Context From 2000 to date, the French Red Cross has been present in Mauritania through health programmes (HIV/AIDS, nutrition, maternal and child health), economic and social recovery and food and nutrition security, and risk and disaster management. The French Red Cross, as the National Partner Society, works in conjunction with the Mauritanian Red Crescent (MRC), which is the National Host Society, while providing technical support and capacity building. Since January 2022, a first project in risk and disaster management has been launched in Bassikounou with funding from UNICEF and ECHO, in partnership with regional political and administrative leaders as well as civil society actors in a NEXUS approach, thus linking the three pillars of humanitarian, development and peace.
The FBF approach: Developed by the International Movement CRCR, forecast-based actions allow for early anticipation and response, based on disaster forecasts rather than on the impact of disasters. The idea is to take advantage of the window of time between the warning that a disaster is about to occur and the passage of the potential disaster to take early action that enables people to anticipate the coming event and protect their lives and livelihoods. This approach combines weather forecasting and risk analysis to anticipate, This approach combines weather forecasting and risk analysis to anticipate, reduce the impact of disasters and thus build resilience.
Post Objective: Under the authority of the Programme Coordinator, the Forecast Based Financing Delegate is responsible for providing technical support to the NS at both national and provincial levels in the implementation of the Anticipatory Action approach, a component of the disaster preparedness project.
Responsibilities: Under the authority of the Programme Coordinator, FIU and in close collaboration with the Climate Centre of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and existing actors in risk and disaster management at provincial level: – He/She supports the development and implementation of FBF programmes by SNH. – He/she supports the implementation of project activities and their adaptation to the context. – He/she strengthens the capacity of SNH in FBF. – He/she develops capitalisation mechanisms. – He/she ensures reporting and coordination. – He/she carries out all other tasks assigned or delegated by his/her superiors (technical and functional) in the framework of the country delegation.
Reporting line: Under the direct responsibility of the Programme Coordinator, the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Delegate, specialised in the Forecast Based Financing approach, will be in charge of the implementation of FBF activities.
Functional links : The FbF Delegate will maintain a functional link with the National Disaster Management Directorate and the SNH Provincial Committees and will collaborate with all logistical, financial and HR staff at the base (expatriate team and national staff) The FbF Delegate will maintain a close functional link with the Coordinator of Programmes of the CRF and the support services of the coordination as well as the GRC regional technical referent based at the Regional Office in Dakar and the other technical referents based at the CRF Headquarters in Paris. He/she will collaborate with the Climate Centre of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other FbF actors; members of the RC/RC Movement; national and regional administrative authorities; technical services of the State (Meteorological Office, SAP, hydraulic service), other humanitarian actors present in the area and involved in the field and its surroundings.
Candidate profile Profile required: Master, Engineering or postgraduate degree in environment, natural hazards, geography, hydrology and project management, disaster risk management and reduction
Specific knowledge : Essential: – Minimum 5 years of professional experience (of which at least 2 years in the field) in the fields of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and climate change and environment and/or Early Warning Action/Early Action Protocols – Proven experience in DRM project management and humanitarian response – Have coordinated at least once the whole FBF/EWEA process from its conception to the validation of the Protocol – Excellent analytical and solution-oriented skills – Excellent skills in drafting and formulating documents – Excellent capacity for stakeholder consultation – Excellent workshop facilitation skills
Skills and experience appreciated : – Good capacity to manage physical fatigue – Ability to work under pressure – Good capacity for initiative, comfortable and flexible in institutional relations – Experience in conducting evaluation and capitalisation – Ability to lead and hold training sessions with a large audience – Good teamwork skills in a multicultural environment and initiative – Negotiation skills and ability to make proposals – Excellent autonomy and team spirit; Sense of rigour in work; dynamic and sense of challenge; – Diplomat and good interpersonal skills with colleagues, project partners, national and international authorities – Appreciate field missions and ability to live in an unstable security environment – Good interpersonal skills with colleagues, technical and financial partners, administrative and traditional authorities – Strong motivation for RRM, climate change and international humanitarian response issues – Knowledge of the country; region – Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
Languages : – French Advanced level (written and spoken) – English: Intermediate level (written and spoken) – Knowledge of a local language would be a plus
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