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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