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Team Leader – Rapid Response Manager
|Empl./Engagement Status:||Temporary Full Time|
|Empl./Engagement Duration:||24 months|
|Closing Date:||Until filled|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
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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