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International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Newsletter Editor - AUS wide

Apply now Role no: 497158
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 day per week
Location: Canberra, Sydney, Regional NSW, Darwin, Regional NT, Regional VIC, Melbourne, Perth, Regional WA, Brisbane, Regional QLD, Adelaide, Regional SA, Regional TAS, Hobart

  • Minimum commitment of 12 months
  • 5-7 hours per week (flexible)

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;
- 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 a mandate to disseminate IHL. It is supported in this endeavour by volunteers, including the IHL Newsletter Editor.

The opportunity

This role will suit someone who has a strong interest in IHL and is passionate about dissemination of IHL to the Australian public.

The IHL Newsletter Editor is primarily responsible for developing the fortnightly IHL electronic newsletter, Wars, Laws & Humanity. This involves monitoring websites and subscriptions, researching relevant stories, sourcing job opportunities, writing the segments and designing the e-news. As a volunteer within the IHL Program, you will also help with general administration as required and may also contribute to the development of broader IHL projects, events and other matters.

The impact

As the IHL Newsletter Editor you will be responsible for helping the Australian Red Cross to fulfil its important mandate to disseminate IHL. Red Cross will ensure you have ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the world’s largest humanitarian network.

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

For further information about the role, please see the volunteer role description or contact Hollie Johnston on or 02 9229 4294.   

Download File VRD International Humanitarian Law Newsletter Editor.pdf

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

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern 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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