Aid Worker / Humanitarian Worker in United States

at a Confidential Company

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
High School
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Aid Worker/Humanitarian Worker Job Description

*Aid workers/humanitarian workers manage and develop emergency response programmes within designated geographical areas that have been subjected to war, natural disasters or other environmental or developmental problems.

*Aid workers typically operate in front line conditions, facilitating the effective distribution of humanitarian aid to people who have been hit by human or natural disasters.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Rapidly assessing emergency situations; working closely with staff located within the area or other emergency departments

*Co-ordinating and supporting the work of volunteers

*Managing budgets

*Managing the implementation of emergency activities and monitoring their effectiveness

*Producing response reports, recommendations and proposals for emergency intervention

*Developing and monitoring objectives

*Liaising with United Nations agencies, government officials, colleagues etc

*Recruiting/managing local staff

*Organising induction, support and training for volunteers/other aid workers

*Implementing, overseeing and ensuring strict adherence with security/safety procedures

*Ensuring knowledge of and compliance with appropriate national and international procedures, policies and regulatory codes

*Making representations to donors, local authorities and humanitarian community members

*Producing funding proposals.

Qualifications and Training

*Specialist knowledge is important, and good degrees in subjects such as medicine, engineering, languages or social sciences can be useful. Despite this, strong competition for a small number of opportunities makes relevant work experience and knowledge more important than academic qualifications. Substantial paid or voluntary emergency and development work experience is almost always necessary.

Skills and Specifications



*Good communication, in both English and local languages

*Analytical skills

*Ability to plan well

*Computer literacy

*Tact, discretion and diplomacy

*Team working skills.
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