Open Career Opportunities at International Federation of Red Cross
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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with over 191 member National Societies is headquartered in Geneva, the capital of Switzerland.
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, it’s work is guided by seven fundamental principles which are in no particular order:
Organizational Context To Understand IFRC Jobs
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. 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.”
The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.
The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.
The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegations and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.
The Human Resources Management Department (HRMD) is one of four departments that fall under the Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services (MPSCS) Division. The three other departments are: (i) The Financial and Administrative Management Department (FAMD); (ii) the Humanitarian Services and Supply Chain Management Department (HSSCMD); and (iii) the Global Services Centre (GSC) in Budapest (Hungary).
This role is based in the Programs and Policy Unit of HRMD. It reports directly to the Senior Officer Learning Platform Administration.
IFRC jobs Purpose
The current IFRC On boarding programme requires redesign and redevelopment to ensure relevance to needs, a strong introduction to IFRC and the Movement, as applicable, as well as alignment with Strategy 2030.
It needs to strike a balance between providing the appropriate information and resources to new staff, including information to help adjust to a new professional setting and new living conditions. The Office of the Secretary General (OSG) requested the Human Resources Management Department (HRMD) to revise the current program to capture the above criteria.
IFRC jobs Duties and Responsibilities
As a starting point, IFRC will map, document and revise existing on boarding approaches, needs and resources. This Internship will be dedicated to the aforementioned activities.
The IFRC jobs will consist in:
Mapping the current Geneva and Regional on boarding programs, through conducting interviews with stakeholders.
Benchmarking best on boarding practices in other humanitarian organizations.
Revising and documenting the current roles and approaches of Departments/Regions in on boarding staff to identify gaps.
Organize interviews with the relevant Stakeholders to identify what information needs to be shared with staff joining at all levels.
Supporting the design of the IFRC on boarding program for new or moving staff.
And several more depending on the job position
Qualification for the IFRC jobs
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or similar field
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Outstanding problem-solving skills
Working knowledge of MS Office
Good time management skills and ability to work independently
Previous internships in Human Resources field
Excellent master of written and spoken English
French and / or Spanish would be an asset
Other Personal requirements.
Competencies and values
Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork, Judgement and Decision Making, Customer Relations, Building Trust
Opportunity and Gender Base.
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.
Upon application select region anyone of these following:
Asia Pacific Region,
New York Office,
Dubai Office Global
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Area of expertise
Upon application select area or areas of specialization are;
Administration / General Support Climate Change Communication Disaster Management / Disaster Preparedness & Risk Education and Learning Finance Food security Nutrition and Livelihoods Health Human Resources Humanitarian Diplomacy / Advocacy Information / Knowledge Management Information Systems Legal / Disaster Law Management Movement Coordination Logistics Organizational Development Planning / Monitoring / Evaluation / Reporting Resource Mobilization Risk Management and Audit Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Security Shelter and Settlements Youth and Volunteering Urban Risk and Community Resilience
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