International Aid Delegates

Red Cross international aid delegate tending to infant

Our international aid delegates work alongside our National Society partners to build local sustainable community capacity in a particular area. Missions are typically a minimum of 6 – 12 months and unaccompanied. The type of work we do in the field is continuously evolving to meet new challenges. Our current priorities are Mother Newborn-Child Health, Disaster Risk Reduction, Violence Prevention, Shelter, and Organizational Development. We also have ongoing needs for critical support functions such as Logistics and Finance.

The position posting lists the specific requirements, but at minimum international aid delegates are required to meet the following:

  • Motivation and strong commitment to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles
  • Able to deploy on missions of a minimum of 6-12 months, typically unaccompanied
  • Professional qualification and accreditation in a relevant area of expertise with a minimum of three years of relevant experience
  • Previous international work experience in a developing country
  • Oral and written fluency in English plus at least one additional language
  • Valid driver’s license with ability to drive a standard transmission
  • Valid First Aid certification
  • Excellent physical and mental health with the ability to complete a thorough medical screening process
  • Ability to successfully complete a thorough background check
  • Ability to work effectively in high stress, insecure and volatile environments for extended periods
  • Willingness to complete pre-deployment training on an unpaid basis
  • Computer literate
  • Leadership and teamwork skills
  • Ability to mentor/train staff and/or volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working effectively in multicultural environments and teams
  • Strong analytical skills, solution focused, and personal accountability
  • Initiative with excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • For most positions applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada with proof of Permanent Residency or Citizenship

Preferred Requirements

  • Fluency in additional languages such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement