International Federation Of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies – Health Delegate, Auxiliary Project.

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Location: KENYA

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duty Station Status: Family Duty Station

Duration:12 Months

Accompanied Status: Accompanied

Grade: C1

Job Purpose

Health Delegate, Auxiliary Project will work in close collaboration with the IFRC Health and Care Department and Health and Care Team in Africa region, with a primary focus to help coordinate the strategic direction of HCF 2030 related to auxiliary role of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies with public health authorities. The officer will liaise with National Society Development focal points and relevant IFRC departments and teams in the Africa region, and other relevant international stakeholders.

The officer will coordinate and provide technical support to National Societies to develop guidance and integrate training materials and will work with a multi-disciplinary team of IFRC Network volunteers and staff to support systematic and strategic engagement with public authorities. The overall purpose is to strengthen National Society’s auxiliary role around health and care. This position relates to the unique position of RCRC National Societies as principled actors working as auxiliary with public authorities. The position and project will be focused initially on the Africa region, but the learnings are likely to be globally transferable to other regions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Technical Management / Support

  • In close consultation with IFRC and selected National Societies define and map the status of the engagement of NS’s in health and auxiliary role in health and care within the Africa region.
  • Create a regional Project Delivery Team, acting as a sub-working group of the IFRC Reference Group on Global Health, tasked with coordinating and carrying out the activities for this project in the region.
  • In close collaboration with National Societies, identify current priorities, challenges, needs and required action
  • Conduct targeted mapping of National Societies and their auxiliary role in the field of health and care, as part of the ongoing IFRC auxiliary role project.
  • Provide coordinated updates to Health and Care Department and Reference Group on Global Health.
  • Together with Health and Care Department, develop guidelines and training materials that can be integrated into widely accepted and proven multi-sectoral capacity building, auxiliary role, and training initiatives of the IFRC Network.
  • Develop guidelines on Strengthening National Society’s Auxiliary Role in the Field of Health and Care with integrated training materials able to be utilised as part of the IFRC’s Advocacy Toolkit training curriculum.
  • Develop a collection of health and care related model clauses and language that can be used within model laws to support National Societies in their health and care legislative advocacy and policy work with public authorities globally.
  • Regular consultation will all teams of Health and Care Department.
  • Ensure ownership and sustainability in the roll-out of all developed content, with a focus on adoption by National Societies and IFRC Country/Cluster Offices to ensure long-term strengthening of the auxiliary role of National Societies in health.
  • Pilot the use of the guidelines and integrated training materials on Strengthening National Society’s Auxiliary Role in the Field of Health and Care in at least one, preferably two, of the annual Red Cross Red Crescent trainings on humanitarian diplomacy and advocacy.
  • Ensure at least five National Societies (preferably one from each region), have a workplan in place to strengthen their auxiliary role in the field of health and care by 2022. 
  • Ensure the integration of health and care profiles within the National Society Development, Disaster Law, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Policy, Governance, etc, training rosters and capacity building initiatives.
  • Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team.
  • Work effectively within a small project team, including colleagues at IFRC in Geneva and the Norwegian Red Cross in Oslo. This will include regular online meetings and working sessions.
  • Liaise closely with different stakeholders within the Africa region, including attending in-person meetings.
  • Be a pro – active team member fostering a customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Foster a co-creative environment with colleagues in the Secretariat, region and National Societies and all relevant partners.
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as assigned by the line manager.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Support the development of project Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
  • Be accountable to the line manager by providing progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis, in addition to other project reviews.
  • Lead the project mid-term and Final evaluation and measuring of project impact. 


  • University degree in Public Health or Community Health Development. Required.
  • Post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage. Preferred.


  • At least 5 years’ experience working in public health – humanitarian organisations or public authorities. Required.
  • Red Cross Red Crescent movement experience. Required.

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Red Cross Red Crescent movement experience. Required.
  • Technical knowledge in health programmes. Required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Required.
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills. Preferred.
  • Strong commitment to the capacity building of RC RC partners with a willingness to implement a participatory and consultative approaches. Required.
  • Extensive knowledge of public health. Preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of RC RC principles and values and other principles of humanitarian work. Preferred.
  • Skills to develop tools and guidelines. Preferred.
  • Fluently spoken and written English. Required.
  • Fluently spoken and written French. Preferred.

Competencies and Values

  • Results focused and accountability
  • National Society relations
  • Teamwork, communications
  • Diplomacy and sensitive to diversity
  • Interpersonal skills to build trust and confidence


Closing date: 28-Dec-2021




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