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Teams walk through Bangladesh's crowded Kutupalong refugee camp to to reach remote areas of the camp. Rachel Elkind/RI

Teams walk through Bangladesh's crowded Kutupalong refugee camp to reach remote areas cut off from most services.

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Why work with us?

In an ever-changing world, Relief International’s work as a humanitarian and development organization is more important than ever. The fragile settings where we operate are marked by recurrent man-made or natural crises that impede human development. It’s not our style to parachute in, distribute supplies, and depart for the next crisis. The fragile communities where we work require our long-term commitment.

Relief International has worked continuously for a decade or more in 11 of the 16 fragile settings where we operate. Our long-standing history in these countries is part of why we are well-respected and trusted by members of the local population, peer organizations, and governments. That’s why we’re not looking for just employees. We’re looking for partners.

Relief International offers opportunities for professionals at all levels of their careers. Whether you work in the field, finance, operations, human resources, program management, communications, or another area, you’ll be a significant part of carrying these relationships forward so that we can continue to deliver relief and development where it’s needed most.

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About Relief International

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About Relief International

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Career Opportunities

Giselle Hamzo and Georges Kassouf, both Cash for Education Field Assistants, photographed at Relief International's Bekaa office in Lebanon. Elie Gardner/RI

Head Offices

Relief International operates out of four locations, known as our Global Support Offices, based in: Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Paris, and London.

RI staff travel from their base in Bunj to Jamam in South Sudan, taking two cars in case one gets stuck during the many water crossings. Elie Gardner/RI

International Opportunities

Together, our staff and local community leaders, deliver both the immediate and long-term relief communities need to thrive.

Bangladesh. Rachel Elkind/RI

Internships & Volunteering

We offer enriching learning opportunities for people at all levels of their careers.

Stories from the field

Learn what it's really like to work with Relief International from our team of dedicated volunteers and staff.

Somalia

Meet 5 Women Breaking Down Barriers

At Relief International, women are at the forefront of the organization, serving in a number of senior leadership positions as Country Directors, Program Officers, Project Managers, as well as Relief International’s Former President and CEO. Meet some of the Relief International women working day in and day out to ensure the people we serve in fragile settings receive the support they need.

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Lebanon

My Job as a Relief International Volunteer

The hillsides of Arsal still bear physical reminders of the intense fighting that spilled across the Lebanese border with Syria. Marked with scorch marks and half-destroyed buildings, the town has seen better days. For Arsal’s local residents and its Syrian refugee population, both communities carry hidden scars.

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Turkey

The Invisible Injuries of War

The damage to mental health for many Syrian children and adults is both chronic and severe. Relief International works across Turkey to improve the mental health of traumatized Syrian refugees.

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Sudan

Day in the Life of a Relief International Country Director

Dr. Wali joined Relief International in 2006 as a Health Coordinator at the height of the Darfur crisis. Over the past 15 years, he has served in progressively senior roles and now oversees the program as Sudan Country Director.

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Somalia

Meet 5 Women Breaking Down Barriers

Iman walks through the informal tent settlement where she lives in Arsal, Lebanon. Elie Gardner/RI

Lebanon

My Job as a Relief International Volunteer

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Turkey

The Invisible Injuries of War

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Sudan

Day in the Life of a Relief International Country Director

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Iman walks through the informal tent settlement where she lives in Arsal, Lebanon. Elie Gardner/RI
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Meet 5 Women Breaking Down Barriers

Iman walks through the informal tent settlement where she lives in Arsal, Lebanon. Elie Gardner/RI

My Job as a Relief International Volunteer

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The Invisible Injuries of War

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Day in the Life of a Relief International Country Director

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Join our Surge Roster

Consider applying to our Surge Roster, which calls upon pre-screened talent for short-term assignments to oversee emergency response efforts.

Careers

Benefits of joining our team

Learn more about the benefits that come with a career at Relief International.

Benefits

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Relief International offers a comprehensive benefit package that is among the best offered by nonprofits today. It includes a comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous time-off, and skills-based training to develop your professional development.

Benefits may vary based on contract of employment.

Nurse Abiti Johnstone at work in the pediatric ward of Gentil Hospital, South Sudan. Elie Gardner/RI

With Relief International, we offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for eligible employees and their dependents.

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Generous life and disability insurance plans to add an extra layer of protection for when these unexpected events occur.

