Intern, Surge Desk

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of Surge Capacity Officer and technical line management of the Surge Coordinator the intern will support surge desk at Africa Regional Office to strengthen surge database for Africa Region and the dashboard for surge by compiling and verifying data from various sources – technical units, past trainings, country and country cluster delegations, active and previous deployments to ensure data captured is in accordance with the requirements of surge management in Africa.

For the research on IFRC’s Humanitarian Response Costing / Per person cost, the intern will report and work closely with Operations Coordinators for data gathering, analysis and reporting.

Job Duties And Responsibilities

Surge optimization: Surge data cleaning, verification, and maintenance:

Collaborate with the Surge Capacity Officer, to ensure database for surge in Africa region is up to date and verified.
Collaborate with focal persons at each technical unit at ARO, collect, compile and verify surge data for each technical sector.
Collaborate with focal persons at each technical unit to identify competency levels for surge members for each technical sector.
Collaborate with focal persons at Country Delegations and Country Cluster Delegations to verify surge data for NSs.
Collaborate with Surge Capacity Officer to feed data to the dashboard for Surge in Africa Region, update data regularly and add in additional features to compliment and supplement existing data and in accordance with the surge indicators reporting regionally and globally.
Support surge officer and collaborate with global RRMS Manager to ensure surge database for Africa is up to date and verified.
Compile various surge trainings data at one place and verify with technical focal persons and surge capacity officer.
Collaborate with IM Coordinator to adapt the existing regional surge register and surge mechanisms to the competency framework. Support the migration and update of regional profiles into the new surge database, the Rapid Response Management System, to include details of all trained/competent personnel, searchable for deployment regionally and/or globally.
Collaborate with IM coordinator for data analysis and visualization on the ARO dashboard for surge capacity.
Support DCPRR team for research on IFRC’s Humanitarian Response Costing / Per person cost for different disaster response operations


Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, Monitoring and Assessment and other areas relevant for the assignment.

2 years of relevant experience work in Social Sciences or related studies.
Knowledge, Skills and Language

Knowledge and understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and methodologies including emergency response.
Demonstrated analytical and writing skills.
Knowledge of IT applications.

Competencies and Values

Collaboration and teamwork
Creativity and innovation
Building trust
Respect for diversity

This is a National Staff position and only Kenyan Citizens will be considered.


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About International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian and development network, with millions of volunteers in 190 member National Societies. We are guided by Strategy 2020 - our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of the present decade. We will continue 'saving lives and changing minds’ by focusing our work in three key areas: 1) disaster response and recovery, 2) development and 3) promoting social inclusion and peace.