Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) Delegate

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Reference: 504916
Type: Contract
Position: Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) Delegate
Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Australia
Industry: Not for Profit and Charities

Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) Delegate

Australian Red Cross supports the operations of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) through the recruitment and deployment of skilled humanitarian personnel into disaster or crisis response and recovery operations.

We are seeking suitably skilled and experienced humanitarians to join our international aid worker register. We recruit to this register to enable a stand-by workforce to deploy at short notice in the event of a disaster or crisis, sending Australian Red Cross aid workers to support the humanitarian operations of the IFRC where they are most needed.

Australian Red Cross deploys Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) delegates in response to disasters (including disease outbreaks) and crises around the globe as part of IFRC Emergency response and/or Recovery Teams. At a broad level, the PHiE profile covers the areas of diarrheal diseases, vector borne diseases, maternal and child health, nutrition, fi eld epidemiology and epidemics. Recent examples of PHiE deployments have been to the Dengue Outbreak in Solomon Islands, Yellow Fever Outbreak in Angola and the West Africa Ebola outbreak.

All delegates need to be able to operate effectively in what can be a frenetic and ambiguous environment and within a multi cultural team. Standard deployments are 1 – 3 months in duration.

To consider your suitability for working with the IFRC and as a Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) Delegate, please review the professional profile.

Before you apply, please ensure that:

  1. You have an awareness of the nature of the work that IFRC do and a willingness to live and work in locations that are affected by disaster or crisis;
  2. You are available to deploy internationally at short notice for 1-3 months stints; and
  3. You are willing to accept an assignment without your family (partner, children or other dependants), and also accept that it may not be possible for your family or friends to visit you while you are on assignment.

Professional Profile and selection criteria: PHiE Profile.pdf

Applications close 9am on 15 February 2017.

Should you have any questions, please contact