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Program Coordinator – Canadian Red Cross (CRC)

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Program Coordinator – Canadian Red Cross (CRC) : The Federation is the world’s largest humanitarian organization providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious belief, class or political opinion. The office’s role is to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in Delivering humanitarian services to the most vulnerable
Position Title: Program Coordinator
Organizational context (where the job is situated in the Organization)
Reporting to the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) Country Representative (CR), the Programme Coordinator (PC) is the CRC staff in Nepal responsible for CRC’s program management and technical support to Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) National Society Development (NSD) and health programming based on NRCS, Red Cross Movement and CRC strategy and priorities. The PC will coordinate directly with the CR to ensure that CRC programs are implemented efficiently and effectively, framed by IO Strategy 2020 (S2020), and CRC’s commitment to deliver in the Last Mile.
CRC partnerships in Nepal began with the arrival of the CRC health ERU (Field Hospital) in response to the April 2015 EQ. CRC supported NRCS, and the RCM, in the emergency response as well as the integrated recovery programming of NRCS, the Earthquake Response Operation (ERO). Partnerships and collaborations are at the core of CRC’s program delivery in Nepal. As such, CRC is engaged in Consortia, multilateral and bilateral projects in Nepal which include partnerships with IFRC, ICRC, and 3 PNS (Norwegian RC, Danish RC and American RC).
CRC is also committed to support NRCS’s long-term health and Disaster Management (DM) programs with a vision to build the institutional capacity of NRCS within Nepal’s national health system. CRC and NRCS also partners with academic institutions in Canada (including Centre for Global Surgery of the McGill University Health Centre), hospitals (including Dhukikhel Hospital and Bir Hospital) and the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in Nepal to deliver long-term health-related programs.
CRC is working closely with NRCS to support health programming based on NRCS priorities and engagement with Red Cross Movement (RCM) partners (IFRC, ICRC and PNS). CRC’s plan over the subsequent 2-year timeframe from April 2018 to March 2020 in accordance with the revised NRCS-CRC MoU and 7th Development Plan (2018-2020).
The Programme Coordinator is based in CRC Country Office in Kathmandu with regular missions to program areas in coordination with NRCS as required.
Job purpose

Programme management            

  • Work closely with the NRCS counterparts in Health and other relevant departments and other RCM partners to support project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting as per the approved project documents (including Logic Model, Performance Measurement Framework, budget, work plans and risk management analysis);
  • Ensure adherence/compliance to relevant CRC, NRCS, IFRC and other donor/agency (such as Global Affairs Canada – GAC) guidelines and regulations (including anti-corruption policy) are adhered to as applicable;
  • Support NRCS to ensure consistent application of Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA), Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Child Protection policies;
  • Monitor project progress and quality including regular field visits to projects sites with NRCS counterparts and provide constructive feedback to strengthen results;
  • Prepare CRC monthly reports, Annual Operational Plans and other reports as required;  Support/lead in the identification and formulation of project proposals, including preparation of project applications, budgets and assessment missions;
  • Develop Terms of Reference (ToR) and manage contracts for evaluations, external consultant support and other resources required for the implementation and monitoring of the projects; and
  • Coordinate required logistics, technical and management support for reviews/evaluations by donors and/or evaluators.

Technical assistance and capacity building

  • Work in coordination with RCM partners and NRCS to identify NSD needs for Health programs and facilitate provision of technical assistance and advice as agreed in accordance with a shared leadership approach (based on DRCE, OCAC and other assessments recognized by the RCM);
  • Engage with CRC (Nepal and Ottawa), RCM partners and other stakeholders to support NRCS implementation of their Health Operational Plan 2018-20 and Preparedness for Response Plan 2018; and
  • Support NRCS in promoting initiatives to strengthen/contribute to the health system at the national, provincial and local level based on the experiences, lessons learned, and appropriate methodologies obtained through the implementation of programmes in Nepal.

Finance management

  • Coordinate with CRC HQ and CO to support NRCS compliance with agreed to finance policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate with the CRC CO Senior Finance and Administrative Officer (SFAO) to monitor programme resource allocation, utilization and variance in accordance with approved budgets;
  • Coordinate with the CRC SFAO to ensure the timely submission of accurate fund requests and financial reports by NRCS as per Project Agreements;
  • Coordinate with the CRC SFAO to ensure NRCS procurement and contracting process complies with approved budgets, procedures and provisions as per Project Agreements; and
  • Coordinate with CRC SFAO in the preparation of financial reviews/audits of the projects.

Coordination and liaison              

  • Support NRCS in developing positive relationships and communications with internal and external authorities, partners, and other direct stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with NRCS to develop and update project briefing papers and project profiles to include relevant monitoring and operations research data/results as communication and advocacy materials; and
  • Support NRCS in effective coordination and liaison with key stakeholders including authorities, local and international organisation, donors and UN-agencies as relevant.


  • Represent CRC, on behalf of the CR as requested, with both RCM and non-RCM stakeholders (including international agencies, government and non-government organisations) to ensure transparent, timely and effective cooperation with relevant development partners; and
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, workshop and other relevant events as requested by the CR.

Duties applicable to all staff

  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may not be listed above.

Education: Relevant higher education degree (MA) in Health.

  • A minimum 7 years of professional work in Nepal with bilateral agencies, international NGO and/or development organisations
  • A minimum 3 years working within the Red Cross Movement in a management role

Last date to apply: 10th October 2018.


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