Our aid workers are part of the global workforce that supports the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in its operations.
Here you can read about the types of missions available, our recruitment process and what you can expect from Red Cross.
Types of missions
These missions are typically for 1-3 months in duration, to support disaster and crisis operations coordinated by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Emergency responders need to be prepared to deploy anywhere within 48 hours.
Aid workers on our register have recently deployed to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew; Greece during the European migration operation; Iraq to support people fleeing Mosul; Angola during a Yellow Fever outbreak; and Fiji after Cyclone Winston.
Conflict and post-conflict
These missions are typically 6-18 months in duration, in areas experiencing or recovering from armed conflicts. They support the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in crisis response and rehabilitation.
Recent missions have included water and habitat rehabilitation in Ukraine; psychosocial support in Syria; medical coordination in South Sudan; and detention monitoring in Burundi.
Working across the Asia-Pacific region, these missions are typically 6 - 24 months in duration. They support Australian Red Cross programs in partnership with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from the region.
Recent missions include water and sanitation in Kiribati; Cyclone Pam recovery in Vanuatu; and fresh water systems for remote communities in Timor-Leste.
Our recruitment process
Our aid workers must be able to operate in highly challenging environments, includng disaster and conflict zones.
Our recruitment process is rigorous and competitive. Only candidates with appropriate professional expertise, experience and personal competencies will be considered.