Protection, Gender and Inclusion Senior Officer at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 2019
Career Kenya: Protection, Gender and Inclusion Senior Officer at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 2019
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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian and development network, with millions of volunteers in 190 member National Societies.
We are guided by Strategy 2020 – our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of the present decade.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 190 member National Societies. The Organization acts before, during and after disasters, crises and health emergences in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality), policies and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade. The IFRC Secretariat has a decentralized structure: five regional offices (each with several CCST and country offices reporting to it) covering the globe and responsible for frontline delivery through National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, backed by the Secretariat HQ based in Geneva.
Strategy 2020 guides the actions of the IFRC. It defines three strategic aims for the IFRC and its member National Societies, in order to align under a common vision: 1. Save lives and help people prepare for and recover from disasters and crises. 2. Enable safer and healthy living, and make better provision for marginalised people 3. Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace The IFRC Strategic Framework on Gender and Diversity Issues 2013-2020, which aligns with Strategy 2020, guides the Protection, Gender and Inclusion work within the IFRC. It emphasizes the need to address the root causes and social determinants of gender inequality and sexual and gender-based violence, as well as social inequality based on diversity factors (ethnicity, disability inclusion, migration status, age, etc). Further, the IFRC’s Protection, Gender and Inclusion approach is underpinned by commitments made in Resolution 3 of the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent to Prevent and Reduce Sexual and Gender-based Violence, as well as through its operational guidance, the IFRC Minimum Standards for Protection, Gender and Inclusion (2018). The Protection Gender and Inclusion (PGI) Senior Officer will provide strategic technical advice and guidance to African National Societies and IFRC regional office and CCST and country offices. The PGI Senior Officer ensures that IFRC coordinated emergency operations and National Society programmes promote the dignity, access, participation, and safety of all girls, boys, women and men based on their different needs, capacities and vulnerabilities, and without discrimination based on age, gender, disability, religious, race, or legal status. In addition, the PGI Senior Officer will support National Society and IFRC teams to enhance the impact, reach and efficiency of emergency response operations and development programmes through the integration and coordination of PGI activities and approaches. This includes PGI mainstreaming, advocacy, programme design, staff support and training, and strengthening community relationships. The PGI Senior Officer ensures there is operational capacity to identify protection risks including violence against children and sexual and gender-based violence and take action to prevent, mitigate and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse, including appropriate reporting and referral mechanisms. The role of the PGI Senior Officer is to mobilise and ensure quality programme (human, financial) resource for PGI work.