Program Officer
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
6d ago
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Duties and Responsibilities

Support National Societies in providing technical advice on all health and disaster risk managementAssure effective coordination of all health and disaster risk management activities on regional representation level in relation to the action plan defined by the West Coast Cluster office.

Work in close cooperation with the health and disaster risk management teams in the AfricaRegion to reach the Federation’s objectives for the countries / regions.

Increase co-ordination mechanisms, sharing knowledge and best practices with co-operatingRed Cross and Red Crescent Societies acting bilaterally in the region.

Liaise with international humanitarian agencies and organisations when appropriate and participate in Inter Agency coordination and other NGO meetings, task forces on Health andCare and Disaster Risk Management where appropriate and beyond the formal coordination meetings.

Develop and maintain coordination with the different agencies involved in health and disaster risk management on regional level and assist the NS to assure the same cooperation on country level.

Provide, when necessary and requested, additional surge capacity to aid in the international response of the Federation.Assist NS and regional representation to develop and implement health and disaster risk management oriented These programmes include basic community care, water / sanitation,health components of Disaster preparedness (DP) and DM, first aid (FA) including community based first aid (CBFA), control of communicable diseases and epidemics and psychologicalsupport programmes (PSP), Urban DRR and reflect regional and national realities which target the major health problems amongst the most vulnerable in the community.

Ensure all aspects of community resilience programming are managed and implemented in accordance with Federation’s strategic programme framework, signatory codes of conductand agreed standards including Red Cross Red Crescent Code of Conduct, Sphere Standards and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.

Assist the NS to develop high quality projects by identifying potential funding sources taking in account NS priorities and writing proposals for such.

  • Stimulate and create the right level of working relationship between the NS and its government, especially in Health and Disaster Risk Management related ministries;
  • ensuringNS knowledge about Global fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM), its country coordination mechanism (CCM), inter agency coordination committee (ICC) and that the NS is wellrepresented where ever possible as a national partner.

    Give timely and effective technical support on Regional and Country level and assist the NS’s in the implementation and follow up of health and disaster risk managementAnalyse training needs for NS and assure support for the NS through trainings in health and disaster risk management related areas.

    Develop partnerships and assure that potential donors are approached for support to health and care and disaster risk management programs.


    University Degree in Health or Disaster Risk Management or Programs management or equivalentMasters degree in community Health / public Health (Msc, MPH, etc) is essential.


    Experience of working for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement5 years of experience in Health and Care / Disaster Risk Management, including experience in the fieldAt least 2 years of working for a humanitarian aid organisation / emergency healthExperience of setting up, managing and coordinating Health and Disaster RiskManagement response and long-

    term community resilience programmingExperience in conducting trainingsExperience of report writing, planning and finance and budgeting

    Knowledge, skills and languages

    Strong and highly developed technical skills in health / DRM international practicesSelf-supporting in computers (word processing, spreadsheets, internet and web based searching etc.

    Solid and tested analytical and decision-making skillsOperational management and reporting skillsExcellent communication, interpersonal and networking skillsFluently spoken and written EnglishFluently spoken and written French (Preferred)

    Competencies and values

    AccountabilityNational Society RelationsTeamwork-interpersonal skillsIntegrity and personal conductProfessionalismCommunication Managerial effectivenessInitiative and directionFlexibility, Patience and adaptability-sensitivity to diversity


    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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