Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – June 2022
LocationJura Rosaly, near Geneva, Switzerland (covid permitting).
Starting Date & Initial Contract Details
18th June – 25th June 2022
ROC Application deadline:
18th May 2022
If a field contract is signed after the ROC, it normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years.
Please note that attending the ROC does not guarantee a job placement after the ROC.
Field contracts given will be based in one of these countries or any new programmes that Medair starts up.
Why consider the Medair ROC?
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 ROC, our “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 or a future ROC.
Everyone who works as an Internationally Recruited Staff in one of our field programmes must first successfully complete the ROC.
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.
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 (covid permitting).
Fees, Content & Schedule
Key Activity Areas
The ROC simulation includes practical exercises, research, and daily updates of changing field conditions and security bulletins.
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