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Roving Focal Point for Shelter Coordination (Asia Pacific)

People helping people - that's the power of humanity

Apply now Job no: 514129
Work type: Full time
Location: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, International - Various

  • Full time position
  • Flexible location

About Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian movement in the world seeking to build a better society base on people helping people


Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has made a commitment to coordinate enhanced preparedness in shelter at the global level and the provision of shelter coordination services at country level for natural disasters. This responsibility is overseen by the IFRC Shelter and Settlements unit in the Geneva Secretariat.

Australian Red Cross and IFRC have entered into a five-year partnership to strategically advance shelter coordination in Asia Pacific. This partnership will enable IFRC and Australian Red Cross to jointly plan, prioritise, implement and share responsibility for the delivery of more effective, predictable and accountable regional shelter coordination. An important step in this partnership will be an increase in coordination capacity through the recruitment of a Roving Focal Point for Shelter Coordination in Asia Pacific.

About the role

In close coordination with the IFRC Shelter and Settlements unit in Geneva, GSC Support team, IFRC Regional Shelter Coordinator and Australian Red Cross, the Roving Focal Point will:

  • Provide additional capacity in the Asia Pacific region to undertake ongoing and new shelter coordination work
  • Enhance the ability of the GSC to consistently engage with and be represented in other relevant clusters, inter-cluster initiatives and country level working groups.
  • Lead and/ or support initiatives to enhance the capacity of cluster members, government partners and other key stakeholders and strengthen local coordination mechanisms.
  • Where required, provide surge capacity to support IFRC in scaling up or gap filling within Asia Pacific country level clusters.

What you will bring

  • Experience with shelter cluster coordination and IASC contingency planning
  • Strong knowledge of current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response
  • Experience developing, implementing and guiding shelter or community infrastructure projects on behalf of humanitarian organisations in collaboration with local stakeholders
  • Extensive experience facilitating group and on the job training in international settings with good knowledge of the adult learning cycle
  • Demonstrated capability and resilience in working in complex, changeable environments
  • A Current Working with Children’s check is mandatory

Why work for us?

Work for purpose and know that your work assists Red Cross support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.

Further Information

To find out more about this opportunity please see the position description below or contact Leeanne Marshall on (+61) 0404 943 693.

Position Description: Download File 514129 Roving Focal Point for Shelter Coordinator (Asia Pacific).pdf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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