IFRC recrute 01 Staff Health Delegate
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
North Kivu, DRC
Staff Health Delegate
Grade to be confirmed
Closing date (Geneva time zone):17-02-2020
Duty station:North Kivu – DRC
Country:CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE
Duty station status: Non Family Duty Station
Accompanied status: Non-Accompanied
Category of Staff: Delegate
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization 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 Federation 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 with a view to preventing and alleviating 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 Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. Ebola is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In May 2018, the DRC Ministry of Health (MoH) officially declared the 9th epidemic of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur province. This was the ninth Ebola outbreak in the country, and the first in the province. The humanitarian community, including the Red Cross and Red Cross Crescent partners, quickly mobilized resources to face this new EVD outbreak and on 25 July the outbreak was officially declared over. This epidemic caused a total of 33 deaths for 54 cases reported (38 confirmed and 16 probable) in three affected health zones of Wangata (Mbandaka), Bikoro and Itipo. One of the key Red Cross response during the active outbreak phase was SDBs. Over 100 RC volunteers were trained in SDB and teams responded to over 80 SDB alerts. On the 1st August the MoH officially declared a new EVD outbreak in Mabalako Health Zone, Beni territory. Following an alert from the North Kivu Provincial Health authority about a cluster of cases in Mangina end of July 2018, four samples out of six tested positive for EVD. On 6 August 2018, the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) confirmed by genetic sequencing that this latest outbreak is caused by the Zaire ebolavirus species and is not connected to the recent outbreak in Equateur Province. As of 26 April 2019, a total of 1,396 EVD cases have been reported in the region, 1,330 of which have been confirmed and 66 which are probable. Confirmed or probable cases are localized to five health zones in North Kivu, and one neighboring health zone in Ituri Province.
Reporting to the EVD Operations Manager the Staff Health delegate takes care of health and psychosocial support needs of all Federation staff working on the EVD response operation. The staff health delegate will also support the DRC Red Cross Society to establish a staff health policy to ensure staff and volunteers working on the response are adequately protected.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures safe working conditions for field staff in different bases,
Developing/updating a staff health policy/plan for the EVD response operation,
Ensures that the staff health plan is actively implemented within budget and according to good quality standards,
Regularly visits staff in the different bases to check on their well-being and psychosocial support needs,
Develop a confidential report for the operations manager on the overall wellbeing of current IFRC staff and the requirements to be put in place to support long-term IFRC staff wellbeing on the EVD operation.
Supporting the DRC Red Cross to develop a staff health policy for the EVD response operation,
Provides timely reports on staff health and advises management on decisions concerning staff health and well being.
Relevant university degree or equivalent qualification as medical doctor or nurse,
Relevant advanced university degree as (Master’s or equivalent) or equivalent qualification in public or tropical health,
Basic Delegates Training Course or IMPACT. FACT, ERU, RDRT training.
5 to 7 years public or occupational health management?
3 to 7 years’ experience at an emergency medical department or room and with excellent clinical experience,
3 to 7 years’ experience in large complex operations,
Familiarity with current medical standards and guidelines,
Previous experience in Ebola response,
Previous experience working in insecure/complex environments,
3 to 7 years’ experience in working for a humanitarian aid organisation in a low-income least-developed,
Previous experience working in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Acquainted with International Federation policies, procedures and systems,
Volunteer and/or work experience at national and/or international level in the RC/RC, preferred.
Knowledge, skills and languages
Excellent communication and coordination skills,
Ability to work well in a multicultural team,
Good analytical skills and solution focused person,
Excellent stress management skills,
Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing, email, etc.).
Fluently spoken and written French and English,
Good command of another IFRC official language (Spanish or Arabic).
Competencies and values
Accountability, Courage, Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism, Collaboration, Building Trust, Empowering, Mentorship,
National Society and National (Local) Authorities Relations, Teamwork, Communication.
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.