Title: Advisor, Emergency Management (Recovery)
Employee working location: Office/in person (Montreal, QC)
Employment status: Temporary full-time (10 months)
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspiring non-profit organizations in the world and named one of best employers in Canada in 2022 by Forbes – is looking for an Emergency Management Advisor (Recovery) to join its team.
We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.
The incumbent will work on a project with different components and activities related to disaster recovery. They will conduct research, summarize information, develop required content, draft background papers and reports, organize meetings with internal and external partners, facilitate workshops and help management achieve project objectives.
In this role you will:
Responsibility 1 – Coordination and monitoring
- Coordinate the various project streams and activities.
- Coordinate the development of work plans and timelines of projects under their responsibility.
- Perform monthly and quarterly monitoring of projects under their supervision (including a project progress dashboard).
- Monitor assigned projects’ budgets in collaboration with the Finance team (financial dashboard).
- Lead team meetings and attend coordination meetings, if needed.
- Supervise, train, coach and support the employees/volunteers under their direct supervision, if needed.
- Work with the Emergency management program (EMP) staff to develop the program.
- Represent the CRC’s Quebec team on national working groups.
- Ensure service quality and compliance established standards and procedures across the CRC and in Quebec.
- When necessary, act as interim for other advisors within the department.
Responsibility 2 – Content development and advisory role
- Develop, draft and update the documentation and tools required to carry out projects.
- Lead and evaluate pilot projects.
- Advice and support the EMP in developing documents or analytics.
- Apply, maintain and implement CRC emergency management standards and procedures.
- Prepare and deliver presentations.
- Ensure monthly/quarterly monitoring of all projects (dashboard, project progress, budgets, etc.).
- Provide administrative follow-up on projects.
- Coordinate project debriefing and feedback activities.
- Produce various expert, analytical, statistical, accountability and project close-out reports.
- Support the staff responsible for leading and coaching volunteer teams.
- Plan and implement recovery-related projects and activities with the public, organizations and municipalities.
- Conduct a recovery literature review.
- In collaboration with the training team, develop recovery training.
- Provide advice to organizations and municipalities interested in developing recovery projects.
Responsibility 3 – Collaboration, consultation and partnerships
- Develop and monitor partnerships.
- Consult and work with internal and external partners to identify needs, development priorities and content to be developed.
- Plan, facilitate and attend meetings with internal and external partners.
- Facilitate working committees, workshops and meetings with internal or external partners and the public.
- Maintain relationships with government, municipal, philanthropic, community partners, etc.
- Implement strategies that ensure effective collaboration with internal and external partners.
- Represent the CRC,- Quebec with internal and external partners.
Responsibility 4 – Emergency response
- Work with the members of the EMP to develop and implement emergency preparedness plans.
- Participate, as required, in large-scale disaster responses in Canada.
- Support the delivery of CRC services to those affected by a disaster.
- Implement and regularly update the various components of the Red Cross’s assistance program to adequately meet the needs of the people targeted by the program.
- Liaise with other assistance providers to maximize needs coverage.
- Ensure that services are delivered in compliance with established standards and procedures.
- Liaise with partners to optimize service delivery.
- Be on-call when required.
- Attend operational debriefing sessions.
- Help implement recovery programs.
What we are looking for:
- A university degree; any combination of training and experience may be considered relevant.
- At least three (3) years of relevant and recognized experience in project development and coordination.
- Applied knowledge of emergency preparedness, particularly in the area of recovery.
- Experience working in a recovery program (an asset).
- Experience working with partners from diverse backgrounds.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English.
- Experience working in the emergency preparedness field (an asset).
- Experience working in a volunteer environment (an asset).
- A valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
- Extensive knowledge of and practical experience with software such as the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Ability to interpret complex information and communicate it to various groups of people.
- This position is unionized, temporary and full-time.
- The position available in hybrid or in-person mode. Attendance at the home office for meetings/events and travel within the province for meetings with partners will be required.
- The incumbent may be required to be on call when scheduled.
- They may need to lift up to 20 kg of relief supplies during preparation and response activities.
- During an emergency response:
- Potential for responding in disaster areas, in difficult, unstable (environmentally, physically, socially, etc.) and uncomfortable (noise, odour, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients) conditions, which could have an impact on physical and psychological health.
- Possibility of rudimentary accommodations.
- Potential of responding during unusual hours (i.e., late at night or weekends) and working long hours in a demanding context.
- Potential of being deployed anywhere across the assigned territory, as required.
- Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
- If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
- At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible – those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.
If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.