Humanitarian Roster
How to become a roster member

If this sounds like you are ready to apply for the RedR Australia roster of senior humanitarian professionals, please see an overview of our criteria and recruitment process below.

Who we look to recruit

To be eligible for the roster, candidates must demonstrate:

• Minimum five years professional experience in a technical skill profile listed on our skills list.
• At least one year international humanitarian experience. Experience working in a rural, remote or complex operational setting in the development space may also be considered;
• Strong emotional intelligence, resilience, flexibility and an ability to cope with changing circumstances;
• Good cultural competency skills, with the ability to create a culturally safe working environment;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Professionalism, commitment, compassion and respect;
• Humanitarian and safety training (Essentials of Humanitarian Practice and Hostile Environment Awareness Training) is required to join our roster. Prior learning and experience can be taken into account and exceptions also considered for certain deployments. This is assessed on a case by case basis during the recruitment process. 

The RedR Australia roster is open to both Australian and international applicants. RedR Australia is committed to represent the strength of diversity within our global community and apply special measures to foster greater equality by supporting groups of people who face, or have faced, entrenched discrimination so they can have fair access to opportunities as others in the community. Our recruitment team have participated in inclusion training and are happy to discuss your individual circumstance if you do not completely meet the required years of experience outlined in the criteria above.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply. Individuals living with a disability are also encouraged to apply. Our RedR Australia Inclusion Advisor can discuss additional support that may be offered: [email protected].

Application process for the roster

We are a small team of recruiters at RedR Australia and aim to make our recruitment process as streamlined as possible for our candidates. Recruitment process is listed below:

1. Submit online application, including an up to date CV
2. TA team assesses CV and shortlisted candidates are invited for interview
3. Online interview assessing technical and soft skill is completed
4. Compliance checks are completed including reference checks, criminal history checks, policy adherence and counter terrorism checks
5. Welcome to the roster – congratulations!

Deployment process

1. Partner requests a role and provides Terms of Reference (usually between 3 months – 18 months, with the average deployment being 6 months). RedR Australia assesses role to ensure it fits our mandate and priorities, assess the duty station location security environment, and ensures we have donor funding for the deployment.
2. RedR Australia recruits to the position through proactive search of roster and advertises to roster. Adverts include all details of the deployment e.g. start date, deployment duration, location, role requirements, security level.
3. Applications received - CVs and questions answered from roster members
4. RedR assesses, shortlists and phone interviews candidates for deployment
5. RedR nominates candidates to partner (host organisation)
6. Host organisation conducts fit check call with candidates and then makes selection
7. Pre deployment support and preparations (visa, medical, flights, psychosocial support, briefings and induction)
8. Deployment commences (in country or remotely)
9. Induction from host organisation
10. Connected with other professionals in country/ with same thematic skillset
11. On deployment support from RedR and psychosocial and medical support as required
12. Deployments extends/ends
13. Post deployment review, debrief and support (medical and psychosocial)
14. Roster member takes a break
15. Re-joins roster ready for re-deployment if they would like