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RedR New Zealand does not currently have a Standby Register or arrangements with agencies [Including United Nations agencies] that engage personnel for emergency response, or longer term development roles. However avenues to provide deployment opportunities are being investigated and advocated for.

While currently not holding a standby register, RedR NZ remain committed to providing high quality trainings to people who wish to work in the humanitarian/relief sector. RedR NZ will assist applicants who have completed the EHP and PSC courses to a high standard, in their independent applications to agencies. At the completion of the courses advice and feedback will be offed as to what avenues might best serve attendees, in pursuing opportunities in the humanitarian sector.

If in the future a RedR NZ Standby Register is re-established, those who we have on record as completing the EHP and PSC to a high standard will be contacted and invited to apply for the NZ Standby Register.

The Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (EHP) and Personal Security and Communications (PSC) courses. EHP and PSC courses, provide a comprehensive introduction to humanitarian relief work, and help develop critical skills necessary for work in the field. The courses are widely recognised in the development sector, and can help candidates gain an edge in this competitive field.

Anyone may apply to attend RedR NZ courses, however acceptance onto and completion of RedR NZ courses, does not guarantee recognition by RedR Australia, or acceptance to their Standby Register.


Some New Zealanders choose to also apply to the Australian register, which offers potential for deployment with United Nations agencies through RedR Australia. Application to the RedR Australia register is not guaranteed for RedR NZ register members, and will involve a secondary application process. For more information, visit the RedR Australia website, and review their 10 step application system.

 This is a rigorous and comprehensive application process, and those who chose to try to proceed through it are not guaranteed to be acceptance to the Standby Register. Also acceptance to the Standby Register does not guarantee deployment opportunities.

If accepted to the RedR Australia Standby Register, people are alerted via email of deployment notices and invited to indicate their availability and provide an updated CV if interested. If selected for the assignment, the person is contacted by RedR Australia and seconded to the UN agency for the assigned term. Travel, insurances and allowances are covered.

Further information can be found here:

pdf The RedR 10 Step System (0.10MB) 
pdf Register Application and Deployment Process (0.04MB) 


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