The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Country Cluster Support Team, Bangkok Office seeks to appoint a:
Title: Disaster Response Coordinator, American Red Cross
Reports to: Regional Director, American Red Cross
Location: Based in Bangkok, Thailand
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 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 IFRC Country Cluster Support Team, Bangkok Office, the American Red Cross provides support for Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) National Societies (NS) implementing programmes 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.
The International Services Department (ISD) of the American Red Cross (AmRC) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. With programs and partners in 70 countries, the American Red Cross works to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, reaching 100 million people annually.
Although some disasters are highly visible events garnering significant media attention and generous contributions from the public, many responses are lower profile and, as a result, under-resourced. Millions of people’s urgent humanitarian needs go unmet. In other cases, the American Red Cross has potential to mobilize humanitarian actors in the countries affected by disaster by addressing operational or financial constraints. This position helps meet the needs of those impacted by “underfunded disasters,” those disasters that do not garner the necessary attention and resources as well as be more effective in the field for emergency response.
The Disaster Response Coordinator will be responsible for contributing to the ISD capacity to surge in support of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network response. The position will be embedded in the response operation to support assessments, planning, implementation, operations, and reporting. They would provide leadership and technical expertise to the operation with the intention to improve timely and appropriate service delivery. Additionally, from their global work, the response specialist will be able to bring back lessons learned and best practices to the American Red Cross in further support of our response capacity and decision making processes.
The Disaster Response Coordinator will have significant technical disaster management experience and will be expected to deploy for extended periods of time primarily for underfunded operations or support that is needed to implement the response.
Job duties and responsibilities
Assist the national society, American Red Cross (AmRC) delegation, or IFRC delegation with:
In some cases, the Disaster Response Coordinator with deploy in a specific requested positions within the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) structure such as:
Inherent in the role is the need for flexibility, the ability to travel, and willingness to work in multiple contexts with different stakeholders. The Disaster Response Coordinator must be able to deploy at a short notice for significant periods of time and up to 75% of the year traveling to remote and potentially unstable areas.
The position will report directly to the Regional Director in Asia. They will also work closely with the International Response Operations Manager and Operations Specialists in Washington, D.C.
Support Partnership Development, Institutional Learning and Development:
Qualifications, experience and skills required:
Knowledge and Skills
Interested candidates should apply at online IFRCjobs from the link below:
Please click "Apply Online" with attachment of:
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.
Closing date: 23 March 2018
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