The RCSS through its internal structure, networks and collaborates with partners and stakeholders nationally, regionally and internationally in relevant fields namely disaster risk management, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and in the prevention of diseases. This collaboration ensures that available resources are effectively and efficiently utilized for the benefit of our vulnerable communities.
Our way of working is determined by the National Committee which is the decision and policy making body for the National Society. The National Committee comprises of a President and two vice presidents, 4 ordinary members, chairperson of the branches and a youth representative and currently elected one distinguished member for his expertise and experience of the National Society and of the Movement. The Secretary General who is appointed by the National Committee is the secretary to the National Committee. Decisions and policies are implemented by the Management team lead by the Secretary General, comprising of administration, finance and program staff. Whilst programs and activities are coordinated by staff, implementation is done through its network of volunteers falling under its three branches namely Mahé, Praslin and La Digue Branches.
The current structure of the RCSS head office has few layers and six of the staff members report directly to the Secretary General. The NS currently employs 7 individuals as shown in Chart 1 which also illustrates how the organization functions. An organization with such a structure usually has little ‘bureaucracy’ or ‘red tape’, it is therefore flexible and can move rapidly.