The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with .
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network, reaching more than 150 million people each year through its 190-
member National Societies. The Organisation acts before, during and after disasters and health emergences in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.
Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality) and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.
The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ( the IFRC ) works to a Business Model and has a Business Delivery Plan with key commitments that sharpen its focus, clarity, and efficiency and accountability results.
The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, has five decentralized regional offices : one of which is the Americas, guided by the Secretariat strategies for implementation and areas of focus that builds on the vision of strategy 2020.
iii) Communication, (iv) Disaster and Crisis : Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, (v) Health and Water and Sanitation, (vi) Logistics, each of them led by the Deputy Regional Director.
Situational Context Venezuela has faced several changes in recent years with a continuous increase in demonstrations throughout the country.
In 2019 there have been a series of events that increased the need for actions aimed at strengthening efforts to support national capacities to meet the demand for health care and other sectors such as water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, safety food and nutrition.
Various national, governmental, and international organizations are developing social projects to support affected families.
However, needs continue to increase, and humanitarian actions are required to meet the most urgent needs in the Venezuelan context.
The position is primarily located in the Country Office in Caracas, Venezuela and reports directly to the Head of Country Office, and holds a technical line to the Head of the Health Care Unit based in regional office in Panama.
The Psychosocial Support (PSS) Delegate for Venezuela will be responsible for implementing and providing the organisational and technical support and in managing the PSS program led by the VRC and supported by the IFRC in the whole country.
The main focus is to support the VRC staff and Volunteers in order to support them in their tasks and train them as needed.
Other activities with communities will be assessed and analyzed for further implementation. This role will require excellent communication and organisational skills as well as promotes the effectiveness, compliance and quality of IFRC and Venezuelan Red Cross humanitarian response and programming.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Psychosocial Support (PSS) Delegate for Venezuela will :
Knowledge, skills and languages
Experience in supporting, coaching and training of National Society personnel
Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word processing)
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
Excellent stress management skills
Skills in training and developing staff
Prior work in complex emergencies or similar contexts
Competencies and values
VALUES : Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust.
Applicants will need to send their applications together with a letter of motivation no later than the closing date. In order for us to assure a proper comparative evaluation of your application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies, we ask that you submit your application taking into account the following :
Important Note :
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.