From the office
RedR presents at International VET Conference in Fiji
Our Partnerships Director Emma Kettle and RTO Manager Wendy Cato delivered a presentation on “Maximizing opportunities in workforce development for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in the Pacific Region” at the annual conference for the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) held in Suva, Fiji in August. More than 200 overseas delegates from 40 countries attended and heard how RedR can assist local and international NGOs gain accreditation for the staff training they deliver during humanitarian crisis.
RedR welcomed several new staff this quarter including Gemma Gray and senior humanitarian trainer, Jessica Hazelwood to the humanitarian training team and Zead Mahmood and Michael Bartura to our Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Utilizing her background in law and health, Jessica has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in complex humanitarian emergencies and conflict zones including Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan. She has a Masters degree in law and a PhD from King’s College in London. Gemma, an urban planning graduate from the University of Melbourne, has joined our training team as a programme officer.
Originally from Bangladesh, Zead recently completed an MBA in the US and worked at Deakin University before joining our RTO as the compliance and administration officer. Michael is our new client liaison officer and has worked in business and organisational development for humanitarian, educational and environmental players in the not-for-profit sector and holds a Masters degree in Management.
Left to right: Zead Mahmood , Gemma Gray, Michael Bartura and Jessica Hazelwood
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We are currently recruiting a Human Resources and Recruitment Adviser for our International Emergency Response team. The successful candidate will lead end to end recruitment for our humanitarian roster and the matching of roster members to recruitment requests from our United Nations partners. This is a full time one year fixed term position. For more information click here
Training the Global WASH Cluster
RedR Australia supported RedR UK and RedR India in the design and delivery of Leadership and Coordination training that was requested by UNICEF for the Global WASH Cluster. Our associate trainer, Kathryn Harries, co-facilitated the training in Nepal in July and the Philippines in August. The training will also be delivered in each of the regional cluster hubs in Western Africa, Southern Africa and Latin America. Bilingual RedR Australia associate trainers Daniel Ervin and Victor Tapia will co-facilitate the training in French in Cameroon and in Spanish in Peru, next month.
Simulating a Crisis for Australian Government Training
Our expertise in crisis simulation training is increasingly sought after by international NGOs and Governments for their staff. After designing and delivering simulation exercises for Oxfam Australia and TEAR Fund, we designed a four day simulation for members of the Crisis Response Team at the Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra.
DFAT staff practiced their crisis response skills in a fictitious Pacific Island nation that had been struck by a cyclone. Participants were appointed to one of two teams that worked in a 48 hour shift over the four days. We will be running a simulation for Australian Embassy staff in Hanoi in November.