RI staff in Zamzam, Sudan. Elie Gardner/RI

Vacation, sick, home, and parental leave options available to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Relief International's Cash for Education Field Assistant Layal Al Sayed leads a homework support group once a week for two hours in an informal settlement of Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Elie Gardner/RI

Retirement plan options, including employer contributions.

sudan-gardner-benefits-6-070819Khulud Abosin (left), HR assistant, and Noor Sultan, finance manager, work for Relief International, based in their Khartoum, Sudan office. Elie Gardner/RI

Comprehensive program that offers staff opportunities to develop the required skills needed to advance in their careers.

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Relief International offers a comprehensive benefit package that is among the best offered by nonprofits today. It includes a comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous time-off, and skills-based training to develop your professional development.

Benefits may vary based on contract of employment.

Nurse Abiti Johnstone at work in the pediatric ward of Gentil Hospital, South Sudan. Elie Gardner/RI

With Relief International, we offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for eligible employees and their dependents.

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Generous life and disability insurance plans to add an extra layer of protection for when these unexpected events occur.

RI staff in Zamzam, Sudan. Elie Gardner/RI

Vacation, sick, home, and parental leave options available to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Relief International's Cash for Education Field Assistant Layal Al Sayed leads a homework support group once a week for two hours in an informal settlement of Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Elie Gardner/RI

Retirement plan options, including employer contributions.

sudan-gardner-benefits-6-070819Khulud Abosin (left), HR assistant, and Noor Sultan, finance manager, work for Relief International, based in their Khartoum, Sudan office. Elie Gardner/RI

Comprehensive program that offers staff opportunities to develop the required skills needed to advance in their careers.

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INTERNATIONAL

Syria Country Director

JORDAN

Reporting to the Regional Director for the Middle East, the Country Director is responsible for the Syria mission overall, including high-level representation, fundraising and program development, strategic planning, risk management, program quality, administrative processes, security, and all other aspects of the mission vital to ensure the health of the mission. The Country Director must be extremely dynamic, maintain the ability to work on both macro/ strategic and micro/ detail-oriented issues simultaneously, and have strong communication skills in order to work effectively with internal actors at all levels of the organization and external actors including but not limited to donors, government institutions, U.N. agencies, partners and other key stakeholders. Experience working in the Syria crisis or relevant transferrable skills from other complex multi-country mission contexts is highly preferred.

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INTERNATIONAL

Food Assistance Project Manager

SUDAN

Provide strategic, operational and technical oversight and management of the food assistance component of the emergency response in El Fasher with supervision to general food distributions, nutrition and food for education (School feeding) projects in compliance with WFP and RI policies plus other relevant standards in the area of operation.

Provide leadership that entails planning, supporting and management of the program so that activities and outputs remain on track and the program contributes to its main goal of alleviating suffering among disaster affected and vulnerable communities in North Darfur by improving access to humanitarian assistance.

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INTERNATIONAL

Regional Program Manager – Africa/Asia

AFRICA ASIA

As part of the Regional Programs Team within the Regional Support Office (RSO) for RI’s Africa & Asia Region, the Regional Program Manager (RPM) will support Program and Portfolio Management across the Africa and Asia region and be responsible for program and grants management backstopping for the Asia and Africa portfolio. The RPM works with the Regional Program Director to provide ongoing support to country program teams and ensures close coordination with the Global Award Management Unit (AMU), the Global Program Development (PD) Team, the global Technical Assistance Department (TAD), and other departments at the Global Support Office (GSO). The RPM will also liaise with donors, working with country, regional and global team members to ensure that RI is accurately and promptly complying with donor requests related to program and grants management.

This position will undertake key tasks and deliverables for the Asia & Africa program portfolio, currently consisting of humanitarian and development programs across the nine countries as assigned to by the Regional Program Director Africa/Asia. Periodic field travel will be expected, to provide direct support, gap filling, monitoring and serve as surge support in response to humanitarian crises.

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INTERNATIONAL

Roving Country Director

GLOBAL

As a member of the Middle East Regional Team, you will be home-based with availability to deploy at short notice to any of RI’s countries in the region, including remote and insecure locations, according to RI strategic priorities. The majority of deployment assignments will be for a Country Director role to fill gaps in coverage (ie, between CD-ships, maternity leave, extended medical leave, etc). While priority will be as gap-filling for the Country Director role, other leadership roles may also be filled as needed, including but not limited to: Deputy Country Director, Program Director, Program Manager, etc. Gap filling at the regional level and/or leadership in the start-up of new country missions and/or large-scale projects will also be required if needed. The Roving Country Director is a strategic role in ensuring continuity in management, mobilization, and effective scale-up and quality of RI programs in the region. The Roving Country Director will be part of the regional team and participate in internal coordination meetings and other region-driven initiatives as relevant when not on deployment assignment. It is anticipated that this position will be deployed up to 80% of the year.

