Humanitarian Job Info

UPDATE: Michael Kleinman over at’s Humanitarian Relief blog has a great series on the best and worst of a number of aid organizations. He currently has reviews for CARE, IRC, Oxfam and the UN. Please check these out if you want a good, anonymous opinion of what it is like to work for each of these orgs.

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Whoa!  I don’t have a job for you but there are a lot of organizations in need of qualified personnel.  People from all walks of life become aid workers yet only a few stay the course.  It is usually those folks that you don’t think will make it that do great and the ones that act like superheroes that don’t get off the plane.  Give it a shot and see what happens.

Typically, most folks shop for jobs at:

ReliefWeb Vacancies & AlertNet Jobs

UPDATE:  Definitely check out ReliefWeb’s new job map.  It is a great way to find a humanitarian job!  Here is my post on it.

UPDATE 2: has a good write-up on ‘Finding a Job Overseas‘.

UPDATE 3:  I just put a SimplyHired widget on my front page which lists jobs.  Check in to see if any recruiters have posted positions!

You can also go straight to an organization’s website and check the job listings.  Here are a couple of the larger organizations:

Action Contre la Faim/Action Against Hunger (ACF)


Australian Aid International (AAI)


Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


GOAL Ireland

International Medical Corps (IMC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)


Save The Children

World Vision International (WVI)


Fritz InsitituteCertification courses in Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain

Check out this promo video for MSF so you know what you are getting yourself into:

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sharad swami August 20, 2008 at 6:44 am

I am a physician , if I can help and treat some patient on telemedicne ,I am available and interested. please let me know.

thank you,

Jon Thompson August 20, 2008 at 8:24 am

Please contact the Swinfen Charitable Trust directly. You can contact them by following the links in the post.
Many thanks!

Peter September 6, 2008 at 11:21 am

Also of interest could be: “So you want to become an aidworker, hey?”, containing background info on ‘becoming an aidworker’.


ARTHUR MUSINDO B February 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm

For a versatile Humanitarian logistician mail,


Lorna Chiu April 21, 2009 at 12:06 pm


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recruits medical and non-medical personnel and is in URGENT NEED of more anesthesiologists/CRNAs, nurse-midwives, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS and TB specialists to provide aid in over 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

Responsibilities: program management, training, direct patient care
Requirements: Minimum availability of 9 to 12 months, except anesthesiologists (minimum of 2 months)

For full details on requirements and the application process, visit

Rutendo June 6, 2009 at 3:28 am

Life is so funny ,it leaves people like myself without anywhere to get a job of my dream and yet it fires me up inside with a passion to serve the world but ironically opportunities to do so are not given on a silver platter.I just want to serve this world and later when i look back celebrate life knowing i helped the downtrodden.

Edita Nichols September 29, 2009 at 11:06 am

Please note that all applications must be submitted no later than October 31, 2009.

For more information:

Edita Nichols September 29, 2009 at 11:10 am

Fritz Institute announced 10fullltuitionscholarships for Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (FrenchandEnglish) course.

For more information:

Please note that all applications must be submitted no later than October 31, 2009.

Nick April 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm is a site devoted to the task of getting your first job in relief and development.

Alan Scott-Moncrieff June 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I would like to announce a new educational facility here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – – we offer rigorous 3-week training courses to people of all ages and nationalities who would like to work in the humanitarian arena. NGOPA teaches students the field skills required for starting their own NGO or preparing themselves for seeking the leadership or ground-level positions they desire within the NGO sector. We also provide a referral service for graduates to NGO’s seeking fresh, competent human resources. This is the first dedicated training & referral program of its type within an NGO-dense developing country.

I hope this may be of relevant interest.

Mahir Khogali September 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I need some strong input, Im looking to have a career in the humanitarian feild, What is the best education to purseu?

mach December 11, 2010 at 2:43 am

I am a Vietnam, a country with poor thapva income.
I’m also important, my family, struggling, I’ve run four targeting borrowers to call for help, but none them dark ling rate, now I need an amount of 10000usd (ten thousand dollars )
so you guys who have the generosity, please help me, a former mill seven states who brought the temple, look forward to the attention of the international community away from the liver, please kindly contact mail:
day I wholeheartedly thank you, I mail the original

(1 person can not make a miracle but thousands of hands will be built up to appear)



steve March 10, 2012 at 1:44 am

Hi all

Im currently working in the offshore wind farm industry as vessel master, however my background is SAR work both with the RNLI and the ARRC deep in the north sea, i have many years experience within specialist deployment and disaster management as well as all the qualifications to support me. in short im sick and tired of working for un-ethical fat cat companies whilst i watch less well off individuals and countries suffer. I would like to utilise my skill base and other skills to better effect and to serve others less fortunate than myself. im not looking for large money just an honest wage.

any input, help would be much appreciated, i have a valid passport and medical tickets as well as SAR qualifications and Vessel skipper tickets. ready to work and travel now.



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