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Medair Virtual Relief Recovery Orientation Course (vROC) – March 2022

vROC location - Online course

  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: vROC location - Online course
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date:

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vROC location - Online course


Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted the ROC to hold it virtually (vROC). Those invited will participate from home, and will need to be fully present online for the entire vROC week, and will not be able to schedule any professional or personal commitments during the vROC dates. A laptop with a working camera, good power supply as well as a strong internet connection, will be required to participate. Further information to be provided.

Course dates:

19th March (4 p.m. CEST) – 26th March 2022 (10 p.m. CEST)

vROC Application deadline:

24th February 2022

Course fee:

500 EUR for the vROC

Contract length

If a field contract is signed after the vROC, it normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years.

Please note that attending the vROC does not guarantee a job placement after the vROC.

Field Workplace

Medair is currently working in AfghanistanBangladeshD.R. Congo, JordanLebanon, Madagascar, SomaliaSouth Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Field contracts given will be based in one of these countries or any new programmes that Medair starts up.

Why consider the Medair vROC?

If you have professional experience that matches one or more of the Medair sectors but you cannot see any current jobs that fit your profile, apply directly for the Medair vROC, our “virtual Relief and Recovery Orientation Course”.
We will try and match your profile to our upcoming field vacancy needs and if there is a good match, we will consider you for this vROC or a future ROC or vROC.
Everyone who desires to work as an International Staff in one of our field programmes must first successfully complete the ROC or vROC.

Candidates accepted onto the Medair ROC/vROC will be considered for
International Staff field roles


All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.

ROC Overview

The ROC is an intensive experiential orientation to relief work with Medair. This 7 day course is held three/four times a year. Participants experience the challenges of relief work through practical simulations and become familiar with Medair’s values, projects, and country programmes. Each participant will be interviewed by a senior member of the Medair Human Resources team to evaluate the week and discuss their possible future with Medair in a field programme. The course is normally held in Switzerland or Kenya. The vROC course is held virtually online.

Fees, Content & Schedule

Download the ROC Brochure for course information and fees

Our Culture

Key Activity Areas

The ROC simulation includes practical exercises, research, and daily updates of changing field conditions and security bulletins.

Key Experience / Qualifications

Medair seeks a wide range of professionals with experience, qualifications and training in the following sectors:

  • Minimum 1 year’s professional experience in one of the sectors referred to above
  • Relevant professional qualification; Post-graduate qualification in relief or development desirable
  • Humanitarian, security, international development
  • Senior management, project management, business administration
  • Medical, nutrition, public health, tropical medicine
  • Engineering, (civil, environmental)
  • Construction (architecture, site management)
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Human Resources
  • Finance, accounting, grant management
  • Communications, fundraising, marketing and media
  • Information technology services (ITS)

Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

What is the ROC and why is it required?

Other Experience / Competencies

Standard ranges of experience and competencies required for Medair field positions:

  • Minimum 1 year’s professional experience in one of the sectors referred to above
  • Project management and team management experience
  • Management experience desirable, especially in a relief environment
  • Experience at cross cultural communication techniques; Diplomatic and sensitive to cross cultural issues; Good negotiation skills, especially in the context of another culture
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills; Able to express views clearly
  • Experience in dealing with donors and government officials desirable
  • Experience in training/mentoring staff; Team player with strong relational skills
  • Committed to team-building, and to consultative and servant leadership
  • Planning, assessment and analytical skills
  • Report writing and proposal writing skills desirable
  • Good level of self-motivation, with a pro-active approach to work, problem solver, dynamic, mature
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to live and work in conflict and rural environment
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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