What We Do

The core activity of the DRC Stand-by Roster is to deploy experts with the right qualifications and competencies to the United Nations’ humanitarian operations.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Stand-by Roster’s central activity is the management of four deployment schemes: the Member Roster, the External Deployment Scheme, the Resettlement Roster, and the Logistics & Procurement Roster. Please see the individual roster pages for more information on how they work and who they serve.    

Human resource development is a cornerstone of the DRC Stand-by Roster’s operations, with a strong focus on preparation, capacity building, and monitoring. Deployees are carefully briefed and debriefed, and all members of our rosters are offered opportunities for personal and professional development through participation in various trainings and workshops, which are described on our Trainings page. 

Stand-by Deployments and Regular DRC Programmes

Deployments by the DRC Stand-by Roster primarily differentiate from deployments to the regular DRC programmes in two ways. Firstly, deployments through the Stand-by Roster are always short-term; up to six months. Secondly, deployments through the Stand-by Roster are not limited to the DRC operations. Most often Stand-by Roster deployments are to UNHCR or other UN operations. Please see our Partner Ogranisations page for the complete list.  

Strategic Development and Coordination

In addition to activities directly related to deployments of expert personnel, the DRC Stand-by Roster has become a strategic partner and an active player in driving positive changes within the UN system. The DRC Stand-by Roster is, for example, engaged in a number of innovative projects, such as the Joint Internally Displaced Persons Profiling Service (JIPS), the Global Protection Cluster, and the Stand-by Partner Training Secretariat in Geneva.