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Bilingual National Society Development Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Education
University degree, with emphasis on humanitarian or development issues

Experience
• At least 4 years of experience within the RC/RC Movement (preferred).
•Technical expertise in at least two areas of non-profit management and development.

Knowledge, skills and languages
• Able to undertake strategic thinking and translate this into practice
• Able to work with due sensitivity in a multi-cultural environment and virtual or/and dispersed teams.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Fluently spoken and written English.
• Good command of French is required.

Responsibilities

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Work with IFRC Cluster and Country offices to ensure high quality NSD support to National Societies
• Maintain good working relationships and ensure timely two.-way communication with field colleagues managing National Society development at Cluster and Country level.
• Work with field colleagues individually and collectively to ensure a coherent IFRC NS development offer to all National Societies in line with the 2013 NS development Framework.
• Be Regional focal point for use of the OCAC tool and ensure and monitor follow-up of OCAC phase one workshops at field level, liaising with the Geneva NSDSAC team as appropriate.
• Be Regional focal point for National Society statutes revision process, liaising with the Joint Statutes Commission as appropriate.
• Provide a developmental perspective to supporting National Society accountability development, as well as to National Societies in integrity crisis.
• Be Regional focal point for the Capacity Building and Empress Shoken Funds, liaising with the Geneva NSDSAC team as appropriate Be Regional focal point for leadership development initiatives, liaising with the Geneva NSDSAC team as appropriate.
Work with IFRC functional departments to ensure high quality NSD support to National Societies
• Maintain good working relationships and ensure timely two - way communication with Geneva colleagues overseeing functional support to National Societies
• Work with these colleagues individually and collectively to ensure a coherent IFRC NS development offer to all National Societies in line with the 2013 NS development Framework.
Support other Movement actors and other interested actors to ensure high quality NSD support to National Societies
•  Maintain good working relationships and ensure timely two - way communication with other Movement actors overseeing programmatic and functional support to National Societies .
• Work with these colleagues individually and collectively to ensure a coherent IFRC NS development offer to all National Societies in line with the 2013 NS development Framework, Africa Agenda for renewal, Pac 9 commitments, strategy 2030 and Director`s Game plan for success and the four PAN Africa Initiatives.
Maintain, develop, and share relevant learning related to National Society development
1. Maintain up to date personal expertise in at least two specialist areas of National Society development and act as a focal point for the regional NSD team and other stakeholders in these areas .
2. Lead processes to expand and share NSD knowledge through development of research, case studies, training etc. and identify, document, and validate relevant knowledge and learning and making it available to National Societies and their Movement partners. Collect, document, and validate outcomes and learnings of individual support interventions and aggregate the data and findings to higher levels
3. Collate relevant data through, BoCA, OCAC, FDRS and other existing data collection systems and analyse and interpret key patterns and systemic organisational weaknesses, to better focus the secretariat’s support to National Society development.
4. Assure quality of new IFRC and other tools, and their alignment with the 2013 National Society development Framework, Africa Agenda for renewal, PAC 9 commitments, strategy 2030 and Director`s Game plan for success. the four PAN Africa Initiatives.
Lead development of peer support modalities within IFRC
1. Work with Cluster and Country focal points to systematically leverage NS development expertise within National Societies and non-Movement actors
Provide surge OD expertise to support field colleagues when required
• In coordination with Cluster and Country colleagues, be available to carry out missions to individual NSs to support / complement Regional strategies.
Contribute to an effective, high quality global NS development team:
• Be accountable to your team manager by providing progress reports on results against objectives, and risk analysis.
• Be flexible in your work definition according to needs and targets, and work to improve team efficiencies' and effectiveness.
• Be a pro-active team member fostering a customer service-oriented culture, critical thinking and continuous improvement, innovation, high performance, and cost effectiveness.
• Foster a supportive and mutually respectful environment with colleagues in the Secretariat, Regions and National Societies.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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