The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The IFRC 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.
The IFRC provides humanitarian assistance to Cyclone IDAI affected population which occurred in the Provinces of Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete and following the state of emergency declared by President Filipe Nyusi on March 19, 2019.
The Government of Mozambique has issued a Note Verbale formally requesting international assistance, including for all elements of the humanitarian response – food, shelter, education, health and non-food items, as well as logistical support, including air assets, boats and communications. For this reason an IFRC delegation was set-up in Beira.
Under the technical supervision and guidance of Food security and Livelihoods (FSL) Delegate supervision and Cruz Vermelha de Moçambique (CVM) designated person, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the technical implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the food security and rural livelihoods component, to achieve programme objectives with the targeted communities affected by Cyclone Idai. The job aims to respond to immediate needs of identified communities and contribute to increase their self-reliance through a variety of activities related to basic needs assistance supporting food security, replacement of productive assets, farming (crop and livestock) and fisheries.
In agreement with line manager, the job holder will plan and supervise the project, ensuring activities are implemented to a high standard in a timely and professional manner. She/he will also provide technical guidance to staff and volunteers reporting to him/her.
The job holder will be responsible for the following duties: