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

Relief International’s Head Office — which we call the Global Support Team — operates out of the following locations: USA, UK and France.

Employment at Relief International provides challenging and rewarding opportunities to make a positive difference in the living standards of the communities we partner with in fragile settings across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Our organization is not too big for you to be noticed. And not too small to put robust systems and tools at your fingertips. We value efficiency and direct communication, and offer an environment where senior management listens to and learns from people across the staff. It’s a place where your voice will be heard and your vision will be seen.

Open Positions


All Locations
South Sudan
UK - London
USA - Los Angeles, CA
USA - Washington, DC

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We are currently recruiting a Global Program Development Manager to join our Program Development team.

This is a remote position open to candidates globally.

At Relief International, we are committed to building a representative, inclusive and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from minoritized backgrounds those who bring lived experience of the contexts in which we work.

We are proud to be a global recruiter, hiring people from around the world. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages for all staff, that are applied fairly and transparently. This means we are unable to advertise the salary as it is dependent on the local job market of the staff member, we will inform shortlisted candidates of the salary range as part of the selection process.

Note you must have the right to work in your home-based location and that national terms and conditions will apply.

This role is classified as requiring advanced pre-employment checks.

About Relief International. 

Relief International (RI) works in 15 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.

About the Opportunity. 

As a key member of the Global Program Development team, you will be dedicated to building high impact programming, by winning humanitarian and development bids. You will liaise with institutional donors, to identify future funding opportunities, and ensure high quality proposals prior to donor submission.

The Program Development team is based across our global support offices in Washington DC and London, and supports RI Country Offices by helping them to design high-quality programs, and by raising funds and implementing then. You will thrive in an entrepreneurial senior team dedicated to building high-impact programming


As needed, this role is expected to travel (30%) to field sites and be willing to mobilize up to four weeks with willingness to mobilize on short notice.

Your responsibilities will be

Donor Engagement and Strategic Positioning (approximately 30%) 

  • Coordinate with Programs and PD team to monitor online forums and releases to notify HQ and country teams of upcoming calls for proposal and opportunities.
  • Develop winning concepts and pitches to entice donor interest for new funding opportunities.
  • In coordination with regional and country teams support development of RI PD strategy in assigned countries and ensure coordination with overall program development strategy.
  • Maintain regular engagement with donors, international organizations, national governments, foundations, etc.
  • Represent RI to the donor community.
  • Maintain outreach with relevant international and local NGOs as well as private sector firms in order to facilitate partnerships needed for program development opportunities.
  • Create strategic positioning plans for future funding plans and conduct completion analysis on upcoming priority proposals.

Proposal Development (approximately 70%) 

  • Serve as reference for GSO PD team on EU related proposal development.
  • Ensure that proposals meet technical requirements of strategic donors.
  • Engage in needs assessment for project proposals as necessary.
  • Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full-scale programs.
  • Where proposals are pending with donor agencies, meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with donor objectives.
  • Participate in the preparation of funding proposals.
  • Track country proposal efforts and report to PD team on status.
  • Support effective go/no-go decisions and cost share analysis.
  • Build the capacity of regional and country teams in program development; and,
  • Ensure review process and submission is completed, within submission deadlines
  • Coordinate the proposal development and review process with input from different departmental focal points.


  • Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.
  • Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, ensure all people who come into contact with Relief International are as safe as possible.
  • Ensure that gender equity is addressed in our staffing and programming

About You. 

You will bring the following experience and skills.

  • Proven experience working with and developing proposals with European donors required with preference for ECHO and European Commission. Experience with USG donors not required, but desirable. In absence of demonstrated experience, a willingness to learn and build proficiency in USG donor requirements to advise country offices on high quality proposal submissions on USAID/BHA and PRM requirements a must.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with European government grants, public/private donors and finance management.
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian landscape.
  • Comfortable in the full cycle of proposal development – from inception to donor submission.
  • Ability to track donor trends that contribute to business development outcomes.
  • Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice.
  • Master’s degree in international relations, business administration or other relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • People management experience.

RI Values: 

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Agility and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs, unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align with every criteria described, we encourage you to apply anyway, you could be exactly what we need!

How to apply. 

To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.

  • You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter.
  • The cover letter should be two pages, and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

Closing date: Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore we may withdraw the position from the jobs board before the closing date.

