The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies. Moreover, the intern will support the Disaster response training team at IFRC.
What will the Disaster Response Training Intern do at IFRC?
The intern will support the Disaster Response Training Team with the implementation of the new surge learning strategy, EU AV project management, coordination of global surge training efforts and other key L&D activities.
- Support refinement of existing RCRC surge training approach of all humanitarian sectors against the recommendation of surge learning strategy and competency framework
- Support the administrative and logistic tasks related to the organization of surge training and other events organized by the global surge desk;
- Further, Support selection of participants of surge training;
- Likewise, coordinate online training;
- Set up and document participants’ evaluation of different trainings and events;
- Support production of training reports and other documents;
- Also, coordinate a harmonized training calendar.
Coordinate the surge learning and development network
- Develop and maintain a central repository of learning resources (training curriculums, materials, etc.);
- Liaise with the IFRC regional offices, National Societies & technical departments;
- Also, activate the facilitator network regularly for upcoming learning and development events.
Support for the EU Aid Volunteers project
- Support the Project Manager on the implementation of the EU AV project;
- Contribute to the preparation of reports and updates on the EU AV project;
- Also, liaise with project partners;
- Support the organization of training, meetings, and events related to the EU AV project.
Who are eligible for the IFRC Disaster Response Training internship?
To be eligible for the IFRC internship, applicants must show qualifications as:
- Degree level (or equivalent qualification) in Adult Education, Pedagogy, or in Disaster Management, International Development, global health or similar related to humanitarian assistance or another relevant subject
- Further, research, information management, structuring of data, report writing
- Likewise, knowledge of humanitarian assistance and the IFRC/RCRC movement
- Moreover, experience organizing training or group events
- Knowledge of sectors that link with disaster response (i.e. relief, food security, disaster risk reduction, etc.);
- Knowledge of adult learning principles and methods;
- Flexible and adaptable to work effectively in diverse cultural settings;
- Analytical as well as strategic thinking;
- Excellent networking and relationship building skills;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills;
- Willingness to travel if needed.
- Also, secondary IFRC language will be a plus point
How to apply for the IFRC Internship?
Candidates eligible to apply for the Disaster Response Training Internship at International Foundation of Red Cross and Red Crescent may submit their application online. Further, the prospective interns may also apply for the internship position via LinkedIn.
The deadline for the IFRC Disaster Response Training Internship is July 25, 2019.