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 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 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. IFRC country office in Mozambique (MCO) which is just reopening is part of the Southern Africa Country Cluster set-up and its role and mandate in Mozambique are defined as support to the Mozambique Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha de Mozambique, CVM) in managing the Cyclone Idai relief and recovery operation, programme/service delivery, resource mobilisation, ensuring quality and accountability to donors, coordination of NSD/BD activities towards CVM development and ensuring effective implementation of the Cyclone Idai Emergency Appeal and Annual Operational Plan agreed with the CVM. National Society Development (NSD) Delegate is directly reporting to the Head of the Country Office. In Mozambique, there are three Partner National Societies with in country presence These are namely the Belgian RC Flanders, the German Red Cross and the Spanish Red Cross. CVM has gone over the 10 years through a number of crisis which weakened the National Society substantially. New statutes were introduced in 2017 and a new governing board was elected and a new Secretary General appointed in the same year. Since his appointment a number of initiatives have started to reorganize the national society and to aim for financial sustainability in the future. New key staff, including Directors for Programmes and Finance and Administration were hired in the beginning of 2019.I 2018, OCAC was conducted. In March 2019 a powerful cyclone hit the central part of Mozambique caused several hundreds of casualties, widespread damage and resulted on huge loss of infrastructure and crops. The response of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in support of CVM will put additional pressure on the National Society limited capacity and will demand scaling up of staffing and other organizational components. There is, therefore, an opportunity to use the emergency to support longer term NSD activities by putting deliberate efforts to strengthen the institutional and operational preparedness capacity of the CVM in all sectors especially in finance, HR leadership skills, branch development, volunteer management, PMER and logistics amongst many others.
Competencies and values
Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Society and Customer Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust.
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