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IFRC Recruitment – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Recruitment. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is recruiting to fill the following positions:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Recruitment.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 191 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 following positions below:

1. Procurement and Logistics Delegate at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Delegate

Vacancy No: IFRC02665
Location: Abuja
Duration: 5 Months
Category of Staff: Delegate

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Operations Manager the Procurement and Logistics Delegate will have a strong focus in supporting all the NS in the Cluster:

  • Supervising and conducting all country level procurement activities for and on behalf of IFRC,
  • Supporting the NS’ on the procurement and logistic capacity building and support the delivery of operational and Country level logistics services:
  • Conducting the procurement project related activities of the IFRC
  • Supporting the National Societies on their processes, ensuring compliance with IFRC standards.
  • Supporting the delivery of operational and Country level logistics services in-line with Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain Management strategy and procedures, ensuring a high quality service provision that meets the needs of services users.
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and report the logistical aspects of all programmes relating to the Nigeria response operations and ensuring that all logistics tasks are complying with the IFRC standards and procedures
  • Working closely with programmes and will carry responsibility for specific area of logistics activity e.g.customs/ warehouse/ transport processing.
  • Playing an active role in training and supporting other IFRC staffs in relevant logistics procedures and to ensure alignment in cross-function activity.
  • Assist the Operations Manager and Head of CCST in creating basic logistics management system and provide rapid and professional support/assistance to the various components of the mission, conducting logistics assessment missions, create and maintain logistics regulations/emergency procedures, coordinating, if needed, warehouse and Hub.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Procurement and Logistics Delegate is responsible for:

  • Ensuring appropriate document handling, stock management (including office stock) and financial recording systems are established and maintained
  • Undertaking a rapid and thorough assessment of the operational needs of all cluster operation response to design and propose a more effective and transparent logistics system that ensures effective, timely and efficient delivery of logistics support to the operation.
  • Working with the Regional Procurement Team to prepare required documentation for international and regional tendering in compliance with the Federation standard procurement procedures and processes.
  • Preparing and presenting procurement files to Committee of Contracts (local or Geneva).
  • Ensuring that all purchased goods are of the required Federation standards, fit for the purpose and follow the required documentary trail.
  • In consultations with the operations Manager and the NS RC counterparts involved in operations, design systems and work out Logistics Action Plans and take actions to address bottle necks of logistics to meet the urgent requirement from the field, such as leased vehicles, fuel … etc., in order to set up and manage the logistics for all Operations, including establishment of a logistics structure and logistics systems.
  • Put in place an effective logistics mechanism to help speed up the requirements for procurement, warehousing and field delivery
  • Implement and maintain International Federation standard practices in logistics procedures and supervise and direct of the operation’s procurement services to IFRC standards as required for any operation.
  • Provide timely advice and technical support on logistics issues to other departments
  • Contracts, with the support of regional office, the required by the operation for goods and services in order to procure goods and services on behalf of all operations following Federation standard practices and ensuring documentation complies with full audit trail standards.
  • Plan organize and maintain, in compliance with Federation standards and Logistics norms to minimize losses, any stores and/or warehouses containing Federation stocks; provide timely stock reports to the to the head of Cluster and Logistics Dubai.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the operations transportation and fleet needs according to the operational needs establishing in advance contracts with 3PL.
  • Liaise with relevant field level operational partners and governmental structures and keep up to date a comprehensive data of all goods and services procured with local market conditions to enable delivery of most efficient procurement service locally or by Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain Management Unit in Nairobi directly.
  • Plan and organize the operations transportation requirements, implement and maintain use of transportation management system for all Federation-owned vehicles and assist the operations management in planning the best use of vehicles.
  • Undertake field trips into the operational areas to assess the progress of logistics component of operations.
  • Produce regular, timely and accurate narrative and financial reports for the International Federation and for donors related to Logistics
  • Make recommendations for improvement of the National Society’s logistics capacities and develop a plan of action (with timeline) and budget to implement the recommendations.
  • Train and develop Delegates, Local Staff, National Society Staff and Volunteers capacities in Logistics management in providing management guidance and maintenance of logistics fixed assets, including vehicle registration and insurance.
  • Strengthen collaboration and coordination with ICRC logistics team
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Education

  • Relevant university degree in Supply Chain (including procurement)
  • Professional qualification in SupplyChain (Logistic and Procurement) or equivalent
  • relevant experience
  • IMPACT, Basic Delegates Training Course

Experience:

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  • A of Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing Logistics of RC field operations in a security sensitive area and in complex emergencies or similar contexts
  • A very good track record of managing people, networking, influencing and negotiating and building relationships effectively.
  • Relevant professional experience in general logistics, including warehousing,transportation, customs clearance and procurement and staff training.
  • Experience in reporting and proposal writing, budget and financial management to ensure compliance
  • Experience of working with National Societies
  • Experience working for a humanitarian aid organization in a developing country

