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We have recently added a Career Centre service that will offer entry level Humanitarian workers assistance to find their first aid or development job. Writing a cover letter or resume is never easy nor is it preparing for your first interview. At workforce we have humanitarian experts there to help you on your way. Don’t struggle on your own looking for a job in the Humanitarian Sector.
Workforce Humanity has just come out with a list of top recognized training’s and courses for International aid and Development workers in; Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, Water and Sanitation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Logistics and Security. These training’s vary from online to in the classroom some requiring payments while others are free.
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How do you gain the edge in the humanitarian sector and make yourself at the top of the employment list? Language skills is one way to do this, if you can speak French, English and Spanish you will open a world of opportunities. A new partnership has emerged where we offer a french learning internship program, half of the day is spent working in international development and the other half of the day learning french.
A detailed look into how the Humanitarian Internship Program is run so that entry level Humanitarian workers can gain experience and learn how to become quality field staff.
Writing a cover letter for a job in the humanitarian sector is just about breaking down the job description and imputing your experience into the outlined needs. Cover letters should be targeted and no more than one page. They should be professional in manner. For some highlights on how to write a cover letter for the Humanitarian Sector look at our latest article.
Professionalization of the humanitarian sector starts with each individual and how they develop into Humanitarians. Many students fall into the generalist gap where they do not pre-plan their career path into the humanitarian sector so that they can find their first paid Humanitarian Job. Workforce Humanity has developed a guide that goes through the career options in the sector and the different paths humanitarian workers can take to get into them.
The competition of getting a Humanitarian job in either development or aid work is increasing and easily enables a C.V. to be thrown away if the individual does not have a Masters, however which Masters will help entry level humanitarians get their first job. Workforce Humanity takes a look at different Masters programs that can be effective in getting a job in the Humanitarian sector and some recommendations on different programs to consider.
What skills are necessary to be an International Development worker and how to portray those on your C.V. What experience do you really need to have to get your first paid job in International Development work.