DRR Programme Manager
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 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.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The 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 the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. The 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. The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The 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.
Detailed Job description / requirements:
|Job Title||DRR Programme Manager|
|Organizational Unit / Duty Station (Department / Zone Office / Delegation..... etc)||Kathmandu (Danish Red Cross Delegation Nepal – working under IFRC delegation in Nepal)|
|Immediate Supervisor’s Title||Country Manager|
|Technical Manager’s Title (if applicable)||n/a|
|Number of Direct Reports (if applicable)||1-3|
|Number of Indirect Reports (if applicable)|
Organizational context (where the job is located in the Organization)
The DRR Programme Manager (DRR PM) is a team member of the Danish Red Cross (DRC) delegation in Nepal. The overall purpose of this position is to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) strengthening NRCS HQ and District Chapters capacities in Inclusive Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction interventions. The DRR Programme Manager will work closely with and report to the DRC Country Manager who is responsible for the development of the partnership with NRCS and management of the overall DRC programme portfolio in Nepal.
NOTE: DRR Programme Manager will work in the Nepal Country office based in Kathmandu. Danish Red Cross have had a longstanding partnership with the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) having worked closely with them for several years, working alongside in the April 2015 earthquake response and recovery, as well as in the delivery of disaster risk reduction and community preparedness programmes. This role is based in country with regular field visits to programme areas and will support 1-3 staff (Project Coordinator and/or Senior Project Officers), as well as collaborating with other PMs, Finance Manager, Senior Finance Officer and Finance and Administration Officer. The DRR PM will report to the Country Manager.
The overall purpose of the position is to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in strengthening NRCS HQ and District Chapters capacities and to support the NRCS to develop and implement DRR programmes. The DRR PM is also responsible to support NRCS with the development of project concepts, documents, management and budget control, including monitoring and evaluation, timely reporting, and review in line with programme objectives, indicators, work plans and organizational strategies. The DRR PM will be responsible to support initiatives to increase the NRCS capacity and coordinate with the Government of Nepal and other key stakeholders at the national, provincial and local level. They will work closely with NRCS to promote and enhance strategic and operational integration to enhance efficiency and quality of programming in accordance with the NRCS strategies. The DRR PM will liaise and work in close coordination with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to build the capacity of NRCS programming. This includes work with NRCS, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other PNSs
In addition, the DRR PM will support ad-hoc disaster operations (if any) and project formulations and resource mobilisation in Nepal.
Job duties and responsibilities
Human Resource Management and Development
Partnership and Capacity Building
Represent the DRC, on behalf of the Country Manager as requested, with Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, international agencies, government and non-government organisations to ensure transparent, timely and effective cooperation with relevant development partners.
Participate in meetings, seminars, workshops and other relevant events as requested by the Country Manager
Duties applicable to all staff
|1.||Actively work towards the achievement of the DRC’s goals|
|2.||Produce timely reports based on defined templates and indicators|
|3.||Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross/Red Crescent principles|
|4.||Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager|
|Master’s degree in international development, disaster management, social science, management or other relevant field||x|
|Project Management Professional (PMP) designation||x|
|Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement||x|
|Minimum of 7 years of field experience in international programme management (including management of projects, budgets, HR) in development, recovery and/or humanitarian aid.||x|
|Demonstrated technical understanding of and minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in DRR.||x|
|Demonstrated extensive project management skills and experience in the full Project cycle including project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting||x|
|Solid ability to provide team-building and high level of skill in developing, implementing and training others in the tools needed for programme management||x|
|Demonstrated ability to form, mentor, manage and lead a team of technical staff and volunteers to achieve common objectives||x|
|Proven experience in development and maintenance of partnerships ||x|
|Solid experience in financial oversight of multi-million ($US) programmes||x|
|Knowledge and Skills||Required||Preferred|
|Strong leadership, team player with good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills||x|
|Able to communicate and negotiate clearly, effectively and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders||x|
|Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results through collaboration||x|
|Demonstrated ability to adapt and work effectively in dynamic and demanding operational environment and sometimes under pressure||x|
|Knowledge on Core Humanitarian Standards||x|
|Demonstrate an awareness and commitment to GESI, CEA, PSI, Child Protection and other key policies ||x|
|Excellent analytical skills||x|
|Ability to facilitate participatory approaches and methodologies with cross-cultural and diverse teams||x|
|Knowledge of national and sector-specific policies and plans relevant to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and within Nepal||x|
|Experience in conflict resolution||x|
|Computer skills (Windows, Excel, Word-processing)||x|
|Ability to work independently and with minimum guidance||x|
|Fluently spoken and written Nepalese and English||x|
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