Regional Expert First Aid, Southern Africa

Employer: Belgian Red Cross
Location: Southern Africa

Belgian Red Cross-Flanders (BRC-Fl) supports First Aid projects in multiple countries in Southern Africa. The projects are implemented through our sister National Societies in South-Africa, Zimbabwe and Madagascar, with managerial support from the Head of Regional Delegation (Johannesburg office of BRC-FL).ยต

The expert First Aid will provide technical support for these and potential future First Aid projects in the region. You will be attached to the Johannesburg office, with frequent travels in the region.

Job description

As Regional First Aid expert you
support the achievement of the expected project results, by providing the required technical expertise and support (either directly or through the facilitation of external expertise) to the partner National Societies, regarding First Aid training and services (institutionalisation, standardisation, training quality and didactics, commercialisation of First Aid);
support and facilitate the implementation of regional and country-based activities with respect to First Aid in the Southern Africa Region (South-Africa, Zimbabwe and Madagascar, and potentially other countries in Southern Africa);
optimise the impact of First Aid training and service provision, based on analysis and advice, and following a theoretical and practical framework;
monitor the activities according to the established First Aid theory of change, the project intervention strategy, donor requirements, project guidelines and timelines;
report on technical progress and development of the program, and take initiatives for continuous improvement (manage for results);
ensure regular and accurate reporting to BRC-Fl (functional to the Head of Regional Delegation and technical to the BRC-Fl Focal Point for First Aid at headquarters);
expand and maintain good relations with partners, share information and cooperate with authorities and other actors in the field of FIRST AID; share experiences (in the field of First Aid) with the regional National Societies and document best practices;
actively promote African First Aid Materials (evidence based directives and materials for First Aid in Africa) and stimulate their application in the region;
develop, implement and monitor First Aid quality control systems;
explore, indicate and contribute to the needed expertise for First Aid capacity-building programmes in the region.

Your profile
professional qualification in topics relevant to First Aid is a must (training, didactics, intervention, institutionalisation, commercialisation (financial analysis, marketing, sales));
master level university degree in a relevant area is required;
experience in working with Red Cross or a related/equivalent international organisation or company is an asset;
minimum 6 years of relevant working experience;
experience in project management is necessary, including planning, monitoring and reporting;
experience in coaching, motivating and developing staff, and skills-oriented training provision is a must;
experience in setting up income-generating activities or businesses and managing change processes is an asset;
result-driven and pro-active, diplomatic, good cooperation skills, intercultural sensitivity and stature to be a senior counterpart for partner National Societies;
strong communication skills in English and French – both written and verbal – are required. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset;
excellent computer competencies are required (courant software (applications of MS Office, including Excel);
willing and able to travel frequently in the region;
valid international driving licence (manual gears).

Our offer
a challenging and fascinating professional opportunity with Johannesburg as duty station
single posting (can be accompanied by family members)
a fixed-term contract starting at the beginning of August, 2017 until the end of July 2018, with strong possibility for renewal
a competitive remuneration package including accommodation and transport facilities