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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia is looking to hire an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of Community Contact & Feedback Operator, (12 months fixed term contract) based in Addis Ababa.
The Community Contact Center Operator is the primary point of contact between a caller and the ICRC. This front-line role is important in leaving callers with a positive impression of the ICRC and in ensuring the ICRC understands and, when appropriate, can be responsive to their needs. S/he must maintain a good overall understanding of the ICRC’s activities and operations in Ethiopia, feel a sense of ownership in responding to the queries of callers, and be able to distinguish between calls that can be addressed directly and others that will require to be routed to the appropriate departments and/or to the delegation management. S/he must also be able to understand and implement ad hoc requests from departments for specific surveys or verifications.
Internally, interacts with other operators and relevant counterparts in operational departments a/o support departments as well as field leaders to transmit and collect information.
Externally, interacts with people concerned with ICRC programs, receiving a/o giving information appropriately
Other ad hoc external interactions upon request
Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct
Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times
Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times
Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers
Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC
May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responds to callers using pre-determined answers obtained from specialists in departments and filter the concerns that can be addressed immediately and those that require to be escalated
Understands that some concerns / issues require confidential and sensitive treatment and behaves accordingly
Immediately flags to the supervisor (line manager) sensitive complaints or issues involving Code of Conduct violations or requiring the involvement of the Delegation Management
Records the details of each contact with callers in CCC (Community Contact Centre) system and ensures information received from affected people is classified into pre-determined reference categories
Ensures all exchanges with affected people (feedback, complaints, questions and responses) are fed into the system and follow-up by relevant department specialists initiated through the line manager
Follows up referred complaints and feedback with the supervisor to ensure a timely response to affected people
Compiles, cleans analyses and disaggregates data from CCC system to produce regular complaints and feedback reports
Participates in dissemination campaigns to encourage affected people to give feedback on ICRC programs
May be asked upon request from ICRC departments to call pre-defined samples of people for verification or monitoring purposes (e.g. validity of registered telephone numbers, validity of registered profiles, confirmation of receipt of relevant assistance)
May be asked upon from ICRC departments to conduct a survey or to call other stakeholders (suppliers, National Society members…), and compile collected data accordingly
Acquires and maintains an understanding of the ICRC’s activities around Ethiopia by reading briefing materials, participating in regular briefing sessions, being available for field missions and by taking initiative to enquire and learn with the relevant departments.
Acquires and maintains a good understanding of the AAP framework and the ICRC’s Code of Conduct policies
Participates in the efficiency of the CCC by flagging issues and proposing improvements.
Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
§ Diploma in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Community Development or relevant field
§ Minimum of 2 years work experience in a similar field of activity within a busy environment, preferably in non-profit sector
§ Fluent in English, with ability to translate from local languages to English in writing
§ Experience in call centre environment, with knowledge of call centre telephony and technology is an asset
§ Experience in data management and practical knowledge of MS-Office (in particular Excel)
§ Ability to adapt to technology and IT tools
§ Attention to details and organisation of work
§ Clear and effective Communication, with high quality of empathy, patience and positive attitude.
§ Additional local language is a plus.
How to Apply
Candidates are expected to apply through ethiojobs, with the usual application documents (CV and cover letter)
Closing date: February 11, 2023
Women applicants and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted at all stages of the selection process.
Feb 11, 2023