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.
The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). In Africa, the Regional Office in Nairobi provides support and operational oversights to IFRC’s country offices and multi-Country Cluster Support Teams .The IFRC’s Country Office in Mozambique is responsible for providing robust support to the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) in implementing humanitarian and recovery programmes that address the needs of vulnerable people. Since 20 March 2019, the IFRC has been supporting the CVM in responding to the needs of communities affected by Tropical Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. The Emergency Appeal has been revised in January 2020 in order to expand recovery programming to new geographical areas and to scale up IFRC’s support to CVM for enhancing its Disaster Risk Management capabilities including Preparedness for Effective Response approach. The IFRC is shifting its focus towards strengthening CVM’s capacity for implementing climate smart recovery programming and Disaster Risk Reduction in close coordination and collaboration with RC/RC Movement partners, governmental agencies and other key stakeholders in Mozambique.
The DRM delegate will support the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) in enhancing its institutional preparedness to respond to disasters and crises, and in strengthening its capacity to build preparedness and resilience at community level, by working closely with community actors such as INGC and local disaster committees.
S/he will guide and support CVM in systematically implementing the Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) approach, plans, tools and related practices at headquarters and selected branches. S/he will work closely with the IFRC operations manager and other technical delegates in designing and guiding climate-smart adaptation and recovery programming, and developing nature-based DRR approaches for promoting Healthy and Safer Communities in Mozambique.
S/he will also be the focal point for monitoring emerging disasters and crises as well as the security context in Mozambique.
The DRM delegate will be part of the IFRC management team in Mozambique and will work closely with the operations manager for all DRM related activities in Central Mozambique in particular.