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Top 5 humanitarian jobs of the week 01.02.17

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
by Humanitarian Institute


We’re back with our first 2017 edition of weekly top jobs! These are our picks for the coolest, most “out-there” humanitarian jobs that have come across our desks in the past 7 days.

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This week we’re checking out roles in the livelihoods sector!

Project Officer, Livelihoods

Turkey base, Syria focus.

At present, it is particularly those who live outside of Government of Syria controlled areas who are facing at best irregular humanitarian supplies and quickly deteriorating public services and infrastructure. Local councils have been formed in many places as makeshift governance structures to maintain or rebuild a minimum of basic services. In that context, and since 2013, Expertise France has developed and manages direct stabilization projects to conflict affected communities in Syria, including through support to civilian structures.

Food Security Specialist

Democratic Republic of Congo

NRC has been present in DRC since 2001 and runs operations in the eastern provinces of North & South Kivu, with offices in Goma, Bukavu and Beni. The program has an annual turnover of NOK140 million. The DRC operation responds to populations affected by conflict and displacement in North and South Kivu provinces. Primary areas of intervention are education, food security & livelihoods and ICLA in order provide legal assistance to individuals while building capacity of local commissions, state and customary authorities. In support of these activities NRC provides shelter and WASH activities to promote integrated programming, through schools construction, transitional shelters in areas of return, or water harvesting points and latrines.

Program Officer - CLOSING SOON


CARE International in Myanmar is looking to fill the position of Program Officer in Maungdaw, Rakhine, Myanmar. The role supports the project implementation teams through providing opportunities for joint learning and documentation, and through ensuring efficient and responsive planning and coordination. This role provides support to both CARE projects and to Phase In Consortium projects which consists of Action Contre la Faim, Danish Refugee Council and CARE members.

Biogas Coordinator - specific but super cool!


Incorporating biodigesters into whole coffee farm system is one of the key activities of [email protected] Program. Biodigesters have multiple benefits ranging from costs and time saved from energy access (clean source of energy); reduced deforestation, reduced indoor air pollution related health problems, increased food productivity and environmental conservation. Bioslurry a co-product of biodigesters is the key promotional message to enhance quality of compost manure with structural production and income increase for the coffee producers. It is against this background that the program seeks to identify two suitable candidates to fill the positions of a Biogas Coordinator (s) to support Biodigester roll out among clients. The Biogas Coordinator will report to the Kenya Biogas Program.

Livelihoods Manager East-West


The role of the Livelihoods Managers East and West is to ensure development and implementation of an efficient, accountable, and measurable livelihoods program in the provinces where DRC is operational. Key responsibilities include ensuring overall coordination of DRC’s livelihoods portfolio in their areas of responsibility, which includes livelihoods counseling, transferable skills, vocational/technical training, job integration, business development with financial support, management of livelihoods centers. Other responsibilities include livelihoods program coordination, staff technical supervision, training, and mentoring, helping to develop and execute DRC’s livelihoods strategy, and contributing to tactical planning, livelihoods mainstreaming in the DRC country program, and development of new livelihoods projects.

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