Protection at the Core
The DRC Standby Roster operates on the basis of DRC’s protection mandate and prioritizes deployments that have the largest potential for improving protective outcomes for people in need. This means that every time the DRC Standby Roster deploys an expert to the UN agency to improve their response capacity, the aim is to increase the protection of people affected by conflicts and disasters.
Profiles matching the DRC core sectors are furthermore prioritized while support is also given to global coordination by deploying members to cluster coordination positions, or other key coordination roles both in the field and at headquarter level, and by strengthening the members’ capacity to engage in cluster coordination.
Human resource development is a cornerstone of the DRC Standby Roster’s operations, with a strong focus on preparation, capacity building, and monitoring.
Deployees are carefully briefed and debriefed, and all members of our rosters are offered opportunities for personal and professional development through participation in various trainings and workshops.