*Note: in case of multiple CD vacancies in RI’s other region (Africa/Asia), the Roving Country Director may be requested exceptionally to gap-fill for a post in RI’s Africa/Asia region.

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INTERNATIONAL

Country Director

PHILIPPINES

The Country Director will ensure strong leadership of all members of the RI-Philippines Senior Management Team that builds team spirit, cohesion, motivation, commitment, quality performance and fulfillment of all agency functions. He/she is directly responsible for the overall strategic planning, program design and implementation, program support operations (security, HR, procurement, logistics), country-level external relations and coordination, finance and budget compliance, administration, monitoring and evaluation, staff supervision, and required reporting on grants. He/she will ensure that programs meet stated objectives, are in line with RI’s mission and strategy, meet the needs of beneficiaries, and are implemented to the highest standards, on time, and within budget. The CD will lead in obtaining funding, and identifying and pursuing new program opportunities. The CD will continually assess, identify and address gaps and weaknesses so as to improve overall country program performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

The CD is the primary link between the country team and Regional Support Office (RSO) and Global Support Office (GSO). He/she will build and maintain a close, collaborative and responsive relationship and frequent communications with the Regional Director as his/her direct supervisor and key link to regional and global support services.

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INTERNATIONAL

Country Director

SUDAN

The Country Director will ensure strong leadership of all members of the RI Country Team that builds team spirit, cohesion, motivation, commitment, quality performance and fulfillment of all agency functions. He/she is directly responsible for the overall strategic planning, program design and implementation, program support operations (security, HR, procurement, logistics), country-level external relations and coordination, finance and budget compliance, administration, monitoring and evaluation, staff supervision, and required reporting on grants. He/she will ensure that programs meet stated objectives, are in line with RI’s philosophy and strategy, meet the needs of beneficiaries, and are implemented to the highest standards, on time, and within budget. The CD is will lead in obtaining funding, and identifying and pursuing new program opportunities. The CD will continually assess, identify and address gaps and weaknesses so as to improve overall country program performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

The CD is the primary link between the country team and Regional Support Office or team (RSO) and Global Support Office (GSO). He/she will build and maintain a close, collaborative and responsive relationship and frequent communications with the Regional Director as his/her direct supervisor and key link to global support services.

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HEAD OFFICE

Talent Acquisition Manager

UK - LONDON UK

The Talent Acquisition Manager is a critical HR partner to the RI Global Support Office ((GSO) Head office) and key internal and external stakeholders.

You will be part of a small and very busy HR Team; supporting the Head of Talent Acquisition and hiring managers, to deliver an inclusive and high-quality recruitment cycle from job design to onboarding and orientation experience for candidates.

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HEAD OFFICE

Head of Communications

USA UK

Relief International is seeking an exceptional Head of Communications to drive our strategy to increase RI’s visibility and brand in key markets. Overseeing a team of three, you will lead the generation of content to inspire and influence support through web content, social media and print.

This is a new role for the organisation, focused on developing a long term strategic vision and breaking this down into a work plan to be delivered by the team, underpinned by our key themes of Economic Opportunity, Education, Heath & Nutrition and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.

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Don't see a vacancy that fits your skill set?

Have compassion, drive and a “never give up” attitude but don’t see a vacancy that fits your skill set? Submit a general application and we’ll let you know when a role opens up that matches your experience.

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Please note that certain parties use the name of international NGOs, including Relief International, to advertise fake jobs and collect money from applicants. Relief International will never ask for payment from applicants. If you are asked for payment at any time during the recruitment process you are dealing with a fake recruiter.

If you suspect that you are the subject of such activities, we encourage you to file a report with the relevant authorities in your country. You may also notify Relief International’s Human Resources department.

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Informal settlements where Syrian refugees live in Arsal, Lebanon. Relief International is working with these communities, providing psychosocial support through awareness sessions and one-on-one meetings with their social workers. Elie Gardner/RI

Statement on Safeguarding

Relief International conducts comprehensive checks to ensure that future employees have no history in violating safeguarding policies. We remain committed to protecting the safety, security and dignity of each and every beneficiary, employee, volunteer, partner or other individual associated with our organization.