Our aid workers work alongside our National Society partners and must respect and adapt to different cultures and work styles. They face unfamiliar situations, ambiguous information and may be working without direct or readily available supervision. They may be required to work long hours for days or weeks at a time, especially in emergency situations.
Do I have the required professional qualifications and work experience?
Do I thrive when working in a multi-cultural environment and accept the challenge of adapting to different cultures and work styles? Can I work/live with people whose heritage, values, beliefs etc. are different from my own?
Do I set realistic goals? Can I handle failure as well as success? Can I stay focused on the tasks at hand when faced with many other unmet and compelling needs?
Am I self motivated and able to work independently and make sound decisions without consultation, even in unfamiliar or ambiguous situations?
Do I work well in a team, respect the role every member plays and operate cooperatively?
Do I have the ability to work long hours on a continual basis, if required?
Am I able to adapt quickly to fast-paced, changing environments?