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NHQ:ISD - OPS: Safety and Security Volunteer

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American Red Cross - National Headquarters

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) International Services (ISD) team. This position supports the International Operations and Grants Management's Security Unit working in Washington, D.C. The Security Volunteer will support the ISD Security Unit by: researching security trends and policies in the humanitarian field, editing pre-existing policies and procedures, and drafting documents for new initiatives.


  • The volunteer will support in the following areas
  • Collaborate with and support the International Services Department's (ISD) Security Unit on staff safety and security
  • Review ISD security policies and procedures
  • Revise and ensure uniformity and accuracy of existing documents as they relate to ISD and American Red Cross policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Identify and analyze global trends through internal and external sources
  • Research matters of humanitarian staff safety and security
  • Write reports and recommendations based on findings
  • Availability during business hours to report to the DC office located at 431 18th St NW - required
  • Interest global in peace and security, international disaster management, or emergency response - required
  • International travel or work experience - required
  • Familiarity with global safety and security issues - required
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement - preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite - required
  • Fluency in other document design programs - preferred
  • Willingness to do basic research and administrative support, as well as data entry - required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, proficient research and analytical skills - required
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure - required
  • Self-starter, responsible, dependable, able to work independently and as part of a team - required
  • Must be comfortable sitting for long periods and working on a computer in an office setting - required

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About American Red Cross - National Headquarters


431 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.





  • 20 hours per week during business hours Must be able to report to the DC office located at 431 18th St NW 

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