The international action of the French Red Cross contributes to the implementation of humanitarian projects in more than 45 countries around the world through 20 permanent delegations, 3 regional intervention platforms, 120 delegates on mission and 800 national collaborators.
The actions carried out cover the priority areas of health and disaster risk management. The French Red Cross also has humanitarian emergency response teams in the fields of health, access to water and emergency distribution.
The field of health is represented by expertise in…
– strengthening health systems,
– preparing for and responding to epidemics,
– sexual and reproductive health,
– primary health care, as well as the prevention and management of undernutrition.
The RIPOSTE program and the missions
The CRF’s epidemic preparedness, prevention and response program (RIPOSTE program) for which we are recruiting, aims to strengthen the capacities of institutional actors and civil society in the face of epidemic risks. For this, the Response program consists on the one hand in improving the capacities of the various health and disaster risk management actors in the prevention, preparation and response in the event of epidemics. On the other hand, it also acts at the level of capacity building of CRCR National Societies, enabling them in turn, thanks to the achievements of the program (training, manuals, guides, revision of contingency plans, etc.), to strengthen resilience. vulnerable communities to deal with epidemic risks.
The objectives of this program are to standardize the aspects of preparing for and responding to epidemics with the contribution of concrete tools that can be used by actors in the field and to facilitate the integration of the approaches used. Each tool developed is then tested by the teams on the ground. This work will strengthen the capacities of local actors but also of international organizations intervening in epidemics for the benefit of affected populations.
Under the responsibility of the International Health Department Manager, you will be required to ensure, in your specific field, the coordination and consistency of technical interventions in compliance with the regulations, policies and management rules of the International CRF and the commitments contracts with technical / financial partners; provide technical support throughout the cycle of projects designed and carried out internationally; strengthen expertise and capacities in terms of preparing for and responding to epidemics and ensure the quality and relevance of technical interventions.
Your main missions will be:
Mission 1: ENSURE TECHNICAL FOLLOW-UP IN THE FIELD OF PREVENTION, PREPARATION AND RESPONSES TO EPIDEMICS
Ensure a technical/scientific watch in connection with the theme of intervention, identifies the possibilities of application in the contexts of intervention of the CRF
Analyzes, in its field of action, the evolution of intervention situations,
Constitutes in internal/external a “reference” in his technical field, participates in reflection / consultation meetings with other technical partners (public, institutional, associative, etc.)
Mission 2: ENSURE SUPPORT FOR THE COORDINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVITIES
Ensures, throughout the life cycle of the projects, the implementation of the strategies and action plans defined in its technical field
Participates in the programming of interventions and technical means in connection with the theme of intervention and the RIPOSTE program ; coordinates cross-functional approaches (inter-country and/or multi-sectoral)
Ensures that technical operations are carried out in the countries (compliance with operational objectives, budgetary constraints and the regulatory framework)
Mission 3: ENSURE REPRESENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL EXPERTISE OF THE FRENCH RED CROSS (FRC)
Represents the CRF with technical partners (public, institutional, associations, etc.) involved in the themes of the cluster, participates in congresses, forums, exchange platforms Develops a network
of referents / partners specialized in the technical fields of the cluster;
Produces essential information on the technical expertise developed in its technical field (evaluation / design / implementation of technical projects, quality and effectiveness of methods / technical means, transfer of expertise, etc.)
Coordinates the writing of articles and technical studies specialized in their field
Mission 4: PARTICIPATE IN THE CRF’S RESPONSE IN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
Graduate of BAC+5 minimum in Public Health in the field of Public Health, Health Economics, Epidemiology or Project Management; you have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of epidemic management, maternal and child health, strengthening health systems and/or emergency nutrition.
You have a mastery of the procedures specific to institutional funders, and a knowledge of the conduct of research work. Knowledge of CRCR International Federation emergency response tools is an asset.
You have an ability to work in a team and in a functional relationship, while demonstrating a strong autonomy in the work. You have an excellent capacity for analysis, synthesis and orientation to solutions, and a capacity for communication and writing in English and French.