Organization : International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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Date : 8 Nov 2017
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Deadline : 22 / November / 2017
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Country Cluster Support Team, Bangkok Office seeks to appoint a:
Title: Protection Gender and Inclusion Officer
Reports to: Senior DRR Project Manager
Location: Based in Bangkok, Thailand
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 190 member National Societies. The Organization acts before, during and after disasters, crises and health emergences in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.
Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality), policies and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.
The IFRC Secretariat has a decentralized structure: five regional offices (each with several CCST and country offices reporting to it) covering the globe and responsible for frontline delivery through National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, backed by the Secretariat HQ based in Geneva.
Strategy 2020 guides the actions of the IFRC. It defines three strategic aims for the IFRC and its member National Societies, in order to align under a common vision:
- Save lives and help people prepare for and recover from disasters and crises.
- Enable safer and healthy living, and make better provision for marginalised people
- Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace
The IFRC Strategic Framework on Gender and Diversity Issues 2013-2020, which aligns with Strategy 2020, guides the Protection, Gender and Inclusion work within the IFRC. It emphasizes the need to address the root causes and social determinants of gender inequality and sexual and gender-based violence, as well as social inequality based on diversity factors (ethnicity, disability inclusion, migration status, age, etc). Further, the IFRC’s Protection, Gender and Inclusion supports to its National Societies are underpinned by commitments made in Resolution 3 of the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent to Prevent and Reduce Sexual and Gender-based Violence, as well as through its operational guidance, the IFRC Minimum Standard Commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming (pilot, 2015).
The role of Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) Officer will be to increase the capacity of IFRC CCST and the Mekong National Societies to integrate protection, gender and inclusion policies and tools across program areas in order to reduce gender and diversity inequality, gender discrimination and gender- based violence. The aim of the PGI is to: provide technical support to IFRC teams and to the National Societies in mainstreaming Gender and Diversity analysis and considerations into all programmes and services; to assist and support the National Societies to mainstream Protection, Gender and Inclusion issues into their organisational development (including into their Strategic Plans and gender and diversity policies) and to systematically incorporate Gender and Diversity into all systems, procedures and tools; and lastly to support the monitoring of progress.
The PGI Officer will report to Senior DRR Project manager, and has a technical link to the Asia Pacific Gender and Diversity Coordinator in the Asia Pacific Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur.
Job duties and responsibilities
- To act as a technical advisor for protection, gender and inclusion issues, supporting National Societies through the IFRC Bangkok CCST office
- To support IFRC and National Societies to develop Protection, Gender and Inclusion (including GBV and Child Protection sensitive) services/programmes, policies, procedures and guidelines, and to translate existing guidelines into action at the NS HQ and branch level
- To provide technical support on prevention, mitigation and response to sexual and gender-based violence to technical IFRC and National Society teams/focal points, including support to evidence-based initiatives and emergency preparedness and response programmes/plans (including surge deployment to National Societies when requested)
- To strengthen and institutionalize the role of National Society Gender and Diversity Focal Points and co-ordinate the SEA Regional Gender and Diversity Network ensuring that there are regular well-attended meetings, capacity building and peer-to-peer support initiatives undertaken by the Network members. Assist the SEA National Societies to report and advocate Gender and Diversity achievements in their programming and National Society Development.
- Through technical assistance to the development and facilitation of training programmes, support capacity and knowledge building of National Societies staff and IFRC CCST programmes/projects staff to support the mitigation of PGI risks, to better prepare for future disasters and crises.
- Support to National Societies for the assessment of PGI risks, vulnerabilities, needs and capacities to support DRR, Health and Disaster Response programming
- In co-ordination with the Gender and Diversity Co-ordinator in APRO represent IFRC in external technical working groups, networks, and intergovernmental forums ensuring new and strengthened partnerships with external agencies and gender stakeholders in the region.
- Actively participate in and represent the Mekong region in the Red Cross Red Crescent global gender and diversity network.
- To ensure that CCST plans and funding proposals include relevant Protection, Gender and Inclusion issues ensuring strong co-ordination with ongoing priorities of the Asia Pacific Region and Global approaches.
- To assist the HoCCST in analysing the impact of PGI activities and using the analysis to improve performance.
- Support the continuation of the ASEAN-IFRC sexual and gender-based violence in disasters multi country research as well as the implementation of research recommendations from completed studies
- To work closely with Communication unit to report on, advocate and share lessons learnt for PGI issues with key stakeholders internal and external to the RCRC movement to ensure appropriate awareness of PGI issues and how RCRC teams are responding to PGI risks and needs.
- Coordinate, assist and mobilise support for NS work on migration, including support to the relevant IFRC offices, NSs and partners on migration-related activities approved under the 2018 Operational Plan and in line with the IFRC Asia Pacific migration and displacement: framework for action 2017-2020.
- Maintain active and effective networking with key partners and stakeholders (including the RCRC Asia Pacific Migration network)
- Actively participate and support co-ordination of regional /national conferences on migration within the IFRC and with relevant stakeholders.
- Present ideas, discuss and take initiatives in close cooperation with HoCCST and Regional Migration Coordinator by linking Assistance, Protection and Humanitarian Advocacy for Migrants
- Function as an effective team member in CCST and support in achieving the objectives of the IFRC office.
Qualifications, experience and skills required:
- Relevant university degree or similar professional qualification (gender, international relations, human rights, etc.)
- At Least 2 years ‘experience in Gender and Diversity mainstreaming or standalone programming in humanitarian context, including proven track record in leading and delivering tools, and technical advisory outcomes
- Possesses a broad understanding of global humanitarian issues, and international humanitarian standards for Protection, gender and inclusion in disaster response.
- Possesses working knowledge of Gender and Diversity issues in humanitarian and development settings, specifically in the context of Southeast Asia
- Prefer experience with the Red Cross / Red Crescent
- Prefer experience with other international organizations, large NGOs and/or governmental development agencies
Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to facilitate trainings and workshops on technical matters
- Good analytical skills
- Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
- Ability to deliver multiple activities with a degree of diversity; ability to create integration across these activities
- Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
- Ability to work on MS applications e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Ability to facilitate trainings and workshops on technical matters
- Fluently spoken and written English
- Thai citizenship or foreigners holding a valid work and residence permit to live and work in Thailand
How to apply:
Interested candidates should apply at online IFRCjobs from the link below:
Please click "Apply Online" with attachment of:
- Covering Letter in Microsoft WORD
- Curriculum Vitae with salary expectation in Microsoft WORD
Application material are non-returnable, and we thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.
Closing date: 22 November 2017
More information about IFRC, please see www.ifrc.org.
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