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Adviser - Humanitarian and Health Sector

Australian Red Cross
  • Part time position 22.8 hours p/w
  • Milton QLD location

About Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian movement in the world seeking to prevent and alleviate human suffering in times of crisis.

National Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies around the world have a core role to disseminate international humanitarian law (IHL) and the role of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (Movement) and to assist their governments in ensuring respect for IHL. This is reflected in Australian Red Cross’ strategic direction which includes IHL as a core pillar of work for the National Society.

About the role

Australian humanitarian and health care professionals are often deployed to places experiencing armed conflict. As sectors, they also have a role to play in influencing humanitarian and IHL discourse and policy within Australia. The Adviser – humanitarian and health sector engagement, is responsible for promoting greater understanding of IHL and their rights and obligations under these laws within these two sectors.

Act as a key liaison and progress ongoing work of the IHL program on matters relating to dissemination of IHL to humanitarian and health sectors while providing ad hoc technical advice on IHL to other humanitarian organisations.

Develop engagement strategies for the IHL program in relation to the humanitarian and health sectors and ensure its consistent implementation across Australia. Implement emblem protection strategies relation to emblem awareness education within health sector.

What you will bring

  • Strong understanding of international humanitarian law and related legal frameworks
  • Operational experience in conflict settings (relevant Movement experience an asset)
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in a matrix structure, demonstrating initiative, flexibility and willingness to collaborate
  • Experience in managing volunteers
  • Well-developed diplomatic, persuasive and relationship building skills

Why work for us?

Work for purpose and know that your work assists Red Cross support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.

Generous salary packaging options available that can increase your take home pay.

Further Information

To find out more about this opportunity please see the position description below or contact Yvette Zegenhagen on 03 9345 1832.

Position Description: Download File 514157 PD - Adviser - Humanitarian and health sector engagement.pdf

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