Covid 19 and Compliance officer, Responsable Covid 19 et Conformité, Yaoundé, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Covid 19 and Compliance officer, Responsable Covid 19 et Conformité, Yaoundé, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Purpose

The Covid 19 and Compliance officer provides technical advice to the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for COVID19 by ensuring an adequate and efficient coordination with regards to the COVID19-Response.   This role facilitates internal and external coordination and communication with partners and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to advise and support strategic processes, presentations and decision making of the SRSG.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Covid 19 and Compliance officer has the following duties and responsibilities:

Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to advise and support strategic processes and decision making of the SRSG.

Provide expertise, analysis, and strategic advice to ensure high visibility of relevant documentation and coordination in this unprecedented pandemic situation to identify the potential problems and recommend possible solutions.

Develop systems, standards, tools and employ state-of-the art technologies to support the SRSG for COVID-19, as well as the Global Leadership Team in COVID-19 related matters, in monitoring, measuring, evaluating and reporting on key decisions and progress on organizational objectives and results for COVID-19 global response.

Stay abreast of new developments to ensure that the SRSG is for COVID19 is informed in a timely manner of any new trends and innovations in major humanitarian operations and all substantive areas of concern to the organization and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as a whole. The position will research, analyse, develop, and systematize key documentation on COVID19 tendencies to inform the SRSG and their spaces of influence (such as meetings, events, and participation platforms).

Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued)

Liaise closely with key internal and external stakeholders to provide advice on advancing priorities and fulfilling the SRSG’s organisational vision and objectives for the organization (e.g., National Society development, Governance, RC/RC Movement collaboration, Humanitarian Diplomacy and effectiveness of the Secretariat in regards to COVID19 Global response). This position will support the SRSG in identifying new projects, strategic opportunities and provide leadership, project management and advice for innovation and initiatives.

Serve as a Secretary for of the  SRSG in terms of all activities relating to COVID-19;  optimize processes and standards and pperform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the SRSG including the management of agenda, briefings and meetings.



Bachelor’s degree in management, public administration, social sciences, international relations, economics, law, or other relevant field of study; or a first level university degree in a relevant field combined with extensive relevant experience.


Additional advanced university degree (master’s) in a second relevant field of study; or training or certifications in relevant fields.



5+ years of progressively responsible professional experience in one or more of the following fields: humanitarian emergency management or disaster response; economic or social development; communications; management or public administration; partnership development; community development; organizational development and governance; strategic planning; or another relevant field.

Demonstrated professional experience working in an international organization, NGO, or other relevant international and cross-cultural environment.

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement experience

Knowledge, Skills and Language


Knowledge of and ability to use state-of-the-art electronic management monitoring and evaluation tools and programmes.

Ability to influence senior management’s decisions

Ability to synthesize large amounts of information

Ability to develop reports and speeches

Knowledge of basic data analysis

Leadership skills

Strategic analysis, systematic planning and implementation skills.

Interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate while maintaining effective working relations.

Discretion, loyalty and ability to identify and handle sensitive issues and confidential information.

Fluently spoken and written English and French


Good command of a third IFRC official language  (Spanish or Arabic)

Competencies and Values

Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability; Monitoring

Core Competencies: Communication, Coordination, Collaboration and Teamwork, Judgement and Decision Making, National Society and Customer Relations, Creativity and Innovation and Building Trust.

Functional competencies: Strategic Orientation, Building Alliances, Leadership, Empowering Others.

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