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 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.” IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
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 IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.
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.
IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.
The Austrian Red Cross (AutRC) is a humanitarian, independent, impartial and neutral non-profit organisation, supporting people in need: locally – nationally – globally. Since 2012, the AutRC has a long-term commitment to support the Armenia Red Cross Society (ARCS) to sustainably increase their capacities and services to vulnerable people, through bilateral projects as well as regional programmes. After opening its regional representation in Yerevan in 2012 the AutRC started its cooperation with ARCS with a community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). Ever since, the Austrian Development Agency, as well as the European Union continued to be a key donor for bilateral projects in the field of disaster risk management, health, and social services for older people as well as National Society Development.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the project “Working together for Gyumri Care Centre” in the AutRC Yerevan office will be in charge for overall supervision and coordination of the project in close cooperation with ARCS project manager and project coordinator, will control and support smooth implementation of the project by supporting ARCS staff with coordination of their activities; will coordinate on financial matters between ARCS and AutRC delegation in Tbilisi and where needed in Vienna as well as ensure communication between ARCS project team and AutRC HQ. He/she will be also responsible for preparation of the reports to Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and Swiss Red Cross.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensure timely and high-quality implementation of project activities according to the donor contract including adequate monitoring and reporting.
- Provide ongoing support to the ARCS project team in project implementation, monitoring and reporting (including administrative tasks as well as content wise support).
- Overall oversight and supervision of the project.
- Active communication with ARCS project team and AutRC HQ (regular meetings).
- Work in close collaboration with ARCS on aspects of monitoring and evaluation of the project activities in order to mutually share knowledge and experience.
- Support to the planning and implementation of the activities by ARCS project team (e.g. kick-off meeting).
- Ensuring receipt of timely financial reports and coordinating with ARCS finance department and AutRC finance officer in Tbilisi including audit processes.
- Narrative reporting reflecting project progress and achievement of indicators.
- To fulfill his/her mission to project site AutRC overall project manager will be supported by ARCS concerning infrastructure and logistics.
Liaise with ADA delegation in Armenia.
- University degree, preferably in the field of business administration, public health, international development or similar
- At least 3 years’ project management experience
- 2 years’ experience within RC/RC environment, nationally or internationally
- Experience in working as project manager in social/health sector
Knowledge, Skills and Languages
- Proven project cycle management skills
- Proven organizational, coordination and communication skills
- Energetic, proactive, and oriented to problem solving
- Excellent skills in teamwork
- Dedication to Red Cross/Red Crescent fundamental principles
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Armenian
- Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
Competencies, Values and Comments
- High degree of competence in National Society relations
- Results focus and accountability
- Professional Mastery
- Managerial effectiveness
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