NHQ:ISD - R&R - International Imminent Disaster Early Action (IDEA) Program Volunteer Partner

NHQ:ISD - R&R - International Imminent Disaster Early Action (IDEA) Program Volunteer Partner

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) International Services Response & Recovery department. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. The International Imminent Disaster Early Action (IDEA) Program Volunteer Partner role will serve as thought partner and strategic support to the Anticipatory Action Program Manager. For information on Anticipatory Action, please click here (https://www.ifrc.org/document/operational-framework-anticipatory-action-2021-2025)

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Remote: National Headquarters,Remote: Northeast Division,Virtual Volunteer

Key Responsibilities

  • Help set direction and strategic vision for American Red Cross Anticipatory Action program.
  • Help identify workforce needs, including opportunities to engage volunteers in program.
  • Ensure workplan and timeline created for each project phase.
  • Support onboarding of any program workforce, including any project-based volunteer
  • Help identify any program risks, issues, or dependencies and brainstorm solutions to mitigate challenges/obstacles.
  • Help lead program continuous improvement efforts.
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings, including those with partner national society and/or International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) counterparts.
  • Assist with managing volunteer workforce.
  • Assist with donor relations and outreach.



  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually.
  • Experience in program and project management
  • Experience working in and managing a matrixed team.
  • Experience with one of the following: Anticipatory Action, Disaster Risk Reduction, community and/or organizational Preparedness, community and/or organizational Resiliency
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders across global time zones.
  • Good time management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Creative and strategic thinking
  • Experience communicating complex ideas to people with various levels of understanding.
  • Experience helping others meet their objectives and deliverables.
  • Forward-thinking mindset, strategic experience, and planning skills
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies.
  • Submission of Resume



The following training requirements are part of onboarding for the position:

Response and Recovery Concept of Operations

  • On-the-job training
  • Red Cross training:
    • NEVO (New Employee and Volunteer Orientation)
    • WORC (World of Red Cross)
    • Introductory video
    • ISD Overview video
    • Compliance and Ethics in EDGE
    • Stay safe IFRC course.
    • ISD 101 in EDGE

Development Opportunities

  • Learning about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills.
  • Enhance project management and change management skills.
  • Opportunity to attend any learning events and brown bags available to staff.
  • Interacting with a variety of people from different cultures


Length of Appointment

1 year, renewable

Time Commitment

8 hours per week during EST business hours (9am-5pm)

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