Consultancy

TorqAid offers Global Humitarian Practice services in  the three key areas of consultancy/advisory work, training, and resources.  This page focuses in on the first of these, whilst other pages deal with training and resources. Advisory work is largely built around an ongoing relationship with the client in question, whilst consultancy is more about one-off contracts with individual clients.  Mentoring is more of an ongoing one-to-one relationship with the Global Humanitarian Practitioner (GHP) in question.

Global Humanitarian Adviser

Global humanitarian advisory work has included:

  • Global Humanitarian Adviser (GHA) for three European-based agencies.
  • Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Advisor with a national church-based agency in Vanuatu.
  • DRM Advisor for the Tonga National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).
  • DRM Adviser for a Victorian church involved in community-based recovery initiatives following the 2009 bushfires and 2011 floods
  • Crisis Centre Advisor to Albanian not-for-profit (NFP) agencies in Tirana responding to the 1999 influx of refugees from Kosovo

Global Humanitarian Consultant

Global Humanitarian consultancy work has included:

  • A three month UN mission in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh working with the Rohingya refugees.
  • Carrying out separate Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Consultancies in both Laos, and PNG, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands.
  • Being the DRM expert on an Australian Government mission to Cambodia, planning out the comprehensive resettlement and reintegration program of refugees from Thailand
  • Carrying out NGO recovery initiatives in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, following the Indian Ocean tsunami; and in Myanmar, following Cyclone Nargis
  • UN capacity building role with the Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP) in Bangladesh
  • Member of the joint Australian-PNG government team planning out recovery initiatives following the tsunami at Aitape, PNG
  • Planning and implementing chartered aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies into Ethiopia (2 flights), Bangladesh, and Jordan
  • Carrying out drought assessments for Australian NGOs working in both PNG and Afghanistan

Global Humanitarian Mentor

Mentoring global humanitarian practitioners working in both Afghanistan and Malawi, and a global development practitioner in Niger.