Field Officer

at Philippine National Red Cross
Published August 4, 2022
Location Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The Field Officer is part of the IFRC Philippine Country Delegation under the overall supervision and direction of the Operations Manager and is responsible for supporting the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of emergency relief, and recovery programs supported by IFRC operations.

 

Emergency and Recovery Operations

 

  1. Support technical sector responses Shelter, Livelihoods, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH), Health and Care, Protection Gender and Inclusion (PGI), Migration, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

 

  1. Assist Philippine Red Cross in conducting assessments, and surveys, and designing beneficiary selection criteria.

 

  1. Assist the National Society in the identification, selection, and revalidation of beneficiaries, and in designing appropriate relief programs to meet the needs of beneficiaries.

 

  1. Support monitoring, evaluation, and conducting post-assistance surveys.

 

  1. Support the mobilization of communities, volunteers, and staff for operations.

 

  1. Ensure the use of appropriate project procedures and documentation, including technical designs, bills of quantities, tender and contract documentation, project tracking tools, and budgets.

 

  1. Support proper report, documentation, and filing of the appropriate beneficiary, distribution, and other programming records for future potential audit requirements.

 

  1. Support quality control aspects by ensuring that materials and tools delivered by suppliers meet agreed specifications.

 

Shelter

 

  1. Assist in conducting needs assessments, establishing beneficiary selection criteria, designing beneficiary registration methods, identifying and revalidating beneficiaries, and conducting post- assistance surveys.

 

  1. Support the development of appropriate, culturally adopted shelter solutions, maximizing local capacities, and taking into account quality, value, and compliance with best practice standards, scope, and budget.

 

  1. Ensure the use of appropriate project procedures and documentation, including technical designs, bills of quantities, tender and contract documentation, project tracking tools, and budgets.

 

  1. Support the mobilization of communities, volunteers, and staff for the distribution of appropriate shelter repair and reconstruction items under IFRC-supported disaster response operations.

 

  1. Support in supervising carpenters, masons, and volunteers engaged in the program as relates to quality control of shelter materials delivered under IFRC-supported disaster response operations.

 

  1. Provide beneficiaries with guidance on better building techniques.

 

  1. Support quality control aspects by ensuring that materials and tools delivered by suppliers meet agreed specifications.

 

Livelihoods

 

  1. Assist the National Society in identifying and prioritizing appropriate livelihood activities and modalities for their delivery.

 

  1. Provide timely advice to the National Society counterparts at the chapters on effective livelihoods programming, including in assessing livelihoods capacities.

 

  1. Support in monitoring local markets for accessibility and cost of items required for livelihood activities with a view to advising beneficiaries on where they can obtain required inputs at competitive prices.

 

  1. Provide inputs regarding livelihood best practices and programming issues.

 

Cash-based Programming

 

  1. Support specific aspects of cash-based programming, including conducting needs assessments, and surveys, preparing a work plan, formulating beneficiary selection criteria, choosing transfer mechanisms, beneficiary targeting, beneficiary communications, risk assessment, and monitoring plan.

 

  1. Support in putting in place cash transfer or payment mechanisms, including developing or improving agreements with selected transfer bodies or agencies as appropriate.

 

  1. Support implementation of the cash-based programming, including close monitoring of progress, capturing best practices, and suggesting solutions to challenges before and as they arise.

 

  1. Contribute to raising awareness among the relevant levels of the National Society on cash-based programming, and modalities and providing ongoing technical and programmatic support.

 

Internal, External, and Beneficiary Coordination

 

  1. Ensure that clear information about programmes is available to beneficiaries, thereby encouraging a two-way communication exchange with systems and approaches, including a complaints mechanism, that promotes beneficiary accountability.

 

Crosscutting Issues

 

  1. Ensure that all activities follow international humanitarian standards and comply with PRC and IFRC guidelines and policies (i.e. SPHERE, Code of Conduct, Principles and Rules for Disaster Relief, Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Control Policy).

 

  1. Take part in field trips to monitor and assess the progress of activities under the programmes of IFRC- supported disaster response and recovery operations.

 

  1. Support the collection, collation, and analyses of distribution data for cash-based programming in an emergency, relief, and recovery contexts, and prepare reports for onward submission to the supervisor, thus contributing to the production of timely and accurate reports for the IFRC and donors.

 

  1. Support proper documentation and filing of the appropriate beneficiary, distribution, and other programming records for future potential audit requirements.

 

Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA)

 

  1. Integrate CEA approaches and activities into programme plans and operations, outlining how CEA will be implemented at each stage of the programme or disaster cycle.

 

  1. Integrate CEA into monitoring and evaluation processes for the programme, and ensure communities are consulted and feedback is regularly collected and documented to understand levels of satisfaction with the project. Programmes should be adapted throughout implementation based on this feedback.

 

  1. Raise awareness of the importance of CEA with senior management, staff and volunteers through presentations and briefing sessions.

 

  1. Plan, manage and deliver CEA training to staff and volunteers.

 

Duties applicable to all staff:

 

  1. Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat's goals

 

  1. Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

 

How to apply

 

All interested applicants must submit their CV and intent letter

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