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Humanitarian Careers Workshop


Humanitarian Careers Workshop

Do you want to work in the humanitarian sector, but don’t know where to start? Are you applying for jobs but lack the specific skills details in the job description? Do you want personalised advice on your CV and future applications?

At just £50 a day for Individuals and £100 a day for organisations, Are you Ready for Humanitarian Relief Work? is a low cost, fun introduction to the best the sector can offer! If you would like to book any of the days individually please contact

Day 1: Meet the Experts

Learn more about the realities of relief work through presentations and conversations with returned relief workers and thematic experts from Shelter, WASH, Education, Protection, Security, Health and Logistics.

By the end of the day you will be able to:

  • Identify different sectors of work within the humanitarian sector
  • Describe the kind of roles that exist in some of these sectors
  • Describe the responsibilities involved
  • Identify the skills required for these roles
  • Recognise the challenges and rewards common in roles in these sectors of work

Day 2: CV Workshops and One to Ones

  • What agencies want
  • CVs for the Humanitarian sector
  • One to one time with an HR professional

By the end of the day you will be able to:

  • List some of the key skills and competencies that are useful for working in emergencies
  • Describe ways to “sell” your own knowledge and experience
  • Identify the kind of role you are seeking
  • Tailor your CV to humanitarian sector recruitment
  • Respond to one to one advice from an HR professional in the humanitarian sector

Day 3: Writing applications and interview skills

  • Writing effective applications
  • Sample job descriptions
  • Interview practise

By the end of the day you will be able to:

  • Write an effective application for entry-level roles in the humanitarian sector
  • Identify likely interview questions based on job descriptions
  • Practise your own interview technique
  • Reflect on your current position and identify actions to take

Course structure:

Registration each day is from 08.45, with each course starting at 09.00 and concluding by 17.00. The day is broken up into 4 or more sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

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RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
3 days
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