German Red Cross Job Vacancy: Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

German Red Cross Job Vacancies 2021

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during, and after disasters, health emergencies, and other crises. The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The IFRC is led by its Secretary-General and has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy, and Corporate Services. The IFRC has five regional offices: Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegations and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster, and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat. The Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) leads IFRC support to National Societies of 38 countries through eight country delegations and five country cluster delegations spread across East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific geographical areas. APRO, led by the Regional Director, is organized in units – among them one responsible for Disaster, Climate, and Crisis Prevention, Response, and Recovery.