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DREF Anticipatory Action Officer for IFRC


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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 organisation 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 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.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

Finnish Red Cross is searching for a DREF Anticipatory Action Officer for IFRC Regional Office in Budapest, Hungary. The position is for 12 months. The starting date is negotiable, preferably in the beginning of March, 2023.

Job purpose:

Under the supervision of the DREF anticipatory action Senior officer, the Anticipatory Action Officer is responsible for organizing the internal operation of the anticipatory pillar of the DREF, including knowledge and information management. He/she coordinates day to day operational and administrative activities that ensure that the anticipatory pillar of the DREF performs well and in a timely manner.

Main responsibilities:

Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the DREF anticipatory pillar

  • Coordinate the review of EAPs and simplified EAP, by liaising with the Validation Committee members, the Regional Offices and Delegations.
  • Participate in the review of anticipatory action plans when submitted to the fund.
  • Document the Validation Committee’s decisions and monitor conditional approvals are being followed up on.
  • Ensure that reports are added on the IFRC tracking systems when new EAPs and simplified EAPs are approved.
  • Monitor the EAPs and simplified EAPs reporting deadlines and flag delays to the team.
  • Develop a tracking system to monitor EAP and simplified EAPs progress, challenges and regularly liaise with the Regional Offices and Delegations to validate the information.
  • Support with the transition of EAPs approved before 2022 to the new IFRC planning system and the new DREF allocation modality.
  • Conduct two field review missions annually to DREF operations prioritizing EAPs.
  • in-country support the development of at least one simplified EAP

Communications, information, knowledge management

  • Update the EAPs and simplified EAPs master sheet to keep an accurate record that allows detailed performance analysis.
  • Keep the dashboard on the EAPs and simplified EAPs updated.
  • Regularly update the public information on the anticipatory pillar of the DREF on the Anticipation Hub, IFRC’s website and SharePoint (templates, guidance)
  • Develop new content for the DREF anticipatory pillar website.
  • Develop/maintain a standard presentation on the DREF anticipatory pillar that reflects the latest developments, EAPs and simplified EAPs for internal and external use.
  • Ensure that all key capacity strengthening documentation is translated in the IFRC official languages and that when changes are introduced these are reflected in the translated versions.

Capacity strengthening and learning

  • Work with the DREF capacity strengthening Senior Officer to update anticipatory pillar communication documents, guidance, templates to reflect the latest developments of the fund.
  • Support the delivery of trainings on anticipatory action and the DREF, helping interested National Societies and IFRC Delegations familiarize themselves with the DREF anticipatory pillar requirements.
  • Extract learnings from early action reports to be included in the DREF operational learning section on the GO platform.
  • Support the “plan vs actual” analysis to be conducted on the EAPs that have triggered in the last 3 years.

More information

To read more about this interesting opportunity, kindly see the Job Description below.

JD - DREF Anticipatory Action Officer anticipatory pillar SoL.pdf


To apply, kindly send your CV and a brief cover letter to recruitment@redcross.fi latest by January 29th, 2023. Please, title your email “DREF Anticipatory Action Officer for IFRC, Budapest, your name”.

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