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Red Cross Jobs in Africa-Regional International Human Resources Manager – Dakar – SENEGAL-2020

Red Cross Jobs in Africa-Regional International Human Resources Manager – Dakar – SENEGAL

Presentation of the Red Cross

With 69 projects in 22 countries of intervention, as well as in the professions that it develops and implements in France, the French Red Cross (CRF) internationally includes all of its missions in an action plan sustainable humanitarian aid. This translates into an articulation of emergency, post-emergency, crisis exit and reconstruction activities aimed at the best efficiency. The objective is to carry out actions with lasting effects and to allow populations to regain their full autonomy.


Our association also wants to strengthen its presence and promote its priority commitments within the International Movement.


The French Red Cross (CRF) in West Africa / Lake Chad is active in 11 countries and has delegations in Chad, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Guinea, Cameroon and Senegal. The CRF maintains historic and dynamic relationships and has projects with its partners in Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso

The FIU’s strategy in West Africa and around Lake Chad aims to strengthen the resilience of populations and respond to humanitarian emergencies affecting vulnerable populations alongside host national societies (Red Cross of the countries concerned). Development programs are concentrated in the health sectors (treatment of severe acute malnutrition, fight against HIV-AIDS / tuberculosis / malaria, primary health care, maternal and child health, strengthening of health systems, surveillance epidemiological) psychosocial support and protection (migrants), food security, livelihood strengthening, natural disaster risk management and humanitarian preparedness and response.

The post


Since 2017, in line with its 2017-2020 strategy which identifies the West Africa / Lake Chad zone as a priority, the CRF has decided to create a regional office to support the implementation of the CRF strategy in this region. This office focuses on three essential functions: technical support (particularly in nutrition, disaster risk management and communication), representation and coordination with humanitarian actors (Red Cross Movement, NGOs, donors, research institute) and operational implementation of regional projects.

At the end of 2019, the office included, among others, regional technical advisers (health / nut ’& DRR), a communications officer, an internal auditor, a project manager and a regional representative. In 2020, a new dynamic of deconcentration will be implemented aimed at transferring responsibilities currently carried out by the head office to the regional level, the creation of the position of International Human Resources Manager is part of this process.


Under the hierarchical authority of the Coordinator of International HR (Human Resources Department / Headquarters of the FIU), and the operational authority of the head of the regional office for West Africa / Lake Chad based in Dakar, the international human resources manager (RRHI) is in charge of the regional management of human resources management for the CRF delegations of Guinea-Conakry, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Senegal in the Africa zone of the ‘Where is.


Purpose of the position:

Respond, at the level of its geographical area (Guinea-Conakry, Mauritania, Mali, Niger), to the human resource needs (staff, profiles) of the activities / programs: recruitment, mobility management, retention and contribution to the development of international staff and national (local). This will involve accompanying and supporting the management (Desk and Head of Delegation), as well as the Admin / Fin / HR Coordinators in HR management, based on the HR reference framework of the CRF.


Plan and support operations in the geographic area

Support and advise management

Support and support the Admin / Fin / HR Coordinators

Recruit and follow up expatriates

Support the career management of expatriates and national staff

Participate in the development of an HR approach at regional level

Ensure HR communication and visibility


Reporting link: provided by the International Human Resources Coordinator at the headquarters of the FIU


Operational link: provided by the head of the regional office AO / LT


As the position is decentralized at the regional office level, the incumbent will have to demonstrate a certain autonomy and an ability to take significant initiative.

The candidate’s profile




Master in HR and / or proven experiences in international HR management


Required experiences:


In-depth knowledge of the professional environment specific to HR management (recruitment, monitoring, GPEC, organizational professions, labor law) in the international humanitarian environment

Knowledge of the humanitarian sector – field experience desired

Cross-functional and functional management skills (working in cooperation and transversality)

Ability to advise, formulate and support recommendations (management, conflict management)

Sense of teamwork

Good interpersonal skills, listening skills

Rigor and organization

Adaptability to a rapidly changing work environment

Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent movement



French and English




Location: Dakar – Senegal

Duration: 12 months

To be filled: September 2020

Status: expatriate employee


Job conditions:


In accordance with the collective agreement, the job classification corresponds to a gross monthly salary range of € 2040-2390, depending on the experience level of the candidate;

To which is added an expatriation bonus of 15% of the gross base salary;

An end-of-year bonus is paid in proportion to the period worked;

A precariousness bonus, equivalent to 10% of the total gross wages received, is paid at the end of the contract;

A living expense allowance of 32 euros per calendar day spent in the field (excluding paid leave);

5 weeks of paid vacation per year;

21 days of recovery per year;

Housing policy: lump sum.


The French Red Cross reserves the right to close a recruitment before the deadline for the announcement and submission of applications. Thank you for your understanding.

Without further contact from us within 3 weeks, please consider that we do not give a favorable response to your application.




Passport valid for more than 6 months at the time of scheduled departure;

Up-to-date vaccination record / ability to travel.


Online training:


To get to know the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement better, we invite you to take two online training courses, free of charge and accessible to all. The completion of these training courses is a plus in your application:

W.O.R.C. (World of Red Cross and Red Crescent): This online training is dedicated to the fundamental principles and functioning of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Through 12 modules, it addresses subjects such as the origin and history of the Movement, its fundamental principles, the emblem, the International Federation, the ICRC and national societies. It is intended for everyone: volunteers, employees, members or people wishing to know more about the largest humanitarian movement in the world.


Stay Safe, on the other hand, is intended for all personnel required to carry out international missions on behalf of the Federation or a national Red Cross and Red Crescent society. The course aims to develop a common culture of safety management within the Movement. It thus provides a better understanding of the main threats and risks facing humanitarian actors on the ground and proposes solutions to limit their impact.


You will find these courses on the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent e-learning platform open to all by clicking on the following link: /ifrc/default.aspx

How to apply


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