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
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International Opportunities

Relief International team members serve in 16 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

As part of our staff, you will partner with communities facing lack of shelter, food, water, healthcare, education, and economic opportunity. You’ll work together with local residents and leaders to design and implement sustainable solutions to both the immediate and long-term challenges that fragile communities face.

If you’re ready to join our field teams, search for available positions below.

Open Positions - International Opportunities


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

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Country Director – Afghanistan


The Country Director (CD) 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. The CD 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. The CD 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 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.


This position will be primarily responsible for identifying and leading development of new initiatives, donor pre-positioning, including leading design and lead writing concept notes and proposals in coordination with the Country Office, the Regional and Global Support Offices.


PHAST Finance Manager


Relief International (RI) and it’s implementing partners aim to strengthen the overall health system in Northwest Syria by supporting health facilities to provide lifesaving health and nutrition services to vulnerable communities. The interventions will be guided by a robust monitoring framework built on RI and its implementing partners’ experience operating in the Syrian context, leveraging each organization’s operational presence and networks to deliver essential services to conflict-affected communities through a coordinated and integrated approach. RI and its partners also provide specialized protection services through women and girls’ safe spaces (WGSS), gender-based violence (GBV) case management, psychosocial support, life skills, and outreach activities. The Finance Manager will directly report to the Deputy CoP and technical line to the Whole of Syria Finance Manager (WoS FM). He/she will support the DCoP in overseeing the project finances, donor reporting, monthly and quarterly donor forecast, ensuring budget vs. actuals are updated, expenses belonging to the project are charged to the correct budget codes, lead the project-specific audits in collaboration with WoS FM, conduct monthly/quarterly financial visits of partners, organize and present formal reports to DCoP and WoS FM. Moreover, this position will ensure day-to-day collaboration and coordination with the Hub-based Finance Manager for any matters related to project finances.

PHAST Consortium Management Unit (CMU) – including the Finance Manager – maintains collaborative/coordination linkages with RI and its implementing partners’ focal points in Turkey and RI WoS for the functions of (M&E, Finance, Safety and Security, HR, operations, Management, Protection, and Communication and Advocacy) defined in the organogram.


Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor


RI currently seeks a dynamic Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor to support our health and nutrition portfolio. The Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will provide timely and adequate technical support to Africa/Asia Region Health and Nutrition portfolio in Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Philippine, Pakistan and Bangladesh including guidance on overall health program design, health assessments, medical supplies/ pharmaceutical  procurements, fund-raising, project monitoring and evaluation, and quality monitoring and improvement. The capacity building of country office technical staff will be an integrated component of his/her work. This position requires an individual who is used to the pace of emergency response programming, has a broad understanding of public health programming in fragile settings, and is flexible and highly responsive.


Food Security and Livelihood Advisor – Middle East


RI currently seeks a dynamic Food Security and Livelihood Advisor to support and strengthen RI FSL portfolio in the Middle East. The FSL Advisor will support programs across the Middle East Region to be attractive to multiple donors and take into account the fragile setting conditions and humanitarian development nexus. The FSL Advisor will work closely with the Regional Program Director, Country Offices and Global Livelihood Director to define the RI regional sectorial strategy and provide guidelines, capacity building, technical support for the design, implementation and monitoring of RI FSL interventions.

This position requires an individual who is abreast of various programmatic and strategic opportunities in the sector within the ME and who can actively contribute to identify opportunities to increase the resilience of target groups and communities taking into consideration also disaster risk and climate change vulnerabilities.


Health Program Manager


Relief International Myanmar is delivering a suite of humanitarian and health systems strengthening programs across our operational areas, the largest being in Rakhine and Shan States to respond to the humanitarian crisis and to sow the seeds of early recovery.  Projects include working in IDP camps and host communities in WASH, Health, and Protection (Child Protection, GBV, and MHPSS); as well as NFI distributions to newly displaced IDPs, early livelihoods recovery and emergency preparedness planning with conflict-affected communities.

The Health Program Manager will provide technical and management oversight for the implementation of all Rakhine health programming across the field offices, acting as the central point for coordination, planning, delivery and monitoring. This role requires excellent liaison and coordination with sectoral Program managers (WASH, Protection, Early Recovery, and Emergency Preparedness) field, regional, HQ technical staff and partners. The Health Program Manager will represent, share information and advocate for Relief International at donor and inter-agency meetings in Rakhine and also at national level, when required.

Experienced Senior National staff are highly encouraged to apply.


Global Security Advisor


We are currently recruiting a Global Security Advisor to join our Global Program team.

This is role is 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.

We’re looking for a team-builder and creative thinker to lead the globally-dispersed team of Security Managers keeping Relief International staff and partner communities safe in some of the most fragile settings on earth.

In this role, you will work closely with our country Security Managers, service providers and partner institutions who ensure the safety of our personnel, facilities, systems and equipment worldwide and in doing so, focus on developing capacities in all RI’s locations for analyzing, anticipating, preventing, countering, and as necessary responding to safety and security threats globally.

Harnessing cutting-edge modern technologies, critical partnerships, and best practice, you’ll collaboratively build systems and capacities, and develop and implement effective risk management processes and procedures that enable increased humanitarian and programmatic access in the most difficult parts of the world.

Some of what you will do

  • Ensure Relief International’s corporate responsibility for staff duty of care while travelling and working is effectively managed
  • Provide visionary and empowering leadership to Country Security Managers, Regional Security Officer and partner with RI Humanitarian Response Team, sharing experiences, knowledge and collaborating and coaching to increase cohesion and capacity
  • Collaboratively design, draft and disseminate overarching safety and security policies and crisis management plans and attendant structures, in compliance with RI’s strategy and in line with humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs, Duty of Care and Gender Equality principles
  • Assess, analyse, and synthesize a large volume of information and intelligence gathered by RI Teams and critical partners and swiftly provide strategic direction on mitigating threats and basic forecasting with country leadership
  • Prepare security reports for the RI Board of Directors on a quarterly basis, by collecting, analysing, and presenting information on all security incidents directly affecting RI and its staff
  • Be willing and able to travel extensively, often at short notice, to help RI staff navigate complex and dangerous situations. Be available to support field teams with the management of critical incidents while working in consult with regional and country leadership to clearly articulate agency risk and strategy to the Senior Leadership Team and Board.


About You.

You will bring the following experience and skills:

  • Significant risk and security management experience in a large and multi-sectoral international NGO or organization
  • Demonstrable experience managing risk and safety and security in field operations, across the full spectrum of programming from humanitarian assistance to development, with an understanding also of institutional needs supportive of the global mission
  • Proven experience in budget development and advocate at the country level for coverage of basic security corps
  • Knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS and other standard INGO security frameworks, and a broad network across security, humanitarian and development related sub-sectors
  • A history of living and working in a fragile or conflict affected country, partnering with local stakeholders, such as international NGOS and local authorities, carrying out rapid security assessments, and after-action reviews following a humanitarian emergency
  • Ability to deliver cross functional projects on time and on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to influence others, to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility, tact and diplomacy
  • A great track record of excellence as a leader, with a proven history of building, guiding, and supporting teams
  • A commitment to actively supporting a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment

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: 30 September 2023

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.


Global Procurement Manager


We are currently recruiting a Global Procurement Manager to join our Supply Chain & Operations team.

Due to an overwhelming response in applications, we are no longer accepting new applications for this position, as of September 12, 2023.