Monday, June 8, 2009

Vacancy - International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent ( IFRC ) : Disaster Management Deputy Program Manager & Deputy Info Reporting

International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent ( IFRC ) on behalf of American Red Cross Tsunami Recovery Program (TRP) had been established to direct the organization’s response to the South Asia tsunami disaster. The TRP activities focus on
integrated community recovery and preparedness interventions in tsunami affected
countries in Asia and East Africa in collaboration with Red Cross and non-Red Cross partners. Please visit www.redcross. org/tsunamirelief

The Indonesia TRP Delegation operates from offices in Banda Aceh, Calang, Lamno. It also has liaison offices in Jakarta, and other areas in Aceh province in collaboration with the Indonesian Red Cross.

We are seeking dynamic individuals to fill the :

1. Deputy Program Manager
No of Hired : 1 Person
Base of Assignment : Banda Aceh
Type of contract : Fixed Term

Duties and Responsibilities:

· To support in the planning and management of the DM Sector and serve , in-charge in the absence of the DM-Delegate
· To develop with the DM Team strategy and guidelines related to the project
· To ensure program objectives are met and operational plans and budget are on track
· To supervise project staff and provide administrative support
· To provide support in terms of program expenditures, preparing budget and maintain financial procedure
· To make frequent field visit in the project area (at least 40% of working days)
· To ensure periodic informal survey and assessment along with M&E officer
· To organize monthly/quarterly meeting consultation with PMI
· To ensure documentation (QPR, AF etc,) being maintained and M&E approached in place
· To keep coordination and liaison with PMI, chapter, branches, NGOs, Government and other ARC program staff
· To facilitate different
workshop/training program in Bahasa
· To support ARC DM-Delegate in preparing regular program report
· To carry out any other program related task given by the DM Manager


· University degree in any development studies
· Five year project management experience with an International organization on disaster risk reduction
· Excellent writing and communication skill in English and Bahasa
· Good leadership, supervisory and management skill
· Ability and ready for extensive field visit
· Good knowledge on geographic and environment of the area of assignment
· Excellent knowledge on computer operation (windows, excel, power point and graphic

2. Deputy Info & Reporting
No of Hired : 1 Person
Base of Assignment : Banda Aceh
Type of contract : Fixed Term

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide analysis and reporting support to the Tsunami Recovery Program in Aceh. Requires maintaining the reporting system developed by the ongoing American Red Cross Program and supporting the requisite and ongoing monitoring, analysis, and reporting of
latest Tsunami Recovery Program-related information.
· Ensure regular reporting on all American Red Cross projects within Indonesia by collecting and consolidating data from various ARC technical field staff, ARC country
representatives, and Indonesian Red Cross staff.
· Responsibilities will include meeting the regular and special information needs of ARC headquarters, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners, and other partner humanitarian organizations in the field. Internally, this includes supporting the consolidation of project level reporting and production of regular and
special reports for various audiences.
· Assigned specific products that may include situation reports, fact sheets, presentations, and briefing materials.
· Work to expand the data collection and reporting capacity of both ARC national staff and Indonesian Red Cross staff. Will work with the ARC information Delegate, technical field staff and leadership to ensure accountability to and information exchange with
· Responsible for writing and editing internal communications documents and reports and will also contribute to maintaining, updating, and organizing review of the ARC Indonesia strategic plan.
· Work closely with technical staff to ensure accurate data collection and reporting, and work closely with the ARC Monitoring and Evaluation unit to ensure coordination between reporting and monitoring of project activities.
· Support and contribute to external communications within the country and work to produce and oversee external communications products and projects in collaboration with ARC headquarters communications staff.
· Craft and utilize program data and other information sources to actively promote ARC achievements to external audiences. This will include responding to media requests, actively promoting program achievements through press releases or other media projects and supervising two national staff dedicated to external communications at the
country level.


· Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ experience or master’s degree plus 3 years’ experience required.
· At least three years’ experience in international relations or development.
· Excellent communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
· Strong understanding of data collection and analysis.
· Basic familiarity with monitoring and evaluation tools and principles, including experience with logical frameworks.
· Experience with work plan development.
· Comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and conducting desk research.
· Must have strong attention to detail, operational flexibility, the ability to problem-solve, multi-task, liaise with multiple parties, receive direction and respond
effectively, work under pressure to meet deadlines, and take initiative to work
· Have excellent organizational and time-management skills.
· Experience with strategic planning; demonstrated writing and editing skills; and experience in communications and marketing helpful.
· Solid skills in basic desktop publishing (Microsoft Publisher or Corel) and familiarity with databases highly desirable.
· Familiarity with the American Red Cross and/or the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is helpful.

Please submit your application and curriculum vitae to hr@amredcross. org put Job title in Subject line. Only applications in English and short listed candidates will be notified. Applications submitted after June 12, 2009 will not be considered. Female candidates are encouraged to apply

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