Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction

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Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction

Job Information
Author alnationtalk
Date August 23, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time / Contract
Company Canadian Red Cross
Salary $52,626 - $65,782 - Annual
Location British Columbia, Canada
Category Coordinator
Client Canadian Red Cross
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Title: Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction
Location:  British Columbia, Canada
Type of contract: 2 year term contract with possible renewal
Salary band: $52,626 – $65,782 /year

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking a Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction to join our. Disaster Management 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.

We are looking for Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction, who is a natural problem solver with excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills. The incumbent will collaborate with the Manager, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for British Columbia and the Yukon (BC/Y). T0his position acts as the primary community liaison for DRR and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) projects, project monitoring and reporting, and DRR/CCA volunteer development and coordinator.This position will liaise, monitor, and assist community partners and act as a community liaison between the Canadian Red Cross DRR/CCA team and communities supported through DRR/CCA programming. The position contributes towards implementing BC/Y DRR/CCA initiatives following approved plans and strategies, utilizing a community-led development / resilience approach, reflecting our Guiding Principles and commitments with the CRC Indigenous Peoples Framework, and will act as coordinator for a developing DRR/CCA volunteer program.


  • Supports the development, planning, and roll-out of BC/Y DRR/CCA program activities, including identification of supportive tools and materials, as well as oversite and coordination of volunteer engagement and program delivery.
  • Liaises with Indigenous/Non-Indigenous governance structures, community organizations/members, and other agencies and coordinates meetings.
  • Promotes personal preparedness education within communities including workshops, learning sessions, and communication events.
  • Supports internal and external monitoring and reporting obligations including file management.
  • Performs initial reviews of partner reports and develops and writes project report review, decision papers, and continuing correspondence with communities.
  • Supports and aligns with CRC organizational policies and processes and contributes to the continuous improvement of standard processes and procedures.
  • Develops strong and effective trust-based and facilitates community relationships that recognize, respect, and align with commitments to the CRC’s Indigenous Peoples Framework, UNDRIP, and the TRC’s Calls to Action.
  • Assists with the planning, recruitment, training, processing, and mentoring of contractors and/or volunteers who support DRR activities.
  • Develops, leads and provides coaching and performance management activities as applicable including onboarding and orientation activities for DRR volunteers.
  • 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.

What we are looking for: 

  • An understanding and skillset gained from one of the following:
    • Minimum 3 years of related work or community experience
    •  A related university/college degree
    • Fluency in English is essential, Indigenous language is considered an asset.
    • Experience in working with a diverse and community experience population is required.
  • A good understanding of the volunteer engagement cycle. Understanding of the Red Cross and the role of community-based organizations in risk reduction, disaster response and long-term recovery, will be an asset.
  • A demonstrated experience in developing positive external relationships and working in collaboration with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and/or agencies to achieve shared goals is essential.
  • Strong understanding and proven experience in developing and retaining diverse volunteer teams.
  • A sound understanding of Indigenous realties, experiences, successes, challenges, and knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, beliefs and protocols of the region is required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including an ability to work and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams and to collaborate with colleagues remotely
  • Demonstrated experience in writing reports that are easily understood and include clear recommendations for action is critical.

Working conditions:

  • This position requires a satisfactory criminal record check.
  • During the extraordinary environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be required to work remotely and/or at home. This will be reviewed regularly by the Recruiting Manager.
  • Travel to areas of British Columbia and the Yukon is expected in all seasons.
  • Some work is performed in an environment that may be affected to varying degrees by disasters or emergencies.
  • There may be a requirement to work non-traditional hours, overtime, be on call, carry a pager and respond to emergency/disaster related requests, sometimes for extended periods of time.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)

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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