- Receive advice, encouragement and support from a Mentor around areas such as team management, negotiation and work/life balance.
- Work through tactics to manage relationships with other people.
- Make sense of feedback from others and decide how to deal with it.
- Receive assistance in building your confidence.
- The opportunity to share your challenges and brainstorm ways to overcome them with an independent counsel.
- Obtain opportunities to network and gain visibility (access to senior management thinking).
There is no cost to becoming a RedR Mentee. The commitment is one hour per month for three to six months, either face-to-face, by phone or by Skype.
Mentees may be junior humanitarians, those looking to transition from the private sector to humanitarian response or those looking for greater support around leadership and management in the humanitarian sector.
Our requirements for mentees is a minimum of three years' professional experience, alongside a demonstrated commitment to the humantiarian sector (for instance, through attending training courses, study, work experience or volunteering).
Mentees will be asked to specify which areas within the humanitarian field they wish to develop, and to identify issues they would like the mentoring support to focus on. Mentors and Mentees will be matched in accordance with the information provided.
Please note that due to overwhelming demand for the programme, we prioritise RedR Affiliates, those who have completed one of our training courses, or national staff members from disaster-affected countries.