The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Centurion, South Africa
Disaster Management Intern
Closing date: 12-Aug-2022
Posting Start Date: 29-Jul-2022
Duty Station Status:N/A
Duration: 6 months
Accompanied Status: N/A
Grade: To be determined
Under the supervision of the IFRC Southern Africa Senior DM Officer, the DM intern will support in ensuring timely, effective and efficient support of disaster risk management activities for 5 National Societies. He/she will support in building national, regional and institutional (including secretariat) disaster response and preparedness capacities to enable them to improve their disaster management programming and be an advocate for IFRC’s Preparedness for Effective Response approach.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The DM intern will be working on three main objectives:
Support in Increasing preparedness for effective response (through PER or the Red Ready approach), working with NHQ and Branches to build response capacity prior to disasters, including contingency planning and EWS, forming Rapid Response Teams, Stock Prepositioning, and supply chains;
Support NS to design long-term resilience building programme including Food security and livelihoods.
Support profiling of programmes through meetings participation and monthly newsletters
Duties will include:
Provide support in strengthening NS programming in community resilience, contextualizing and localizing Road Map to Community Resilience guide and ensure resilience approach is integrated across all NS programming areas.
Support the National Societies with the process of hazards mapping, development and review of Contingency Plans, SOPs at national and branch levels.
Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices among Red Cross Movement Partners and at international meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder consultations.
Support in organizing and facilitating training sessions for National Society technical staff and volunteers in various areas of disaster risk management.
Provide support in ensuring the quality and timely planning, implementation and reporting of the IFRC support to the NS for the emergency operations;
Support the NSs to ensure effective monitoring of emergency operations against the key deliverables and milestones articulated in the response strategy and plan as per systems in place, while serving as link with the PMER officer in Pretoria.
Provide support by work closely with the NS team to ensure that timely and accurate financial and narrative reports are prepared and are in line with requirements specified in the project agreement or standard Federation reporting guidelines
Perform any other duties as requested by the Supervisor.
Advanced university degree in Development/Social Studies, Project Management, Disaster Management or other relevant field. (Required)
Professional training in disaster risk management. (Required)
Relevant experience in the field of disaster risk management. (Required)
Working experience for a humanitarian aid organisation. (Preferred)
Knowledge, Skills and Language
Self-supporting in computers (word processing, spreadsheets, internet and web-based searching etc.). (Required)
Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills. (Required)
Strong and highly developed technical skills in disaster risk management international practices. (Required)
Project management and reporting skills. (Required)
Fluently spoken and written English. (Required)
Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic). ( Preferred)
Competencies and Values
Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust