Project Manager Job at British Red Cross
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Length of assignment: 18 months, extendable
Accompanied Status: Accompanied after 6 months
The British Red Cross is currently looking for a highly motivated and experienced Movement Cooperation Specialist – to project manage the National Society Development Initiative (NSDI) with the Somali Red Crescent and Movement partners. The successful candidate will be seconded by the British Red Cross into the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and ICRC, as well as several other Movement components. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Reporting to the ICRC Cooperation Coordinator, and under the leadership of the National Society Development Committee, the National Society Development Initiative Project Manager will be crucial to the success of this initiative. You will promote a Movement coordinated approach to the development of SRCS’ development initiatives.
- Working closely with the NSDI steering committee, lead on the Movement support to the National Society Organisational Development Initiative.
- Provide and coordinate technical support including mobilising support from Movement partners, where appropriate.
- Coordinate & monitor financial support for the NSDI.
- Collate and disseminate lessons learnt from evaluations and reviews relating to this initiative on NS Development. Supporting organisational and NSD learning within the Movement
You will be educated to degree level with an excellent command of English and extensive experience within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement. Experience working in Movement Cooperation and National Society/ Organisational development is essential. You will be experienced in relationship building & stakeholder management with the ability to work closely with management teams throughout Movement partners. You will be required to work with a high level of autonomy and be available to deputise for the Cooperation Coordinator when required.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. They take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. They are an independent and neutral organisation, and their mandate stems from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. ICRC work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. ICRC direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
ICRC field constraints
- In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
- Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
- Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles) with regular practice
- Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (preferably 12 months each) or total of 24 months
Closing date for applications is 23:59 UK Time, Sunday, January 6th 2019.
How To Apply
Please click the link below to apply to view the full job description and person specification
Should you have any questions on this role please contact British Red Cross’ Country Cluster Manager – Paul Davenport