Regional Officer - West and Central Africa

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: British Red Cross
Closing date: 12 Nov 2020

Location: UK Office, London

Contract type: Permanent

Are you an experienced humanitarian or international development professional who could provide an essential information link between our British Red Cross UK Office in London and the West and Central Africa Region team?

In this key post you will ensure that the Head of Region for West and Central Africa, the Sahel Manager and the Programme managers are effectively resourced from UK Head Office in delivering Regional and Country Strategies respectively.

Reporting to the Sahel Country Cluster Manager, you will lead projects and services, providing effective coordination and mobilisation of resources in UKO to support the delivery of regional and country strategies. You will represent the regional team at internal and external meetings, conferences and other public engagements as required b y Head of Region or Country Managers.

In this exciting role, you will facilitate engagement and information flow to the regional team, support with monitoring and reporting, relationships and engagement across key internal and external stakeholders (including Fundraising and Communications) and support regional partnerships within Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mali and Mauritania.

Although it is anticipated that this role will initially be conducted from your home, it is expected that the successful candidate will be based within our UK Office in London as soon as the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines allow.

Be a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

The International Division is responsible for international disaster response, support to resilience programmes and organisational development of our partner Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The work of the International Division al so includes humanitarian policy and advocacy activities, and International Humanitarian Law. British Red Cross' international work is carried out in coordination and partnership with the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.

The Programmes and Partnerships department provides single oversight of our community resilience and capacity building partnerships with national societies and disaster management activities. The department works in partnership with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The department functions internally within a matrix relationship of technical advisers and policy professionals, located in other teams within the International Division.

Is this the opportunity for you?
With an excellent understanding of the West and Central Africa regional co ntext (socially and politically) and the wider international humanitarian system, you will have Knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and experience of working in international disaster response or development, working with remote teams.

You will be fluent in French, have excellent written and verbal communication skills including facilitation, presentation and report writing (preferably of drafting and compiling programme documents including proposals, donor proposals and reports) to a variety of audiences.

You will have experience of stakeholder management and partnership or collaborative working across multiple teams, with the ability to influence key internal or external partners, Trusts, Foundations and other donors.

You will have great administrative, project/ programme management and IT skills, including all basic MS office packages including maintenance of spreadsheets and financial databases or systems acc urately.

Please view the role profile for more information about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday the 12th of November 2020 with interviews anticipated to be held from the week of 16th of November 2020 (via Zoom).

What you’ll get in return

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy
* Genuine investment in your training and personal development
* Accommodation while on deployment plus subsistence allowances while overseas
* Travel to and from the country of posting, plus long service flights
* Comprehensive insurance, including medical, personal effects and life insurance
* Pre and post as signment medicals and access to excellent health and wellbeing benefits

A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you’re in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment proc edures.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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