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Who we are

Work with us

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.

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 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 2004 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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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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Yemen

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INTERNATIONAL

Country Director – Lebanon

LEBANON

RI seeks a dynamic individual to lead a multi-sector country mission (Health, Education, Cash and Livelihoods) that comprises multiple projects from various donors and operates in many geographic areas of Lebanon. The Country Director (CD) will provide strong leadership of the RI Lebanon country mission and ensure team spirit, quality performance, and fulfillment of all agency functions. It will be essential for the CD to work simultaneously at both strategic and operational levels. S/he will be directly responsible for the overall strategic planning, program development, ensuring a high level of program quality and grant management, overseeing program support operations (Finance, HR, Operations) to maintain organizational, donor and legal compliance, and represent RI for country-level external relations and interagency coordination. S/he will also manage both the growth and contraction of the country mission based on changes to the country’s mission portfolio, ensuring a strategic approach to change management. The CD must also ensure that all RI policies and procedures with respect to HR, safety and security, code of conduct, safeguarding, and other relevant policies and procedures are in place, implemented and adhered to.  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 the Regional Support Office (RSO) (and Global Support Office (GSO) when relevant).

POSTED

HEAD OFFICE

Development Officer

USA - WASHINGTON, DC

The Development Officer will work closely with and support the Senior Director for Development and Communications, to implement Relief International’s private fundraising plan. You will primarily be responsible for cultivating a portfolio of individual donors giving between $500-$25,000 to encourage repeat donations and increased giving levels. Including providing support to developing high-quality proposals for major donors.

Working as part of a small but highly ambitious and productive team, the Development Officer will have plenty of support, but will also be encouraged to develop their own ideas and to manage their own work. Working in a fast-paced, challenging, and intellectually stimulating work environment, the Development Officer will play an important role in supporting Relief International’s existing development efforts.

POSTED

INTERNATIONAL

Human Resources Manager

IRAN

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) will lead, develop and strengthen all HR functions in order to provide efficient and effective HR support to the RI country programme – with a special focus on effective recruitment, staff development, remuneration and performance management. He/She supports the efforts of the Country Director to determine how the workforce may be best managed, motivated, and their capabilities developed to achieve strategy targets and support operational agility. The HRM is an effective advisor and educator on HR matters, including issues of policy. He/she helps create an enabling and nurturing work environment that makes it easier for employees to deliver consistently superior levels of performance.

POSTED

INTERNATIONAL

Health Coordinator

SUDAN

The Health Coordinator’s role is to lead and provide technical support for the planning and smooth operation of Health activities throughout RI’s country programs. This includes the active involvement in continuously developing and rolling out a country Health strategy based on the specific context, assessments/needs identified, and overall country program goals. In addition, the Health Coordinator will support with the overall capacity building of local staff and stakeholders in Health.

POSTED

INTERNATIONAL

Grants and Partnership Manager

TURKEY

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director (DCD) the Grants and Partnership Manager helps ensure compliance with donor requirements at all stages of the project life cycle and facilitates effective management of RI Turkey’s grants and partners in coordination with other departments (e.g. Programs, Technical Units, Finance, Operations). This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring timely and quality reporting to donors, facilitating grant opening and closeout processes, advising on donor rules and regulations, coordinating proposal development processes, and capacity building of staff and implementing partners.

POSTED

INTERNATIONAL

Regional Director – Africa

AFRICA

The Regional Director will provide guidance, supervision and support to Country Directors and senior managers within the Africa region.

 

Directly responsible for the overall regional and country strategic planning, successful program delivery and performance management of country programs within the region.  Additionally, have oversight of the program support operations (security, finance, HR, operations) and strengthening regional-level external relations and coordination. He or she will collaborate closely with all departments and support the Country Directors by making resources from the regional support team  available, in order to ensure that programs meet the needs of partner communities and are implemented to the highest standards, on time and within budget.

 

As a member of the RI’s global Leadership Team you will provide insight and guidance on global-level strategy, approach, systems effectiveness and improvements to help strengthen the alignment of senior management with our work in the field.

 

The RD will provide strong leadership to all the members of the RI regional team. to build team spirit, cohesion, motivation, commitment, quality performance, to comply with agency policies and procedures, and to fulfill commitments to our stakeholders.

POSTED

INTERNATIONAL

Country Director

YEMEN

RI seeks a dynamic individual to lead a country program that has grown significantly over the past two years. During the first year, responsibilities include coordinating with humanitarian actors and donors and managing the scale-up of RI’s multi-sector emergency response programming, as well as the stabilization of WASH programming, with an emphasis on reinforcing RI’s operational systems, procedures, and structures.

The successful candidate will provide day-to-day operational support, mentoring and strategic direction to the Yemen country program under the guidance and supervision of the Middle East Regional Director. He/She will be responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating program plans and proposals in line with Relief International’s national and global priorities, donor priorities, and in line with identified gaps in the overall response at national and district levels.

It will be essential for the Yemen Country Director to work simultaneously at both strategic and operational levels. He/she will play a significant role in program and proposal development, taking the lead in representing the organization with donors, obtaining funding, and identifying and pursuing new program opportunities. He/she will also manage the mobilization and effective scale up of innovative emergency and development programs, supervise program and support staff, as well as ensure that all relevant RI policies and procedures with respect to HR, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures are in place, implemented and adhered to.

POSTED

INTERNATIONAL

Regional Finance Manager

JORDAN

You will be the senior finance expert within the regional office, under the supervision of the Regional Director, with technical supervision from the Finance Field Director. You will provide leadership and coordination on the administrative, accounting, financial reporting and budgeting processes of RI’s Regional program offices to implement, maintain and improve financial management systems, policies and procedures.

The Regional Finance Manager will support the Field Finance Director to streamline all financial and accounting issues in the region, by guiding and coaching the Country Finance Managers, ensuring they have proper internal controls and that they follow Relief International’s financial policies and other standards, including regulatory and donor requirements recognized by the external auditors.

POSTED
RI staff Daham at Relief International's center in Village 5 of Azraq camp in Jordan. Elie Gardner/RI

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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Rahil Smaha, Meal Officer, photographed at Relief International's Bekaa office in Lebanon. Elie Gardner/RI
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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.