Disaster Risk Management Delegate
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Manila, Philippines, PHILIPPINES
9d ago

Job Purpose

The DRM delegate is a part of the technical programme team in the IFRC Philippines Country Office under the Operations and Programme Manager and has a technical reporting line to the Regional Disaster and Crises / Prevention, Response and Recovery (DCPRR) Unit at the Asia Pacific Regional Office.

He / she is a member of the Asia Pacific DCPRR Regional Unit.

The DRM Delegate will assist the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to develop and strengthen its disaster management capacity to respond to disasters in an effective and efficient manner and to support communities in building safety and resilience through activities relating to reduction of the impact of disasters on people / communities most at risk through disaster preparedness, climate change adaptation and risk reduction interventions.

This will involve strengthening the capacity of PRC at local, as well as headquarters level and include contingency, response planning and other prevention measures.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction :

  • Ensure Federation support to preparedness, climate change adaptation and risk reduction measures are carried out in the most vulnerable communities based on risk profile, NS’s capacity, commitment and interest.
  • Support the NS in the scaling up of preparedness at community level, in particular early warning and early action, as part of overall disaster risk management system.
  • Assist, guide and support the NS to identify priorities for disaster risk management and project planning process (baseline surveys, risk assessments) in close co-
  • operation with all relevant technical and service sectors.

  • Ensure integrated and sustainable community based early warning / early action initiatives linked to regional / national early warning systems.
  • This should consider risk assessment, detection, monitoring, emergency management structures, local dissemination and public education.

  • In collaboration with other technical delegates, support the inclusion of disaster risk management approaches, including preparedness and response, in the NS resilience framework.
  • Ensure that DRM programmes are in line with NS’s DRM strategies, policies, tools and guidelines.
  • Institutional Preparedness :

  • Enhance the NS’s institutional preparedness to respond to disasters caused by natural hazards as well as man-made disasters.
  • In close coordination with all relevant technical sectors, support services and National Society Development, ensure guidance and support to the NS to strengthen its disaster response capacity at HQ and Chapter level to improve standing readiness for disasters.
  • Support Movement coordination for disaster preparedness.
  • Support processes and provide training for the NS to develop and maintain proper mechanisms, organizational, management and other structures and systems for managing emergencies (e.
  • g. contingency plans based on the national disaster risk analysis, assessment guidelines, reporting mechanisms etc.).

  • Expand and strengthen the NS’s human resources by supporting their chapter and national level disaster response teams and supporting the regional disaster response team concept.
  • Ensure and facilitate the process to update the NS’s emergency response plan and Standard Operating Procedures closely coordinated with health, first aid and water and sanitation.
  • Ensure and facilitate the prepositioning of disaster preparedness stocks at the NS’s warehouses located at different strategic locations across the country and strengthen the NS’s warehouses networking and management capacities.
  • Support the NS’s in a regular review of its medium and large-scale operations to update its processes.
  • Support the NS within the areas of civil-military relations, migration, protection, gender and inclusion, community engagement and accountability and preparedness for cash-based interventions.
  • Disaster Response :

  • Monitor the disaster situation and trends in the Philippines associated to both natural hazards and conflict & violence.
  • Support and assist in the coordination of the NS’s relief and recovery operations (for disasters caused by both natural hazards or conflict & violence).
  • Support the NS’s in increasing its knowledge, dissemination of Federation polices and strategies (e.g. Strategy 2020, Global Agenda, Code of Conduct, Principles and Rules for Disaster Relief, Seville agreement, IFRC Gender and Diversity and Child Protection guidelines, Strengthening Movement Coordination and Cooperation (SMCC) etc.
  • and ensure that all response operations are appropriate and aligned with international standards.

  • Ensure accurate and timely reports are posted on the Federation web pages by assisting the national society DMIS focal persons in their submission.
  • Ensure that risk reduction elements are incorporated in relief and recovery operations wherever appropriate.
  • Coordination, Programme Management and Reporting :

  • Participate and contribute to the International Federation's disaster management networking and knowledge sharing mechanisms.
  • Assist in drafting information bulletins, DREF, emergency appeals, operation updates, proposals and program updates.
  • Assist to prepare disaster related information for dissemination to donors / other stakeholders.
  • Assist the NS to review / revise and develop training programmes and training materials in emergency response, response preparedness and DRR and climate change adaptation, as required.
  • Closely coordinate with technical colleagues supporting the NS in strengthening its coordinated effort in building community safety and resilience.
  • Support the NS internal coordination and co-operation with relevant government agencies and national / local / international organizations.
  • Ensure effective working relationships with technical and service departments at the Regional level.
  • Coordinate with members of Red Cross movement and humanitarian organizations in country for DM, DRR, DRM activities; support the NS in organizing regular DM technical working group meetings with other RC in-
  • country partners to ensure harmonized approach in strengthening institutional disaster preparedness.

  • Ensure M&E system is established in relation to DRM programming. Appropriate planning and result-oriented reporting is required.
  • Contribute to the development of the IFRC Operational Plan.

  • Ensure that lessons learnt and good practice from operations and programmes are compiled, used to improve future planning, programming and implementation and shared within the region as well as with the relevant stakeholders for wider dissemination.
  • Partner Engagement

  • To act as a focal point to support relationship management with partner / s as agreed with the IFRC Head of Country Office and Operations and Programmes Manager.
  • Provide short updates, inputs to reports and briefings to donors and partners as agreed between IFRC and partner.
  • Produce regular, timely and accurate financial and narrative reports for the Federation and for donors.
  • Provide the necessary facilitation for annual pledge process, such as provision of budgets, timely plans of action, and other requisite documents for pledge processing.
  • Lead programme management support to the NS for developing accurate plans, monitoring expenditures and ensuring quality of programmes.
  • Facilitate organising partner visits for technical support, representation as and when required.
  • Education

  • Basic delegates training course or IMPACT
  • Relevant university degree or equivalent
  • Relevant training and experiences in disaster risk management
  • Experience

  • Minimum two years experiences as senior DM personnel with humanitarian aid organization or RCRC Movement
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in DM programme with National Society or International Federation in a less developed country
  • Experiences in working in both emergency and developmental contexts (especially in community-based approaches)
  • Sound knowledge and experiences on IFRC emergency response tools
  • Experience in project planning & budgeting, supervision and management, and M&E
  • Experience of risk mapping, participatory assessment, vulnerability and capacity assessment, training and facilitation at local level
  • Preferred work experiences in Asia (specially in South East Asia region)
  • Experience of managing & supporting staff
  • Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Sound managerial, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Advanced level of spoken and written English
  • Training facilitation and presentational skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Competencies and values

  • Accountability : commitment to RCRC movement; Diversity : treats all people with dignity and respect; Integrity and personal conduct, deals with people in an honest and open manner;
  • Professionalism : demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter

  • Building trust : fulfils commitments and promises; Empowering other : Holds other accountable for achieving results related to the area of responsibility;
  • National Society relations : Identifies National Societies’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Teamwork : Influences others in working as a team

    Communication : communicate clearly and effectively; Innovation : Seeks actively to improve programmes or services; Judgement decision-

    making : consider positive and negative impacts of decision prior to making them; Managing performance : Judges accurately amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task

  • Building alliances : Promote collective responsibility, gains agreement from partners to support ideas; Influencing; Inspiration : Stimulates other to develop new ideas;
  • Strategic orientation : Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks


    This job opening is for a staff on loan that would need to be fully funded by the seconding National society. Candidates are required to confirm in their cover letter that they have received confirmation from their National Society of its support for a fully-

    funded secondment to the IFRC.

    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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