Who are we looking to recruit internationally for the field?

Experienced Relief Workers
Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience

New Relief Workers
Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience

"I suppose you would call it compassion – which is from the Latin ‘to suffer with’ – it’s not simply a feeling, it’s a force that compels you to do something to ease the burden of another." Sarah, Health Project Manager, Iraq

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Sarah, Health PM, meets the new community health volunteer joining the mobile medical team on Sinjar mountain, in Iraq.

Profiles common to all Internationally Recruited Staff

  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise and overseas intercultural work experience
  • Fully committed to the Medair values
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking field programmes
  • Strong character, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit
  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
The benefits package depends on your humanitarian experience.

Benefits common to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS):

  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters and in-country
  • Security training for those going to insecure environments
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • Annual leave
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing
  • Disability insurance

Additional benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (ERW)

  • Salaries based on the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder
  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings
  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (NRW)

  • Allowance of USD 300 per month
  • As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based on the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, and other Experienced Relief Worker benefits

How to find an international field vacancy that best matches your profile?

To work with Medair in the field as an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)
you can either apply for a specific vacancy below, or for a Medair ROC.

For successful candidates, both application paths will require participation on the Medair ROC – as indicated by this icon .

For more information about the ROC, click here.

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D.R. Congo Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Area Logistics Officer

Supports programs and the base by overseeing all logistics activities that are linked to the grant and/or geographical area. Concretely,...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Community Engagement Manager

Support the Medair emergency response team to manage and support the community engagement activities part of Medair’s interventions in...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

Oversee all programme and support activities in-country. Represent Medair in all issues relating to the country programme, the Country...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
Cyber Security Engineer

The purpose of the Cyber Security Engineer role is to monitor security systems, analyse data/logs and detect security incidents. Further,...

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Iraq Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Manage the development and implementation of the support functions to facilitate the implementation of the country programme strategy. ...

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Syria Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of the operational aspects of implementation, including programme and support. The DCD...

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South Sudan Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Manage all aspects of the implementation and development of the programme and support functions to facilitate the implementation of the...

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South Sudan Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Deputy Logistics Manager

Support the provision of logistical support to the programme and oversees all the logistical improvements functions in the country...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Deputy Medical Advisor

Support the Medical Advisor and to speed up proposals, having reviewed and updated SOPs, log frames, budgets and so on for the sector.

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D.R. Congo Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Ebola Response Coordination Liaison Officer

Support the Medair emergency response team to more efficiently and effectively coordinate with the various stakeholders, but most...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Emergency Response – Ebola Technical Coordinator

Lead, monitor and evaluate Medair’s Ebola response in DRC, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the...

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
Emergency Response WASH Coordinator

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned Ebola WASH projects, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
ERT – Health Manager

Manage, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), in close collaboration with the Health PM and HM (strategic interventions),...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
ERT – Health Manager

Work as part of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) to achieve the overall goal of reducing excess morbidity and mortality in South Sudan...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
ERT – Medical Manager

Provide technical and managerial support to ensure implementation of quality medical services within the health and nutrition...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
ERT – Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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South Sudan Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
ERT WASH Manager

Provide leadership for Emergency Response Team (ERT) field sites and staff, including planning and conducting WASH assessments and...

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Lebanon Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Finance Manager

Oversee the financial activities and financial reporting for the programme. Responsibility for the accounting functions required to...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Finance & Grant Management Global Support Office staff
Finance Programmes Officer

Responsible for providing financial support to a Country Programme assigned to his/her care. Contribute to the development of Country...

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D.R. Congo Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Grants Manager

Following the growth of the country programme, there is high need for some meta-analyses and extra financial support-in country. Hence...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health staff. Responsible to develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the...

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Iraq Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the health field teams and to other multi-sector staff across different project sites as...

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Somalia Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health and Nutrition Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health and nutrition staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the...

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Lebanon Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
Health and Nutrition Knowledge, Practices and Coverage Survey 2019

The objective of the survey is to collection data on key health and nutrition related indicators at the household level, including the...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Manager

Manage, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), in close collaboration with the Health PM, effectively managing and...

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Iraq Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Manager

Implement quality health services and contribute to the achievement of proposal objectives within the planned timescale and budget. Build...

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Iraq Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s). This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in...

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*All Field Locations Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager, Generic

Manage the health project in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget laid down in the current proposal and meet Medair quality...

