The world’s most extensive humanitarian organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC, is calling on suitable individuals to join its Disaster Management Internship Programme for 2022. If you’re interested in being part of this internship opportunity, be sure to go over the role responsibilities and minimum eligibility criteria before applying.
As the largest humanitarian organization in the world, the IFRC is backed by 192 individual National Societies spread out in five (5) geographical regions. The organization’s work adheres to its seven fundamental principles are as follows:
- Voluntary service
The IFRC is served by the Secretariat located in Geneva and has five regional offices operating in Panama City, Kuala Lumpur, Nairobi, Budapest and Beirut. In Southern Africa, the IFRC operates its Country Cluster offices in Pretoria, South Africa. The County Cluster then serves countries such as South Africa, Botswana, E-Swatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Lesotho.
IFRC Disaster Management Internship 2022
Reporting directly to the IFRC Southern Africa’s Senior DM Officer, the Disaster Management Internship role is based in IFRC’s Centurion offices in Gauteng. The primary objective of the DM intern is to provide assistance in areas that ensure the effective and efficient execution of disaster risk management programmes for National Societies.
The duties and responsibilities of the Disaster Management include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Providing support in making sure the resilience approach is consolidated in all NS programming segments
- Encourage sharing knowledge and best practices with Red Cross Movement Partners
- Assisting in preserving quality, timely planning, execution, and reporting of IFRC support to the National Societies during emergency situations
- Serving as a link with the Pretoria PMER officer to ensure effective monitoring during emergency situations
- Collaborating with the NS team in securing prompt and accurate narrative and financial reports are prepared according to project agreement requirements or prescribed Federation reporting guidelines
- Carry out ad hoc tasks as required by the Supervisor
Who should apply?
The ideal candidate must be able to meet role’s minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for the role:
- Holds an advanced qualification in Development or Social Studies, Disaster Management, Project Management, or any other relevant qualification
- Knowledgeable with computer applications e.g. spreadsheets, word processing, internet research, etc.
- Outstanding interpersonal, networking, and communication skills
- Highly developed and effective technical skills in disaster risk management
- Good reporting and project management skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Fluency in another IFRC official language e.g Spanish, French, or Arabic is a big plus
- Respects diversity
- Upholds integrity, accountability, and professionalism
How do I apply?
Eligible candidates will need to register their profile on IFRC’s online recruitment page. Click the link below to get started:
The deadline for submission of applications is on 31 March 2022.
Should you have any enquiries, fill out the online application form on IFRC’s Contact Us page.
Click on the link to view a PDF copy of the IFRC Disaster Management Internship 2022 advert page.