Publié le 01/11/2019
Organizational context (where the job is in the Organization)
On 1 August 2018, just one week after the declaration of the end of the Ebola outbreak in Equator province, the 10th Ebola epidemic of the DRC was declared in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri , which are among the most populated provinces in the DRC which also share borders with Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan. As of 15 September 2019, there were a total 3,129 EVD cases (111 probable), 2,095 deaths and 948 survivors. According to Epi data for week 37 (9 to 16 September 2019) a total 51 cases were reported. The outbreak has now spread beyond North Kivu with cases reported in South Kivu province.
The IFRC since 2018 has been implementing an emergency response operation which is currently categorized as a ‘Red’ phased emergency. An Emergency Coordinator was appointed and has been leading the operation to ensure effective expert input and oversight on strategic and operational issues.
As a complex conflict environment, ICRC is the security lead and has strong presence and over two decades in North Kivu. There is recognition of IFRC’s added value and expertise, particularly in SDB, CEA and IPC. Both movement components with DRC RC are working very closely. The EVD response operation is being implemented under a One International Appeal (OIA,MDRCD026) which seeks 43 million Swiss francs to reach 15.5 million people and will run until February 2020. Currently more than 20 international staff and 34 national staff are involved in response activities in North Kivu and Ituri provinces along with 13 DRC Red Cross staff and over 1,500 volunteers. In addition, ICRC’s delegates and staff are providing support to this operation. To date, RC/RC Movement collectively reached more than 1,616,896 people through community engagement (risk communication) activities, operationalized SDB teams in different affected locations, conducted more than 8,883 SDBs, Infarction Prevention and Control (IPC) activities in health facilities have been implemented and the EVD response operation strategy is being revised as per the evolving context.
Vigilance and preparedness measures in neighbouring provinces should also be strengthened. An emphasis on contact tracing active case finding at community level, SDB and risk communication for early detection to limit spread of the disease and ensure rapid control of the outbreak is crucial. As such, it is an extremely important and urgent task to respond very quickly to this outbreak, to contain the disease and limit its impact.
Reporting to to the Head of Operations the incumbent provides the technical lead to ensure the optimal coordination and direct management of resources required for the effective and efficient implementation of the emergency operations.
Job duties and responsibilities
University degree in relevant area
Basic Delegates Training Course or IMPACT. FACT, ERU, RDRT training
Knowledge and Skills
Fluently spoken and written English
Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust
Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others
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