Our Human Resources teams seek to recruit, retain and support staff in our Swiss Head office and for field programming...

Human Resources

  • Business partner with other department / field line managers
  • Recruiting, selection and candidate review
  • Matching profiles with roles
  • Learning and training
  • Career development
  • Onboarding / Offboarding
  • Payroll
  • Coordination and support for the Medair ROC
  • Responsible for staff care
  • Supporting with administrative aspects
  • HR Projects.. and more
Hear about Human Resources profiles and stories...
Kelly, one of our Human Resources Senior Officers shares about her work, challenges and more

Medair's day-to-day approach

  • Provide clear job descriptions, specifying work objectives and personal experience / competencies
  • Anticipate legalities around nationality
  • Maintain team diversity
  • Advertise – internally and online, on relevant national and international platforms
  • Choose profiles who fit a role and fit roles to the relevant person
  • Integrate new staff (organisation, context, team, projects, role etc.)
  • Develop staff (performance goals, training, career development plan)
  • Support in staff transition

Household visits determine which families are lacking these specific items, and distributions are provided free of charge in Iraq

"So often the only news reports we see coming out of places like DR Congo are about conflict but I have also been struck by the country's natural beauty. The landscape of Nord Kivu, in particular, is marked by lush, green mountains, forests, vast skies, and several lakes! It’s in stark contrast to the footage we tend to see on TV." Marielle, Medair Human Resources Manager in DR Congo

Learning & Development Opportunities at Medair

  • All staff across the organisation have access to Medair’s online learning platform:
    • Here they can self-select learning modules on many different topics as part of their personal and professional development
  • Relevant staff from across Medair are invited to annual sector workshops:
    • for example: Health & Nutrition, WASH, Logistics, and Finance
    • Workshops can include lessons learnt, peer sharing, technical training, and practical role play
  • Other face to face learning opportunities include:
    • a Train the Trainer course, with the aim of improving the quality of training design and delivery
    • Green Belt training in reducing inefficiencies and improving processes
    • an Introduction to Senior Leadership training
  • Other relevant topics for humanitarians include:
    • Humanitarian Project Management
    • Proposal Writing
    • Security and Humanitarian Negotiation

These smiles are the reason we work hard, why we want to learn to do our job better, and to bring hope of a better future! Indeed we hope that young lives like these, in South Sudan, may also one day have “learning and development” opportunities to grow into future leaders in their country…

Sinjar Team, Iraq, ready for distribution

Human Resources profiles sought

Human Resources, Social Services and Administration professionals.

Good to know

Relevant graduate degrees

  • Qualification in relevant subject and / or equivalent hands-on experience in relevant field

Experience required

  • Relevant professional experience in administration / human resources position
  • Previous experience working in a cross-cultural setting, preferably in the HR sector
  • Experience in developing, coaching and supporting other team members, both international and national staff

We love to see candidates who

  • Are comfortable in interacting with local authorities
  • Have good understanding of cross-cultural issues
  • Are competent with administrative tasks
  • Are computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Can prioritise work to meet deadlines. Can solve problems and are good communicators

Non-technical skills that support your application for a role in Medair

  • Organised and structured with good attention to detail
  • Able to make decisions within a consultative and supportive framework
  • Team-players who enjoys working in a team setting
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels
  • Good inter-personal and conflict resolution skills

Human Resources - international vacancies

  1. To work with Medair in the field as an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) you can either apply for a specific Human Resources vacancy below, or
  2. If you can’t find an international field role that matches your profile, you should consider applying directly for a Medair ROC.
  • For successful international field candidates, both of the above application paths will require participation on the Medair ROC. Roles that require attendance at the ROC are indicated by this icon . For more information about the ROC, click here.
  • There are occasionally Human Resources vacancies at our International Headquarters.
  • For Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) vacancies, please check out the opportunities on this page.
 vacancies
Switzerland Global Support Office Human Resources Global Support Office staff
Benefits and HR Administration Team Leader

Lead the Benefits and HR Administration of Medair’s staff. The Team Leader has a heart for people with the skill to organise, and to...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Christian Community Development Officer

Expand Medair’s engagement within the Swiss and international/ex-pat Christian community and churches, so as to increase visibility,...

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Bangladesh Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

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

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Syria 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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Afghanistan Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

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

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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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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 Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
ERT – Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Item Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor, and evaluate the assigned project(s). This involves assessing ES/NFI (Emergency Shelter and Non-Fond Item) needs,...

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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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Switzerland Global Support Office Finance & Grant Management Global Support Office staff
Financial Reporting & Treasury Manager

Manage the totality of country project / programme from 3 aspects: scope, time and cost via a tight collaboration with HCPs, country...

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

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health, nutrition, and protection staff in Syria and to interact...

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Afghanistan 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, ...

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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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*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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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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D.R. Congo Information Technology Services Field - International staff
Information Manager

Support Medair’s information management processes in the DRC. You will be called on to manage data for a variety of sectors, including...

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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 Internship
Internship Marketing

Support Medair’s print fundraising activity in the creation, publishing and reporting on their successive efforts.

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Switzerland Global Support Office Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – June 2020

Medair ROC course

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*All Field Locations Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – March 2020

Medair ROC course

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D.R. Congo Monitoring & Evaluation Field - International staff
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager

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

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

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

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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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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 Senior 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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Afghanistan Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

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

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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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Syria 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 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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Afghanistan 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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Germany Logistics & Supply Chain Affiliate Office staff
Senior Global Logistics Advisor

Enable operational effectiveness in Medair operations. A core member of the QI Department, and in particular the dynamic unit of...

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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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Kenya Human Resources Field - International staff
Talent Development Advisor

As a key player in the HR Specialists Team, the Talent Development Advisor is responsible for shaping and implementing Medair’s Talent...

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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 Project Manager

Play a vital role in community mobilisation as well as in the access to safe water and sanitation for the target population. This...

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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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