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Do you have what it takes to be an Aid Worker? 30 questions to ask yourself.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017
by Humanitarian Institute

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Working and living conditions in the field vary considerably from deployment to deployment - tents in South Sudan to a sweet apartment in Hanoi.

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Humanitarian Jobs Vault

Friday, Dec 08, 2017
by Cory Steinhauer


With humanitarian employment opportunities growing at 6% per year - it's a great time to explore your career pathways... but where do you start?

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8 Tips For A Career In The Humanitarian Aid Sector

Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
by Cory Steinhauer

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But most of us have thought about it - buoyed by a news story or NGO marketing campaign we ask “isn’t there more I can do?” The good news is...

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Summer 2018 Course Announcement

Friday, Dec 01, 2017
by Humanitarian Institute

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SYDNEY, NSW (December, 2017): Humanitarian Institute has announced the dates of its Certificate in Humanitarian Foundation Summer programs. The Certificate is an intensive experience facilitated across Australian and New Zealand cities.

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