External Emergency Roster Staff
IRC’s Emergencies & Humanitarian Action Unit
The IRC’s Emergencies & Humanitarian Action Unit (EHAU) oversees IRC’s global emergency preparedness and response activities. The mission of the EHAU is to expand and improve IRC’s ability to help affected communities survive in acute emergencies and hard to reach contexts by investing in people, systems, and solutions to complex humanitarian challenges. The EHAU team achieves this mission through ongoing rigorous risk analysis, investing in capacity strengthening of frontline humanitarians, partnership with local actors, offering collaborative support and technical assistance to teams working in emergencies and hard to reach places, and deploying and supporting world class emergency response staff as they help people affected by acute crisis situations. This position is a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT).
The EHAU is looking for External Roster members in the following sectors: Health Manager, Grants Coordinator
External Emergency Roster Staff are deployed to support either existing country programs in their emergency response, or to initiate a new program in the crisis zone. The overall responsibility of the team is to rapidly and effectively design, develop and manage the IRC’s on-site humanitarian response to meet the immediate needs of the affected population. Response personnel are also responsible for supporting the transfer of responsibilities and knowledge to the long-term staff to ensure the continuity of IRC programming and operations.
External roster personnel will be deployed to emergencies in senior field leadership roles. In this leadership role, successful candidates will have proven track records in leading and managing international and emergency programs. Depending on experience, external roster members will be deployed into positions such as Emergency Field Directors, Deputy Directors, or Senior Operations/ Program Coordinators. Terms of Reference, specifying role, responsibilities and reporting lines will be supplied for each deployment. Typical core responsibilities would include:
• Identify needs, coordinate and lead development of the IRCs emergency response activities and team. Oversee IRC’s on-site humanitarian response for their assigned area; ensuring quality, consistency and timely delivery.
• Develop and resource (people and funds) and implement emergency response programs that meet the near and longer-term program objectives needs of an affected community.
• Advocate with and/or advise peer agencies, local governments, donors and other stakeholders to influence responses to promote delivery of inclusive and high quality humanitarian services.
• Oversee and ensure compliance with IRC policy, procedures and practices in their area of responsibility; recommend country or emergency specific policy/procedures as required.
• Minimum 5 years work experience in their field at the Coordinator level or above required
• Ability to commit to deployment within 72 hours of notification of assignment for a minimum of 6 and up to 12 weeks
• Demonstrated skills in effectively managing and building programs and/or operations in high-pressure, fluid environments. Leadership and team management skills are essential.
• Prior success managing in an emergency environment and/or start-up environment as part of a multinational team
• Excellent capability to represent the IRC in forums in emergency settings and excellent communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations to professional, lay and donor audiences;
• Proven writing and editing skills, including the ability to effectively write and edit grant proposals and reports;
• Effective people and program management skills in acute emergency contexts: the ability to train, lead and manage staff productively under stressful circumstances;
• Flexible work attitude: Be flexible and yet focused & reliable in an environment of changing demands;
• Good computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software.
• Multi-lingual skills advantageous – with priority placed on French, Spanish and Arabic.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. #LI-GR2