The German Red Cross (GRC) provides essential humanitarian support worldwide for people affected by crisis situations. Should the need for urgent deployments of delegates arise due to disasters or crises, GRC utilises its humanitarian surge roster (GRCReady) to alert and deploy qualified experts within 72 hours.
GRC’s Information Management Pool consists of specialists who have the skills and expertise to be deployed as delegates in an emergency response anywhere in the world for up to three months. GRC is expanding its surge capacity and welcomes qualified information management (IM) generalists to join the surge pool.
GRC’s IM surge professionals are typically deployed to support GRC bilaterally together with its sister National Societies overseas or are seconded to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
GRC actively engages with the Surge Information Management Support (SIMS) project - a network of trained specialists who develop, coordinate, and implement information management systems for global Red Cross and Red Crescent disaster response operations. Support to SIMS can also be remote.
Reliable data is of key importance in humanitarian settings to better understand the situation, context, and response options, and therefore effectively support people affected by disasters or crises: That includes scope and scale of crisis, most affected geographical areas, most affected population groups, most affected sectors, priority needs, drivers and root causes of challenges, response and capacities, vulnerabilities and risks, operational constraints and any other information that is needed to take an effective, informed decision.
Information Management surge professionals provide specialised services on planning, collecting, processing, analysing, summarising, visualising, protecting, sharing, and disseminating data and information in partnership with the respective National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society. Based on their work, the management of an operation can make better decisions to assist people affected by crises.
This recruitment round targets IM generalists who can perform one or several of the following roles within the catalogue of surge services for Information Management: IM Coordinator / Humanitarian Information Analysis Officer / Primary Data Collection Officer / Mapping and Visualisation Officer. You can access the full generic job profiles here.
Pool opened: 1 June 2023 | The pool is currently closed
Pool closed: 1 July 2023 at 11 am Berlin / Geneva time
*International experience can be gained through assignments, internships, and volunteer work overseas.
We strongly encourage women to apply for the IM Pool. Applications from German Red Cross volunteers and staff members who meet the criteria are welcome.
During the application process, you will be asked to answer the following question. Please prepare your response in advance (max. 1.500 characters) and copy your answer in the GRCReady application mask. The question is as follows: Please provide an example from your past experience where you had to tell a story with data to facilitate decision-making. What was the context? Which message did you want to convey? And how did you go about it?
Please note that this is an application process to join our humanitarian surge roster, not for a specific IM position. For more information on our roster, GRCReady, please click here.