TRAINEESHIP IN THE ECONOMIC SECURITY UNIT
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
Nigeria
5d ago

Reports to (role)

Deputy Head of Economic Security Unit

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.

We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.

We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Purpose

Within its global Economic Security (EcoSec) approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood, and Structural Support Programs to preserve lives and / or maintain, restore or improve food-

and economic security at the household level. The EcoSec programs of the ICRC are multifaceted, bear different modes of intervention and aim at assisting people affected in a timely and flexible way to meet their essential needs and expenditures in a sustainable and dignified manner.

Among the interventions are provision of emergency food and non-food items; support to nutrition, agricultural and veterinary or livestock related activities, as well as to enhance income.

Modalities include provision of in-kind assistance, cash, vouchers and services. The EcoSec Unit defines guidance, policies, tools and templates that are deployed in the field to support the teams throughout the result-

based management cycle, including planning, designing, assessing needs, implementing, monitoring and evaluating quality responses.

The post holder will interact with other Economic Security Unit members to i) support the development of institutional files, ii) update internal communication tools, iii) produce statistical compilations, analysis and visualizations, and iv) provide business support to technological applications.

S / he will receive technical guidance from other Economic Security Unit members, including heads of sectors in charge of assistance operations and specialists managing specific thematic files.

S / he will have the opportunity to acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge in relief, food security and livelihoods, with significant scope for developing new and innovative files.

Major Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Technology and Innovation (20%) : The post holder will support the Analysis and Evidence team in data analysis, information management and communications.
  • This includes providing business support to the field for mobile data collection, beneficiary management systems, community call centres (CCC hotlines) and personal data protection procedures.

  • EcoSec Learning and Development LnD (20%) : The unit’s training needs worldwide increases overtime. The post holder will support the EcoSec LnD Manager in various tasks, including training evaluations, monitoring and related reporting;
  • production of quarterly training statistics and the creation of an individual training database.

  • Collaborative spaces (15%) : The unit has multiple communication and collaborative platforms : the EcoSec Resource Centre regrouping reference resources on a Wiki;
  • a quarterly newsletter updating EcoSec staff worldwide on new publications and interesting information from the field and headquarters;
  • an EcoSec Community of Practice where the EcoSec staff can share and exchange knowledge. The post holder will be involved in the production and management of content and in charge of updates.

  • Nutrition (15%) : In collaboration with the nutritionists, the post holder will contribute to developing a methodology for nutrition sensitization and awareness campaigns and documenting successful examples of such campaigns on the field.
  • The post holder will help improve available guidance though writing executive summaries for nutrition briefs and editing instructional videos.

    In addition, the post holder will be involved in the review of the Nutrition in Detention training content.

  • Cash Transfer Programming (15%) : Cash as a modality has grown in the ICRC, requiring assistance in the reporting and mainstreaming within the institution.
  • The post holder will interact with cash and market specialists on different files, including reviewing lessons learned from cash and voucher-

    based assistance programs and drafting annual reports.

    Other Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Accountability to the Affected Populations AAP (5%) : In close collaboration with the Economic Security file holder, the post holder may attend and contribute to the meetings of the ICRC Working Group on AAP, participate in the in-
  • house mainstreaming exercise and contribute to internal dissemination of results and guidance tools.

  • EcoSec Programme Management Tool (5%) : Since 2010, EcoSec has used the EcoSec Programme Management Tool (EPMT) to manage and keep track of operations and to facilitate reporting.
  • The post holder will be working with the Head of Project and Reporting team to support in the data analysis and the production of guidance on reporting for teams on the field.

  • Microeconomic Initiatives MEI (5%) : The procedures for the design and implementation as well as best practices and lessons learned from MEI worldwide have been complied in a handbook to enhance knowledge, practice and quality of interventions.
  • The post holder will map MEI interventions planned across EcoSec programmes worldwide and, if relevant, contribute by tracking data on implementation for reports.

    Relationships

  • Inside EcoSec : S / he will interact with EcoSec Unit members, including management team, heads of sectors in charge of assistance operations and specialists managing specific thematic files.
  • S / he will interact as well with other EcoSec specialists and team members at regional and country-based delegation levels.

  • Outside EcoSec : S / he will liaise with FORMAEVA for training evaluation; with Protection and other Assistance Department on sharing knowledge, resources and experience as far as needed and with Communication Division as needed.
  • Certifications / Education required

    University degree in information / data management, social sciences, international relations or equivalent.

    Professional Experience required

    For candidates to be eligible to traineeships, they must have a maximum of one year's professional experience after graduation (relating to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.

    Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Proactive, autonomous and well- organized
  • Data analysis literacy
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Literate in Microsoft Office
  • Good analytical and synthesis skills
  • Autonomy, flexibility, adaptability
  • Some practical field experience is an asset
  • Demonstrable interest in humanitarian action, the ICRC and other components of the Movement
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