International Federation of Red Cross Job Vacancy: CEA/PGI Senior Officer, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

International Federation of Red Cross Job Vacancies 2021

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. 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.

In response to the massive humanitarian needs wrought by the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, IFRC has scaled up its Global Emergency Appeal, initially launched on 31 January 2020, with some portion of the Appeal operation allocated to supporting the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to meet the needs of people affected by COVID-19 in Malaysia. In view of the scaled-up IFRC-supported operation, the capacity of IFRC to support the MRCS in coordinating the COVID-19 is being bolstered. At the same time, due to the increasing vulnerability of the communities because of the social impact of COVID-19, there may also be potential new operations within Malaysia in case of a disaster or crisis. The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) – locally known as Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia (BSMM) – is a voluntary humanitarian organization incorporated under an Act of Parliament and auxiliary to the Malaysian public authorities.

The Community Engagement and Accountability and Protection, Gender and Inclusion (CEA/PGI) Officer, underline management of the Operations Manager for Malaysia will support Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to develop and mainstream Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) and Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) strategy, approach and dedicated activities as an integral part of emergency operations and in long-term and preparedness programmes. The CEA/PGI Officer will support efforts to implement reliable feedback mechanisms as part of programmes and emergency operations. As part of these feedback mechanisms, The CEAPGI Officer will ensure feedback mechanisms for communities will include appropriate reporting and referral mechanisms. The officer will support in building capacity to identify protection risks including child protection and sexual and gender-based violence and take action to prevent, mitigate and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse.

The position will provide strategic and technical advice and training to build the capacity of MRCS to integrate a more systematic approach to CEA and PGI throughout the programme and disaster risk management cycle. This will include supporting and promoting the use of innovative approaches to information sharing, community participation and feedback, behaviour and social change communication and evidence-based advocacy.