IFRC recrute 01 Manager, Operation and Programs

IFRC recrute 01 Manager, Operation and Programs

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


Manager, Operation and Programs 


Contract Type:Employee

Closing date:11-Sep-2022

Posting Start Date:01-Sep-2022


Duty Station:Mozambique

Duty Station Status:Family Duty Station

Duration:6 Months

Accompanied Status:Non-Accompanied


Job Purpose

This position will manage both humanitarian and long-term development programme of IFRC in Mozambique and Angola.  This position will focus on:

Working closely with CVM to ensure the operations meets the needs of those affected;

Ensure overall implementation and management of the IFRC humanitarian and long-term programmes;

Inform the strategic direction and decisions of the operation including risk mitigation and compliance in close coordination with IFRC Regional Office for Africa based in Nairobi.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Negotiate, plan and mobilise IFRC resources in support of the NS in the ongoing assessment, planning, and implementation of the emergency response operations.

Supervise IFRC technical leads to ensure they work closely with the managers of relevant NS departments in all related programming roles and responsibilities, providing advice and recommendations that carefully consider local capacity and context.

Along the NS, build alliances and partnerships with other emergency actors to enhance the implementation of the emergency plan of action. Support, the NS to enhance their position vis-a-vis the national and international coordination mechanisms.

Support IFRC technical leads to develop programme approaches which strengthen and develop the National Society’s structures, capacity and performance; analyze and understand their current strengths and weaknesses and to ensure provision of necessary technical and material support particularly in relation to the ongoing crisis.

Promote and assist the integration of humanitarian priorities and interventions within all relevant programming divisions in the NS.

Ensure that the response is based on frameworks and approaches that are consistent with or have considered national and international standards and guidelines, as well as IFRC policies, procedures and tools.

Assist the NS, Movement and external partners in the achievement of planned outcomes and deliverables following quality standards, in a timely fashion, and within budgets.

Ensure a robust and coherent monitoring of the situation and its potential evolution and ensure that humanitarian interventions are responsive to current and emerging needs and threats.

Work with the regional DM or DCPRR Unit to develop, implement and review contingency planning for identified threats in operational areas, as well as the development of capacities within the NS for emergency response.

Support the NS in setting up the structure needed to ensure that all components of the response are identified, planned and carried out in a coordinated, collaborative and integrated manner with Movement and external partners.

Ensure there is continuous effort to enhance NS prepared for effective response both at national and branch levels.

Support the NS design, implement long-term programmes that aimed community building resilience – addressing climate and environmental challenges, food security and other relevant technical aspects.

Support the NS in developing and implementing operational standards, tools and procedures that ensure quality, consistency and sustainability of emergency response interventions. Together with the NS and the Head of Delegation, represent IFRC in coordination meetings and forums, involving national authorities, national and international agencies, donors and other partners in the country.

Assist the Head of Country in effective communication with donors. Maintain oversight of all funding and pledges related to programmes and ensure these are delivered on time and are of quality. Work with PMER leads in IFRC and the NS to ensure that planning and reporting requirements are met in a timely and efficient manner.

Advise on the need of additional human resources and support deployments in coordination with the Country and Regional IFRC Offices, HR departments and/or surge desk.

Ensure sound financial management is applied to all Federation-assisted programmes within the NS,

that budgets are monitored, and any problems identified, and solutions implemented in timely and effective manner.

Manage operational budgets to ensure that expenditure relating to IFRC-supported operations is within income and approved ceilings, in compliance with IFRC finance procedures and in line with donor earmarking requirements.


University degree in relevant area

Basic Delegates Training Course or IMPACT. FACT, ERU, RDRT training


At least 8 years of disaster management experience, including managing staff

Field experience in coordinating and managing disaster and crisis management projects and activities

Work experience with RC/RC

Experience in project cycle management including proposal development, budgeting and reporting, monitoring and evaluation

Good knowledge and relevant work experience in the regional context

Knowledge, Skills and Language

Effective team and project management skills

Good analytical skills and solution-oriented

Good mentoring and capacity development skills

Ability to work well in a multicultural team

Excellent stress management skills

Demonstrated accountability

Fluently spoken and written English

Good command of Portuguese

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

Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others

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