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NHQ:ISD - PREP: GDPC Applied Research Volunteer

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American Red Cross - National Headquarters

Purpose Statement:
This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) This volunteer position supports the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) team within the International Services Department (ISD) of the American Red Cross. We are looking for an experienced researcher and report writer to lead development of new sampling and analysis methodologies for disaster assessment using drones, and other qualitative and quantitative research activities.


  • Coordinate with ISD data and technology team to develop Terms of Reference for case study development and other research efforts.
  • Develop and carry out methodology and data collection for research activities.
  • Generate case study narratives from collected data to inform program management and illustrate best practices.
  • Make complex data into tangible and understandable insights by developing written reports.
  • Assist with desk research to support grant writing efforts of national society partners.
  • Engage with national society partners and other stakeholders to collect and synthesize information based on field experience.

All Required:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field (sociology, history, other social research focused field).
  • 1-3 years of experience conducting research (qualitative required, quantitative also preferred).
  • Strong methodology skills and experience in data collection.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Adept at reporting and presenting findings.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and comfortable working in a remote/virtual work environment.
Length of Apptmt: 1 year; renewable

To apply for this opportunity and register as an American Red Cross volunteer, individuals must reside in the United States or on one of the United States Service to the Armed Forces stations. If you are an individual that does not meet this criteria, but are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in your country, please visit:

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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
Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Network Administration
  • Management
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Database Administration
  • Internet Research
  • Analytics




  • 6+ hours per week

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