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Regional Preparedness Technical Advisor, American Red Cross (Re-advertised #3)


Organization : International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 5 Aug 2019
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Deadline : 19 / August / 2019

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Country Cluster Support Team, Bangkok Office seeks to appoint a:


Title:                Regional Preparedness Technical Advisor, American Red Cross

Reports to:      Senior Program Advisor, American Red Cross

Location:         Based in Bangkok, Thailand


Organizational background:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 191 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) and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.


Under the umbrella of the Federation’s Southeast Asia Regional Delegation, the American Red Cross provides support for Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) National Societies (NS) implementing program in the area of  Disaster Management/Disaster Preparedness, Capacity Building, Community Health  and other general support that arises between ARC and RCRC  through client services, and mutual relationship building between RCRC Societies. ARC is expanding its projects in the region and needs support to do this.


Job Purpose:

The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by supporting National Societies to respond to disasters, build safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.


The American Red Cross (ARC) seeks a Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) to support Preparedness activities in the American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD). This position will provide technical support to American Red Cross delegation and National Society partners in their preparedness programs particularly those involving youth, school, individual, and household preparedness, as well as early warning systems and institutional preparedness activities.


Additionally, this position will contribute to ISD’s knowledge management efforts by supporting monitoring, program reviews, and research in accordance with ISD doctrine.   The Regional Technical Advisor, Preparedness will report to the Deputy Regional Director who is overall responsible for program quality in accordance with ISD doctrine.  The RTA will be matrixed to into the Preparedness pillar to ensure technical advisors have common.


Job duties and responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day technical support and guidance on National Societies preparedness programs at the strategic, program and project level in the areas of institutional, community and school-based programming.  
  • Prioritize support to ISD priority countries in the region, ensuring preparedness programs meet ISD standards, and is contextualized to the needs, conditions and capacity of priority countries and key stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Regional Director, priority country and HQ stakeholders, support resource mobilization through networking and high-quality program design; as requested, develop concept notes and proposals aligned with ISD doctrine.
  • Conduct regular program reviews and support design and execution of evaluations; ensure recommendations are actionable and addressed, in coordination with the Deputy Regional Director, delegations, NS partners, and appropriate HQ technical advisors.
  • In coordination with Preparedness unit, GDPC staff, other ISD teams and the global Red Cross/Red Crescent network, work closely with field teams to build capacity based on global good practices documented in ISD doctrine.
  • Work with field teams to document good practices, and support and contribute to the development of updated Disaster Preparedness doctrine which, when contextualized, would increase quality, efficiency and effectiveness of field-based disaster preparedness projects.


Qualifications, experience and skills required:



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as disaster management, development studies, international relations
  • Prefer Master’s degree in a relevant field such as disaster management, development studies, international relations



  • At least five years’ experience in international settings working in disaster risk reduction including response and readiness required; work with Red Cross, UN or NGOs strongly preferred.  Experience working in the region of assignment desired.
  • Experience supporting or managing international community-based programs
  • Strong understanding of and experience in supporting program design, monitoring and evaluation required. 
  • Prior experience in developing successful U.S Government awards (USAID, PRM, BHA etc); strong understanding of U.S. gov’t funding and compliance requirements preferred.


Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy; excellent written and spoken skills in English; working knowledge of regional languages will be an advantage
  • Must be flexible and able to travel up to 75%.
  • General comfort level with technology is required with proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint expected. Also, familiarity with Salesforce, Google Drive, Drop Box, Zoom and Skype preferred.  Must be detail-oriented and organized, and have strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English



  • Thai or International applicant, should hold a valid work permit or residence permit to live or work in Thailand


Interested candidate, please click HERE  to apply online through IFRC's current vacancies. 


Attachment request:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae


Application material are non-returnable, and we thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

Contact : 02-661 8201 - HR

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