International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is hiring a Disaster Management Project Officer, based in Beira.
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) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. 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.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services. The IFRC re-established a Country Office for the response to Cyclone Idai and Kenneth in 2019 and to strengthen the long-term capacity of Mozambique Red Cross (CVM). The IFRC through its status agreement with the Government of Mozambique has set up structures in Beira and Maputo to better support the operations and to ensure capacity strengthening of the CVM, IFRC has been able to deploy through its global tools including surge staff and Emergency Response Units (ERUs) at the onset of the emergency. Mozambique remains to be a country prone to hydrological disasters which normally have extreme impacts on the country’s population and infrastructure. Mozambique has suffered multiple shocks, and over the past three (3) years, the most significant disasters affect the same areas. In January 2021, Tropical Cyclone Eloise caused heavy rainfall resulting in thousands of displaced people. The cyclone caused severe flooding in the same area that was just recovering from the 2019 cyclones and by tropical storm Chalane on 30 December 2020. With the aim of contributing to enhance the local preparedness and response of affected communities, as well as supporting the CVM´s Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction activities, the IFRC is currently seeking Project Officers who will form part of the Disaster Management Team to support the overall management and coordination of the IFRC´s support to the CVM.
S/he will support the planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the DM and DRR activities supported by IFRC under the guidance of the Disaster Management Delegate and in coordination with the CVM technical counterpart and the respective CVM Branches and volunteers, and relevant IFRC Program and Support Departments. The role requires a good understanding of the local context, preferably with experience in assessments, training and workshop facilitation, community mobilization, planning, budgeting, administrative tasks, and report writing.
Computer literate (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing and PowerPoint) Demonstrated capacity for analytical and strategic thinking Excellent writing and presentation skills Excellent communication and inter-personal skills Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds Skills in training and developing staff capacity Ability to provide support in verbal and written translation Excellent Portuguese and fluent in written and spoken English
National Society relations Strategic orientation-Communication – Teamwork Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity Results focus and accountability