The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized into four main Business Groups in Geneva, and five Business Groups in the field, namely; Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). The Africa Regional Office is organized in Country Cluster Support Teams (CCST) covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean Islands and Djibouti, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as Country Offices in Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Niger and Central Africa. The Southern Africa Country Cluster office supports 9 South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique was hit by two category 4 tropical cyclones (Idai and Kenneth) in one season. Mozambique National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) indicated that 1.5 million people were affected, including more than 140,000 people displaced – many sheltered across 139 evacuation centres, spontaneous settings and makeshift shelters at peak emergency moment. Some 603 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the cyclone, according to the most recent reports issued by INGC. At the same time, more than 1,600 people were injured, and more than 230,000 houses were damaged and destroyed. Tropical Cyclone Idai has also affected Mozambique’s food security and livelihoods in the long term, due to extensive damage to standing crops immediately before the harvest season due in the months of March-April as well as loss of seeds and tools . The entire southern Africa region has been facing the effects of the ongoing El Niño with below-average cumulative rainfall and abnormally high temperatures for the 2018/19 season. The whole southern Africa region has suffered from sustained drought in recent years. Nearly one month later, cyclone Kenneth has hit Northern Mozambique’s coastal province of Cabo Delgado. The cyclone Kenneth has left destructions of houses, standing crops and key installations. The assessment report indicates that over 37,000 houses either have been damaged or destroyed. IFRC has revised Emergency Appeal to assist households affected by cyclone Kenneth. IFRC has launched an Emergency Appeal on 19 March for CHF 31 million which was revised on 06 May for CHF 32 million to assist 172,500 people affected by cyclones Idain and Kenneth for 24 months. The Emergency Appeal operation focuses on shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, WATSAN, protection, gender and Inclusion and Disaster Risk Reduction and national society capacity strengthening in emergency.
Support the field implementation of the IM strategy and tools for the Mozambique operation ensuring strong technical support and guidance to IFRC field teams and relevant National Societies. Particularly, the IM Officer will work with sectors to provide real-time information across different sectors of the operation.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The IM Officer duties will cover a broad range of outcomes including but not limited to:
- Support the IM Coordinator and Technical sectors in developing data collection questionnaires and tools;
- Support field teams in performing data collection for surveys, PDMs, mid-term and end-line analysis, etc;
- Configure and maintain dashboards to support monitoring of Red Cross activities on operational and strategic levels across the operation.
- Maintain and update GIS products
- Cleaning of data coming from the field / ensuring data quality
- Support capacity-building of the National Societies to support proper data capture and information management in the field
- Keep the IFRC information platforms (GO and Operations Room) up-to-date.**
- Other activities as directed by the Line manager
- A University degree in data and information management or similar
Knowledge, skills and languages
- Minimum 1 year of prior professional experience in the development and use of GIS, database systems, data visualisation and other information management tools and mechanisms
- Experience in using mobile data collection tools, such as Kobo, for data gathering in the field, and advanced form coding with XLS Form, Red Rose
- experience in developing capacity building and training tools for ODK and Kobo toolbox
- Experience in using mobile data collection tools, such as Kobo, for data gathering in the field
- Field experience
Competencies and values
- Excellent professional communications skills, both verbal and written in both English
- Strong organizational skills, methodological and logical approach to tasks and problem solving
- Good presentation, facilitation and note-taking skills
- Ability to organize, analyse and synthesise large amounts of information
- Ability to manage complex and sensitive relationships with partner organisations
- Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Excel
- Sound knowledge of data collecting tools (e.g. Kobo, ODK, XLS Form coding), reporting tools (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau) and GIS software (QGIS)
- Fluently spoken and written English and Portuguese
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.