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 organization 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 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.”
It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. 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. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.
The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).
To support the national society (Cruz Vermelha de Moçambique) in the management of the COVID19 plan of action, including all aspects of program management (financial, PMER/IM and logistics) and the development of program tools that allow a good standard of governance, accountability and progress tracking.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the technical teams in the finalization of the COVID19 plan of action;
- Develop the M&E tools, activity tracking and data collection system, alongside PMER Coordinator, IM coordinator and technical colleagues.
- Develop monthly reports (Sitreps) against the plan of action, and project reports to each donor;
- Follow up on pledge allocations, budget coverage and support the management of financial resources;
- Ensure procurement systems are in place for every purchase, according to CVM/IFRC standards;
- Ensure Administration procedures related to this project are in place, according to CVM/IFRC standards;
- Liaise with COVID19 technical team and focal point to the provinces, to ensure support is being adequately provided and activities are ongoing;
- Facilitate the coordination between movement partners (CVM, IFRC, ICRC, PNSs) and share project related information accurately and regularly;
- Support in the coordination of the COVID19 movement task force meetings, define action points, and follow up on its achievements;
- Liaise with IFRC Southern Africa Country Cluster to present information and reports about the progress of the COVID19 program in country.
- Perform other project related tasks as necessary
- Degree in Management, Social Sciences, or, or any other relevant fields
- 5-year experience in administration management,
- Previous experience working for the Federation and/or National Society or a comparable International organisation (preferred)
- Experience in managing and developing projects
- Experience in training and coordinating teams
- Experience in preparation of donor reports
- Strong communication and coordination skills; specifically, in multi-party program management
Knowledge, skills and languages
- High degree of integrity, discretion and personal conduct
- Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
- Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Excellent staff management skills
- Self-Motivated, proactive with good judgement and initiative
- Fluently spoken and written English & Portuguese
Competencies and values
- National Society Relations, Diversity, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism, Innovation, Accountability
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.