The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster

The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster (formerly the Member Roster) has been operating since 1991 and is comprised of more than 600 highly qualified experts, representing more than 70 nationalities with a variety of professional profiles and experiences.

The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster (formerly the Member Roster) has been operating since 1991 and is comprised of more than 600 highly qualified experts, representing more than 70 nationalities with a variety of professional profiles and experiences.

Common to all members of the DRC Standby Roster is that they committed, professional and high-performing humanitarian workers ready to deploy to UN operations worldwide. The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster represents a broad variety of competencies, however with special focus on the following technical areas:

  • Protection (including Child Protection and GBV)
  • Logistics
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Emergency Management
  • Camp Management
  • Shelter & Site Planning
  • WASH
  • Information Management
  • Cash & Voucher
  • Cluster Coordination
  • Food Security

Please read more about the above technical areas /profiles here. You can also see examples of ToR’s here.

Becoming a member of the DRC Humanitarian Response Roster

Membership and deployment through the DRC Humanitarian Response Roster offer extensive opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people in need. It holds both personal and professional challenges as well as a myriad of unique experiences.

As a member you will be eligible for the following:

  • Deployment to UN operations (normally 3-6 months), matching your professional profile and experience.
  • Professional capacity development through trainings offered by DRC and UN agencies.
  • An entry point for networking with other roster members and UN partners.
  • Possibility for deployment to or employment in the DRC programs in one of 37 countries where DRC operates.

 

The following qualifications and requirements are required for membership of the Humanitarian Response Roster:

  • Minimum 3 years of technical experience in one of the above-mentioned technical areas
  • A minimum of 3 years international humanitarian field experience
  • Proficiency in one (preferably two) official UN language. English is mandatory, while French, Arabic, or Spanish is considered a strong advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in refugee and IDP responses
  • Relevant educational background and preferably UN experience
  • Ready to work effectively under stressful and hardship environments

Please see the recruitment page for more information about the requirements and recruitment procedure. All vacancies will be published on our website.

Membership obligations and conditions

Accepting membership of the DRC Humanitarian Response Roster implies accepting the following obligations:

  • The member should be available for deployments with short notice
  • The member should nominate him/herself for deployments on a regular basis
  • The member should on a regular basis update personal data on the member site MyPages (incl. updating personal CV)
  • The member should commit to active membership of minimum 3 years

The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster has the right to exclude a member if qualifications no longer match the demands of the UN or DRC priorities or if performance during a DRC or any other partner agency deployment or training is not satisfactory. 

Funding and UN partners

The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Development Agency, Danida, and forms part of the Danish International Humanitarian Rosters, which consists of Rosters managed by the DRC, the Danish Red Cross, and the Danish Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF). The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster deployments are also financed by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, FCDO.

The DRC Humanitarian Response Roster supports several UN organizations. Currently, our partnership agreements are with UNHCR, WFP, OCHA, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, FAO, and IOM.

Contacts

Maria

Maria Dyhr Zangenberg

Programme and Operations Coordinator - PPE - Humanitarian Strategic Surge Capacity

[email protected]