Indigenous Advisor – Disaster Risk Reduction

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Indigenous Advisor – Disaster Risk Reduction

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Author alnationtalk
Date July 7, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Canadian Red Cross
Location Remotely
Category Advisor
Client Canadian Red Cross
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The Canadian Red Cross, part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, is hiring an Indigenous Advisor – Disaster Risk Reduction. Do you have a passion for helping others and want to work with other dedicated individuals? Read further to find out if this role is right for you.

24-month Contract

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the Indigenous Advisor, Disaster Risk Reduction, will support the development and operationalization of the Public Safety Canada funded Inclusive Resilience project within the context of Indigenous communities.  This project focuses on improving communication and engagement with underserved and under-resourced populations, such as Indigenous communities, who are at higher risk of impacts from flooding, wildfire, and earthquake. As part of the project’s core team, this role will play a large part in the planning and delivery of services, as well as quality assurance and evaluation, in the Indigenous communities included in this project.

This role will also provide technical and cultural guidance to the DRR team, to ensure all DRR projects, initiatives and services delivered in Indigenous contexts are culturally safe, include community voice in the design and decision-making, and align with CRC’s Indigenous Peoples Framework. As such a large focus of this role will be to relationship building.

Who you are:

  • You are a strategic thinker
  • You have the ability to foster relationships
  • You have ability to explore and analyze complex issues and to prepare written evaluations and recommendations for leadership

You will enjoy:

  • Culture:  an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality
  • Opportunity: to work with the best and brightest in the non-profit field, in an environment that promotes continuous learning, creativity and collaboration
  • Employee Benefits: achieve a work/life balance for you and your new team with competitive vacation time, generous personal days and flexible work arrangements
  • Meaningful Work:  you will be supporting the development and operationalization the resilience project that support emergencies and save lives

As an Indigenous Advisor – Disaster Risk Reduction you will:

Advise– Inclusive Resilience Project Design and Operations

  • As part of the Inclusive Resilience core project team participate in the management of national project operations; virtually and/or in community
  • Support the project leadership to adapt the project’s results framework and metrics to be relevant to the Indigenous communities involved in this the project
  • Support project leadership as required to establish and maintain an operational project plan as related to the Indigenous communities involved in this the project
  • Lead on the design/development of program approaches, communication tools, and service delivery
  • Provide technical and cultural guidance to team personnel to ensure services delivery is aligned to commitments within the CRC Indigenous Peoples Framework
  • Contribute towards monitoring and reporting requirements to inform service delivery and learning
  • Collaborate with management to evaluate the quality of service delivery and make recommendations to adjust the project plan to optimise its response to cultural considerations and community priorities

Disaster Risk Reduction Program Development & Quality Assurance

  • Support the DRR Program’s leadership to adapt foundational and strategic program elements, as well as tools and resources, to be relevant for Indigenous communities, ensuring these have a strength-based approach and contribute to reconciliation
  • Contribute towards the identification and development of DRR project partnerships with Indigenous organizations at the regional and national level to provide culturally safe and competent services
  • Support the orientation of the national and provincial DRR teams (and other personnel involved with DRR programs) on cultural safety and background on Indigenous communities
  • Contribute as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Advise – Indigenous community engagement

  • Working in alignment with the relevant CRC colleagues, support community mobilization and stakeholder engagement, as required
  • Ensure Indigenous considerations are included in project decision-making processes
  • Participate in relevant coordination structures (internal and external)
  • Support the collection, finalization, and dissemination of regular reports
  • Ensure coordination with Indigenous Peoples national leadership

We’re looking for:

  • This position is only open to those individuals who identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit
  • University degree in a related area of study and/or combination of related experience in communicating and working on programs with Indigenous Peoples
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement working with government, non-government organizations, Indigenous communities and leadership and the general public
  • Previous experience with or knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction is an asset
  • Indigenous cultural awareness and engagement experience
  • Familiarity with Indigenous issues, networks and organizations
  • Management experience in facilitating and/or developing and implementing community programs and strategies
  • Knowledge and experience of the Canadian Red Cross culture, programs and principles is an asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication in English is essential
  • Ability to speak Cree, Ojibway, Oji Cree, Inuktitut or other Indigenous language and/or French is an asset

At the Canadian Red Cross, our mission is to improve lives of marginalized people. We are driven by the power of humanity to create a diverse, accessible and equitable work environment. We celebrate uniqueness of every human being regardless of your race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical or mental disability, gender identity or expression.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.

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