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Team Leader – Rapid Response Manager

Location: Canada
Empl./Engagement Status: Temporary Full Time
Empl./Engagement Duration: 24 months
Closing Date: Until filled

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Description

JOB SUMMARY

 

The Rapid Response Manager supports to Canadian Red Cross emergency operations through deployments in Team Leader and related leadership functions. Deploying to emergencies and working from a home-based office while not on deployment, the Rapid Response Manager is a key aspect in Canadian Red Cross’s international and domestic emergency response mechanism. While not on deployments, the position is responsible for regular capacity strengthening activities, including working out of headquarters to integrate lessons learned from operations to strengthen CRC systems and resources.

 

CRC’s aim is to have predictable and high-quality health coordinators available to rapidly support emergency operations around the world and in Canada. This position manages specific day to day responsibilities to ensure excellence and impact in operations and readiness, and following deployments brings learning and best practices back to Canadian Red Cross.

 

The position is expected to spend 50% of their time in the field, and the remaining time at home.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES

 

Responsibility 1: Deployments to emergency contexts                                                                 50%

The RRM is considered on deployment anytime they are not based from home. This will include operational deployments as well as working at CRC headquarters and supporting trainings.

 

Role: Team Leader – Emergency Response Unit

The Team Leader works in collaboration with staff and volunteers, local health authorities and affected communities to deliver emergency health services. The Team Leader is responsible for the Emergency Response Unit contribution to the overall operation, representing the priorities of the Canadian Red Cross and managing a team of technical experts. Typical deployment length is 4-6 weeks.

 

Role: Operations Manager

The Operations Manager oversees the coordination of support to affected communities and National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies in responding to disasters and crisis events. The position is responsible for managing the successful implementation of the emergency operation and reinforcing local teams. Typical deployment length is 1-3 months.

 

Role: Field Representative

The Field Representative is the senior Canadian Red Cross representative responsible for ensuring CRC programs are implemented efficiently and effectively in coordination and in cooperation with the affected National Society and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The position is responsible for the successful delivery of assistance, recovery, and development programs. Typical deployment length is 1-3 months.

 

Role: Canadian Red Cross support

Support CRC response and readiness activities in Ottawa to implement projects and support specific emergencies requiring their expertise and experience. The position is expected to support trainings where relevant to their subject matter expertise.

 

Responsibility 2: Home Based Duties                                                                                          50%

Rapid Response Manager is responsible for supporting Red Cross readiness and response projects, to be completed from a home-based office. Assigned to specific technical departments, the position will have oversight on specific files and activities throughout the year, such as coaching and mentoring peers, curriculum development, maintain personal readiness and supporting lessons learned initiatives.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in relevant field, preference for international humanitarian studies, disaster and/or emergency management, project management or equivalent.
  • 5 years’ experience working for humanitarian aid organization in emergency response and conflicts contexts in developing countries
  • Experience of acting in a senior representational role
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships with partners, external actors

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong people management skills (ability to mentor, motivate, support teams)
  • Problem solver and capable to take decisions and directing others in conditions of uncertainty
  • Strong initiative, communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to deliver under tight timelines in ambiguous and challenging environments
  • Strong financial management skills (ability to develop, manage and monitor budgets)
  • Planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills
  • Fluent in both English and French (written and oral).
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint)
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Travel to both natural disasters and conflict settings on short notice will be frequently required. Field deployments can involve working in environments that are unstable and with unpredictable access to basic services in emergency contexts. Deployment work involves stressful and often ambiguous conditions. While not on deployment the RRM works from a home-based office.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive pay and benefits package
  • Parental leave, medical leave and travel compensation lieu-days
  • Global high-risk insurance coverage
  • Group Healthcare and Dental plans
  • Matching Registered Retirement Pension Plan (RPP) and Savings Plan (RRSP)
  • Learning and professional development opportunities
  • Modern and flexible working environment that promotes diversity

 

T he Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

 

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