Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) participated in Education City Career Fair 2017, which was held at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)’s Student Centre recently over two days to enable fresh graduates and professionals in various fields to meet public and private sector employers.
QRCS had a corner at the career fair venue to engage with job seekers as well as the representatives of exhibitors — including government bodies, civil society organisations, businesses, media institutions and social initiatives.
In a press statement, QRCS said it was the “only humanitarian organisation to participate in the event”. On the first day, the QRCS corner “received wide attendance by those interested in humanitarian action”.
The “better-than-expected response reflected a public recognition of the organisation’s non-profit work” as a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its local and international humanitarian efforts, the statement noted.
The visitors were introduced to QRCS’s humanitarian mission and activities in Qatar and worldwide.
Then, quick interviews were conducted with them to find out about their professional competencies and the types of jobs they sought — as full-time staff, interns or volunteers.
The submitted résumés would be collected to build a database for classification, filtration by specialty and experience, and recruitment of the best candidates.
Other goals of the fair were to closely investigate the labour market, identify the available skills and latest employment trends, recruit young professionals who matched the nature and requirements of QRCS’s humanitarian mandate, and develop the knowledge and practice of university graduates through internships.
A “comprehensive employment plan” is in place to pursue the best candidates not only in relief work and emergency management, but also generally in the various job categories of QRCS’s organisational structure.
During the event, the visitors were also invited to join the seventh Disaster Management Camp (DMC-7), to be held at the Marine Scouts Camp, Al Khor, from April 3 to 12.
Organised under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, DMC-7 is the top disaster management and emergency life-saving training event in the Middle East and North Africa region, the statement adds.
This camp is an opportunity for future relief workers to build their capacity before mobilisation in real-world disaster zones.