Head of Disaster Management Department at Nigerian Red Cross Society

The Nigerian Red Cross, as part of its strategic plan to position itself as Nigeria’s leading humanitarian and disaster management intervention organization, is currently recruiting highly professional and mission-focused individuals to fill the key position below in the organization. Successful candidates will be joining a visionary organization with an extensive network of local branches in every state and over 800,000 volunteers working closely with those in need of humanitarian assistance. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Head of Disaster Management DepartmentJob Code: AJ13 - 04Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), NigeriaReporting Line:Secretary GeneralJob PurposeThe Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the planning, financing and accountability of its services and interventions, particularly on humanitarian relief and health services.The Head of Disaster Management Department under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the Disaster and Emergency programmes of the National Society and ensures the status of first responder in Nigeria is sustained.Duties applicable to all staff:Work towards the achievement of the NRCS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society.Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks.Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National OfficersSpecific Duties and AccountabilitiesDesign, develop and implement the NS Disaster & Emergency Management Strategic, Operational, and Contingency plans and Budgets.Lead Disaster & Emergency relief operations and related programmes in collaboration with Government, Movement Partners, International Agencies, key Stakeholders and other actors in the fieldLiaise and collaborate with relevant Departments such as Health and Training including Branches on the response to epidemics, disaster and other emergencies.Develop training plan on Emergency management for staff and volunteers in collaboration with Training, H&C, OHRD Departments, and Branches.Design and facilitate the stocking and replenishment of the NS relief materials in collaboration with relevant DepartmentsEstablish strong collaboration and cooperation with all relevant Partners on operations at international, national, state, LGA and community levelsDevelop and strengthen robust emergency/disaster response teams at Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with relevant Departments.Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key interventions reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholdersDocument lessons learnt and best practices engaged in and disseminate to key stakeholdersCoordinate monthly Disaster Management meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance with NS code of conduct.Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Disaster preparedness and response, reporting and implementation of programme activities.Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performanceEnsure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly disaster management reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.Work with subordinates (DM staff) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated againstPerform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the DM Department.

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