✫✫ Job @ International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Disaster Management Officer/ Programme Officer

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. The IFRC has been working with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) for more than 30 years in humanitarian fields, mainly disaster response and management, cyclone preparedness, disaster relief and recovery, community based disaster preparedness, risk reduction and mitigation, health etc.
In line with the existing DRM strategy, BDRCS/IFRC developed a proposal and submitted to Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) through Korean Red Cross on ‘CBDRR: Enhanced Community Resilience to Floods in Bangladesh’. The purpose of the program is to scale up BDRCS capacity towards community resilience in reducing disaster and climate change risks via community-led approach. The program will engross the communities’ interest and association throughout from designing to its implementation phase.
The IFRC is now looking for a suitable Bangladeshi national for the following position:
Position: Disaster Management Officer/Programme Officer
Programme: Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Programme 
Duration: 12 months with possible extension 
Location: Dhaka (With extensive field visit)
No. of position: One (1)
Support implementation of Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Program activities through working closely with BDRCS counterparts, and reporting to appropriate.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to support and monitor Community based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Program activities in project communities through maintaining close association with BDRCS DRM department and BDRCS district units in the project location
  • Incorporate the best practices, experience from previous CBDRR programs and indigenous knowledge in coping with disasters in the planning and designing of the program
  • Support BDRCS in strengthening and extending network with other local stakeholders and humanitarian actors to showcase the accomplishments of the program and developing partnership for support in relevant sectors
  • Responsible for coordinating, monitoring, developing proposals and Plan of Action of CBDRR program
  • Assist to develop monitoring and evaluation tools for program implementation 
  • Prepare necessary reports for CBDRR program on a regular basis as required
  • Participate in CBDRR relevant meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Conduct field visit as assigned and conduct monitoring visit to relevant project areas
  • Ensure all Cash request concerning CBDRR Program are prepared in accordance with Federation requirement and timely submission for approval.
  • Facilitate & organise trainings, workshops etc.
  • Facilitate and support emergency situation 
  • In the event of Disaster, support the DM team on assessment, planning, implementation of response operation as directed by Program Coordinator
  • Assist the Federation DM team for development of accurate regular and timely narrative report for the Federation and Donor
  • Implement/ maintain Federation Standard Practice in Disaster Management activities
  • Any other duties assigned by Line Manager
Education and Experience:
  • Post-graduation in Social Science, Development Studies, Disaster Management and other relevant subjects
  • Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in Development/ humanitarian sector 
  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience in Disaster Management
  • Experience of work with RCRC movement preferred.
  • Good command in MS Office Suite, internet and other relevant software.
  • Good command in both Bangla and English.
  • Excellent command on report writing.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Analytical skill and ability to think strategically
  • Able to plan and work independently with minimum or no supervision.
  • Able to demonstrate pro-activeness. 
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple and complex tasks.
Personal Qualities:
  • Honest and high level of integrity
  • Willing to work for vulnerable and people in need and work in very remote areas.
  • Flexible in making frequent field visits
  • Positive attitude and supportive to others.
  • Able to work in a team and respects opinions of others.
  • Duties Applicable to all Staff
  • Commitment to the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles and values
Salary: BDT 60,000.00(including all admissible benefits)
Duties Applicable to all Staff:
  1. Actively work towards the achievement of the Secretariat’s goals. 
  2. Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross/Red Crescent principles.
  3. Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae and a recent photograph to bangladesh.delegation@ifrc.orgby 18th June 2015, 17.00 hours.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.The IFRC is an equal opportunity employer

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