Manager, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
City : CAN - BC - Province
Category : Legal-Risk Reduction and Resilience
Industry : Civil and Social Organizations
Employer : Canadian Red Cross
Title: Manager, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Employee Working Location: Remote/Virtual (BC, Canada)
Employment status: Temporary full time - Until March 31, 2024
Salary band: $62,214 - $77,768 / year
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 - is seeking a Manager, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to join our team .
We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience .
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply .
The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical contributions and program management support to Canadian Red Cross BC 2017 Wildfire Recovery Operations. Support will include the oversite, implementation, and management of current 2017 wildfire projects and programming. The Manager will support Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs regarding prevention, preparedness, and community resilience, and liaise with external partners on this portfolio.
In this role, you will:
- Contribute to planning and implementation of programming in communities affected by the 2017 BC Wildfires.
- Ensure current programming meets the standards and reflects the needs of vulnerable communities including Indigenous populations.
- Provide technical support to program design, implementation and monitoring of the programs' initiatives.
- Prepare status updates on the department activities and submit those for review and monitoring purposes.
- Prepare decision papers for projects applications and submit them in accordance with the project application review and approval process.
- Completion of monitoring and reporting requirements both internally against BC Recovery Operations goals, the National DRR Strategy and Sendai Framework
- Build and manage partnerships with external partners and collaborate with Senior Manager on program development
- Application of program promotional and educational materials in DRR learning and awareness initiatives
- Contribution to the development of consistent evidence based public preparedness messaging with internal and external stakeholders.
- Contribute to continuous learning within CRCS through collection and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practice in relation to DRR.
What we are looking for:
- A university or master degree in Project management, Disaster & emergency management, Environmental studies, or a related field and a minimum of three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience .
- Demonstrated experience in technical support and monitoring of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and/or Climate Change adaptation.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are essential, and French is considered an asset.
- A valid driver's license is required with a satisfactory driver's abstract.
- Work experience with the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement is considered a strong asset.
- Experience in working with Indigenous communities considered a strong asset.
- Experience as a facilitator / trainer is an asset.
- Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems.
- This position will required to work remotely and may include long to moderate hours sitting and using computers and office equipment.
- Travel throughout BC and other parts of Canada may be required , often to remote areas where connectivity is limited and is reached by vehicle-only access.
- Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
- If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
- At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.
If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.