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DRC Standby Roster


The Danish Refugee Council Standby Roster recruits on a regular basis to ensure that our members are ready when they are needed.

Maha Ganni, Resettlement Expert deployed to Panama City, ensures quality control of the Guatemala Resettlement Programme and the PTA caseloads in the Northern Triangle. In this picture, she is spending time with one of the youngest who is seeking safety and stability through resettlement. Credit: UNHCR

When do we recruit?

The DRC Standby Roster opens for applications when there is a need for certain profiles. Data collection and analysis is done on a regular basis to compare the number of requests received with the technical areas and profiles of active members in the database. This determines what profiles are recruited for and when. 

We do not accept unsolicited applications - we only accept online applications submitted through the DRC website. We encourage people from all nationalities to apply.

We advertise all announcements on the DRC Vacancies page and on LinkedIn.

How do we recruit?

After review and screening of all applicants, shortlisted candidates may be asked to undertake a written test. Candidates who pass the test (if applicable), will be invited to participate in an online interview where knowledge of the technical area and humanitarian emergency programming as well as more personal topics like the motivation for joining the roster are explored. We may also conduct language checks during the interview. 

The recruitment process is rigorous to ensure that we have the highest caliber of technical expertise and professionalism on our rosters. Less than 20% of those who apply for any roster are offered roster membership.

Throughout the recruitment process, the Standby Roster promotes the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. 

Staff Care

Taking care of staff is the most important task for an organisation. Duty of Care is about individual wellbeing, welfare, compliance and good practice and the DRC Standby Roster gives high priority to staff care and emphasizes the well-being of deployees.

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DRC Standby Roster: Apply for membership

DRC Standby Roster: Apply for membership

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DRC Terms of employment

If you have a specific interest in reading more about the DRC Terms of Employment for DRC Standby Roster deployees please contact us at [email protected].

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