The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Chemin des Crêts, 17, 1209 Petit Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland

Sikueya Joseph

Abstract

Purpose

To explore the role of transformational leadership in humanitarian organizations with a focus on the IFRC, Africa Zone with a view of assessing how individualism may influence transformational leadership in humanitarian organizations.

Objective

To determine whether individualism affects the role of transformational leadership at the IFRC, Africa Zone.

Methodology

The research utilized descriptive survey by methodology, which was considered appropriate since would enable rapid gathering of reliable and accurate data in a case study context focusing on IFRC, Africa Zone. An online questionnairethrough Survey Monkey system was administered to a sample of IFRC staff. The questionnaire was adapted from the Global Transformational Leadership Scale (GTLS) developed by Carless et al. (2000). Measurement items were opinion statements such as “My leader supports and deals with matters that defend the organisation.” Using a five-point Likert scale, response categories ranged from 1 (I do not know) to 5 (strongly agree).

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