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    Kelly Allen-Pitchko

    The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking a Health Advisor to join our Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program (CP3) team. 

    You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization

    At the Canadian Red Cross, 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 to apply, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

    Reporting to the Sr. Manager – Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE), Health in Emergencies (HiE), the Health Advisor is the technical focal point for the design, delivery and monitoring of the CP3 program activities. In this capacity, the Health Advisor is responsible for maintaining operational oversight of the project and providing technical support throughout the project life cycle. The Aadvisor will ensure that the associated health services, protocols/guidelines as well as tools and modules developed within the project in close collaboration with Localisation team, and meet the Red Cross minimum required standards and in particular the Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) approach. The Health Advisor contributes to the development/upgrading of various project related kits and modules, training content, and supports planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities. In addition, they will convene and work closely with other health professionals and experts in related fields through working groups and task forces if and when required.

    The incumbent will also be working as one team with the Disaster Risk Management Advisor (Localisation team), as responsibilities for those two positions complement each other to ensure delivery against the above.

    In this role, you will work on:

    Leading and Coordinating Core CP3 Project Management Functions

    Lead the development and revision of annual plan and budget.
    Lead the development of narrative and financial reports for CP3 project to submit to IFRC.
    Coordinate with DRM team to integrate epidemic and pandemic into the PER approach.
    Coordinate with Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Finance and Quality Assurance, Learning and Innovation (QALI) on their support to CP3 project.
    Contribute to project related evaluations and integrates relevant recommendations into subsequent programming.
    Provide information for reports, monitor and evaluate project activities as per CRC commitments and plans.
    Review and contribute to any reporting/documentation as needed.
    Contribute to narrative for the CP3 Annual reports and work plans as well as budget monitoring for delegated budget lines, as required.
    Participate in regular HiE meetings and provides relevant operational updates
    Providing Technical Assistance to Design and Implement the Project and to other Health Initiatives

    Contribute to the development, revision, and delivery of trainings including online learning tools like developing PER videos on Epidemic/Pandemic; development of additional modules for epidemic focus of PER Induction course.
    Develop, adjust and/or refine relevant epidemic considerations, SOPs, contingency plan and guidance regarding their use in relation to the overall PER process methodology/ modality.
    Ensure integration of Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) into tools, implementation and learning.
    Contribute where and when needed as a subject matter expert to IFRC initiatives related to health in emergencies i.e. operational tools, learning modules or training content, that directly or indirectly implicate Health ERUs, especially those related to public health.
    Ensure technical advisory is inline with latest internation.al standards, IFRC Health and Care strategy and CRC HIE strategy.

    Click HERE to learn more and/or to apply

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