Location
London
Job Function
Programme & Administration Support
Salary Details
£26,721 - £28,500 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting allowance)
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
21 Aug 2022

About The Role

Regional Officer – Nigeria & Sierra Leone 
Location: UK Office, London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35 
Salary: £26,721 - £28,500 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting allowance) 

Are you a driven and collaborative international humanitarian or international development professional, who could provide an essential information link between our British Red Cross UK Head Office in London and the Nigeria and Sierra Leone Region team?


In this key post you will ensure that the Head of Region and the Country Cluster Manager are effectively resourced from UK Head Office in delivering Regional and Country Strategies respectively. This specifically includes working with the Fundraising and Communications directorates to ensure effective communication of regional activities and messages and successful fundraising campaigns.

Reporting to the Country Cluster Manager, you will support the Nigeria and Sierra Leone region team as well as operational contexts in other countries as directed by the respective country managers with monitoring and reporting, relationship management, and engagement across key internal and external stakeholders. 

In this largely autonomous role, you will lead on processes and collaborate on Regional and team actions plans. You will have a broad oversight of the regional budget and country programmes and you’ll be able to assess gaps and identify resources as necessary, to deliver the regional strategy which will enable the organisation to continue to support people in crisis.

Be a part of the world’s largest biggest humanitarian organisation.

The International Division is responsible for international disaster response, support to resilience programmes and organisational development of our partner Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The work of the International Division also includes humanitarian policy and advocacy activities, and International Humanitarian Law.  British Red Cross' international work is carried out in coordination and partnership with the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.
 
Is this the opportunity for you?

With an excellent understanding of the region, British Red Cross and international humanitarian system, you will have experience of working or volunteering in humanitarian or international development contexts, either within programmes or policy. 

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills including facilitation, presentation and report writing (preferably of drafting and compiling programme documents including proposal, log frame, report writing and other project documentation to a variety of audiences.

You will have experience of stakeholder management and partnership or collaborative working across multiple teams (many of which will be remote), you will also have experience of working with FCDO, DEC and other donors.

You will have great administrative, project / programme management and IT skills, including all basic MS office packages including maintenance of spreadsheets and financial databases or systems accurately.

(Please read the full Role Profile/ Job Description for more information about this vacancy including responsibilities and full person specification and refer to the ‘Additional Information’ attached for support completing your application)

Closing date for applications is (23:59), Sunday 21st of August 2022 with interviews anticipated to be held week commencing 5th of September.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:
  • 36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) 
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy
  • Genuine investment in your development
A little bit more about us… 
 
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and overseas; get the support they need if crisis strikes.  
 
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.  Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. 
 
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.  

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness. 
 
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
 
British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. 
 
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. 
 
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults. 
 
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy. 
 
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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