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Publicado el 11 de Junio de 2020

Officer, Federation-Wide Databank and Reporting System (FDRS)

Fecha límite: 19 de Junio de 2020


Date of issue:11-06-2020

Closing date (Geneva time zone):19-06-2020


Duty station: Panama

Country: PANAMA

Duration:12 months

Category of Staff: National Staff

Vacancy No: IFRC03948



The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context


The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (“the IFRC”) works to a Business Model and has a Business Delivery Plan with key commitments that sharpen its focus, clarity, and efficiency and accountability results. The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, has five decentralized regional offices: one of which is the Americas, guided by the Secretariat strategies for implementation and areas of focus that builds on the vision of strategy 2020. The Americas’ region is organized in two main hemispheres: a group of service-based departments and geographical configurations of (i) Country Cluster Support Teams and (ii) Country Office(s), as well as the Deputy Regional Director, each of them led by the Regional Director; and another hemisphere: six building blocks composed by (i) Partnerships and Resource Development, (ii) Policy, Strategy and Knowledge; (iii) Communication, (iv) Disaster and Crisis: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, (v) Health and Water and Sanitation, (vi) Logistics, each of them led by the Deputy Regional Director The Federation-wide databank and reporting system (FDRS) team in Geneva and the regions works with FDRS focal points in the IFRC regional and country offices and with 192 National Societies to carry out data collection and analysis tasks. The FDRS administrator is a member of the global FDRS team.

Job Purpose

The Federation-wide Databank and Reporting System (FDRS) goal is to “establish a databank of objectively-analysed National Society capacities that creates greater awareness of their profile at all levels, services, strengths, gaps, and their future potential for boosting their own development”. The general objectives of the FDRS are:

§  To promote greater self and partner awareness of the capacities, services, and potential of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, to boost their self-development, and their external profile

§  To facilitate monitoring and reporting of performance in a consistent and transparent manner, thereby enabling individual Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and the collective Federation in promoting accountability and positioning for greater influence and growth


Job Duties and Responsibilities


The FDRS Officer is member of a global FDRS team in Geneva working with focal points in the IFRC regional and country offices and with National Societies to carry out data collection and analysis tasks.

• Data collection, cleaning and quality assurance

• Technical support – National Society country profiles: Proactively solicit and review submissions from FDRS focal points in National Societies and coordinate with the Country Cluster offices and the Country Offices

• Technical support – Everyone Counts report: support the planning and development of the Everyone Counts report with advanced analysis and research, soliciting inputs, and contributing content.

• Contribute to the continuous development and testing of the FDRS platforms (backoffice and web application).

• Develop Communication materials using data collected through FDRS such as information bulletins, produce a regional annual report, and another piece of communication material that strengthen the advocacy work for a reporting culture.

• Design and facilitate training workshops online and in-situ on data collection methods with special focus on disaggregation methodologies and statistical techniques to ensure collection of data of people with disabilities.

• Engage effectively with Information Management team and with the Community Engagement and Accountability team to ensure alignment and improved data quality

• Design manuals/handbooks on techniques to ensure proper data collection among other themes and in alignment with the global FDRS team

• Support the establishment of a practitioners’ network (National Societies) on sex, age, and disability disaggregated data and share tools, resources and facilitate peer-to-peer support. • Support the secretariat’s planning process with the selection of global indicators and advocating the use and analysis of FDRS data and other relevant sources of data in the design of all operational plans. This is done in liaison with country cluster and country offices to ensure that they meet required quality standards and that they use data for planning and decision-making.

• Identify and share lessons learned and promote best practices.

• Work as part of the Americas PRD / PMER unit, providing support when needed and requested by the Head of the PRD / PMER unit


• An advanced university degree in economics, statistics, or other social sciences


• Expertise in data analysis, research methods, and policy analysis (minimum 3 – 5 years experience) • Demonstrated experience of working on data collection for large projects/ organizations and delivering on targets successfully.

Knowledge, skills and languages


• Proactive attitude to problem solving. “Can do attitude”

• Highly developed research and analytical skills. Specifically, a very high level of drafting skills e.g. analytical reports; 

• Proficiency in Microsoft suite of applications and data packages. Specifically, confident in using advanced functions of Excel;

• Proficiency in statistical packages and visualization applications (e.g. Stata, SPSS, R, Tableau, ArcGIS);

• Excellent organizational and presentation skills in English and Spanish



·       Excellent spoken and written English

·       Excellent spoken and written Spanish

·       Good command of another IFRC official language (French), or any other language relevant to the region (i.e., French, Portuguese) Preferred




Competencies and values


VALUES: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability CORE COMPETENCIES: Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Societies and Customer Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES: Building Alliances; Leadership


Message for applicants:

Applicants will need to send their applications together with a letter of motivation no later than the closing date in order for us to assure a proper comparative evaluation of your application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies. Important Note:

• Please note that the selected candidate will be hired through a national contract under the applicable national labour law of Panama;

• The incumbent is responsible to abide by Federation policies, procedures, plans and local labour laws;

• The closing date is midnight GVA time. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered; • Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified.

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


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