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Intern, Humanitarian Trend Analysis

Job Purpose

The overall goal of the trend analysis humanitarian intern is to update the Humanitarian Need in Sub-Saharan Africa: Planning a more Risk -Informed response Trend Analysis report produced in 2016 to inform a more proactive, risk informed humanitarian response in Sub-Saharan Africa now and in the future. It is envisioned that the document will support in strategy development as well as advocacy and fundraising efforts.

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Job Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of this assignments will involve but not limited to:

  • Explore what past Federation Secretariat spending on natural hazards, technological and human induced hazards can tell about humanitarian needs now and in the coming future.
  • Explore efforts towards prediction of needs, looking at the initiatives that exist and consider what bottom-up data collection and collation could do within the political of aid.
  • Analyse other external trends done on the same subject by other partners and organisations within the African Region documented in the Partnership Meeting in Lomé.

In order to provide a comprehensive analysis, a balance range of qualitative and quantitative (where applicable) methods which includes but not limited to the following list:

  • Desk Review: Review of existing secondary information and reports relevant to the assessment. This will provide an analysis and discussion of facts and data within the assignment context. The literature will include among others contextual information, Emergency and DREF documents and other information on food security, livelihoods, security and socio-economic context as will be found necessary by the selected firm.
  • Qualitative Data Collection: Key Informant Interviews and Interviews with field staff.
  • Field Observations and Reflections for triangulation of information: Reflection and feedback sessions with selected team members in the field (or were in the field), Nairobi Based and other key informants.

Deliverables

  • Draft updated report of the Trend Analysis on Humanitarian Needs in Sub-Saharan Africa for the feedback and comments.
  • Presentation of the Main Findings of the Trend Analysis on the Humanitarian Need In Africa
  • Summary version of the final report to be shared with African National Societies (ANS), partner National Societies and other interested stakeholders.
  • Final report to be publishes internally (or perhaps externally) I English outlining the following results:
    • Key Trends within & without the IFRC spending on Humanitarian Response
    • Key needs identified based on the Trend analysis within & without the IFRC.
    • Key recommendations moving forward.
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Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology, Social Sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, Monitoring and Assessment and other areas relevant for the assignment.

Experience

  • 2 years of relevant experience work in Social Sciences or related studies with specific reference to Trend analysis in Humanitarian needs and risk informed response.

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Knowledge and understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and methodologies including emergency response.
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills.

Competencies and Values

  • Communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Building trust
  • Respect for diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability

Closing date22-Oct-2021

Intern, Internal Audit and Investigations

Job Purpose

The main purpose of this internship, reporting to the Head of Investigation, is to support OIAI in the implementation of the Corruption Prevention and Integrity Programme in the IFRC Secretariat and the National Societies working with the IFRC as well as to improve the Federation’s capacity to deepen our efforts to prevent, identify and respond to instances and allegations of behaviour that are contrary to our humanitarian principles and values.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The intern will support and assist the OIAI in the following activities:

  • Inspire staff to act with integrity.
  • Analyse best practices in the sector and propose solutions to deter, prevent and detect misconduct.
  • Survey IOs and NGOs on their integrity and investigation mechanisms and consolidate best practice models.
  • Organise integrity workshops and conferences, primarily directed to NS and the RC/RC Movement.
  • Support the annual and global conference on preventing corruption in humanitarian operations
  • Identify and participate in contract and agreement negotiations with:        Computer forensic technology providers, Asset recovery experts and lawyers and External stakeholders.
  • Participate and propose initiatives that promote NS and IFRC staff fraud examiners (ACFE) certification.
  • Participate and propose initiatives that promote NS and IFRC staff SEA/H investigation qualification (CHS).
  • Monitor and report on the completion of the corruption prevention courses on the eLearning platform (101,102) and follow-up actions as directed.
  • Support global and federal standards and delivery models for corruption prevention, misconduct investigations and response.
  • Map and develop the IFRC and NS capacities to prevent, respond and investigate allegations of misconduct.
  • Support the mapping of the NS capacities to prevent, respond and investigate allegations of misconduct.
  • Support the management and review of allegations, as requested by the investigators.

Education

  • Currently enrolled or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) from a university with a degree in Business, Finance, Politics or Law or other relevant discipline. Required
  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Law or other related discipline. Preferred
  • Criminology, investigation or policing related certification. Preferred

Experience

  • Experience in planning events. Required
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of training and workshops. Required
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural and multi-language environment. Preferred
  • Experience working in the Humanitarian sector or international development aid. Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to integrity particularly governance, ethics, fraud, corruption, and safeguarding. Required
  • Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities and handling many tasks simultaneously. Required
  • Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Required
  • Ability to draft and edit in English various types of written documents, communications, file notes and reports, and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise style. Required
  • Very good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance. Required
  • Genuine in interpersonal relations, fair, modest and unassuming. Required
  • Thorough and concerned with details, check carefully for mistakes and potential improvements. Required

Competencies and Values

Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Society and Customer Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust

Closing date18-Oct-2021

Intern, Surge Desk

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of Surge Capacity Officer and technical line management of the Surge Coordinator the intern will support surge desk at Africa Regional Office to strengthen surge database for Africa Region and the dashboard for surge by compiling and verifying data from various sources – technical units, past trainings, country and country cluster delegations, active and previous deployments to ensure data captured is in accordance with the requirements of surge management in Africa.

For the research on IFRC’s Humanitarian Response Costing / Per person cost, the intern will report and work closely with Operations Coordinators for data gathering, analysis and reporting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Surge optimization: Surge data cleaning, verification, and maintenance:

  • Collaborate with the Surge Capacity Officer, to ensure database for surge in Africa region is up to date and verified.
  • Collaborate with focal persons at each technical unit at ARO, collect, compile and verify surge data for each technical sector.
  • Collaborate with focal persons at each technical unit to identify competency levels for surge members for each technical sector.
  • Collaborate with focal persons at Country Delegations and Country Cluster Delegations to verify surge data for NSs.
  • Collaborate with Surge Capacity Officer to feed data to the dashboard for Surge in Africa Region, update data regularly and add in additional features to compliment and supplement existing data and in accordance with the surge indicators reporting regionally and globally.
  • Support surge officer and collaborate with global RRMS Manager to ensure surge database for Africa is up to date and verified.
  • Compile various surge trainings data at one place and verify with technical focal persons and surge capacity officer.
  • Collaborate with IM Coordinator to adapt the existing regional surge register and surge mechanisms to the competency framework. Support the migration and update of regional profiles into the new surge database, the Rapid Response Management System, to include details of all trained/competent personnel, searchable for deployment regionally and/or globally.
  • Collaborate with IM coordinator for data analysis and visualization on the ARO dashboard for surge capacity.
  • Support DCPRR team for research on IFRC’s Humanitarian Response Costing / Per person cost for different disaster response operations 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, Monitoring and Assessment and other areas relevant for the assignment.

Experience

  • 2 years of relevant experience work in Social Sciences or related studies.

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Knowledge and understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and methodologies including emergency response.
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of IT applications.

Competencies and Values

  • Communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Building trust
  • Respect for diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability

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