Annoncør: Røde Kors

Ansøgningsfrist: 08/08/2024

Job: Senior Deployment Specialist

Senior Deployment Specialist for the International Department 

Are you an experienced coordinator, project manager or talent manager with a passion for people? Would it excite you to apply your experiences to emergency contexts? You now have a unique chance to manage and improve the Danish Red Cross efforts to sending qualified professionals to respond in emergencies.

The Danish Red Cross (DRC) is seeking a Senior Deployment Specialist who will be overall responsible for the effective mobilization of human resources for DRC emergency responses and hereby the systems in place to support this. This enables DRC to have technically strong human capacities that can be deployed for the DRC, IFRC and ICRC. The Senior Deployment Specialist will not only be an instrumental part of deployments of professionals from the DRC rosters but also ensure the efficient set-up and implementation of the surge and secondment mechanism overall including managing the DRC emergency rosters consisting of DRC staff and externals. 

The Senior Deployment Specialist will be placed in the The Disaster & Crisis Response Unit of Danish Red Cross consist of thirty colleagues in four teams: Global Response, Supply Chain, Warehouse and Training & Rosters. The Unit sets the direction and framework for DRC’s emergency response, maintains operational surge capacity to assist countries in acute emergencies and manages DRC’s emergency funds.The position is based in the Training and Roster team but works closely with colleagues across teams and departments in DRC as well as with stakeholders within IFRC and ICRC.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Coordinating emergency deployments from the DRC rosters from identification of candidates to practical arrangements for departure in collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator, HR, and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and ensure close dialogue with roster managers around recruitment cycles and trainings for roster members.
  • Coordinating the DRC surge & secondment contribution with partners multilaterally (IFRC and ICRC) and bilaterally with DRC Country Offices. 
  • Initiate and engage in smaller projects to optimise the surge & secondment mechanism, including the deployment workflow, roster management, data management, administrative procedures etc.

We expect that you have (some) of the following:

  • Relevant academic background.
  • Solid coordination and project management experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience that demonstrates experience or transferable skills relevant for the position. Experience with roster management, international (emergency) deployments and multinational stakeholder engagement is considered an asset.
  • Relevant international work experience from humanitarian or development contexts is considered an advantage.
  • Excellent English and Danish language skills. Other languages such as French and Arabic considered an advantage.
  • Flexibility to work sometimes during evenings or weekends due to deployment of delegates with short notice. Essential.
  • Excellent communication, coordination, networking, and facilitation skills. 
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Application process

We will review applications on a rolling basis. 

Application and CV in English are accepted only through our online recruitment system. 

Salary level and benefits will be in accordance with the Danish Red Cross’ Staff Agreement with AC/HK. The position is based in Copenhagen.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write Gitte Ashcroft Nordentoft, Team Coordinator Training & Roster, [email protected], Ph. +45-53545087

Red Cross

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Deadline: 08/08/2024

Contact Person: Gitte Ashcroft Nordentoft, Team Coordinator – Training & Roster, +4553545087

Job Category: Human Resources, Programme / Project Management, Humanitarian work

Position Type: Full time