Coordinator – Risk Reduction Job at Canadian Red Cross – Saskatchewan

Title: Coordinator – Risk Reduction

Employee Working Location: Office / In-person (Saskatchewan)

Employment status: Permanent full time

Salary band: $43,334 to $54,167 / Year

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 – is seeking a Coordinator – Risk Reduction to join our team.

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 who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.

The incumbent will work as a community connector to multiple programs within CRC with a strong focus on Emergency Management and facilitating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities to promote resilience building within community, including Indigenous communities. This position is responsible for ensuring a community development / community resiliency approach to create and support networks and relationships in communities to enhance CRC programs and services. The position strengthens CRC DRR programming in preparedness initiatives that enable the CRC to effectively and efficiently reduce the impact of disasters on people/communities most at risk. Observes and promotes the mission of the CRC, the goals, principles, and values of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the CRC’s Indigenous Peoples Framework, with activities that are based in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

In this role, you will:
Coordinate planning meetings with the community to support their assessment of community risks and hazards and mapping of community assets and resources with the aim of community and personal risk reduction;

Liaise with community and regional and municipal agencies to promote community preparedness, emergency planning, and response;

Host community network meetings and generates opportunities that will enable participating communities to foster risk reduction through networking, shared resources, and enhanced community plans; including emergency response, evacuation, and recovery plans;

Contribute towards the development, piloting, and roll-out of CRC DRR, preparedness materials and activities;

Promote personal preparedness education within communities including workshops, learning sessions, and communication events;

Assist with the recruitment, training, and mentoring of community Preparedness Facilitators who support DRR and preparedness activities;

In conjunction with the community’s Preparedness Facilitators, coordinate and co-facilitate the delivery of community-based emergency preparedness workshops / events; and,

Coordinate CRC services within communities to ensure activities contribute towards community-identified priorities for risk reduction and to promote capacity and resilience building

In collaboration with the Senior Manager, provide direct support to the planning and delivery of programs in support to within communities, with emphasis on disaster management and disaster risk reduction;

Participate in planning meetings and discussions regarding DRR program delivery, quality assurance and monitoring, and reporting;

Support internal and external monitoring and reporting obligations including file management in relation to community-based programming and the compilation and analyses of program statistics and results.

Following the communities’ invitation and their leadership, develop relationships and works in partnership with local like-minded organizations and the communities themselves to identify and meet their needs in the respective area;

Develop strong and effective trust-based working relationships with communities and governance structures;

Facilitate community partnerships to support CRC activities related to resilience building with a focus on DRR which recognize, respect, and respond to the full diversity of the communities within the designated area;

With other CRC programs and staff, perform operational workforce planning to ensure the community’s volunteer workforce is aligned with the needs and priorities of the CRC;

Assist with the planning, recruitment, and processing of volunteers available for deployment in the designated area, as may be required;

Support the planning and implementation of training for volunteers including evacuation training;

Assist in the planning of exercises and regional events supporting evacuation preparedness;

To engage with First Nation and Indigenous communities through the CRC’s Indigenous Peoples Framework and with actions based in the TRCs Calls to Action; and,

To work alongside First Nation and Indigenous communities to support stronger, safer, more resilient communities

Work to meet a community’s identified needs, coordinate with all CRC programs to identify possible types of assistance and to also determine the CRC’s own capacities regarding our ability to deliver them;

In conjunction with, and under the direction of the Senior Manager, identify and coordinate with other programs on how best to deliver programming to a community; including the possible need to assist in the delivery.

Deploy to support disaster response in designated communities, including Indigenous communities;

Follow all policies and procedures as required to maintain a healthy and safe working environment; and.

What we are looking for:
The minimum qualifications for this position are the completion of a degree from a recognized institution, with a concentration in Indigenous Studies or Emergency Management (or a related field); and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of job related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

Strong verbal and written communications skills in English are essential;

A demonstrated experience in developing positive external relationships and working in collaboration with Indigenous communities and/or agencies to achieve shared goals is essential;

A sound understanding and knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, beliefs and protocols of the region is required;

Experience in working with a diverse population is required;

Previous CRC experience is an advantage;

Strong interpersonal and coaching skills are an advantage;

Demonstrated experience in writing reports that are easily understood and include clear recommendations for action is critical;

Excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience in contributing to diverse teams is critical;

Specialized training in disaster response or disaster risk reduction programs, and particularly emergency social services, is an advantage;

Fluency in a relevant Indigenous language;

Facilitation skills for a broad range of audiences using interactive techniques building on adult learning;

Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.

Working conditions:
Work-related travel is a regular requirement of the job, including into remote communities during all seasons;

May be required to work non-traditional hours, be on-call, carry a pager, and respond to emergency/disaster related requests, possibly for extended periods;

Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information;

If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC);

At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible – those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.


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Company: Canadian Red Cross –

Company Location:  Saskatchewan

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