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Updated 24 Sep 2016

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  1. "Okay, but could have been much better"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Relief International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Work alongside some really dedicated, capable and interesting people - Appears to be a good internal online training scheme - Global and regional offices can be really supportive, if country management bothered to introduce you properly and explain their role - Left to get on with job with minimal interference most of the time - Benefits package was generally one of the better ones compared to other NGOs in town....

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    Cons

    - Contract was terminated early when funding ran out, despite repeatedly voicing the need to secure alternative funding to country management for almost 5 months. - Poor internet in field location limited ability to access training resources, emails, and everything that would make your job a lot smoother. - Internal financial systems were a nightmare to deal with: was expected to know exactly how much money had been...

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    Advice to Management

    - Consult and listen to your technical staff and program managers: they know their programs and the context best. - Stop chasing donor money for the prestige, and focus on what the actual needs are, how they can be addressed - Invest in staff who show potential and don't penalise initiative. - Financial systems are simply not working in their current state

    Relief International2016-02-26
  2. Helpful (2)

    ""On right track but need a lot more professionalism & commitment from the leadership""

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Africa, MO
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relief International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Field staff quite committed. Emergency response is yielding results. Regionalization is a positive step. Centers of excellence is a positive step to increase focus & quality. Grant fund raising is on the rise.

    Cons

    Country leadership lacks accountability leading to nepotism & loss of resources. Human resources management needs serious improvement in accountability, fairness & transparency in recruitment & performance review. Finance system is weak in control & compliance. Management line specifically finance & staff are blurred & abused. Communication protocol often personalized. Funds is considered as only measure of success for...

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    Advice to Management

    Hold country & regional leaders through a transparent and two way performance based measurement beyond funds raised. Recruitment should be more transparent & must follow standard procedures. Finance systems & procedures to be made more dynamic to ensure compliance & accountability of resources. Improve critical & strategic thinking among leaders. Coordination between all the layers of management & implementation staff....

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    Relief International2016-09-24
  3. "A dynamic organization where you can create, innovate and learn!"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Abū Jubayhah
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    I worked at Relief International

    Pros

    The environment in RI is very supportive to create, innovate and learn as long as employee’s contribution supports the achievement of organizational mission and satisfy door interests. The leadership at various ladders is very much supportive in order employees impart their skill, knowledge and other important characteristics that support innovation, creativity and learning is a central element of program design, implementation...

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    Cons

    Due to the overwhelming competitive landscape and fluidity of donor funding priorities, there are critical funding problems that hinder the smooth continuation of the country program.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management should spend more time on how to ensure long term financial stability and maintain organizational health. More networking and close relationship has to be cultivated with donors throughout the country programs around the world. It is through such relationship with donors that RI becomes connected with potential funding. The deeper the relationship, the stronger that connection, and the more likely...

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    Relief International2014-12-10
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