting.

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Management, Public Health or related fields
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years post qualification experience
  • RC/RC experience.

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers
  • Knowledge in Program and financial management
  • Knowledge of humanitarian Community based Health and First Aid
  • Ability to build and develop Branch capacity (with Strong facilitation and training skills)
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with partners, counterparts
  • Self-management skills within a distance management setup
  • Good analytical skills with good communication and report writing skills
  • Good knowledge of the west coast cluster
  • Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is required.

Competencies and values:

  • National Society relations
  • Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Health Officer (French Speaking)

Vacancy No: IFRC04040
Location: Abuja
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Duration: 6 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable

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 Regional Business Group is organized through cluster offices covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, West Coast Cluster, Southern Africa, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country offices in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in its commitment to building strong National Societies and to supporting scaling up of National Societies’ services to the most vulnerable populations, has in 2013 established a Country cluster Office in Nigeria.
  • This Cluster Office is charged with the responsibility of supporting the National societies of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo in developing their long-term strategic direction and generating resources to support a framework designed to address the needs of individuals and communities across a range of service delivery areas particularly focused on health and disaster risk management.
  • On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. As early as 8 December 2019, the first cases presented symptoms similar to the SARS coronavirus, which belongs to the subgenre Sarbecovirus. The coronavirus, which is causing the pneumonia outbreak, was declared by WHO as a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging health systems across the world. Rapidly increasing demand for care of people with COVID-19 is compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on the movement of people and supplies that disrupt the delivery of frontline health care for all people.
  • Ministries of Health across the cluster has repeatedly recognised the Red Cross as a key stakeholder in preparedness and response to COVID-19. NS has provided support at different levels since COVID-19 was first reported across the West Coast Cluster and is involved in all the strategic and thematic group meetings. At present, Ministries of Health has assigned NS to manage risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities, in addition to community-based surveillance through contact tracing.

Job Purpose
Reporting to Health and Care Delegate, the Health Officer will:

  • Support the National Society activities in line with the plan and budget for COVID-19 response
  • Support the National Society in developing regular and quality technical COVID-19 health support
  • Assist the Health delegate in managing the COVID-19 operations in the whole operation in West Coast Cluster

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Health Officer is responsible for:

  • Support the monitoring of the COVID-19 operation developments and will coordinate all the COVID-19 activities closely with the National Society in West Coast Cluster, volunteers and other stakeholders
  • In close collaboration with the Health delegate/Regional Health Coordinator for Africa, the Health Officer will provide overall leadership and management, ensuring that the COVID-19 interventions are managed in line with the plan of action and in compliance with National Societies in West coast cluster, IFRC and donor requirements.
  • Provide technical support to National Societies in the cluster to systematically incorporate appropriate Public health response into COVID-19.
  • Promote the use of IFRC tools and approaches; Community Based Health and First Aid CBHFA, Epidemic Control for Volunteers ECV, Community Based Surveillance CBS and Community engagement and accountability CEA in NS COVID-19 health programmes.
  • Contribute to ensure that COVID-19 programme implementation is managed through structured, updated work plans, spending plans, indicator tracking sheets and approved monitoring & evaluation tools
  • Provide technical supportive supervision to cluster health focal persons to ensure effective and high standard delivery of the COVID-19 health operation activities
  • Ensure effective linkages, communication and collaboration with the relevant sector technical officers and delegates involved in the COVID-19 response.
  • In collaboration with the Health delegate/Regional Health Coordinator for Africa, arrange for quality assurance/monitoring field visit on COVID-19 implementation.
  • Identify volunteer and National Societies focal points capacity development gaps needed for the effective implementation of the COVID-19 operation plans
  • Ensure that National Societies staff and volunteers have appropriate training and that new National Societies staff and volunteers receive comprehensive orientation of their work on COVID-19
  • In collaboration with the Health delegate/Regional Health Coordinator for Africa, the Health Officer will contribute to the development and monitoring of the COVID-19 project budget and resource allocation and utilization and good management of working advances
  • Produce financial and narrative Reports on COVID-19 response in accordance with the donors reporting requirements
  • Support any COIVD-19 projects that are currently being implemented by the NS in the Cluster to ensure quality of activities and timely and accurate reporting.

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Management, Public Health or related fields
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years post qualification experience
  • RC/RC experience.

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers
  • Knowledge in Program and financial management
  • Knowledge of humanitarian Community based Health and First Aid
  • Ability to build and develop Branch capacity (with Strong facilitation and training skills)
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with partners, counterparts
  • Self-management skills within a distance management setup
  • Good analytical skills with good communication and report writing skills
  • Good knowledge of the west coast cluster
  • Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas.
  • Fluent in written and spoken French language is mandatory

Competencies and values:

  • Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Senior Human Resources Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC04025
Location: Abuja
Duty station status: Family Duty Station
Accompanied status: Accompanied
Duration: 6 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable

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. 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 and crises and health emergencies.
  • 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 offices, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia and Pacific- AP (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa-MENA (Beirut).

