Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker

Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker draws on the experiences of those currently working and those hiring people to work in humanitarian aid today, and an analysis of job postings over a 9-month period. It provides relevant information and advice to help jobseekers make more informed decisions about what steps to take. It first pushes prospective job seekers to reflect on whether this is the right career path for them. It then provides tried and tested strategies for preparing for a humanitarian career and being competitive in the humanitarian job market, serving as a comprehensive guide for those thinking about a career in international humanitarian aid. Features advice drawn from an analysis of humanitarian jobs, a survey of aid workers, and interviews with human resource staff and humanitarian professionals Written in a conversational style with anecdotes, advice and stories from people working in the industry today Features useful tips and exercises in every chapter to help you put your best foot forward Provides links to useful and relevant internet resources through a dedicated web page

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  • Author : Chen Reis
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 142 pages
  • ISBN : 0128043857
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker

Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker
  • Author : Chen Reis,Tania Bernath
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 16 October 2016
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Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker draws on the experiences of those currently working and those hiring people to work in humanitarian aid today, and an analysis of job postings over a 9-month period. It provides relevant information and advice to help jobseekers make more informed decisions about what steps to take. It first pushes prospective job seekers to reflect on whether this is the right career path for them. It then provides tried and tested strategies for preparing for

Chasing Chaos

Chasing Chaos
  • Author : Jessica Alexander
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 07 August 2022
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An experienced humanitarian worker who has helped the refugees in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur and Haiti gives an insider's view of the chaos and danger involved in such a pursuit, as well as the often-wild social lives that some workers lead to deal with the stress. Original.

Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Author : Maia Gedde
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 March 2015
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This is an indispensable career guide for everyone wanting to work in or already working in the international development and humanitarian emergencies sector. It provides a general introduction and insight into the sector, for those exploring it as a potential career, and offers students up-to-date advice when choosing a course, whether it’s at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Should they study International Development, or will Public Health, Environmental studies or Media get them closer to where they want to get?

Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers

Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers
  • Author : Fiona Dunkley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 March 2018
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Humanitarian aid workers are trying to make a difference in an increasingly dangerous world. Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Roadmap of Trauma and Critical Incident Care highlights the risks of such work, educates professionals responsible for their duty of care, and brings together current thinking to promote collaborative working to support the carers of our world. From the humanitarian aid worker trying to organise support amongst chaos, to the professional offering a safe place for recovery, all of

The Vulnerable Humanitarian

The Vulnerable Humanitarian
  • Author : Gemma Houldey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 28 September 2021
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The Vulnerable Humanitarian challenges the prevalence of stress and burnout culture within the aid sector, laying bare the issues of power, agency, security and wellbeing that continue to trouble organisations and staff. Engaging and insightful, this book illustrates the problematic and unrealistic expectations of aid workers through the archetype of the perfect humanitarian, and considers why burnout is so endemic, yet so rarely acknowledged, within aid organisations. The book provides practical means through which staff and managers can reflect upon

ABC of Conflict and Disaster

ABC of Conflict and Disaster
  • Author : Anthony D. Redmond,Peter F. Mahoney,James M. Ryan,Cara Macnab
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 13 April 2009
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This ABC introduces medicine in areas of conflict or naturaldisaster responding to the growing number of regions affected. Chapters deal with subjects such as earthquakes and landslidesas well as nuclear incidents and biological warfare both nationallyand internationally. It covers both logistical planning and medical aid as well aspost-conflict recovery, offering psychological as well as medicaland public health support. It prepares aid workers for a range of roles in all possiblesituations.

Humanitarian Ethics

Humanitarian Ethics
  • Author : Hugo Slim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 09 January 2015
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Humanitarians are required to be impartial, independent, professionally competent and focused only on preventing and alleviating human suffering. It can be hard living up to these principles when others do not share them, while persuading political and military authorities and non-state actors to let an agency assist on the ground requires savvy ethical skills. Getting first to a conflict or natural catastrophe is only the beginning, as aid workers are usually and immediately presented with practical and moral questions about

Humanitarian Work Psychology

Humanitarian Work Psychology
  • Author : S. C Carr,M. MacLachlan,A. Furnham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 April 2012
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Contextualizing Humanitarian work in history, justice, methods and professional ethics, this book articulates process skills for transformational partnerships between diverse organizations, motivating education, organisational learning and selecting the disaster workforce.

Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Author : Maia Gedde
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 March 2015
GET THIS BOOKWorking in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

This is an indispensable career guide for everyone wanting to work in or already working in the international development and humanitarian emergencies sector. It provides a general introduction and insight into the sector, for those exploring it as a potential career, and offers students up-to-date advice when choosing a course, whether it’s at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Should they study International Development, or will Public Health, Environmental studies or Media get them closer to where they want to get?

The Paradoxes of Aid Work

The Paradoxes of Aid Work
  • Author : Silke Roth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 24 March 2015
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This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement in development cooperation, emergency relief and human rights work and tracing the pathways into and through Aidland, the book addresses working and living conditions in Aidland, gender relations and inequality among aid personnel and what impact

The Idealist's Survival Kit

The Idealist's Survival Kit
  • Author : Alessandra Pigni
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 27 December 2016
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75 brief self-care reflections to help aid workers, activists, and volunteers renew purpose and achieve fulfillment. Heal from over-exhaustion, prevent burnout, and regain your motivation with these short readings from a psychologist who has spent many years in the field working in conflict and disaster areas. Gathered from Alessandra Pigni’s interaction with humanitarian professionals and backed up by cutting–edge research, these concrete tools offer new perspectives and inspiration to anyone whose work is focused on helping others.

Humanitarian Aid Work

Humanitarian Aid Work
  • Author : Carlos Martín Beristain
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 24 September 2008
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He suggests alternative ideas for social reconstruction in such areas as prevention, care of victims, collective memory, respect for human rights, and help for the helpers."

Chasing Misery

Chasing Misery
  • Author : Kelsey Hoppe
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 07 August 2022
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“What motivates any of us to do the work we do? And more importantly does that work make a difference?” This is the question film producer and founder of filmaid.org, Caroline Baron, reflects on when she calls Chasing Misery an “unblinking” account of what it's like to be a woman on the front lines of global humanitarian responses. Twenty-one first person essays and 23 stunning photographs give readers a glimpse into the lives of real women who respond to emergencies—

The Need to Help

The Need to Help
  • Author : Liisa H. Malkki
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 17 August 2015
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In The Need to Help Liisa H. Malkki shifts the focus of the study of humanitarian intervention from aid recipients to aid workers themselves. The anthropological commitment to understand the motivations and desires of these professionals and how they imagine themselves in the world "out there," led Malkki to spend more than a decade interviewing members of the international Finnish Red Cross, as well as observing Finns who volunteered from their homes through gifts of handwork. The need to help,

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International Social Work
  • Author : David Cox,Manohar Pawar
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 04 December 2012
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International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs, Second Edition draws together the practice wisdom emerging within the broad scope of international social work practice and its role in contributing to the international community's efforts in combating the major global social problems of poverty, conflict and postconflict reconstruction, the development of countries and disadvantaged populations, migration and displacement, and the needs of specific populations such as child soldiers and AIDS orphans. Utilizing an integrated perspectives approach incorporating global, human rights, ecological