Title: Research and Coordination Specialist – Malaysia
Employment status: Temporary full time – 3 months contract
Salary band: $56,307 – $77,904 / year
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 – is seeking a Research and Coordination Specialist to join our Global Programs 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 under the supervision of the Director, International Cooperation and Programs and the Head of Region for Asia Pacific, the Research and Coordination Specialist will be responsible for conducting in depth analysis at field level in Asia Pacific region to inform CRC strategic planning and program development. This function will require extensive coordination and negotiations at various levels both within Red Cross/ Red Crescent and with external stakeholders.
In this role, you will:
- Conduct desktop research and analysis at field level including consultations with Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia Red Cross.
- Coordinate information across partners
- Identify areas of opportunities for CRC
- Analyse information to identify emerging themes including potential risks and partnership opportunities
- Synthesize information for senior leadership audience to inform discussion and dialogue with government counterparts
- Develop strong written communication outlining findings of research and recommendations
- Identify potential Red Cross partners in the region and better understand their plans and priorities in order to identify opportunity for partnership
- Engage in strategic dialogue and positioning with IFRC at regional, cluster and country level
- Establish a CRC presence in region and set the foundation for a longer-term presence outlining key priorities
- Position CRC as a leader in region based on CRC strategic priorities and areas of expertise
- Engage in strategic dialogue with external partners (AHA) to identify areas of potential collaboration.
- Maintain representation role with Red Cross Movement (RCM) and non-RCM partners in line with CRC vision
- Manage movement relations and continue to strategically position CRC as a thought leader and active citizen within the Movement
What we are looking for:
- Bachelors Degree in Disaster Management, International Development/Program Management or a related field;
- Minimum five years (5) experience of related work including experience working in Asia Pacific Region
- Experience in research and analysis
- Strong understanding of disaster preparation and mitigation, response, and other humanitarian issues
- Knowledge or experience in the not-for-profit sector and Canadian Government structures and approaches level is desired.
- Proven skills in research and analysis and strategic and operational planning and critical thinking;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and French preferred;
- Ability to synthesize vast quantities of information and extract the relevant information in a succinct manner;
- The majority of the work is performed in the field and will include locations such as Malaysia (IFRC regional office), Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia.
- Ability to work non-traditional hours on short notice
- Must be able to be Medical Cleared for travel in accordance with established CRC Medical criteria in positions where travel will be required
- 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).
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human rights protected ground).
This position is open until filled, however qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Qualified applicants 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.