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Emergency Management Evaluation Team Volunteer

Position Activity: Activity Coordination, Disaster / Emergency Services

40-40 hours / Flexible
170 Metcalfe Street, (This is the location of our National Office, but there are multiple volunteering opportunities across Canada), Ottawa, ON, K2P 2P2 [Map]
The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS), a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking to add to the Emergency Management (EM) National Evaluation Team roster. Volunteers will report to the Senior Advisor, Quality Management, Emergency Management, Canadian Red Cross.

Responsibility 1 – Provide Surge Capacity for the Evaluation of Major Domestic Disaster Responses and/or Emergency Management Projects 
Support the development of the Terms of Reference
Conduct appropriate background research, including a desk review if required
Lead, co-lead or otherwise support the collection of qualitative and quantitative data from key internal and external stakeholders, including beneficiaries
Support the integration of new technology into the evaluation process, including the use of online dashboards, call centers to survey beneficiaries, digital surveys, and video and teleconference calls
Lead, co-lead or otherwise support the aggregation and analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative data and the writing of the report and recommendations, including best practices and lessons learned
Support the Senior Advisor, Quality Management in reporting the findings to program management

Responsibility 2 – Provide Surge Capacity for the Development of Monitoring and Evaluation Tools for the EM Program
Support the development, review and revision of tools, systems and guidelines for monitoring and evaluation of the EM program
Work with program management to disseminate National Office tools, systems and guidelines for monitoring and evaluation and provide support for capacity building in the regional offices, including technical support and mentoring as required

There are no minimum educational qualifications for this position; however, preference will be given to candidates with formal training in evaluation and/or qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of evaluation experience.
Candidates must be willing to commit to a minimum two-year term and must be able to be deployed for a minimum of a 1-week period. 

Abilities and Skills
Demonstrated ability to collect qualitative and quantitative data through focus groups, After-Action Reviews, surveys and interviews
Demonstrated ability to aggregate and analyze large quantities of qualitative and quantitative data and identify underlying issues and themes
Ability to constructively frame issues identified in evaluations, develop specific, measurable and realistic recommendations, and develop presentations and reports for internal and external audiences
Strong written and verbal communication in English is essential
Experience facilitating large groups around complex and sensitive themes
Ability to work with minimal guidance within assigned responsibilities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with fellow team-members
Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully to a wide variety of internal and external audiences while upholding the principle of neutrality

Bilingualism (French-English)
Credentialed Evaluator designation
Experience conducting disaster-response or emergency-response evaluations
Experience conducting evaluations with vulnerable populations
Experience working with Canadian Indigenous populations or lived experience as an Indigenous person
Experience with Indigenous evaluation processes
Experience working with the Red Cross or Red Crescent Movement
This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check.  

Working Conditions 

Duties are principally conducted from a home office environment;  however, the position will require periodic travel to Canadian Red Cross offices and disaster-affected areas. While the majority of the work is performed in an environment which is mostly clean and comfortable, field missions can involve working in environments that are unstable and with unpredictable access to basic services. Ability to work in stressful and often ambiguous conditions is required.

The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested parties may submit their application no later than August 3, 2018, via the
Canadian Red Cross application portal.
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While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.