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Branch Disaster Management Officer, Yobe needed at Nigerian Red Cross Society

Job title : Branch Disaster Management Officer, Yobe

Job Location : Yobe

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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JOB PURPOSE

  • Under the guidance of the Branch Secretary and the technical support of the NHQ Director/Coordinator Disaster Management, the Branch Disaster Management Officer is responsible for managing and implementing the overall Disaster Management related matters/activities of the Branch.  The Branch Disaster Management Officer further ensures the status of NRCS as first responder to emergencies is sustained. It is the responsibility of the DMO to coordinate Volunteer Management, including recruitment and retention.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Branch Disaster Management Officer has the following responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the Branch Disaster Management (DM) strategy and contingency Plans and Budgets.
  • Coordinate through the Branch Secretary, the Branch relief operations and DM related activities with the State government, partners, agencies, key stakeholders and other humanitarian actors in the State.
  • Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with the State Government and other actors in Disaster preparedness and emergency response at States and Division level.
  • Support the effective stock piling of relief materials at Branch level and follow guidelines and procedures for stock replenishment in collaboration with NHQ DM department.
  • Ensure development and strengthening of robust emergency/disaster response teams at both Branches and Divisions in collaboration with Health, WASH/Shelter and other relevant Departments.
  • Ensure DM activities are conducted in accordance with the NRCS code of conduct and principle of transparency and accountability. 
  • Establish an efficient and motivated team of volunteers, and establish systems to ensure retention and capacity building of the volunteers.
  • Ensure regular and accurate record of all volunteers are stored into the VDBM
  • Undertake regular assessment on emergency response and offer efforts to mobilize assistance internally from NRCS stock and/or from external source including Movement partners. 
  • Through the BS, prepare quarterly and annual progress reports on achievements and challenges incurred and share them with concerned stakeholders.

DUTIES APPLICABLE TO ALL STAFF

  • Actively work towards the achievement of the NRCS goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and NRCS Statutes
  • Show capacity to assist other members of staff and management, aptitude for maintaining cooperation and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Line Manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences and Management Courses in areas of Disaster and Project Management or equivalent in field of study.
  • Minimum of 3years’ experience in Disaster Management and Emergency Response
  • Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Good leadership and accountability skills
  • Strong judgment and ability to identify and analyse problems and to think strategically to anticipate, interpret and develop strategic responses to issues
  • Ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, manage and sustain effective, successful strategic relationships both internally and externally
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office tools
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable

  • Strong project/program management capacities including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong capacity in developing of emergency response plans and resource mobilization.
  • Ability to grow fast and building strong team.
  • Knowledge on geopolitical, socio-culture and national and local economy.
  • Good team player with strong motivation skills.
  • Behavioural Competencies
  • Articulate when communicating, and a curious and effective listener
  • Ability to protect the reputation of NRCS through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
  • High ethical standards and honesty in handling the organizational resources and zero tolerance to corruption
  • Culturally sensitive, globally minded and showing respect to the views and opinions of others
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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