The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is part of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian organization. The movement has three parts: the National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The SRC is supporting the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) in its humanitarian response in Ukraine. To coordinate the SRC's support at national level, we are seeking a Country Coordinator based in Kyiv, Ukraine. What you will be doing Coordinate and manage the program and partnership with the URCS at national level, including definition and adaptation of the program strategy and monitoring its implementation, and using synergies among programs and projects in Ukraine and in the regionMaintain close exchange with SRC Headquarters on all strategic and operational matters, and ensure that the program is aligned to the SRC strategy and relevant concepts and technical competencesProvide guidance and support to the SRC field offices in the management and implementation of the various response, recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation activities (Shelter/WASH, Cash- and Voucher Assistance, Health, National Society & Branch Development)Coordinate SRC's support to URCS HQ, including' National Society Development and all national-level initiatives (i.e. strengthening resource mobilization and home-based care).Overall security management for the SRC personnel in countryParticipatory facilitation of project and proposal design as well as monitoring and evaluation processes, and development of relevant joint monitoring and accountability systems with URCSEnsure that the SRC is represented in all relevant coordination mechanismsCoordinate grant applications and reporting processes to donor agencies and SRC-internal mechanismsAssume responsibility for the financial and administrative management of the SRC's program and projects with URCS, and oversee financial reporting, evaluations and audits.Your profile University degree in management, international cooperation, social sciences or a related discipline with at least 8 years of relevant professional experienceAt least 5 years of proven experience in the coordination and management of large programs, partnerships and teams in fragile contexts, preferably in humanitarian response or international cooperationAnalytical and strategic thinking, with strong leadership, facilitation and participatory management skillsSolid experience in financial management and administration of humanitarian or development operationsDiplomacy, sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to adapt to a fast challenging work environmentProficient written and spoken English; a good command of Ukrainian or Russian language is an assetExperience with working in the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is a strong assetWhat you can expect1-year contract with the option of extension, starting in August 2022 or as per mutual agreement. Competitive salary, social insurances, R&R, travel expenses and contribution to accommodation provided. Apply We look forward to receiving your online application until 28 June 2022 (closing date) attn. Isabel Bangerter.
Financial sustainability is a core priority of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. In Africa, National Societies are generally reliant on external international funding, as well as income generation from assets and businesses. Domestic private source fundraising has not yet been systematically approached on a wide scale. A mapping exercise was undertaken in 2021 to review potential in some countries in Africa, and now more in-depth investigation is needed to understand market potential for fundraising. The Netherlands Red Cross has secured funding to conduct in-depth market studies in approximately 8 countries in Africa and an initiative has been developed together with Swiss Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Africa.The Swiss Red Cross Resource mobilization unit is looking to recruit a Fundraising Research Coordinator - Africa 80 %Your dutiesAct as coordinator and focal point for the Fundraising Research programme in AfricaSupport African National Societies to engage with the project, in liaison with the relevant IFRC heads of delegationReview of existing/historic fundraising market research in the target countriesIdentification and recruitment of local consultants to conduct fundraising market studies in approx. 8 countries in Africa,Support and supervision of consultants to ensure deliverables are achieved on time and to budgetEnsure relevant processes and procedures are duly followed in the contracting of consultantsWork with a pre-identified experienced agency on a standard frame for the market studies, and ensure this template is followed in each of the countries to ensure consistency (if resources allow)Provide technical guidance and support to the consultants to ensure the studies meet quality standardsCoordinate with stakeholders to ensure that existing data and information from previous studies and initiatives is utilised in the market study process to avoid duplicationEnsure proper liaison and engagement with IFRC delegations and NSD focal pointsMonitor progress against agreed objectives, and highlight any possible delays or challengesProvide regular updates and information to stakeholders in IFRC, Netherlands Red Cross and Swiss Red Cross on project progress, milestones and challengesRegular travel and visits to the countries where research is being conducted.Your profileYou have a college or university degree in marketing/communication, information technology, business administration or a comparable education and further training in fundraising and project managementExperience of procurement and management of suppliersStrong knowledge of private source fundraisingProject management experience and capacity building skillsExperience of proposal and report writingExcellent communication skills and cultural sensitivityFirst-hand knowledge of African context(s) is an assetKnowledge of or experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent is an assetFluent spoken and written English and French, other languages especially Arabic, Portuguese and/or Spanish an assetWe offer12 months – location remote, starting 1 July 2022 or per agreementInteresting field of activity that is not commonplace, with a lot of creative freedomCollegial and appreciative working environment in which diversity and equal opportunities are practisedApplicationsPlease send your online complete application, motivation letter, CV and appraisals to Mrs Isabel Bangerter