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Who we are looking for

The German Red Cross constantly needs professionals with the following qualifications for its missions.

Some requirements are essential for all delegates:

  • good health and medical status “fit to work in the tropics –
  • 2-3 years of professional experience
  • thorough proficiency in English
  • acceptance of the fundamental Red Cross principles
  • intercultural sensitivity
  • communication and representation skills
Overview of divisions and professions
  • general practioners with a specialisation in public health
  • specialists in tropical medicine
  • surgeons
  • anasthesists
  • paediatricians
  • gynaecologists
  • HIV/AIDS experts
  • nurses (public health nurses, midwives, paediatric nurses, head nurses, ward nurses, OT nurses)
  • pharmacists
  • laboratory technicians
  • x-ray technicians
Water and Sanitation
  • water engineers
  • plumbers/ electricians as support personnel
  • experts in public health/ hygiene promotion
  • experts in water treatment
Rehabiliation and Reconstruction
  • architects
  • building engineers
  • preferably specialised in community involvement
Livelihood and Ecconomic Security
  • agricultural scientists
  • agronomists
  • nutritionists
  • ecconomists
  • veterenarians
Technical Assistance
  • Logisticians
  • IT + telecommunication specialist
Finance and Administration
  • ecconomists
  • accountants
  • finance/ admin specialists
Organisational Development and Disaster Management
  • senior Red Cross managers
  • managers with similar experience in other organisations with a strong volunteer base