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International Humanitarian Committee (IHL) Community Speakers Network Member - QLD

Apply now Role no: 497138
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Brisbane

  • Minimum 12-month commitment
  • 5 hours per month

The program

The Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Program seeks to prevent and alleviate suffering in times of war and conflict and promote non-violence and peace by working towards the following outcomes:

  • Australians in war and conflict understand that wars have laws and apply them;
  • Australian law and policy reflects IHL and humanitarian principles; and
  • the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has maximum global impact in IHL, and Movement members achieve their local humanitarian objectives.

As a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Australian Red Cross has an obligation to promote awareness about IHL or the laws of war.

The Community Speakers Network (CSN) is an Australian Red Cross group which will provide essential support to the IHL Program by promoting awareness of IHL and the work of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to the general community (excluding schools, universities and corporate groups). CSN members will be responsible for promoting the CSN to community groups and coordinating the work of the CSN in disseminating IHL to the community.

The opportunity

This role will suit someone who has a strong interest in IHL, is passionate about disseminating IHL throughout the wider community and enjoys public speaking. The ideal candidate will have experience in volunteering and public speaking as well as the ability to effectively engage with community groups and develop networks.

The impact

As a member of the CSN, you will be able to develop networks with community groups and engage in community activities aimed at increasing awareness of IHL, humanitarian action and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Please note: you will be required to upload a recent copy of your CV to submit this application.

Download File Role description - CSN Member.pdf

For further information about the role, please see the volunteer role description or contact Larry Maybee on lmaybee@redcross.org.au.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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