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).

Humanitarian Adviser

Humanitarian Advisory positions are longer term relationships with organisations or agencies. Since 2014, humanitarian advisory roles have occurred in Tonga (at government level) and Vanuatu (with church agency).


Consultancy positions are shorter ‘one-off’ assignments with stakeholders. They can include both work at field level, and research into and writing of reports/reviews/evaluations from Australia.


A mentoring service is also offered for humanitarian or development practitioners, either those working in the field; about to deploy; or recently returned from overseas.

Humanitarian Adviser

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.