Better ways to find humanitarian employment

Better ways to find humanitarian employment

Finding and securing humanitarian employment

The frequency and complexity of emergency situations has led to an increase in the numbers of people employed by aid agencies. Whilst governments, international and national agencies employ permanent staff, the random nature of humanitarian work means that many employees will be on short-term contracts. This booklet is intended to help people to enter work in the humanitarian field, and those who are already there to move onwards and upwards.

Aspects covered in the booklet include:

  • background to humanitarian and aid work, including both emergencies and longer-term development
  • job applications, interviews and conditions of service
  • preparing for undertaking a position
  • career development/

The booklet ends with an extensive list of websites to assist in searching for humanitarian employment.