The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The IFRC is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies to prevent and alleviate human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
The IFRC has its headquarters in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The IFRC is led by a Secretary General who provides the central capacity of to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The IFRC’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.
The IFRC has five regional offices, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia and Pacific- AP (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa-MENA (Beirut). The regional office for Africa supports 49 National Societies to strengthen their humanitarian and developmental work, helping them to remain sustainable, relevant partners of choice and accountable for their actions.
This position will support the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting and Quality assurance (PMER and QA) for the Africa Hunger Crisis. This will include ensuring timely delivery of emergency appeal planning and reporting documents (revisions, operation updates, pledge-based reports, among others), promote Federation wide reporting, develop and lead the operation learning framework, as well as other monitoring and evaluation tasks related to the operation.
Besides, the Coordinator will work closely with the Operation lead, thematic units and Information Management to ensure data needs for the operation are prioritized, and communicated to the Country cluster Delegation (CCD) teams and National Societies.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Lead PMER and QA for the Hunger Crisis Operation
- Act as the PMER and QA focal point for the Africa Hunger Crisis operation.
- Support the revision processes for the emergency appeal, Operational Strategy and Country Plan of Action as required.
- Support the preparation and delivery of narrative reports for this operation, ensuring coherence of the information, edition, and formats in coordination with the Operations team, and the Africa Regional Office (ARO) and in compliance with the IFRC quality standards and timeliness to fulfil established deadlines.
- Ensure programmatic information in reports is coherent with financial reports. Cross-checking the narrative information for coherence with the financial information.
- Support the development of proposals for contributions to the operation as required.
- Responsible for the editing, formatting and quality control for the completion of reports (Operation Updates, Pledge-based reports and final appeal report) under the operation, guaranteeing the quality of the information and correct use of formats as required by IFRC and donors.
- Responsible for sending reminders to budget holders on reports due and overdue in liaison with finance.
- Work with PMER at CCDs and Country PMER team to roll out federation-wide reporting systems and per FDRS standards.
- Work closely with Information Management and Operation to ensure data needs for the operation are met.
- Lead in consolidation and analysis of monthly and quarterly federation-wide data for the operation
- Take part in Hunger Crisis coordination meetings as needed.
- Develop and implement a learning framework for the appeal to ensure an evidence-informed operation at regional and country levels.
- Support analysis of pledge implementation rates to inform operational decisions to ensure timely implementation.
- Support countries make use of implementation plans by providing support as needed.
National Society Development in PMER tasks
- Work with the Red Cross Societies involved in the operation to provide technical support (remote and in the field) for planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting with accountability and evidence-based outcomes.
Other PMER duties
- Maintain knowledge, understanding and use of the IFRC planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems and procedures.
- Support the Operation teams with PMER duties in other emergencies, as needed, to ensure business continuity
Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued)
- University degree, or equivalent, in relevant discipline (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, etc.) Required.
- Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA (or equivalent). Preferred
- Relevant professional training or relevant experience in monitoring, performance-based management, planning or evaluation. Preferred
- Minimum of 3 years of work experience in planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Required
- Minimum of 2 year of work experience in an international setting. Preferred
- Experience working in developing countries. Preferred
- Experience working in the Africa Region. Preferred
- Experience developing, communicating and implementing business plans. Preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Languages
- Demonstrated capacity for analytical and strategic thinking. Required
- Superior writing and editing skills. Required
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Required
- Proficient in mobile data collection tools like Kobo, ODK or equivalent mobile data collection systems. Required
- Understands key elements of monitoring and evaluation plans and strategies. Required
- Excellent relationship-building skills; ability to build and strengthen internal networks. Required
- Expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation processes. Required
- Demonstrated experience of statistical packages and/ or data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, STATA, R) and advanced computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases) . Preferred
- Demonstrated experience in data processing and management of large-scale surveys. Required
- Data analysis and visualization skills. Preferred
- Ability to conduct training on the technical aspect in monitoring and Evaluation. Required
- Fluently spoken and written English. Required
- Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) or Russian. Preferred
Competencies, Values and Comments
- Collaboration and Teamwork.
- Judgement and Decision Making.
- National Society and Customer Relations.
- Creativity and Innovation.
- Building Trust.