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D.R. Congo Human Resources Field - International staff
Human Resources Manager

Manage all in-country aspects of human resources for the programme with a particular focus on nationally recruited staff, on a day-to-day...

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D.R. Congo Human Resources Field - International staff
Human Resources Officer

Support many of the HR activities of the programme with a particular focus on nationally recruited staff. On a day-to-day basis the HR...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Human Resources Global Support Office staff
Human Resources Partner

Provide strategic and operational support to managers and employees during the Employee Life Cycle from joining to leaving Medair....

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Internship
Internship – ICT Helpdesk

Ensure functionality of end user helpdesk within ICT team including tickets prioritization and resolution within requested timeframe....

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Germany Communications, Fundraising & Media Internship
Internship – Marketing & Relationships – Generic

For our office in Cologne, we propose a 3 month internship with a focus on Marketing & Communication.

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Lead Major Donor Engagement

In collaboration with the Swiss German Office team, develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and...

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Iraq Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Logistics Manager

Oversee the provision of the logistical support for the programme. Is responsible for ensuring an effective supply chain is in place at...

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Lebanon Program / Project Management Field - International staff
MEAL Project Manager

In supporting the provision of timely and appropriate health and shelter assistance for Syrian refugee and vulnerable Lebanese, the MEAL...

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*All Field Locations Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – December 2019

Medair ROC course

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*All Field Locations Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – September 2019

Medair ROC course

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Advisor

Working as an important member of a diverse team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable with practical and compassionate...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Manager

Assist and supervise the direct implementation of CMAM nutrition programming which includes screening, clinical management of...

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*All Field Locations Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Manager, Generic

Assist and supervise the direct implementation of nutrition programme, which includes screening, clinical management of severe and...

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Afghanistan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Technical Manager

Improve the overall nutrition situation of the target population. This involves implementing quality nutrition services and contributing...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Philanthropy Officer

Develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and increasing visibility, in collaboration with the Swiss...

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Syria Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager, Communications Officer

Coordinate and facilitate the programme teams to prepare proposals, reports, and communications resources for submission to institutional...

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South Sudan Senior Management Field - International staff
Programme Support Manager

The Programme Support Manager (PRSM) is key to the efficient and effective running of the country programme. This roving, varied and...

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Afghanistan Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Programme Support Manager

Coordinate and manage the main support functions including general administration, base management, finance, human resources, logistics...

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Iraq Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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Lebanon Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Zahle programme and oversight of Medair projects and activities. The PC collaborates...

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D.R. Congo Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Coordinate and manage the main support functions including general administration, base management, finance, human resources, logistics...

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Iraq Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Coordinate and manage the main support functions including general administration, base management, finance, human resources, logistics...

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South Sudan Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Support many activities related to the programme, base and support. On a day-to-day basis the Programme Support Manager (PSM) carries out...

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D.R. Congo Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Officer

Play an important role in overseeing the running of a Medair base. On a day-to-day basis, the Project Support Officer is involved in a...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
Salesforce Analyst

Develop Salesforce as a platform (CRM and marketing automation) for the Engagement and Global Comms Departments. In collaboration with...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Global Support Office staff
Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor

Offer strategic and technical advice to headquarters and the field, as well as training and coaching to Medair field health and nutrition...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
Senior Information & Communication Technology Specialist

Provide strategic direction for Medair’s future infrastructure needs. The role leads the implementation of infrastructure projects, and...

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South Sudan Monitoring & Evaluation Field - International staff
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Work to ensure that monitoring, evaluation and learning systems are consistently integrated and implemented throughout Medair’s programme...

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Iraq Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
Shelter – WASH Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). This involves assessing WASH needs, designing projects, writing...

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Iraq Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to field management and shelter staff. On a day-to-day basis this involves developing, leading,...

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Lebanon Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter and Distribution Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned shelter and distribution projects. The Shelter and Distribution Project Manager will...

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*All Field Locations Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter Project Manager, Generic

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned shelter project(s), assessing shelter needs, designing projects, writing proposals,...

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South Sudan Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH & BCC Coordinator

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) projects. Assess WASH & BCC needs, design...

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South Sudan Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Advisor

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the WASH components of the country programme; to provide capacity building for national and...

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH and Infrastructure Project Manager

Manage the assigned WASH and infrastructure project(s) in line with the objectives, budget and timeframe laid down in the proposal(s)....

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and...

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*All Field Locations Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Project Manager, Generic

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and...

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