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Global Surge Delegate - Food Security & Livelihoods

Organisation: British Red Cross Society

Posted on: 26 April 2016
Application deadline: None

c.£35,500 plus in-country allowance payable whilst on deployment | Permanent | Home-based

The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

We are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network and are committed to, and bound by, its fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The Global Surge team is part of the Emergencies Team in the International Division of the BRC. The purpose of the Global Surge Initiative can be described as one of the ways of improving the BRC’s ability to be flexible and agile by providing internal and external human resources to fill needs at short notice in response to a crisis.

The British Red Cross is seeking to recruit appropriately skilled and experienced technical specialist to the role of Global Surge Delegate - Food Security & Livelihoods that will enable us to provide immediate technical capacity both to BRC and the Movement field operations at short notice and as required.

Inherent in the Global Surge roles is the need for flexibility, the ability to travel and to be willing and able to work in multiple contexts with different stakeholders over the course of the employment. The post holder must be able to deploy at short notice for periods of up to 3 months and to spend up to 75% of their time (maximum 9 months in any 12-month period) overseas. The post holder will also be required to travel and work in remote and potentially unstable areas.

We offer:
   • 36 days annual leave including public holidays
   • In-country allowance when travelling overseas
   • Accommodation when travelling overseas
   • Pension
   • Full comprehensive insurance (for both personal belongings and medical matters)
   • Return flights
   • Excellent learning and development opportunities

Contact details

To apply, please click here or search "Global Surge" on our Jobs website Applications must be made online - we do not accept standalone CVs.

If you would like more information about the role or if you are having problems, please contact Iris Vera Utrilla on

Please note: The British Red Cross will not sponsor visas. All applicants must have the automatic right to work in the UK. (i.e. EU residency).

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