RedR Australia is a humanitarian agency which maintains a Standby Register of highly skilled personnel for United Nations agencies and other established frontline aid organisations to draw on for short-term emergency and disaster relief work.
RedR Australia is also a leading provider of humanitarian response training courses. These courses help equip potential and experienced aid workers with the specialised skills and knowledge to maximise their effectiveness in the field.
RedR Australia selects and trains aid professionals and technical experts to join the Standby Register.
Register personnel are prepared by RedR Australia to provide rapid response to address urgent humanitarian needs of populations affected by natural disasters and conflict.
RedR Australia has agreements with United Nations (UN) agencies to provide personnel to support humanitarian operations.
During humanitarian emergencies, UN agencies request technical experts for specific roles.
RedR Australia notifies the Register and invites expressions of interest.
We propose a short-list of candidates to the UN agency according to availability and suitability, and the UN agency chooses the most suitable person.
The individual selected deploys under a RedR Australia employment agreement but is managed by and integrated into the UN agency’s field operation.
Standby Register personnel need to be ready to deploy within a short time-frame, often within 72 hours.
Assignments are usually for three to six months and deployees are paid for the time in the field.
Right now Standby Register members are assisting humanitarian operations in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, Cote d'Ivoire, Libya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Libya and Somalia.
Engineers Australia is proud to announce that 2011 is the Year of Humanitarian Engineering