How to apply

Current vacancies

All current international job openings are published on our career site:

International job openings

Application management

All applications are handled online, and every application is acknowledged immediately by an automatic email response.

Communication between the shortlisted candidates and human resources will be by email. This includes invitations to interviews.

The competency-based interviews are held with a panel of German Red Cross representatives and are usually conducted via MS-Teams video call. The aim of these interviews is to assess the candidates’ fit with the culture of our organization and to find out more about his/her achievements and motivations. Candidates are introduced to the GRC salary scheme and employment conditions during the first interview. At the end of the recruiting-process, all unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email. If you have questions with regards to the recruiting and application process, please contact drkhrnet(at)

Job Alert

If you are interested in delegate positions in specific regions or sectors, you can set-up an individual job-alert and receive notifications if new vacancies match your criteria.

Our recruitment process for international opportunities can take many forms

Before applying, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the following:

  1. Delegate Self Assessment
  2. Professional Qualifications and Requirements
  3. Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles

The German Red Cross delegates are part of the world’s largest humanitarian network: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. We recruit experienced professionals for our international missions. German Red Cross Delegates can work directly on German Red Cross programs or be seconded to work for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The recruitment process might vary depending on the nature of the international mission and the urgency of the recruitment.

Surge Roster

GRC maintains a roster (GRCReady) of vetted and trained emergency response personnel ready to be deployed anywhere on short notice in response to natural disasters and conflicts. Deployments are typically between four weeks and 3 months and delegates work closely alongside our sister National Societies to provide humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable. Deployment options include missions within an Emergency Response Unit (ERU), the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) of the IFRC, the Rapid Deployment Mechanism (RDM) of the ICRC or in support of GRC’s international work.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the German Red Cross Surge roster, please contact surge(at)

  • Self Assessment

    Committing yourself to becoming a German Red Cross Delegate is a significant undertaking and should be thoroughly considered. At times, one’s humanitarian desire to help may take precedence over the actual ability to do so, due to personal and professional considerations. The following questions are meant to help guide you through the process of thinking about undertaking this commitment.
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  • WORC and Stay safe

    All delegates on our roster are required to successfully complete the online training WORC before deployed on an international mission with the German Red Cross.
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    All delegates are required to successfully complete the the IMPACT training courses preferable before deployment but not later then six months after deployment (depending on training courses conducted by German Red Cross or other National Societies).
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