Ireland’s Rapid Response Corps
Following the latest recruitment drive in 2014, Irish Aid welcomed new recruits to the Rapid Response roster.
The Rapid Response Corps is a standby roster of highly skilled and experienced professionals available to deploy at short notice to humanitarian emergencies anywhere in the world. When deployed, roster members fill specific skills gaps identified by four Irish Aid standby partner organisations:
- the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
- the World Food Programme (WFP),
- the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA);
- the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
This map provides details of individuals deployed with the Rapid Response Corps in 2014. Click on the icons for further information.
At the beginning of 2014, the Rapid Response team, the team that manages Irish Aid’s roster, sent out an advertisement inviting applications from those interested in joining the Corps. This recruitment drive generated considerable interest across a broad range of backgrounds and profiles which included:
- Child protection officers
- Civil-military co-ordination officers
- Engineers and environmental officers
- Gender and gender-based violence (GBV) officers
- Humanitarian co-ordination officers
- Information management officers
- Information technology officers
- Logistics officers
Following the interview and induction processes, Irish Aid further expanded the Rapid Response Corps and we look forward to supporting their deployment to our partners in the near future.
Future recruitment will be announced on our website.
For information please select ‘Rapid Response Initiative’ from the drop down list on the contact us form.