NCD Project Manager
Danish Red Cross (DRC) is looking for an experienced project manager to coordinate a project focusing on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in humanitarian settings
Red Cross advocating for strengthened NCD services in humanitarian settings
NCDs are widely recognized as one of the major threats to health and development today. Globally, NCDs are the major cause of disease and death with low- and middle-income countries being mostly affected. Particularly, in humanitarian settings where health systems have broken down, additional challenges persist in terms of ensuring continuity of care for people with NCDs. Addressing NCDs in low resource and humanitarian settings and promoting the importance of the issue at policy level is therefore a high priority for DRC.
To advance this agenda, DRC has received funding from the Novo Foundation for a 10-month project to engage more civil society actors – academia, humanitarian actors and NGOs working with NCDs - in advocacy for NCDs in humanitarian settings. The project is implemented with the University of Copenhagen and the organization NCD Free.
The NCD Project Manager will coordinate the:
1) organization of a ‘boot camp’ for civil society actors as a platform for formulating advocacy asks, discussing viable solutions for addressing NCDs in humanitarian settings and forging new partnerships
2) development of advocacy and educational materials
The main key tasks and responsibilities of the Project Manager are to:
- manage the project “Civil society and advocacy on NCDs in humanitarian settings” in line with the proposal and workplan
- coordinate and oversee implementation of the project
- organise the boot camp which will take place in June 2018
- develop e-learning material in close collaboration with the University of Copenhagen
It is estimated that on average, 20% of the his/her time will be allocated to other task in the DRC Health Matrix.
You have an academic degree at master level in public health, public affairs, communication or the like. You have minimum 3-years’ experience as a programme manager or coordinator in a NGO, UN, Red Cross or other relevant organisations. NCD experience or experience with policy work/advocacy process is a highly valued advantage. Personal attitude/skills include facilitation skills, flexible, hardworking, result oriented, diplomacy skills, multi-tasking and ability to keep cool.
Your future work place
The Red Cross is always there. We save lives every day, and we equip people with the tools they need to get through crises and disasters. In Denmark, we create communities and help vulnerable people in society lead safe and healthy lives.
We help people on both sides of a conflict and in the remotest corners of the world, regardless of their religion, race or political views.
We are the world's largest humanitarian organisation with 17 million volunteers in 190 countries. We are part of your local community no matter where you live. With your help, we can be wherever we are needed, always.
The position is integrated in DRC’s international department, and the NCD Programme Manager will work in close collaboration with the Senior Health and Programme Advisors and refer to DRC Head of International Programmes.
The position is a 37 hour a week employment.
Salary and employment conditions will according to Danish Red Cross’s collective bargain agreement with HK and AC be between DKK 39,300 and 43,600 including allowances and pension depending on experience and qualifications.
Application and further information
Deadline for applications are 15 March 2018.
If you wish to know more about the position and the NCD project please contact Senior Health Advisor, Signe Frederiksen on mobile +45 5361 1898 or email, [email protected]
The date of commencement will be as soon as possible and we expect interviews to take place Monday 19 March.
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