Consultant, SEP Talent Resourcing Lead
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (“the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network 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 of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (“the IFRC”) works to a Business Model and has a Business Delivery Plan with key commitments that sharpen its focus, clarity, and efficiency and accountability results. The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, has five decentralized regional offices: one of which is the Europe Office, guided by the Secretariat strategies for implementation and areas of focus that builds on the vision of strategy 2030. The Europe region is organized in two main hemispheres: a group of service-based departments and geographical configurations of (i) Country Cluster Support Teams and (ii) Country Office(s), as well as the Deputy Regional Director, each of them led by the Regional Director; and another hemisphere: six building blocks composed by (i) Partnerships and Resource Development, (ii) Policy, Strategy and Knowledge; (iii) Communication, (iv) Disaster and Crisis: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, (v) Health and Water and Sanitation, (vi) Logistics, each of them led by the Deputy Regional Director. The complexity and scope of humanitarian and development challenges are growing. The cost of international humanitarian assistance in 2019 was estimated to be USD 29.6bn and with the impact of COVID-19 and the changing climate this figure is likely to grow in the years ahead. Increasing and diversifying income overall through both emergency and non-emergency funding channels, and resource mobilization capacity development of National Societies will help National Societies respond to these challenges. If the IFRC network is to reach 250 million people with humanitarian assistance in 2030, it must be able to adapt its response to crises, and prepare for, and take advantage of, evolving resource mobilization trends. The Global Resource Mobilization Strategy 2030 (GRMS 2030) sets the global direction and course of action in resource mobilization for the IFRC network between 2021-2030.
The SEP (Strategic Engagement and Partnerships) Talent Resourcing Lead (the Lead) will provide comprehensive day-to-day support to the Head of Strategic Engagement and Partnerships and HR Manager in carrying out duties related to mobilizing and securing talent (staff-on-loan, interns, trainees, consultants etc) and ensure operational continuity for 2022/23 in relation to Ukraine and Impacted Countries Emergency Appeal. The Lead will work in close coordination with SEP, HR, Regional Office for Europe, and Country Cluster Support teams to ensuring up-to-date mapping of staffing needs and the co-development of relevant job descriptions. This work will inform the Lead’s efforts in mobilizing the relevant talent from Partner National Societies, local tertiary education institutions, outsourcing agencies and the private sector. The Lead will also be responsible for providing comprehensive support to the preparations, delivery and follow up to the onboarding of new talent.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Project objectives: -Establish a comprehensive and systemic Region-wide mapping exercise for human resourcing needs in Europe. -Work with Regional managers and the HR Team to ensure relevant job descriptions are drafted, reviewed and made available. -Establish a comprehensive pool of resourcing opportunities though Partner National Societies, and external Sources. -Establish a traineeship, internship and volunteering programme at the Regional Office for Europe. -Establish partnerships with leading Universities, the Hungarian Red Cross and Budapest-based Corporates for traineeship, volunteering and Internship opportunities. -Explore staffing opportunities through Budapest-based embassies. -Identify funding opportunities for covering associated staffing costs, including SOCS and Per Diem provisions. Organise a Career Day at ROE Offices (or a relevant University) with leading Budapest-based Universities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued)
Desired outcomes: -A comprehensive staffing needs maps updated quarterly, with job descriptions for potential partner reference. -Establish a pool of resourcing opportunities available through National Societies and various external sources. -Dedicated internship, traineeship and volunteering programmes established at ROE. -Established several partnerships with Hungarian tertiary education institutions, the Hungarian Red Cross and leading Budapest-based Corporates. -Establish a mechanism for cooperation with Budapest-based Embassies on staffing support. -A dedicated funding pot for trainees, interns, and volunteers A Career Day organised and carried out with a participation of at least 30 attendees. -Consultancy outputs Regular updates and reports on the progress of desired outcomes as per agreed schedule. -Regular consultation meetings with ROE HR and SEP Teams Development of concept notes, proposals and briefing notes and when required.
Competencies, Values and Comments
Method of delivery and reasons for selecting that method: -This consultancy will be delivered over the course of six months. -It will be predominantly carried out of IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) ROE (Regional Office of Europe) Offices. Schedule for payment of fees: (Indicate deliverables and timeframe, e.g. milestones, reporting deadlines, etc.) -Payments will be made upon the completion of the monthly consultancy reports and the submission of invoices and a worksheets for the time spent on the project. Time Allocation, for budget purposes: -The Consultancy will take up to 40 hours per week at a day rate agreed in the contract. Management of consultancy: Andrej Naricyn, Head of Strategic Engagement and Partnerships will be managing and supervising the consultancy. Notes: The consultant will be contracted by the IFRC and the standard contractual terms will apply.
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