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Find Out Where and How Relief International is Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

Refugees, families displaced from their homes, and the people we serve in the world’s most fragile settings will be hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has officially reached all of the sixteen countries where Relief International works. Our teams are on the frontline every day, responding to outbreaks in the world’s most fragile settings.


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Who we are

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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.

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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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

Deputy Finance Manager

SOUTH SUDAN

The Deputy Finance Manager is responsible for managing RI’s Finances, supporting field offices by supervising and assisting Finance Coordinators in ensuring all financial transactions for the Country Program are accounted for and documented accurately. He/she will assist Finance Manager in ensuring that RI accounting procedures are followed and budgets are adhered to as per the donor and GSO reporting requirements and deadlines are met, cash is controlled and accounted for in a timely manner and in accordance with RI donor and audit requirements. The Deputy Finance Manager is expected to support smooth project implementation while adhering to the protocols and operating procedures of the organization.

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INTERNATIONAL

Grants Coordinator

SUDAN

The Grants Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating proposal development and reporting with technical program managers and field staff.  Additionally, working closely with the DCD – Programs, s/he will be responsible for programmatic and financial oversight of project work plans and budgets, nurturing synergies and cross-learning within the program and support functions by providing guidance on grants management and ensuring timely narrative and financial reporting in that is compliant with donor standards.

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INTERNATIONAL

Regional Director – Africa

KENYA

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.

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HEAD OFFICE

Covid19 Response

USA - WASHINGTON, DC UK - LONDON FRANCE USA - LOS ANGELES, CA

Relief International is continuing its work with the most vulnerable communities in some of the most fragile countries of the world. We are there in environments where the communities we work with are at high risk and where there is need for supporting health systems or health care systems are overwhelmed.

We aim to continue to work with communities and local and international partners to prepare for and respond to COVID 19 and provide humanitarian response to this health emergency where and when needed. Our area of work include health, WASH, education, food security and livelihood

POSTED

The Deputy Program Director (DCD), under the direct supervision of the Country Director, will be the senior leader in country for ensuring program quality and improvement in Sudan’s diverse and growing portfolio in health, nutrition, livelihoods and WASH. The DCD position provides a challenging opportunity to shape the RI portfolio and lead a dynamic team of expatriate and national staff. The successful candidate will thrive through implementing quality improvements, from data and beneficiary feedback, to a strong emphasis on innovation and novel programming.  Further, the DCD will have a unique opportunity to steward the growth of the $9 million Sudan portfolio at a time of increased need across RI’s operations in North, East Darfur and Blue Nile states.  The successful candidate will continue to professionalize systems and build the capacity of local and expatriate staff while supporting and engaging with the regional team to provide effective and holistic support to the country programs. The DCD will also develop RI’s networking capacity, engaging strategic partnership with INGOs and ensuring strong and key partnership with local organizations. This support includes field-based travel (North Darfur, East Darfur and Blue Nile) at an approximate basis of 30%.

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INTERNATIONAL

Regional Director – Middle East

JORDAN

The role of the Regional Director (RD) will provide guidance, supervision and support to Country Directors and senior managers within the Middle East 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 and the CEO with our work in the field.

The RD will ensure strong leadership and management of all the members of the RI regional team.   as to build team spirit, cohesion, motivation, commitment, quality performance and fulfillment of all agency functions and compliance with all agency policies and procedures, as well as commitments to our stakeholders.

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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.

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INTERNSHIP AND VOLUNTEER (US/UK)

Instructional Design Intern

USA - WASHINGTON, DC

The Intern will support the Human Resources – Organizational Development and Training function by designing and developing training presentations, specifically e-Learning products. Intern will be responsible for ensuring that products are loaded onto the learning and content management system (DR+) and will administer and maintain the system for the duration of the internship.   This experience will build a training product portfolio, enable the application of ISD theory and methodology and provide experience with the development and implementation of a LCMS. 

 

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