British Red Cross, Regional Officer- West and Central Africa, London
Permanent, Circa GBP 28,450
The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. Once the crisis is over, we help them in their recovery and rehabilitation.
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network, the British Red Cross is bound by, and committed to its fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Do you want to work as part of the biggest humanitarian organisation globally?
We are looking for two experienced Regional Officers for West and Central Africa to join our West and Central Africa and OSBs team based in our London- Moorgate Office
Reporting to the Head of Region for West and Central Africa and the OSBs you will play a key part in the effective coordination and mobilisation of resources in UKO to support the delivery of regional and country strategies.
As Regional Officer, you will:
Support the Head of Region and Country Managers in the development, monitoring and reporting of regional and country strategies, and new regional/ country projects and initiatives.
Act as a UK Regional focal point for overseas country teams within the West and Central Africa, facilitating engagement and information flow with all internal and external stakeholders.
Act as the regional focal point for Fundraising and Communications.
Support Head of Region and Country Managers with development and engagement of Red Cross Movement partnerships.
Represent the regional team at internal and external meetings, conferences and other public engagements as required by Head of Region or Country Managers.
You will have a good understanding of the regional context and the international humanitarian system in addition to experience of working in international disaster response or development and working with remote teams.
Required Experience and Skills:
Fluency in French
Experience of compiling programme documents including proposals, donor proposals and reports.
Experience of stakeholder management and working across multiple teams
Experience of working with DFID, Trust and Foundations and other donors.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Presentation and report writing skills.
Excellent IT skills, including all basic MS office packages.
Very good competency with spreadsheets and financial administration
Ability to travel and work within the region up to 25% of time.
For further information please see the full Job Description
To apply please visit our website www.redcross.org.uk//Jobs.
Applications close at 23:59 (UK Time Zone) on 17th July 2019. Interview scheduled to take place 30th July.
Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or quoting reference REQ0000026BT
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes criminal records checks on all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
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