Previous consultancies have been implemented in numerous locations including Vanuatu (Tropical Cyclone Pam recovery/el Nino drought); Indonesia (tsunami recovery); Laos (community level disaster risk reduction (DRR) planning); Myanmar (Cyclone Nargis recovery); Afghanistan (DRR capacity building); the Balkans (conflict-related humanitarian evaluation); and Australia (community level bushfire/flood recovery).
These longer term advisory positions are in support of organisations wanting to improve their humanitarian expertise. TorqAid’s role includes researching and presenting humanitarian global information and ‘best practice’; supporting agencies preparing for, responding to, and recovering from major hazards and potential disasters; and providing customised staff training and individual mentoring.
This includes separate assignments in the field supporting agencies preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a range of major hazards and potential disasters. It also covers working with agency team members in helping prepare project designs or proposals, reviews and evaluations.
Humanitarian / Development Consultant
This service is designed to assist people to better prepare for humanitarian or development work in the field; providing ongoing support whilst out on field assignments; and debriefing team members on return to Australia.