Delegate, CSP Country Support Manager at The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – TDPel Jobs
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I. The war had shown a need for close cooperation between Red Cross Societies, which, through their humanitarian activities on behalf of prisoners of war and combatants, had attracted millions of volunteers and built a large body of expertise. A devastated Europe could not afford to lose such a resource.
It was Henry Davison, president of the American Red Cross War Committee, who proposed forming a federation of these National Societies. An international medical conference initiated by Davison resulted in the birth of the League of Red Cross Societies, which was renamed in October 1983 to the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and then in November 1991 to become the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.Vacancy No: IFRC05070
Duration: 12 Months
Duty Station Status: Family Duty Station
Accompanied Status: Accompanied
Category of Staff: Delegate
The Delegate, CSP Country Support Manager using their knowledge and experience in Public Health reach out to and foster an active networking and interaction role with Government, a National Counterpart and GTFCC member organizations, academia, consultants and other bodies active primarily to further develop the National Cholera Plan (NCP) including an activity plan, budget and investment case at country level to advocate for and identify a funding plan and potential partnership model to roll out the plan.
The Delegate will also screen and match specific multi-disciplinary cholera related expertise for the cholera affected country in question. This in alignment with the multi-sectoral approach to cholera control as elaborated in the GTFCC cholera roadmap bringing together technical expertise in epidemiology, surveillance, laboratory testing, community engagement, immunization and WASH to serve country level requirements.
The Delegate, CSP Country Support Manager will further develop the ‘request for support’ mechanism at country level to ensure rapid short-term and more medium or longer term relevant technical support requests will be met by facilitating both remote and in-country missions where required. The majority of technical support missions will be provided, facilitated and funded directly by the providing organizations bodies to government authorities, thus the Delegates role will be in most cases a coordination and quality control function. There may also be Red CrossRed Crescent deployments which will be managed separately and directly by the established IFRC Surge and HR procedures in the normal manner conducted by the IFRC HR Department.
The CSP Country Support Manager will act in close regular consultation with their Line Managers at Regional level and technically report to CSP Coordinator and the WHO Team Lead Cholera Control and Epidemic Diarrheal Diseases position that also leads the GTFCC Secretariat
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Delegate, CSP Country Support Manager is responsible for the further development and roll out of the NCP while also ensuring specific technical support (principally in identifying experts in epidemiology, surveillance, laboratory testing, community engagement, immunization and WASH) that are available upon request from cholera affected countries from a broad range of expertise and providers for overall delivery of the cholera roadmap and the technical objectives of the GTFCC and the specific NCP.
S/he will be working with a multi-disciplinary team, under the direction of the Regional Health and Care Coordinator and technically to the CSP Coordinator, and will contribute to the overall objectives of the GFTCC and specifically in providing tailored and targeted support (for example in preparing for Oral Vaccine Cholera campaigns; undertaking cholera hot-spot surveys and mapping; establishing or strengthening laboratory or rapid testing for cholera; providing expertise for both ‘real time’ or regular evaluations or reviews to identify best practice or mitigation of challenges and other support as requested for improved cholera programming or control). Wherever possible or practical the Delegate will encourage South-South use of expertise and identify capacity building opportunities for expertise that may be available from less developed countries in the field of Public Health.
S/he will act, through the CSP Coordinator, in close regular consultation and collaboration with the WHO Team Lead Cholera Control and Epidemic Diarrheal Diseases position that also leads the GTFCC Secretariat and country level GTFCC members and stakeholders.
Technical Support and Coordination:
Further develop National Control Plans with Government, National counterparts and country level stakeholders to include activity plans, budgets and investment cases to roll out these plans at country level while advocating for a multi-sectoral partnership approach to contribute to the goals of the GTFCC Cholera Roadmap.
Under the direction of the Health and Care coordinator and the CSP Coordinator, identify potential technical support and expertise from a network of GTFCC members organizations (such as GOARN, CDC, John Hopkins etc) and other potential providers and offer those individuals and potential providers to country level stakeholders who would then facilitate their deployment in coordination with national counterparts. It will remain the responsibility of country level stakeholders, especially government partners, to facilitate any deployments.
Act as primary liaison between the CSP Coordinator and CSP team with the country level networks and key country level actors and stakeholders.
Coordinate and enable the country level interactions between the CSP Geneva Team and the GTFCC secretariat, WHO cholera team focal points, the GTFCC Working Groups and GTFCC partners as required before, during and after technical support deployments.
Contribute to CSP Team, under the direction of the CSP Coordinator in delivering on the basis of the approved CSP Project Proposal, Results Tracker and Budget and contribute to the management of any revisions required of those documents during the duration of the project.
Contribute to the development and implementation of the CSP Advocacy and Resource Mobilization strategy and related activities, particularly in identifying and encouraging the use of ‘in-kind’ technical support.
Contribute to identifying ‘in-kind’ technical support from external providers therefore contributing to resource mobilisation.
Contribute to the financial management of the CSP by supporting the budget holder when required and support coordination of the team’s activities reflecting the GTFCC vision and objectives.
Contribute to cholera interventions that are coherent, evidence based, aligned with the government and GTFCC Roadmap objectives and strategy.
Provide advice and guidance to the GTFCC and country level counterparts that they establish by measuring impact and effectiveness of deployments that they undertake, which are outside the remit of the IFRC.
Contribute to the CSP Monitoring and Evaluation framework and produce regular reports and analysis.
Contribute to all required internal and external reporting, both narrative and financial, and submitted following IFRC internal procedures and protocols to meet with IFRC and donor requirements in a timely manner.
In the case of RCRC deployments and in liaison with the IFRC HR Management Department, the officer might contribute to evaluations and reviews.
Relevant degree or post-graduate study in a public health field, international health, or program management. (Required)
Relevant degree or post-graduate study in a Public Health or management field. (Preferred)
At least 3 years working experience in a role in a field-based position in humanitarian or developmental programming. ( Required )
At least 3 years working experience in facilitation and coordination of multi-sectoral actors preferably in a management or coordination role. ( Required )
At least 3 years’ experience in a multicultural environment, with developing countries and/or with an international organisation or INGO at management level. (Required )
Knowledge, Skills and Languages:
Broad knowledge of Public Health including Coordination, Capacity Building and training. (Required)
Programme, project management and networking.(Required)
Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations.(Required)
Demonstrated ability to lead within a matrix management structure and utilise talent and experience of team members in a productive way.(Required)
Outstanding networking, representational, communication and negotiation skills. An ability to be proactive and persuasive.(Required)
Demonstrated track record in innovating, contributing to a learning culture, sharing knowledge and new approaches to engaging partners.(Required)
Professional credibility, able to work effectively at all levels across the organisation. (Required)
Proven good judgment and ability to work with complete integrity and confidentiality.(Required)
High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.(Required)
Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment.
Fluently spoken and written English. (Required)
Good command of spoken and written French. ( Preferred )
Good command of another IFRC official language (Spanish or Arabic) (Preferred).
Competencies and Values
Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability.