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Disaster Management Coordinator - West and Central Africa

London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: BRC - British Red Cross
  • Location: London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Security policy
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-05-25

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Disaster Management Coordinator for West and Central Africa and Overseas Branches Region

Location: Moorgate, London

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week

Salary: GBP 34,712.00pa inc. Inner London Weighting

About the role
The ability to respond to disasters and crises is a mandated capacity of all Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies. As a Disaster Management Coordinator, you will be working with the core business of the Red Cross Movement. You will be responsible for ensuring the timely and appropriate response to sudden-onset disasters and other crisis in West and Central African and UK Overseas Branches. At the same time, your expertise will be needed to ensure high-quality emergency preparedness, co-develop and support British Red Cross initiatives to strengthen organisational DM capabilities within national Red Cross Societies or the IFRC and engage with internal and external stakeholders to develop good practice.

You will be work collaboratively, within a matrix structure, with colleagues and partners in the Region, and specialists within the Emergencies teams and Technical & Advisory staff. The role will be based at the UK Head Office in London with regular travel to the region.

About the team
The International Directorate is, among other things, responsible for international disaster response, support to resilience programs and organisational development of our partner Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. You will be sitting in the Programmes and Partnerships department, more specifically with the West and Central Africa and Overseas Branches Team, thus covering two very different regions as well as different types of emergencies and natural disasters. The Programmes and Partnerships department provides single oversight of our community resilience and capacity building partnerships with national societies and disaster management activities.

About the person
In this role, you will have to have proven skills in project management, preferably with specific experiences from disaster management. A solid understanding of the humanitarian system, as well as crisis dynamics, is of course essential. Having the ability to navigate a multicultural environment and fluency in French is moreover important to be successful in this role.

As a person, you will need to be a team player, who is good at communicating, leading and engaging people. You must show commitment to the cause and be resilient to stress when a disaster hits and the workload peaks.

Please note:
This is a rolling recruitment, we will, therefore, be reviewing applications regularly and will close the application when we have a suitable applicant.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application as soon as possible."

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Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting reference REQ0000028HU

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* Accommodation while on deployment
* Subsistence allowances while overseas
* Travel to and from the country of posting, plus long service flights
* Comprehensive insurance,including medical, personal effects and life insurance
* Pre and post assignment medicals and access to excellent health and wellbeing benefits
* Access to a pension, which you can join at any time during your contract
* Generous leave entitlement (36 days incl.public holidays)

Click here to learn more about British Red Cross' work internationally

A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.

Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent overseas criminal records checking of all individuals who work overseas with us.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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