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International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Advisory Committee - Secretary - QLD

Apply now Role no: 497568
Availability: Business hours, Evenings
Time involved: As required
Location: Brisbane

  • 4 hours per quarter – attending meetings and associated admin
  • 12 month commitment with option to renew for a further 12 months

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 IHL Advisory Committees have an important role in supporting the Australian Red Cross IHL Program. The Committees represent a high-level, expert group of IHL experts, practitioners and influencers across the country. IHL Advisory Committee members are bound by the Terms of Reference of the IHL Advisory Committees.

The opportunity

This role will suit someone who has excellent communication and administrative skills, as well as an interest in IHL and humanitarian issues. Whilst not formally a member of the IHL Advisory Committee as such, the role of committee secretary provides essential support to the IHL Advisory committee by preparing all committee meeting documents and liaising with committee members as required.

The impact

As an essential support to the IHL Advisory Committee, you will be assisting the committee in its role in supporting the Australian Red Cross IHL Program to promote awareness about IHL throughout the community.

Please note: you will be required to upload a recent copy of your CV to submit this application. Shortlisted applicants may also be asked to interview for the role.

For further information about the role, please see the volunteer role description and Committee Terms of Reference or contact Larry Maybee on

Volunteer Role Description - Download File VRD-IHL-Committee-Secretary.pdf

Terms of Reference - Download File IHL Advisory Committee Terms of Reference (Qld).pdf

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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