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Danish Red Cross is looking for a health professional to coordinate our strategic development as well as technical support to our international operation


Danish Red Cross (DRC)


Fredag, 15. juni 2018 - 23:55


Health Advisor - Matrix & Surge Coordinator



Danish Red Cross is looking for a health professional to coordinate our strategic development as well as technical support to our international operation

As a Danish Red Cross staff member, you will be part of the largest voluntary humanitarian organisation in Denmark with more than 30,000 volunteers across the country and 50,000 members. Internationally, we work to increase and strengthen humanitarian impact, to inspire and act for human dignity, resilience and social cohesion. We work through our international Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (RCRC), and presently in approximately 30 partnerships with other RCRC societies with the aim of making them stronger humanitarian actors in their respective national contexts.

The purpose of DRC’s international activities is to reach more vulnerable people effectively and efficiently with relevant services in partnership with National RCRC Societies and in collaboration with RCRC movement partners. DRC wish to develop a so-called health matrix in order to ensure growth, strategic focus and quality in health programming and implementation. The purpose of the matrix is to strengthen our position, tie our organization better together, ensure the basis for building and institutionalizing our depth of expertise and learning, and develop, coordinate and deploy technical competencies within the area of health across our international operation.

As Health Matrix & Surge Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating the quality assurance and ensuring coherence of our programming and our technical support to the operation. You will work in close cooperation with the rest of the International Department and with the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross and other Red Cross partners.

We are looking for a colleague that has technical knowledge and experience with health and development and health in emergencies, and who can coordinate technical assistance to the operation, develop competencies and support roster management for deployment of health personnel to assist in disaster situations.

In cooperation with other DRC units, your tasks will include:

  • Keep an overview of incoming requests for health related technical support to the operation and identify staff to fulfill the requests
  • Coordinate and support the development and revision of strategies, guidelines, programme development tools and quality assurance tools within the health sector
  • Coordinate and support the development and revision of Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) and guidance material for the health sector
  • Keep an overview of the health sector portfolio with the view to identify trends, gaps and learnings as well as progress on agreed strategic goals and indicators relevant for the sector
  • Coordinate the mapping of capacity development needs within the sector and prepare capacity development plans
  • Facilitate learning by organising webinars and skype meetings to share knowledge, lessons learned from the operation and findings from reviews and evaluations.
  • Coordinate the revision of sector P-MEAL standards, with a view to standardise where relevant.
  • Provide quality assurance of health aspects of programme proposals, applications and reports to donors 
  • Represent DRC in relevant meetings, networks or fora according to the International Departments' needs
  • Prepare briefs and presentations to the DRC Board and management on health-related issues
  • Facilitate and support new partnerships with researchers and health practitioners/donors
  • Coordinate the health roster development and maintenance
  • Support the recruitment, briefings and debriefings of health delegates

Your profile

We are looking for a professional with at least five years of experience. You have excellent English language skills. French is considered an asset. You have a background in the health sector, you have experience with project management and working in different cultural settings. You have been working with projects related to health in emergencies in international operations. You are a good communicator and a team player, but also structured, systematic and good at meeting deadlines.

The position requires some flexibility and up to 12 weeks of travel.

Your future work place

The Red Cross is present before during and after a crisis. We save lives every day, and we equip people with the tools they need to get through crises and disasters. In Denmark, we support vulnerable people in society lead safe and healthy lives and aim to increase their resilience. As the world's largest humanitarian organization with more than 17 million volunteers in 190 countries we help local communities after disaster strikes, in armed conflict and in the remotest corners of the world, regardless of their sex, age, religion, race or political views or other status.

International Department in the Danish Red Cross supports vulnerable people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, in close cooperation with Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in more than 30 countries, and have an annual turnover of more than 750 million Danish kroner. We work specifically on building preparedness and response capacity, through long term activities and short-term response within health, disaster preparedness and response.

We offer

The position is a 37 hours a week employment with reference to the Head of the International Programmes Unit, Nelima Lassen. You should expect up to twelve weeks of travel per year.

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance to Danish Red Cross’s collective bargaining agreement with HK and AC with a salary level between DKK 40,500 and 44,300 depending on experience and qualifications, including allowances and pension.

Application and further information

If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Nelima Lassen, Head of Programmes in the International Department on [email protected] or 3154 3318, or Signe Frederiksen, Senior Health Advisor in the International Programmes Unit on [email protected] or 5361 1898.

The date of commencement will be soonest possible and we expect interviews to take place end June. To apply, click on the send application link below to create a profile and upload your CV and motivational letter no later than 15 June 2018.

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