ACT International Humanitarian Law (IHL) International Advis...

The program

The Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Program seeks to prevent and alleviate suffering in times of war and conflict and promote non-violence and peace by working towards the following outcomes:

  • Australians in war and conflict understand that wars have laws and apply them;

  • Australian law and policy reflects IHL and humanitarian principles; and

  • the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has maximum global impact in IHL, and Movement members achieve their local humanitarian objectives.

As a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Australian Red Cross has an obligation to promote awareness about IHL (the laws of war). In this work, the organisation is supported by IHL Advisory Committees which operate in most States and Territories and provide IHL expertise to the IHL Program. IHL Advisory Committee members are bound by the Terms of Reference of the IHL Advisory Committees.

The IHL Community Engagement Network (the Network) is an Australian Red Cross volunteer group which will provide logistical support in the organisation of IHL dissemination events and activities prioritised by both the IHL Advisory Committees and Network members.

The opportunity

This role will suit someone who has a strong interest in IHL and is passionate about disseminating IHL throughout the wider community. The ideal candidate will have experience in volunteering and/or volunteer coordination as well as the ability to effectively engage with community groups and develop networks.

The impact

As Convenor of the Network, you will be responsible for coordinating community activities aimed at increasing awareness of IHL, humanitarian action and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In this role you will also be able to attend and participate Australian Red Cross IHL Advisory Committee meetings on a regular basis.

The Convenor’s role is the key liaison between the IHL Advisory Committee, the Network members and the Australian Red Cross IHL Program in their State or Territory as well as the group of Network Convenors across the country.

Please note: you will be required to upload a recent copy of your CV to submit this application.

For further information about the role, please see the volunteer role description and Committee Terms of Reference or contact Tara Gutman on

Role description - CEN Convenor.pdf

ACT IHL Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.pdf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 05 Nov 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 Nov 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

  • Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  • Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  • Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  • Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.