Humanitarian Observer- Sydney, Perth & Brisbane
Maximum term until June 2020 Full time Flexible Location About the role Humanitarian Observers are required to engage with people in immigration detention facilities and stakeholders within the facilities in order to monitor and assess conditions of detention and identify key issues which impact on treatment, health and welfare. High level representation is required with senior Department of Immigration officials in order to advocate on humanitarian issues of concern. Observations and evidence regarding humanitarian needs will be collected, analysed and reported.
What you will bring Capacity to act as visit team leader for team members and volunteers during detention monitoring visits Demonstrated capacities to recruit, train, supervise and lead others in a demanding and complex environment. Strong observation and analytical skills with a proven capacity to develop evidence based advocacy/humanitarian diplomacy strategies. High level interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills; ability to work constructively and strategically with authorities at a senior level drawing on Humanitarian Diplomacy tools and actions.
High level written skills and demonstrated ability to prepare timely, clear and concise official reports to authorities, and related correspondence. Proven experience in operating within a confidential and politically sensitive service environment and managing highly sensitive and confidential material. Experience in the provision of casework, information, assessment and referral services.
Demonstrated skills and experience engaging with people who have experienced grief, loss, torture, trauma and/or post-traumatic stress. Relevant tertiary qualification in social sciences, legal or human services and/or significant experience in the provision of casework services in the health or community sector. Current Drivers licence.
The benefits Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work contributes to improving outcomes for vulnerable people. Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements. Further information For further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached below or contact Nicole Batch on 03 8327 7909 Position Description: Humanitarian Observer PD Oct 2019.
doc Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.