Safety & Wellbeing (SWB) Senior Program Officer

Posted: October 05, 2017

Region: Flexible

Application deadline: October 19, 2017

One Year Full Time

Location: Flexible

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Safety and Wellbeing Senior Program Officer for the Disaster Management Program. The Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Senior Program Officer, under the direction of the Senior Manager, SWB, and advised by the National Taskforce for SWB, will work in collaboration with CRC personnel on program development activities regarding psychosocial support and protection as part of a team within the mandate of the Canadian Red Cross, and support response activities on an ongoing basis.
Key Responsibilities
  • Supports the development of an interim strategy for the Provincial/Territorial SWB workforce to ensure tools and processes are in place.
  • Supports the provincial/territorial implementation of tools and processes to develop their workforce in SWB, including where needed participating in screening of candidates.
  • Leads SWB program development activities relating consolidation of tools and frameworks across sectors of support.
  • Lead the consolidation of SWB toolkits focussed on psychosocial, and community resilience sectors of work.
  • Supports the provincial/territorial implementation of the interim orientation approach, including facilitating workshops, webinars, and other delivery models as needed
  • Supports the development of a holistic training plan for SWB personnel
  • Supports the BC Fires and AB Fires recovery operations on the technical aspects of SWB in recovery.
  • Contributes to SWB monitoring and reporting responsibilities and implementation of key monitoring tools as part of the planning and program management process
  • Continuously assesses, monitors and evaluates needs and activities, follow up when required
  • Contributes to processes documentingrecommendations and lessons learned
  • Provides regular reporting as agreed
  • Attends meetings as required
Education and Experience
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in social work, nursing, education or comparable related degree, with a minimum of 4 to 6 years of professional experience;
  • Experience in Psychosocial program development and implementation required;
  • Experience in Mental Health/Psychosocial training development;
Mandatory background checks
  • This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check.
  • This position requires a satisfactory vulnerable sector check
Preferred Education & Experience
  • Previous Red Cross experience a strong advantage;
  • Strong Microsoft Word skills;
  • Proven project management skills including attention to detail and working with tight deadlines;
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Self starter and able to work in an environment with ambiguity; and
  • Proven ability to be a supportive, collaborative and productive team member.
  • This position requires all candidates to be fluent in English.
  • Fluency/working knowledge in an additional language is considered a strong asset.
Duty station can be flexible.  Periodic travel to field operations will be required.  While the majority of the work is performed in an environment which is mostly clean and comfortable, field missions can involve working in environments that are unstable and with unpredictable access to basic services in emergency contexts.
  • Ability to work in stressful and often ambiguous conditions.
Interested parties may CLICK HERE to apply, no later than 19, October, 2017
While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position