Australian Red Cross maintains a register of specialist aid workers who can be sent overseas at any time to support humanitarian field operations.
Because aid workers may operate in situations of disaster, violence or armed conflict, our requirements are very specific.
People on our register need:
We may also require proficiency in languages, from Arabic and French to Pashto and Dinka.
The recruitment process
Red Cross advertises once a year for specific technical profiles; these vary according to the needs at the time.
Applications must demonstrate a strong match with the requirements of the profile. The selection process includes extensive interviews, a behavioural assessment centre, psychometric testing and criminal history checks. The final step is a six-day residential training program, IMPACT. After completing IMPACT and relevant health clearances, candidates join the aid worker register and can be considered for missions.