As a humanitarian organization, Relief International is committed to the safeguarding of all those we come into contact with through our work. We are committed to the core humanitarian principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the values and behaviors outlined in the Code of Conduct.

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.


Fundraising Officer


Relief International is looking for a Fundraising Officer to join its high performing, growing philanthropy team. Reporting to the Philanthropy Director (USA) you will work closely with the team to support cultivation of mid-level and major donor relationships, including through the planning and execution of an events programme, as well as through other agreed activities.

Building on our existing events programme you will design (with support from the Philanthropy and Communications team), plan and execute dynamic and engaging events to include both in person and virtual audiences. These will include small dinners / lunches and receptions in the UK & USA, our regular webinar series and a donor country visit in 2024.

In addition to your events oversight, you will manage a portfolio of mid-level donors. You will steward and cultivate these donor relations to ensure year on year giving and uplift in giving where appropriate.

You will be highly organized, able to manage multiple work streams and projects and have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You’ll be persuasive and able to work with people at different levels of the organization and from different country offices.


Fundraising Administrator


The Fundraising Administrator will work closely with Relief International’s Philanthropy and Communications team to support the growth of income for the organization globally, joining a growing team based remotely from the UK and USA.

You will be responsible for delivering best in class customer service, administrative support, managing all financial reporting, database management, and other administrative functions of the Philanthropy and Communications team, acting as the first point of contact for donor enquiries, information, and in supporting Relief International’s existing fundraising efforts in the US, UK and EU donor markets.

You will bring a genuine passion for delivering the best fundraising administrative support and leading on their area of work.


Senior Communications Officer


A storyteller, and a skilled marketer, the Senior Communications Officer will be excellent at spotting communications opportunities, whilst playing an integral role in planning, developing, creating, and evaluating communications content, that drives private sector donations, and raises awareness of RI and our partner communities.

The successful candidate will be excited to get stuck in with the implementation of impactful communications products, as well as contributing to, and leading on, RI’s communication campaigns and projects.

The Senior Communications Officer will work closely with consultants, external agencies, and RI’s support office locations around the globe.

Some international travel to RI’s countries of operation to gather content will be required (less than 10% of total time).


Strategic Partnerships Director


The Strategic Partnerships Director is a critical role in achieving RI’s strategy and enabling greater resilience and long-term health and wellbeing in partnership with communities across the globe.

Responsible and accountable for RI’s engagement and partnership with Institutions (especially those in Europe, UK, Middle East, and Asia), driving donor engagement and policy change to enable necessary funding for RI to create lasting positive change in partnership with the world’s most vulnerable communities.

In this role you will use your networks, relationship building skills, and representation skills to continuously grow RI’s influence and partnership with resource partners, policy change and expanding RI’s funding portfolio.

Leading RI’s global institutional funding capture strategy with an emphasis in Europe, UK, Middle East, and Asia, to complement RI efforts underway in the US. It will amplify the voice of communities to decision makers, influencing their strategies and priorities and accordingly guide RI teams’ program design efforts to reflect community needs and donor priorities. Working closely with RI’s Regional and Country leadership and RI’s Program Development team, while also coordinating closely with the Fundraising Team, and will be accountable for significant expansion of RI’s program portfolio.


Information Management Officer


Reporting into the Senior Director of AIM, the Information Management Officer (IMO) will be responsible for the maintenance of Relief International’s (RI’s) data management practices and processes.

This position will play a key role in supporting global, regional, and country staff, on advancing key information management policies and practices.

The IMO will collaborate with regional and country Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) staff, to ensure high-quality data is being collected, inputted, analyzed, and visualized, by ensuring MEAL information management systems and practices are maintained.



WASH Director


RI invests in four broad program sectors: Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Economic Opportunity; and Education; while integrating protection, climate change, conflict mitigation, and utilization of cash modality in partnership with the communities we serve.

Climate change is dramatically impacting our world. Changing weather patterns are affecting
rain patterns, food production, and extreme weather events are gaining in frequency and intensity. The WASH Director will lead a highly collaborative process, to implement RI’s Water Security, Sanitation and Hygiene vision, strategy and theory of change.


IT Coordinator


The IT Coordinator will oversee all IT operations throughout RI’s offices, in the US, UK and the EU. You will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining all local computer networks, configuring hardware and software, and providing technical support.