Becoming An International Humanitarian Aid Worker by Chen ReisBecoming An International Humanitarian Aid Worker by Chen Reis

Becoming An International Humanitarian Aid Worker

byChen Reis, Tania Bernath

Paperback | October 21, 2016

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Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Workerdraws 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
    Chen Reis JD, MPH is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Humanitarian Assistance Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses related to humanitarian assistance and advises students seeking to enter humanitarian professions. She was previously a techni...
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    Title:Becoming An International Humanitarian Aid WorkerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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    ISBN - 10:0128043148

    ISBN - 13:9780128043141

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    Table of Contents

    Part I: Background Information

    Chapter 1. International Humanitarian Aid Today

    Chapter 2. Humanitarian Organizations and Jobs

    Chapter 3. The Reality of Working in Humanitarian Aid

    Part II: Preparing to Work in Humanitarian Aid

    Part II. Preparing to Work in Humanitarian Aid

    Chapter 4. Core Competencies in Humanitarian Action: Soft Skills

    Chapter 5. Core Competencies in Humanitarian Action: Hard Skills

    Chapter 6. Experiences

    Chapter 7. Networks

    Part III: Searching for Jobs and What You Need to Know When You Have an Offer

    Chapter 8. Job Search

    Chapter 9. After the Job Offer