Overview

YOUTH & VOLUNTEER OFFICER

Job Grade:4
Department:Branch
LocationGalkayo
Reports To:Branch Coordinator
Direct Reports:Volunteers

Background

The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) is an independent, non-political humanitarian organization that was founded in April 1963 and was established with presidential decree No. 187 in 1965. It was then recognized by the ICRC in 1969 and in the same year became a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent societies.

The Somali Red Crescent Society is currently looking for a qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions of Youth and Volunteer officer inGalkayo branch

Summary

Provide technical leadership in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a comprehensive youth and volunteer programme aimed at recruitment, training and to build capacity in leadership, team-work, community service, healthcare, first-aid and life-saving skills designed to effectively  support implementation of SRCS activities with a strong focus on emergency and disaster response.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

Programme Coordination

  • Provide technical leadership in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth and volunteer programme designed to effectively support programme implementation
  • Reviewing organizational core programmes to identify areas that require volunteer deployment to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance
  • Liaise with Branches in the recruitment of youth and volunteers, establish Red Crescent Clubs in schools, colleges and universities and also develop and maintain an up-to-date volunteer database
  • Coordinate the provision of the necessary tools, equipment and facilities needed by volunteers to enable them participate effectively in the implementation of programme activities
  • Develop and conduct orientation and capacity building workshops, including mentoring and coaching programmes for both youth and volunteers to acquire essentials skills for service delivery
  • Coordinate preparation of funding proposals and appeals for material assistance in line with strategic objectives by ensuring adherence to donor requirements
  • Make regular field visits to monitor and review the state of youth and volunteer involvement with a view to improving their participation in the implementation of programme activities
  • Prepare regular timely and accurate reports on the status and achievements of programme activities in line with donor grant requirements

.Operations Management 

  • Assist with event planning and implementation in support of youth and volunteer programmes
  • Support logistic arrangements for program activities in coordination with the Administration Department
  • Maintain proper volunteer database and inventory of goods and equipment in line with control systems

Partnerships/Relationships

  • Develop and enhance relationships with strategic partners, donors, humanitarian actors, government and local authorities to maximize support for the youth and volunteer programme
  • Liaise and coordinate with partners and stakeholders in efforts to support the volunteer capacity
  • Represent the Society at relevant meetings and workshops and other forums to promote the activities of SRCS and articulate issues related youth and volunteers
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the SRCS Senior Management

Education:Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional practice in Community

Development, Public Administration, Business Administration

Professional Training            Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation

Certification/Licensing           N/A

Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and ethics
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and positive attitude
  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point.

Language Requirement:Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages

Experience:                      Minimum 3 years relevant experience in a humanitarian or development

Relevant Experience organization as well as demonstrated experience working with youth and managing volunteers

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CV, cover letter, and copy of their certificates to:srcshrm@gmail.com 

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2020

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.