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Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) Advise

British Red Cross

Are you able to provide quality advice and support to strengthen the work of national humanitarian actors in engaging with communities and people affected by crisis? Are you passionate about improving the quality and accountability of humanitarian programmes? Would you like to work with one of the largest humanitarian organisations in the world and be part of a broader network trying to make a difference?

The British Red Cross (BRC) has an exciting opportunity in the Performance & Accountability (P&A) Department as a Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) Adviser. As part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network, the British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. *whilst the role is based at our head office in central London, due to Covid-19 home working is required until the office is re-opened. Right to work in the UK is a minimum requirement.

What you will be doing

As Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) Adviser, you will provide technical support to IFRC regional offices, National Society counterparts and BRC’s in-country teams to ensure Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) is appropriately integrated into Covid-19 preparedness and response activities. You will lead the continuing adaptation and enhancement of the BRC hosted CEA Hub ( to support the Red Cross Movement. You will lead and manage the delivery of the CEA commitments and targets defined in the International Directorate strategy. You will also provide high quality capacity building, technical support and advice to Red Cross Movement partners to strengthen the inclusion of CEA within country programmes and services. What we are looking for With a deep and broad understanding of community engagement and accountability in the humanitarian or development sector, you will have substantial field experience of designing and establishing accountability tools and systems for the communities with whom we work. You will have demonstrable experience of using a variety of approaches to build the CEA capacity of individual staff and partner organisations As a person, you will need to be comfortable at taking the lead, while working collaboratively with others; you will be good at communicating, influencing and engaging people. You will be someone who seeks insight while supporting others to make the best use of information.

Meet the team

The Performance and Accountability department in the International Directorate includes a five-strong Planning Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (PMEAL) team which the CEA Adviser will join. You will line manage the CEA Hub Content Officer. You will also closely with other advisers in the P&A department, including the Safe and Inclusion Adviser and the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Adviser.

A little bit more about us

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness. In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated, and perpetrators are dealt with effectively. If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738). Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. Connecting human kindness with human crisis


In order to apply please follow the link to the online application form. Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 8 July with first stage interviews to follow and taking place via Zoom

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  • Additional location info Moorgate, Londond
  • Closing Date 8 Jul 2020

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