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Volunteer Emergency Relief/Cash and Voucher Assistance Delegate

Deadline: 28 January 2022

Organisation: American Red Cross

Global

As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross maintains a roster of trained disaster responders and strategically positions relief supplies worldwide to deliver immediate support. Our help is triggered by a request from the local Red Cross or Red Crescent team in the country affected and can take the form of relief supplies, cash, telecommunications, mapping, disaster management, and other contributions.

International disaster responders are highly specialized and experienced professionals with technical skills and expertise in a technical area. During this recruitment cycle, American Red Cross will specifically recruit experts several areas including Emergency Relief and Cash and Voucher Assistance:

Emergency Relief and Cash and Vouchers Assistance (CVA) experts deploy to international disaster zones in a wide variety of emergency relief roles to help meet the immediate needs of people impacted by crises. These teams use innovative tools to identify and register beneficiaries, as well as distribute vital relief items such as food, water, and shelter items. Teams can also facilitate cash transfers, which empower individuals and communities to recover in a dignified, expedient manner.
Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications teams establish local communication networks and links to help ensure the smooth flow of information during disaster relief operations. Installation of communications equipment (radios, repeaters, satellite phones, VSAT); design, installation, and maintenance of network infrastructure; support for computer workstations and network applications; and global positioning systems (GPS).

Requirements

• Significant technical expertise and demonstrated experience in Emergency Relief (NFI and/or CVA), Information Management and Geographic Information Systems or IT & Telecommunications
• A minimum of 3 years’ field experience in the international development/aid field, or at least three national or international-level disaster response deployments.
• Availability, on short notice, for assignments lasting a minimum of four weeks, as well as ongoing availability for annual training and refresher courses.
• Fluency in English; Strong preference for fluency in French and/or Spanish.
• Excellent physical and mental health with the ability to complete a background check and maintain a thorough medical screening, as needed.
• Ability to work effectively in high stress, insecure and volatile environments for extended periods and ability to live in harsh, basic living conditions
• Diplomacy, teamwork and problem-solving skills, cultural sensitivity, tolerance, flexibility, and the ability to function effectively in a demanding and often rugged environment.
• Motivation and strong commitment to the Red Cross Red Cresent’s Fundamental Principles.

Please refer to the attached step-by-step guide on how to apply. Application deadline is January 28, 2022. For questions, please write to IDRRoster@redcross.org

Thank you for your interest!