06 December, 2018

Disaster Risk Reduction Support Officers(3)

Vanuatu Red Cross Society
Job location: 
Santo (Sanma Province)
Tanna (Tafea Province)
Vanua-Lava (Torba )Province)

Due Date
4 Jan 2019

Full time

Organisation Description
Purpose of the Job: The DRR Support Officer’s will support the implementation and reporting of the disaster preparedness and risk reduction activity in schools in Santo, Tanna and Vanua-lava. 
He or She will be managed daily by the IYCP Project Supervisor and can beneficiate of the punctual support of the Branch Officer if needed. He will work in close relationship with the Disaster Management Team, under the authority of the CEO of the Vanuatu Red Cross Society (VRCS). 
He or she will be in close coordination with the Red Cross Branch Manager and volunteers dedicated to the different geographical areas of the project. 
He will ensure the project activities are carried out as planed according to the timeframe allocated for each activities. 
He or she will also provide support caring out interventions in schools and formulation of a DRR strategy for VRCS in schools and giving positive inputs on formulating the DRR teachers quite, and the students work book that will be used as the National school curriculum.

Job Description
Duties applicable to all
• Work towards the achievement of VRCS objectives in the country/province of operation through effective managerial and lateral relations and teamwork

• To promote and respect Red Cross fundamentals principles

• Ensure understanding of roles, responsibilities, lateral relationships and accountabilities

• To perform other tasks as may be assigned by the VRCS CEO (up to 10 % of work time might be dedicated to other VRCS activities)

 Identify the needs in term of DRR vulnerability in schools in the provinces mentioned above

 Manage the implementation and monitor the activities of the program

 Coordination and lateral relation


Selection Criteria
1. 2 years’ experience in project implementation & Community Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) with Climate Change Adaptation will be an asset.

2. Demonstrated experience and competencies in at least two (2) of the following sectors:
• Work in humanitarian field project.
• DRR activities (Vulnerability assessment, Risk zoning, emergency plan…).
• Community Based Project and or Programs.
• Teaching in Primary and Secondary level.
• Capacity building/training for youth and community people.
• Monitoring and evaluation of projects.
• Demonstrate leadership in any working group (Church groups, sports team, school working groups, community working group etc).

3. University graduate in one of these sectors or field related will be an asset;

4. Ability and flexibility to travel regularly, as it will be expected from the recruited person to spend several stays of few weeks in the islands.

1. Excellent communication, drafting and presentation skills.

2. Excellent skills in team management, training and facilitation.

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 Tafea, Sanma and Torba Province. 

6. Excellent in reading and writing in English, Bislama, and French Language.

7. Open-minded, dynamic and flexible.

8. Excellent computer skills (Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook).

9. Driving license required (optional)

10. Knowledge of Red Cross movement will be an asset

Not Stated

How to Apply
Apply by:

Contact Person
Jenneth N Bulesanibo

Contact Phone Number
(678 ) 27418

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 04th January, 2019 

to HR department: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com

VRCS HR Department, 
PO Box 618, 
Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Website to Obtain Further Information
Not Stated

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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