IFRC Regional Operations Coordinator


Vacancy No: 2013-136-fld
Date of issue: 29 September 2013
Original published date: 30 August 2013
Application Deadline: 12 October 2013
(13 day(s) until closing deadline)
Republished (Currently accepting applications)
Place of assignment: Nairobi, Kenya Accompanied status: Accompanied with Spouse and Children Organization Unit/Department/Division: Reg. Rep. East Africa, Nairobi Duration of assignment: 12 months
Background:
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 187 member National Societies. The Organisation acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality) and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.
Organizational Context:
The Eastern Africa Region is characterized by the complexity of slow and rapid onset emergencies, with some of the worst humanitarian statistics in the world. The national Societies in the region have been engaged in humanitarian operations responding to various types of disasters while also undertaking initiatives to build community resilience and addressing underlying causes. The National Societies of the region are also at various levels of capacities and face different challenges, which require IFRC, support in program, organizational development, humanitarian diplomacy, and reporting and resource mobilization. The region has been a focus for humanitarian actors, which require IFRC engagement in coordination and advocacy to influence humanitarian and development agendas.
Purpose of position:
To oversee the coordination of timely, efficient and effective IFRC support to host National Societies in responding to sudden and slow onset disasters and crises events. In doing so they provide leadership for the international coordination and support for the management of IFRC disaster and crises assistance in support of an affected National Society in the East Africa region. To achieve this aim, the Operations Coordinators work collectively and closely with the East Africa Regional Disaster Management team and zone leadership and technical units and country offices (particularly disaster management colleagues) and national societies, to significantly reduce the impact of disaster and crises events through effective response, relief and recovery operation support. The Operations Coordinator is the main point of contact for participating National Societies and external partners on all operational issues.
The Operations Coordinator will work collectively with regional and country level disaster management colleagues to enhance the response preparedness capacity of the Red Cross and Red Crescent within the East Africa region mitigating the impact of future disasters and crises events.
He / she reports to the Regional Programme Coordinator for East Africa and works closely with the Regional Disaster Management Coordinator, the Zone DMC and other regional representatives and regional technical units.
How to apply:
For more details on the position and instructions on how to apply, interested persons need to log ontohttps://jobnet.ifrc.org/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=3369&va...
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