COVID-19 Global Response Coordinator

Tags: Covid-19
  • Added Date: Friday, 08 May 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Covid-19 Global Response Coordinator

Location: Moorgate, London (working remotely in UK initially)
Contract type: FTC until March 2021
Hours per week: 35
Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum (including Inner London Weighting)

Do you want to play a key role in coordinating an international response to Covid-19? Are you experienced at leading on disaster management coordination at a global level?

If so, the British Red Cross are looking for a Covid-19 Global Response Coordinator based at our head office in Moorgate, London.

Reporting to the Global Response Manager, you will be acting as an overall British Red Cross focal point for the Covid-19 international response, supporting programme teams with their respective Covid-19 response related activities including grant management, information management and accountability requirements.

Working within the Red Cross Movement, you will proactively liaise with external Movement and non-Movement stakeholders to ensure that the BRC response is effective, timely and proactive. You will confidently chair Programme Team meetings and ensure relevant decisions are communicated, ensuring members are fulfilling agreed roles and responsibilities in the proactive management of response activities and risks

About the team
The Emergencies Team is part of the International Directorate and has a mandate in leading responses to global emergencies beyond British Red Cross key programmatic regions. It also provides support to emergencies that take place within the key programmatic regions.

What we are looking for

With a degree level qualification in disaster management or equivalent through experience, candidates should have:
* Substantial previous disaster management experience, including significant exposure to overseas work
* Comprehensive knowledge of IFRCs global disaster response tools, regional response mechanisms and knowledge of how these are managed
* Knowledge of issues and complexities of disaster response programming, recovery and resilience
* Ability to advise senior decision makers and exert influence where required
* Experience of using needs assessments and developing operations plans in an emergency response context

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 17th May

Interviews will be held remotely W/C 25th May via zoom.

Please click here to view the job description and person specification.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday pro rata (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy

Click here to see our full range of staff benefits.

A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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