21 August, 2018

Technical Disaster Planning Officer

Vanuatu Red Cross Society
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Due Date
29 Aug 2018

Full time

Organisation Description
The Vanuatu Red Cross Society, is seeking applications from dynamic and highly motivated persons to immediately fill up the following positions.

Job Description
Purpose of the job: The Disaster Planning Officesr will coordinate the implementation and reporting of the disaster preparedness and risk reduction activities under the Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Zones in Vanuatu project (VCAP).  They will work in close relationship with the Disaster Management Team, under the authority of the DM Coordinator.

Purpose of the project: The VCAP project is implemented by UNDP and aims to improve the resilience of the coastal zone in Vanuatu to the impacts of climate change in order to sustain livelihoods, food production and preserve/improve the quality of life in targeted vulnerable areas. Part of this approach includes the establishment of Community Disaster and Climate Change Committees and the development of climate change adaptation and disaster plans at community and area council level. Vanuatu Red Cross is partnering with UNDP to deliver these activities.
Selection Criteria
Applicants are required to demonstrate the following:
• 2-3 years experience in DRR or CCA-focused project implementation. Experience in Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) is essential
• Demonstrated experience and competencies in at least two (2) of the following sectors:
o Humanitarian field activities
o Disaster risk reduction activities (Vulnerability assessment, Risk zoning, emergency plan…)
o Community awareness programs
o Capacity building/training
o Monitoring and evaluation of project
• Tertiary graduate in one of these sectors or field related will be an asset;
• Ability and flexibility to travel regularly, approximately 100 days within the 6-month contract period.
1. Excellent communication, reporting and presentation skills
2. Community awareness facilitation skills
3. Excellent interpersonal skills, good records with the DRR key national institutions
4. Interest in sharing professional skills as well as learning from others
5. Knowledge of the remote Vanuatu context, in particular of Malampa province
6. Knowledge of Bislama required, English and/or French preferred
7. Open-minded, dynamic and flexible
8. Excellent computer skills (Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
9. Driving license required
10. Knowledge of Red Cross movement will be an asset
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How to Apply
Apply by:

Contact Person
Ms Nemi Hilda NAPARAU - Admin-HR Officer /Liaison Support Officer

Contact Phone Number
(678) 53 66 814

E-mail to send applications to

Postal Address or location to apply in person
Interested candidates may submit their applications, with letter of interest and CV, no later than 29th August, 2018 to HR department: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com
VRCS HR Department, PO Box 618, Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Application by email: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Website to Obtain Further Information
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How to apply - more information
Interested candidates are invited to pick up a more detailed Job description of this position at Vanuatu Red Cross Office (located at Vanuatu Red Cross Headquarters), or send request by mail to: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com

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