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers
  • Coordination and partner relationship building/ Excellent skills in networking with other agencies and organisations – Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively to support field operations or training
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills as well as logistics technical expertise with good knowledge of Logistics tools and guidelines for programming
  • Valid international driving license for light vehicles (manual gears)
  • Skills to analyse and draw conclusions for a rapid and well-argued decision
  • Good Knowledge of the region and capacity to practice political and cultural sensitivity
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and Sharing the RC/RC principles and values
  • Skills in training and developing staff capacity

Competencies and values

  • National Society relations – Strategic orientation – Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity; Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability – Managing performance

Application Closing Date
4th December, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2. WASH Officer (Delta) at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Job Title: WASH Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC02637
Location: Delta State
Duration: 5 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff

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 organisation 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, health emergencies and other crises.
  • 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 headquarters is organized in three main business groups:
    • Partnerships, including Movement and Membership;
    • Programmes and Operations; and
    • Management Services.
  • The Programme Services Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. The department of Health & Care consists of 3 teams, of which Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is one.
  • The Nigeria WASH Officer, reporting to the Nigeria Health delegate, is a part of the West Coast Cluster Office, the Africa Regional and Global WASH/Health Teams and supports the IFRC’s programmatic vision for WASH/Health and its translation into programmatic interventions, in close collaboration with Nigeria Red Cross Society by providing technical advice, support and coordination to the Federation’s programmes in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and Health promotion throughout the resilience continuum (in emergency, recovery and development contexts of the flood response appeal).

Job Purpose

  • Based in Delta state in the office of the Delta Branch of the Nigerian Red Cross, supporting Delta and Anambra states, the WASH officer will work under the direct supervision of the Health delegate in Nigeria. He/she will work in close coordination with the Nigerian Red Cross Health and Care Unit for ensuring effective implementation of the WASH/Health programs in Nigeria.
  • As a key member of the West Coast Cluster Team, the Nigeria WASH Officer is expected to contribute to the management and supervision of both Emergency Plan of Action and the ECHO funded programmes and operations namely (1) delivery of all activities covered by the WASH and Health programmes (water, sanitation, hygiene and health) with equal emphasis on both emergency and development efforts inclusive both rural and urban through an integrated approach.
  • Ensure sound and consistent coordination with Nigeria Red Cross, WASH and Health stakeholders in Nigeria and the wider international and humanitarian network and to ensure linkages and integration in a resilience based program approach (2) ensure consistent and timely reporting of WASH and Health activities according to ECHO reporting requirements (3) as a WASH and Health member provides additional support to Country Cluster, Regional and Global Teams.
  • The Nigeria WASH Officer is expected to actively support the Nigeria WASH and Health country Strategic Direction and contribute to the roll out and implementation

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to national societies input in the development of country specific policies, strategies, guidelines and tools as well as the integration of these standards into the work of Red Cross to ensure sound and sustainable WASH programmes and effective public health outcomes.
  • Contribute to and support community led WASH, both rural and urban health related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Work closely, with other members of the WASH Team, with other departments and units in the Cluster and Africa Region contributing to ensuring appropriate visibility, resource mobilization and public awareness of the work of IFRC/RCRC.
  • Contribute to the four-cross organizational WASH related work streams: WASH for development through expansion of GWSI; WASH in disasters; WASH during public health emergencies and WASH in Urban Settings.
  • Contribute to providing specific technical support to ensure Nigeria Red Cross is able to effectively incorporate WASH and Health within each stage of development and emergency cycle and along the resilience continuum: strengthening of WASH as part of prevention; WASH disaster preparedness; water quality monitoring as part of community disease detection and early warning; emergency WASH response including full spectrum of public health related WASH capacities and WASH during recovery aimed at ‘building back better’.
  • Contribute to the provision of leadership in the scaling up of WASH and Health programmes.
  • Contribute to and when required backstop the RCRC regional WASH surge mechanisms and ensure that the right people with the right skills and equipment are able to be deployed to the right places at the right time to support National Societies WASH needs in their region.
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Contribute to Delivering quality in operations:

  • Ensure that tools, guidelines and projects are based on evidence, applicable international standards and follow a resilience based health approach.
  • Ensure that behavioural change components and training are following good standards and are aligned to department wide approaches.
  • As part of quality enhancement programme, contribute to supporting National Societies to develop systems that allow a ‘seamless’ transition from health development to emergency response to recovery, build back better and accelerated development.

Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team:

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  • Be accountable to the Health delegate by providing regular progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis as set out by established procedures in Nigeria.
  • Be flexible in their work definition according to needs and targets and improve efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources.
  • Be a pro-active team member fostering a customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Foster a co-creative environment with colleagues in the National Society and the Cluster including actors in the relevant external environment

Education

  • Relevant post graduates Civil Engineering/ WASH/ Public Health university degree or any other relevant qualifications
  • Relevant training in Program management and coordination
  • Relevant Red Cross trainings curricula

Experience:

  • 3 years of experience on WASH/ Public Health project management
  • Proven abilities on coaching, and supporting staff
  • Experience on health project planning & budgeting, supervision and management to include monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in working in both emergency health issues and engaging effectively with beneficiaries especially women and children and other vulnerable groups
  • Experience of producing narrative & financial reports, ECHO funding experience preferred
  • Experience with working with National Society structures
  • Proven knowledge on the Nigeria WASH and Health National context

