The NorwegianRed Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’slargest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers operating in 190countries.
The RCRC Movement’s mission is to alleviate human suffering, protectlife and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts andother emergencies.
The international engagement of NorCross is based on andguided by humanitarian needs and the humanitarian imperative aiming atachieving humanitarian objectives.
Internationally, NorCross operatesexclusively inside the framework of the RCRC Movement, and has establishedregional and country offices to ensure decentralized decision-
making andproximity to partners and projects. In Asia, NorCrossaims to relieve the suffering and save the lives of people affected by armedconflict, protracted crisis and acute disasters.
We work through a combinationof channels, considering collaboration with Red Cross Movement actors torespond, both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, to any given crisis.
NorCross targetsthe most vulnerable in each context, based on holistic humanitarian needsanalysis, whilst assuming an auxiliary role supporting National RedCross / Crescent Societies in the region.
In Asia NorCross focuses on improved access to community health, providing basichealth service to the most vulnerable communities affected by conflict andprotracted crisis in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Myanmar.
NorCross furthermoreaims to strengthen the regional disaster response systems and improve thepreparedness capacity of partner National Societies.
The purpose of the Deputy Regional Representative is to overseeresults-based management of programmes in the region, manage NorCrosscontribution to Red Cross Movement’s regional preparedness and responsesystems, and deputize for the Regional Representative. We seek a person who;
is a self-starter, makes things happen and is result oriented
communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively
co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals
builds a useful network of contacts and relationship and utilizes it to achieve objectives
provides team with a clear sense of direction, inspires and co-ordinates others and keeps them focused on objectives
develops people through delegation, empowerment and coaching; promotes career and self-development
Higher education at master level within relevant field
Experience from implementing humanitarian projects at field level
Track record of emergency response deployments an asset
Advanced knowledge of disaster preparedness and response mechanisms
Technical expertise in Health or WASH an asset
Fluency in English. Working proficiency of regional languages is an asset
Reporting to Regional Representative ASIA, based in Islamabad, Pakistan Position is based in Islamabad, Pakistan family post Contract 24 months’ contract, possible with extension Why should you apply?
Meaningful : You ll be a part of the world's largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.
Impact : You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.
Career : You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world
A great place to work : You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.
NorwegianRed Cross strive to build a working culture based on respect, honesty andgenerosity. We follow the seven fundamental principles;
Humanity, Impartiality,Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality