16 June, 2021

National Headquarter Resilience Officer

Vanuatu Red Cross Society


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full Time


Organisation Description: 

Purpose of the Society
Founded in 1982, Vanuatu Red Cross Society (VRCS) is a major stakeholder in the humanitarian system. The Society is recognized by the Government as auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field in accordance with the provisions of the First Geneva Convention. The organization is also one member of the National Disaster Committee.
VRCS has identified Disaster Management and Disaster Preparedness as one of its main areas of intervention with a particular focus on community based disaster preparedness. It also implements a Health Program, whose main     components are First Aid and Hygiene Promotion. The organization also encourages Youth participation and promotes the International Humanitarian Law.
VRCS has branches in 6 different provinces. It can also rely on a solid network of trained volunteers all over the country. Around 23 staff members are currently working at HQ in Efate, while around 13 are working in the other islands.


Job Desctiption:

Purpose of the job:   The Vanuatu Red Cross Society has embarked on Resilience Programming as an integrated approach to operationalize the community resilience roadmap. The integrated resilience program is implemented under a One Plan using common approach in delivering Red Cross services to the communities through the VRCS Branches as part of the decentralization process. To enable dedicated support to coordinate the various VRCS program units towards the integrated resilience program and ensure the accountable implementation of the One Plan while building the capacities of VRCS Staff and volunteers, a Resilient Officer based at the National Headquarters will be recruited. The NHQ Resilient Officer will be the overall responsible in ensuring the appropriate implementation of the VRCS One Plan and will be guided by the VRCS Resilience Technical Working Group.


Selection Criteria:

Position Requirements

 University degree or equivalent experience

 At least 3 years involvement in community-based programming
 Previous involvement in disaster risk reduction program
 Worked or volunteered for a humanitarian organization
 Led or participated in planning, monitoring and evaluation activities
 Experienced in working with volunteers
 Experience in coordinating activities with various stakeholders
Knowledge and Skills
 Sound understanding of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management
 In-depth knowledge of Vanuatu development agenda and challenges
 Demonstrated knowledge in gender, protection, and inclusion
 Good communication and reporting skills
 Able to write and communicate in both English and Bislama
 Knowledge and commitment of the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
 Skilled in Windows OS and MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Skype, Zoom and MS Teams
 Open minded, dynamic and flexible
 Trustworthy and responsible
 Be able to work under pressure and irregular hours
 Culturally sensitive
 Able to travel and spending time in the field on extended periods of time




How to Apply

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Contact Person:



Contact Phone:

(678) 27418


Email 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 30th June, 2021, to HR department: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com
VRCS HR Department, PO Box 618, Port-Vila, Vanuatu




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

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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