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the Head of West Coast Cluster, and as part of the Africa HR team, the position incumbent is responsible for leading, implementing and advancing HR projects related to HR systems.
  • He/She establishes, cultivates and maintains ongoing relationships with the Regional and Global HR team as well as with client groups to ensure a clear understanding and agreement among these collaborators of the engagement required towards meeting the objectives related to the projects under implementation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Recruitment, Selection and Placement:

  • Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring, developing and retaining the best talent to support the strategic human resources needs of the West Coast Cluster.
  • Promote equity, transparency, and consistency in the selection process.
  • Support the Region human resources needs by ensuring incoming staff receive efficient on-boarding as well as systems compliance is achieved on induction and exit.
  • Provide strategic advice around HR needs to Hiring managers

Policy Implementation and HR Administration:

  • Provide advice around implementation of National staff guidelines and ensure they are in line with the overall federation guidelines and labour laws
  • Liaise with HR Geneva and ARA to ensure effective implementation of HR guidelines for delegates within West Coast Cluster
  • Ensure compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in HR; ensure the implementation of audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures and establish relevant internal controls.
  • Work with line manager to review JD’s, get approvals for job descriptions and job classification of positions.
  • Prepare regular HR activity reports to the Head of West Coast cluster and HR Manager ARO.
  • Provide direct HR technical support to Cluster HR team
  • Implement Federation HR systems and tools to ensure that there is a consistent HR approach in the Cluster
  • Carry out any other tasks, as requested by the line Manager.

Emergency Preparedness and Response:

  • Provide back up support for emergency response in HR as and when requested
  • Provide support on emergency deployment including regional Disaster Response Teams (RDRT) in close collaboration with Technical Departments

Capacity Building and staff Development:

  • In coordination with the relevant programme heads, implement timely and effective staff learning and
  • development programmes and briefing on career management to international staff in the office in
  • order to strengthen their capacity building and advance career development planning.
  • Identify training and learning needs in consultation with line managers.
  • Plan and arrange workshops/learning programmes for competency building in the field staff and National society

Workforce Planning:

  • Under supervision of the line manager administer the end to end contracting for all types of contracts
  • Under supervision of the line manager and in liaison with regional HR focal points follow up on e-boarding programmes in the region.
  • As contract management focal point under supervision of line manager and liaison with regional HR team, review National staff contracts for accuracy and alignment with the local labour laws within Cluster countries of operations.

Relationship Management:

  • Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve the relations and resolve the issues.
  • Provide support and advice to management and staff as appropriate to maintain conducive working environment for all.

Risk Management:

  • Work with the local lawyer to respond to HR legal matters
  • Ensure Compliance by all client groups to all Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) in activities related to workforce planning and staff welfare with all systems and procedures to ensure consistency, integrity and accountability within the set quality standards in the stream of work; ensure implementation of audit recommendations; advice on corrective measures and establish relevant controls.
  • Maintain safe and secure filing system for workforce planning and staff wellbeing Human resource documents.

Lateral Relationships:

  • Ensure effective working relationships with HR unit colleagues, with client groups at all levels within the Africa region and at Geneva Secretariat level.

Requirements
Education:

  • Relevant University degree
  • Full human resource professional qualification in HR and registered with a
  • professional HR Body
  • Post Graduate qualification is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • 5 years relevant professional HR practice
  • Experience of facilitating recruitment and on boarding processes
  • Experience of handling confidential information
  • Experience handling employee relations matters
  • Experience in preparing staff payroll and HRIS.

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Skills in training and developing staff
  • Customer service
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) is an added advantage.

Competencies and values:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • National Society and Customer Relations
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Building Trust.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Senior Officer, Partnerships and Resource Development

Vacancy No: IFRC04053
Location: Abuja
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Duration: 9 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable

Organizational Context

  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies, 160,000 branches and 17 million volunteers. 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.
  • 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 190-membership of National Societies.
  • The Organization acts before, during and after disasters, crises and health emergences in order to meet the needs and build the resilience of vulnerable people. IFRC Africa Regional Office is a decentralized part of the Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Mandated by the Federation’s Constitution, the Secretariat coordinates and supports the efforts of the membership to improve and scale up work aimed at addressing the increasing number of humanitarian and development challenges in the world.
  • The IFRC office in Abuja is the hub to support the Red Cross National Societies of the West Coast Cluster (Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone) and has a status agreement with Nigerian government. The West Coast cluster office deliver the IFRC mandate in the sub-region with a focus on Health, Disaster Management, Capacity Building of the National Societies and Humanitarian Diplomacy.

