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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., London, and Lyon.

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.

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Tender Opportunities

Relief International works with third parties to purchase goods and services.

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Join our specialist Talent Pools

Consider applying to one of our specialist talent pools, 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.

20190711-maban-9151.jpg

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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HEAD OFFICE

Climate Advisor

GLOBAL

We are excited to be looking for a Climate Advisor, this is a newly created role to join our Global Technical Assistance team

This is a remote position, open to candidates based in US, UK, France or globally.

This role is required to travel to our country offices approximately 30% of the time.

The Climate Advisor will lead a highly collaborative process, to shape and implement RI’s climate adaptation and mitigation vision, strategy and theory of change. Reporting to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Director (WASH) to ensure a fully integrated approach.

Climate change is dramatically affecting our world. Changing weather patterns are affecting food production, and extreme weather events are gaining in frequency and intensity.

RI’s Climate Advisor is a: 

 

Programmatic visionary, translating strategy into action and engendering a culture of learning and innovation for excellence in program quality and impact.

 

Consummate humanitarian voice, articulating RI’s sharpened position and positioning RI as a leader in the humanitarian and development sector, globally.

 

Team builder and talent developer, working as an integral contributor of the Technical Assistance Department and RI’s Programs team; building team capacity and driving talent development throughout the organization.

 

Kind contributor to an extraordinary team, contributing to collective problem solving as the organization grapples with complex challenges in high-risk settings.

 

You will lead on:

 

Vision & Strategy 

  • Drive the implementation of a climate lens in all program design of RI’s core sectors.
  • Contributing to expectant action and emergency preparedness and planning.
  • Develop RI’s climate strategy and theory of change, through a highly collaborative process.

 

New Business Development 

  • Lead and support program design. Working with sector leads, integrate climate smart approaches into RI’s Health & Nutrition, WASH, Livelihoods, Education, Cash, and Protection programming.
  • Support new business development, most notably for donors spanning bilateral (governments), multilateral (UN and EU), Foundations and Corporations, with an eye towards facilitating public-private partnerships.
  • Undertake new business development efforts in coordination with the Program Development team and Strategic Partnerships Director to seek out new opportunities – both humanitarian and development.

RI’s Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Capacity 

  • Provide technical expertise in the development and implementation of climate smart approaches across RI programming.
  • Grow and strengthen local, community capacity to prepare for, manage and respond to climate shocks and anticipated impacts of climate change with green, digital and off grid solutions.
  • Build RI’s on-the-ground capacity to deliver quality and holistic programming through the use of innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex problems.
  • Reinforce long-term development by developing relevant approaches and tools, capacity building and technical guidance plans in RI sectors and programs for RI staff and local partners.
  • Support emergency preparedness through a lens of anticipatory action and planning for RI country offices
  • Identify, document and disseminate best practices within climate change interventions.
  • Develop a robust RI community of practice for cross-germination of ideas.
  • In partnership with teams across the agency, co-lead and support RI’s agency wide rollout and implementation of environmental risk assessment and management.

 

Representation & Engagement 

  • Shine a light on RI accomplishments, internally and externally.
  • Stay updated on climate science, trends, and best practices.
  • Work with MEAL teams to plan for climate-specific and multi-sectoral evaluations, to highlight successes and provide learning opportunities.
  • Lead representation and engagement efforts in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to influence resource-partners and peers and position RI as a leader in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Provide thought leadership in leading climate change initiatives and networks.
  • Engage with policymakers, stakeholders, and relevant institutions at local, national, and international levels to advocate for policies that address climate change impacts on vulnerable populations.

 

Value-Added Partnerships 

  • Explore, lead, and facilitate value-added partnerships – at global, regional, and country levels – that add depth and scale to RI’s work and enable greater resilience and long-term community health and wellbeing.
  • Serve as RI’s spokesperson on Climate adaptation and mitigation and develop entrepreneurial partnerships with the private sector for durable solutions.

 

Carbon Credits Program Management 

  • Manage RI’s ongoing fuel-efficient stove program in Ghana, known as “Gyapa™. Oversee the sub-award with implementing partner and coordinating Gyapa’s verification, annual reporting, SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) reporting, project design document (PDD) finalization for the third crediting period and working with brokers to sell Gyapa carbon credits. The Gyapa Program is under the Gold Standard™ for which it earns verified emission reductions (commonly known as carbon credits).
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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.

Hiring Fraud Alert

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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

Job Applicant Privacy Statement

Relief International makes every effort to protect the privacy of online applicants.

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.