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CISV International

CISV International

CISV International

CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world. Founded over 60 years ago, CISV is a global movement dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace. We believe that we can ...

Professional

Location:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Posted:
18 Nov 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

This is a senior position.  The salary will be agreed and will be within a range of £14,000 – £16,500 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. (This is pro-rata, based on a full-time equivalent range of £28,000 to £33,000.)

International Risk Manager

We are a global movement dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace. We're looking for a part-time professional to oversee our global Risk Management efforts.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

This is a senior position.  The salary will be agreed and will be within a range of £14,000 – £16,500 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. (This is pro-rata, based on a full-time equivalent range of £28,000 to £33,000.)

Job Type:
Part-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world.

Founded over 60 years ago, CISV is a global movement dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace. We believe that we can help change the world by providing life-changing experiences and building friendship that last a lifetime.

We offer an exciting blend of seven educational programmes and amazing volunteer opportunities for the young and the young at heart. Our fun, 'learning by doing' programmes begin with our original and unique Village, a four-week residential camp for 11-year-olds.


All of our programmes and activities are organized and run by our dedicated volunteers – the lifeblood of CISV.  We aim to help our participants of all ages to develop the skills they need to take a lead and make a positive difference. At the heart of everything we do is friendship, in line with our founding belief that peace is possible through friendship and mutual understanding.

Our National Associations are in 70 countries and often comprise a number of local CISV organizations, called “Chapters” in cities, towns or regions.  The national affiliates are brought together through membership in CISV International – the umbrella organization responsible for broad policies and international coordination.

As a "people" organization working with youth, CISV must have the health, safety and well-being of its participants and volunteers as its highest priority.  In the interest of our goal of building cross-cultural understanding, we must try to provide an environment where participants can be free from worry about basic concerns of health, safety and legal issues. 

We recognize that in everything we do, there are elements of risk. It is up to CISV International to set global standards and provide our local volunteers with the support they need to deliver our programmes safely.  CISV International has already adopted a number of policies and developed relevant training for CISV volunteers.  We have also established volunteer risk manager roles throughout the organization, regionally, nationally and locally. 

These global efforts now require the oversight and expertise of a professional International Risk Manager.  This is a Senior Management level position reporting to the Secretary General (CEO) of CISV International.

 

Responsibilities 

The International Risk Manager will design, implement, and maintain effective and sustainable Risk Management systems throughout the organization. S/he will coordinate those responsible for Risk Management within the Training and Quality Assurance Committee of the Board and oversee the efforts of the Regional Risk Managers. Together with this Risk Management team, the International Risk Manager is responsible for the following:

 

Policy/Strategy

  • Identify relevant risks, develop and recommend appropriate global policies
  • Develop and recommend strategies to raise awareness and ensure understanding and compliance with policies throughout the organization

 

Guidance materials

  • Develop and maintain Risk Manager guidance materials
  • Review and maintain Risk Management sections of the programme and other volunteer guides
  • Review and maintain (with Communications and Fundraising Manager) relevant sections of the international website

 

Training and Advice

  • (Re) develop and maintain the training content for all CISV Risk Managers
  • (Re) develop and maintain the Risk Management training content for programme leaders and staff and for other positions of organizational leadership
  • Oversee Risk Management training schedules and trainers for all geographic regions
  • Be able to deliver Risk Manager training if needed
  • Provide consultation and support in Risk Management to Committees and volunteer Risk Managers across the organization

 

Crisis and Incident Management

  • Advise and take leadership as appropriate in the event of an international crisis situation
  • Assist in coordinating communications on high profile international issues
  • Establish and coordinate an international/regional on-call system of volunteers and staff to assist in any crisis management
  • Be able to give general advice on short notice
  • Establish and oversee an effective process for submission, review, investigation and follow up of Incident Reports
  • Ensure that a central and effective record of incidents, rule violations and actions taken is maintained

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor and ensure global compliance with Risk Management rules and guidelines
  • Recommend to the Board appropriate enforcement action and implement decisions
  • Maintain records of best practices
  • Assist in developing and implementing effective methods for evaluating programme leaders and utilizing that data to minimize our risks and increase our effectiveness worldwide

 

Capacity Building

  • Develop a cooperative and supportive network of competent Risk Managers from across the organization
  • Communicate with Risk Managers across the organization to ensure they are developing national strategies in line with international ones
  • Share information on key issues and best practices

 

Insurance

  • Assist in investigating and maintaining an effective insurance infrastructure
  • Oversee the insurance administration, ensure renewals and other matters are on schedule
  • Ensure effective communication to National Associations regarding insurance needs.

 

 

Qualification and Competencies

The International Risk Manager is a professional who can think strategically, implement practical details, work with a team and independently and take a leadership role. 

Candidates must be able to live and work in the United Kingdom.

 

Attitudes

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multinational context, including international travel
  • Commitment and willingness to take initiative toward results
  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate
  • Critical judgement and decision-making
  • Strong sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Attention to detail
  • Service orientation/Stakeholder focus
  • Understanding of volunteer needs and ability to work well with volunteers
  • Sensitivity and understanding of how to interact with people who are in emotional or stressful situations

 

Skills

  • Background in one or more of law, social work, teaching, insurance or another field with close connection to Risk Management relating to youth and international work
  • Understanding and application of Child Protection principles
  • Excellent English verbal and written communications skills, including drafting and editorial skills and ability to communicate effectively with non-native speakers of English
  • Analytical
  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning and organizational and time management
  • Fiscal/resource management
  • Team leadership, motivation and guidance
  • Relationship building, negotiating and influencing skills to create a collaborative environment, particularly with volunteers
  • Computer literacy and ability to use electronic formats, experience working collaboratively online
  • Ability to identify trends and continuously update skills as needed
  • Some training skills.  CISV Train-the-trainer certification (to be obtained)
  • Professional and management experience in Charity sector or other relevant is an asset

 

Knowledge

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent level of education
  • Awareness of best practices in Risk Management and Child Protection
  • Commitment to keep abreast of developments in the field and update knowledge as needed

 

LOCATION

This post will be based at the CISV International Office in Newcastle upon Tyne.  Some international travel will be required.

 

HOURS

This is a half-time position, 2.5 days per week. 

As CISV is an international and volunteer organization, some work will need to be carried out in the evenings, weekends and holidays.  Travel to meetings and other events within reason will be part of the role. 

 

SALARY

This is a senior position.  The salary will be agreed and will be within a range of £14,000 – £16,500 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. (This is pro-rata, based on a full-time equivalent range of £28,000 to £33,000.)

 

START DATE

By March/April 2014, though earlier is possible.

CISV International • Registered address MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XS England www.cisv.org  • CISV International is a Registered Charity, number 1073308 and a Company limited by Guarantee, Registration number 3672838

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