Job Purpose

  • The Senior PRD Officer is part of both the IFRC Country Cluster Support Team in Nigeria and the regional PRD Africa unit.
  • The position holder works in close liaison with PRD global team (Geneva), regional technical teams as well as Country Cluster Support Teams (CCST) and Country Offices (CO) in Africa to enhance partnerships and resource development outcomes across a portfolio of partners (Movement, public, private, multilaterals) in support of IFRC priorities and targets.
  • The position holder will foster proactive partner engagement through relationship and knowledge development as well as effective use of PRD tools and processes.
  • The position holder will also ensure donor care and accountability to partners in coordination with programme managers as well as PMER and finance focal points.
  • The position will not only provide support to the IFRC cluster office but also to our member National Societies, particularly in the field of domestic resource mobilization which has been defined as a strategic priority to ensure the financial sustainability of our National Societies as well as their capacity to deliver on their humanitarian mandate.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinating engagement and relationships strategy with targeted partners across multiple income streams (NS/governments, private sector, multilaterals):

  • Work proactively with COs/CCSTs and technical/thematic leads to ensure coordinated partnership engagement based on common targets and longer-term priorities;
  • Develop, broaden and strengthen the network of national societies, private sector and multilateral influencers and advocates in support of IFRC’s mission;
  • Lead on regular engagement of, discussion with, strategic partners with a view to ensuring donor care on the implementation of IFRC Africa plans and for forward-looking purposes;
  • Develop a knowledge base on IFRC Africa private sector and multilateral partners as a shared resource for maintaining and developing partnership engagement across the region;
  • Serve as focal point for the assigned portfolio of partners, and provide guidance to COs/CCSTs for partnership engagement and coordination;
  • Contribute to the analysis of relevant government policies, decisions and funding trends to help develop funding targets and identify opportunities for partnership to match future IFRC needs;
  • In collaboration with IFRC Africa Head of PRD, ensure the overall monitoring and overview of partnership development as part of IFRC Africa strategy map and PRD operational plan;
  • Support the organisation of partnerships and cooperation meetings at all levels.

Funding and resourcing plans, especially for West Coast Country Cluster Support Team:

  • Support the development, and monitor the implementation, of funding plans together with relevant IFRC offices, technical leads and Finance focal points;
  • Facilitating the development of core regional programmatic products and multi-year proposals;
  • Contribute to funding gaps monitoring and analyse and for propose/implement corrective measures.
  • Ensure proactive negotiation of pledges together with IFRC budget holder in relation to assigned portfolio of partners
  • Ensure quality control and partner stewardship for pledge management, coordination with PRD team members as well as Finance focal points.
  • Developing an engagement strategy for IFRC West Coast Country Cluster programs and projects
  • Work with budget holders and Finance to ensure that donor reports are prepared to quality standards; in compliance with donor conditions and requirements, and that all deadlines are met.
  • Support the programme coordinators to ensure IFRC reporting standards are upheld

National Society Development in partnerships and resource mobilisation:

  • Provide technical guidance and support to our member National Societies in all matters related to partnerships and resource mobilisation.
  • Lead and contribute to the Cluster office and Regional office efforts to develop the domestics resource mobilisation capacities of our member National Societies, with a particular focus on the West Coast countries.
  • Promote and facilitate a sub-regional network of PRD focal points from each National Society to promote networking, collaboration and learning.

Planning support and coordination for West Coast sub-region:

  • Ensure effective coordination with Regional office’s technical units and PRD focal points to be involved in performing tasks;
  • Oversee the development of the plan of action (PoA) and subsequent updates that help operationalize the IFRC Secretariat strategy.
  • Lead IFRC Secretariat inputs as needed to Federation-wide strategic planning efforts.
  • Support programme coordinators and other staff in the design of project proposals, meeting IFRC and international project design standards.

Requirements for IFRC Recruitment
Education:

  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA
  • Relevant professional training courses

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience and solid track record in partnerships and fundraising
  • Relevant work experience with international humanitarian organisations in resource mobilisation, partnerships and fundraising.
  • Experience in project management including multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Working with international funding agencies (e.g. EU or governments).

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Familiarity with government and multilateral funding systems
  • Ability to work in a diverse cultural context
  • Strong knowledge of information sharing tools
  • Highly organised, with ability to create a team approach
  • Excellent communication skills; influencing skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills; ability to build and strengthen internal and external networks, and establish effective partnerships, with National Societies
  • Demonstrated skill in analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Fluently spoken and written English is required
  • Good command of French is preferred.

Competencies and values:

  • VALUES: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
  • Core Competencies: Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Societies and Customer Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust
  • Functional.

All those Interested in IFRC recruitment should:
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Application Deadline  9th June, 2020; (Geneva time zone)

Note: The ifrc recruitment is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Iam volunteer member of Nigeria REDCROSS in sokoto state of Nigeria in four years ago I would like to work for international REDCROSS.
    Thanks

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