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

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

Chasing Chaos

Chasing Chaos
  • Author : Jessica Alexander
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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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.

Aid Worker Voices

Aid Worker Voices
  • Author : Tom Arcaro
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 15 September 2016
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In 2014, a sociologist from Elon University and professional humanitarian teamed up to study the aid industry. Through a census-style online survey that was among the first of its kind, over 1,000 aid and development professionals shared their views and opinions on a wide range of topics related to their experiences as the core of the aid industry's workforce. This book is the analysis of those 1,000+ responses. As the title suggests, this represents the voices of humanitarian aid and development workers around

The Practice of Humanitarian Intervention

The Practice of Humanitarian Intervention
  • Author : Kai Koddenbrock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 August 2015
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This book examines the practices in Western and local spheres of humanitarian intervention, and shows how the divide between these spheres helps to perpetuate Western involvement. Using the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a case study – an object of Western intervention since colonial times – this book scrutinizes the contemporary practice of humanitarian intervention from the inside. It seeks to expose how humanitarian aid and peacekeeping works, what obstacles they encounter and how they manage to retain their legitimacy. By

Necessary Risks

Necessary Risks
  • Author : Abby Stoddard
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 02 January 2020
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Attacks on humanitarian aid operations are both a symptom and a weapon of modern warfare, and as armed groups increasingly target aid workers for violence, relief operations are curtailed in places where civilians are most in need. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the challenges to humanitarian action in warzones, the risk management and negotiation strategies that hold the most promise for aid organizations, and an ethical framework from which to tackle the problem. By combining rigorous research findings

Safety and Security for National Humanitarian Workers

Safety and Security for National Humanitarian Workers
  • Author : United Nations,Abby Stoddard,Adele Harmer,Katherine Haver
  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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National aid workers constitute the majority of aid staff in the field - upwards of 90 per cent for most international NGOs - and undertake the bulk of the work in assisting people in need. Although the statistics show that international (expatriate) aid workers have a higher per capita rate as victims of violent attacks, national staffers, because of their higher numbers and greater exposure in frontline field positions, comprise the vast majority of victims every year. Despite overall improvements in

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 Work Psychology

Humanitarian Work Psychology
  • Author : Stuart C. Carr,Adrian Furnham,Malcolm MacLachlan
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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.

Sharing the Front Line and the Back Hills

Sharing the Front Line and the Back Hills
  • Author : Yael Danieli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 October 2018
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"Sharing the Front Line and the Back Hills" points to a crisis facing international institutions and the media who seek to alleviate and report human suffering throughout the world. The goals of the editor are to tell the story of thousands of individuals dedicated to helping others; and to integrate issues of protection and care into all levels of planning, implementing and evaluating international intervention and action. The book identifies approaches that have proven useful and explores and suggests future

The Selfish Altruist

The Selfish Altruist
  • Author : Tony Vaux,Anthony Vaux
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has to convert emotional responses into practical action and difficult choices - whom to help and how. Their own

Australia's Foreign Aid Dilemma

Australia's Foreign Aid Dilemma
  • Author : Jack Corbett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 16 March 2017
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The Australian aid program faces a fundamental dilemma: how, in the absence of deep popular support, should it generate the political legitimacy required to safeguard its budget and administering institution? Australia’s Foreign Aid Dilemma tells the story of the actors who have grappled with this question over 40 years. It draws on extensive interviews and archival material to uncover how 'court politics' shapes both aid policy and administration. The lesson for scholars and practitioners is that any holistic understanding of

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide
  • Author : Tom Bamforth
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Release : 01 June 2019
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Vanuatu. The Cook Islands. Fiji. The names evoke white-sand beaches, swaying palms and lazy holidays. But in reality, these idyllic places are tropical maelstroms of global realpolitik, caught between the world’s superpowers, former colonial masters and tin-pot despots. Collectively the Pacific nations, which form one third of the globe’s surface area, are one of the most strategically important regions in the world – for military might, for energy security and geopolitical borders. Even more importantly,

Dead Aid

Dead Aid
  • Author : Dambisa Moyo
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 17 March 2009
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In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse. In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of

The Globalization of Foreign Aid

The Globalization of Foreign Aid
  • Author : Liam Swiss
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 December 2017
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Why do aid agencies from wealthy donor countries with diverse domestic political and economic contexts arrive at very similar positions on a wide array of aid policies and priorities? This book suggests that this homogenization of policy represents the effects of common processes of globalization manifest in the aid sector. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative analysis of policy adoption, the book argues that we need to examine macro-level globalizing influences at the same time as understanding the micro-level social