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IMiE Rapid Response roster member of the Netherlands Red Cross

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IMiE Rapid Response roster member of the Netherlands Red Cross

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We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and money. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.

The International Assistance department is building a delegate pool for Information Management in Emergencies (IMiE). For this purpose we have opened a call for applications.


Position title: IMiE Rapid Response roster member of the Netherlands Red Cross

Time period: 1 to 3 months per deployment

Status: Single posting


Purpose of the position

This vacancy concerns application for admission to our Emergency (Rapid Response) Roster as an Information Management (IM) Delegate, for deployments of 1 to 3 months. It does not concern a specific, nor permanent, position within the Netherlands Red Cross.



Our Rapid Response Roster consists of specialized personnel who can be deployed on a short-term basis to support humanitarian operations in unforeseen, imminent or deteriorating emergencies as a result of natural or man-made disasters. Deployments will be part of an international, multi-disciplinary team and work in close coordination and collaboration with the Host National Society.

In larger response operations a roster member can also be assigned to a specific team. For instance as part of an Assessment Cell (focusing on damage and needs assessments), embedded with a Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) team or with the Shelter Cluster.

IM specialists manage and deploy tools that can help teams rapidly collect, analyze and disseminate information to aid disaster response decision-making. They create a variety of products to help visualize and understand the impact of the disaster and the needs of affected populations. They also support the response operation with setting up and maintaining safe and efficient data flows, storage and access. They support the various field teams in implementation of the response activities; for example by creating beneficiary registration and selection systems, distribution registration; monitoring dashboards.


Role and responsibilities

Depending on the context we are looking for people with experience in IM to fill one of more of the following roles (click on the role for a more detailed description):

  • IM Coordinator - responsible for leading the Information Management in support to National Society and Movement partners.
  • Primary Data Collection - responsible for leading the implementation of mobile data collection solutions during an operation, in close collaboration and in support of the National Society.
  • Mapping and Visualization - responsible for the implementation of information products for the operation such as maps, spatial analysis, infographics and web-based dashboards.
  • Humanitarian Information Analysis - responsible for the implementation of all analytical processes and outputs expected during an operation, in close collaboration and in support of the National Society



  • Relevant university degree / higher education or demonstrated equivalent humanitarian related experience.
  • At least 3 years professional experience in information and data management in development and / or emergency contexts.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken). French, Spanish and/or Arabic are an asset
  • For the purpose of rapid deployment, applicants must reside in a Schengen country with a maximum of 5 hours travel from Amsterdam Schiphol International airport (see application form for further details).
  • Applicants must be able to work and live in difficult and demanding working conditions, due to the nature of emergency operations and proximity to disaster-affected areas or war zones. The following conditions are to be expected in the field:
  • Very basic living standards,
  • Long hours of work in a demanding context with limited resources,
  • Movement restriction,
  • Stressful rapidly changing environment with limited information to make decisions
  • To be accepted onto the IMiE roster, you must complete our recruitment process (application, interview, reference checks) and complete the four Movement compulsory online trainings. You may be required to attend additional role specific or security and safety trainings.


Key skills and competencies

  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Conflict Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Cultural awareness
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Motivating Others
  • Personal resilience


We offer 

  • A full time appointment (based on 40-hour work week) for 1 – 3 months.
  • A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations. 
  • Well balanced employment conditions (including basic housing and travel insurance).



Please send your CV and motivation letter stating availability, relevant professional experience and experience with cross cultural cooperation and communication (max 700 words) with reference to Rob Vugs before 18th of January via https://werkenbij.rodekruis.nl/nl/Vacature/Solliciteren/174200/job 

Only applications and CVs in English will be considered.

For more information about the position, you can contact Henk Hoff, hhoff@redcross.nl  

For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please visit www.rodekruis.nl

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