Missions with the German Red Cross vary from country to country as well as from project to project. Likewise, the professional background of German Red Cross delegates varies tremendously depending on the situation. Contrary to popular belief, Red Cross delegates are not limited to the medical profession.
There is a whole range of professionals - such as disaster risk reduction specialists capacity builders, project managers, water/sanitation and construction engineers, livelihood and nutrition experts, administration, accountants, logistics experts, or public relations delegates - essential in ensuring that operations function smoothly and according tot he needs.
Being flexible and diplomatic is a must. Candidates are required to work in close cooperation with Red Cross or Red Crescent colleagues and local authorities. They have to adapt to ever changing needs as new situation arise in the field. The qualities sought go beyond mere professional skills.