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Strong skills in general administration, oral and written communication
  • Representation and negotiation skills
  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)

Competencies and values:

  • Results focus and accountability
  • Professional standards
  • Teamwork

Application Closing Date
25th November, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3. WASH Officer at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Job Title: WASH Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC02639
Location: Kogi
Duration: 5 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff

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 organisation 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, health emergencies and other crises.
  • 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 headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programmes and Operations; and (iii) Management Services. The Programme Services Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. The department of Health & Care consists of 3 teams, of which Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is one.
  • The Nigeria WASH Officer, reporting to the Nigeria Health delegate, is a part of the West Coast Cluster Office, the Africa Regional and Global WASH/Health Teams and supports the IFRC’s programmatic vision for WASH/Health and its translation into programmatic interventions, in close collaboration with Nigeria Red Cross Society by providing technical advice, support and coordination to the Federation’s programmes in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and Health promotion throughout the resilience continuum (in emergency, recovery and development contexts of the flood response appeal).

Job Purpose

  • Based in Kogi state in the office of the Kogi Branch of the Nigerian Red Cross, supporting Kogi and Niger states, the WASH officer will work under the direct supervision of the Health delegate in Nigeria.
  • He/she will work in close coordination with the Nigerian Red Cross Health and Care Unit for ensuring effective implementation of the WASH/Health programs in Nigeria.
  • As a key member of the West Coast Cluster Team, the Nigeria WASH Officer is expected to contribute to the management and supervision of both Emergency Plan of Action and the ECHO funded programmes and operations namely:
    • Delivery of all activities covered by the WASH and Health programmes (water, sanitation, hygiene and health) with equal emphasis on both emergency and development efforts inclusive both rural and urban through an integrated approach. Ensure sound and consistent coordination with Nigeria Red Cross, WASH and Health stakeholders in Nigeria and the wider international and humanitarian network and to ensure linkages and integration in a resilience based program approach
    • Ensure consistent and timely reporting of WASH and Health activities according to ECHO reporting requirements
    • As a WASH and Health member provides additional support to Country Cluster, Regional and Global Teams. The Nigeria WASH Officer is expected to actively support the Nigeria WASH and Health country Strategic Direction and contribute to the roll out and implementation

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to national societies input in the development of country specific policies, strategies, guidelines and tools as well as the integration of these standards into the work of Red Cross to ensure sound and sustainable WASH programmes and effective public health outcomes.
  • Contribute to and support community led WASH, both rural and urban health related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Work closely, with other members of the WASH Team, with other departments and units in the Cluster and Africa Region contributing to ensuring appropriate visibility, resource mobilization and public awareness of the work of IFRC/RCRC.
  • Contribute to the four-cross organizational WASH related work streams: WASH for development through expansion of GWSI; WASH in disasters; WASH during public health emergencies and WASH in Urban Settings.
  • Contribute to providing specific technical support to ensure Nigeria Red Cross is able to effectively incorporate WASH and Health within each stage of development and emergency cycle and along the resilience continuum: strengthening of WASH as part of prevention; WASH disaster preparedness; water quality monitoring as part of community disease detection and early warning; emergency WASH response including full spectrum of public health related WASH capacities and WASH during recovery aimed at ‘building back better’.
  • Contribute to the provision of leadership in the scaling up of WASH and Health programmes.
  • Contribute to and when required backstop the RCRC regional WASH surge mechanisms and ensure that the right people with the right skills and equipment are able to be deployed to the right places at the right time to support National Societies WASH needs in their region

Contribute to Delivering quality in operations:

  • Ensure that tools, guidelines and projects are based on evidence, applicable international standards and follow a resilience based health approach.
  • Ensure that behavioural change components and training are following good standards and are aligned to department wide approaches.
  • As part of quality enhancement programme, contribute to supporting National Societies to develop systems that allow a ‘seamless’ transition from health development to emergency response to recovery, build back better and accelerated development.

Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team:

  • Be accountable to the Health delegate by providing regular progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis as set out by established procedures in Nigeria.
  • Be flexible in their work definition according to needs and targets and improve efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources.
  • Be a pro-active team member fostering a customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Foster a co-creative environment with colleagues in the National Society and the Cluster including actors in the relevant external environment

Education:

  • Relevant post graduates Civil Engineering/ WASH/ Public Health university degree or any other relevant qualifications
  • Relevant training in Program management and coordination
  • Relevant Red Cross trainings curricula

Experience:

  • 3 years of experience on WASH/ Public Health project management
  • Proven abilities on coaching, and supporting staff
  • Experience on health project planning & budgeting, supervision and management to include monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in working in both emergency health issues and engaging effectively with beneficiaries especially women and children and other vulnerable groups
  • Experience of producing narrative & financial reports, ECHO funding experience preferred
  • Experience with working with National Society structures
  • Proven knowledge on the Nigeria WASH and Health National context

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Strong skills in general administration, oral and written communication
  • Representation and negotiation skills
  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)

Competencies and Values:

  • Results focus and accountability
  • Professional standards
  • Teamwork

Application Closing Date
25th November, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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