Relief International Employee Reviews about "humanitarian"

Updated 23 Mar 2020

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3.6
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26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, everyone is eager to learn and contribute to the mission(in 4 reviews)

  • "RI is a great place to break into the humanitarian sector, you learn a ton and it prepares you well for your future career(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very little opportunity for US based staff to travel to field offices(in 4 reviews)

  • "That's why there is a high turnover rate(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Not Trustable"

    2.0
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    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Relief International for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Few advantages compared to other NGOs. Good personal insurance.

    Cons

    Incompetent leaders at regional or HQ level. Not interested in the humanitarian aid but just to ensure it's own survival.

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  2. "Senior Operations Manager"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Senior Operations Manager in Khartoum
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Relief International for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good history in humanitarian work world wide, supportive attitude from HQ team

    Cons

    comparable with announced objectives, a weak capacities at the fields level to run effectively the well established system

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Had a lot of promise but......"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Relief International full-time

    Pros

    The most dedicated humanitarian staff I have met in the field, trying to count every penny to help those that have been affected by whatever tragedy they may have faced. Some paying out of their own pocket to make things easier.

    Cons

    Limited funding Field staff benefits are atrocious, especially in conflict areas. (R&R, relocation, etc are a joke) accounting system is a mess and they do not have any idea how to recover cost, which impacts the organization. In some instances, recruiting seems non-competitive, favoring old boys network Field staff are not appreciated and not understood.

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  4. "Sr. Admin & IT Officer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rangoon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Humanitarian organization, Safety working environment, Great Team Work, Strong Management Team and excellent policy and procedure

    Cons

    Slow response in some emergency response, top level approval needed

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow and break into the industry"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Relief International full-time

    Pros

    RI is a great place to break into the humanitarian sector, you learn a ton and it prepares you well for your future career. They hire a lot from within especially with interns. The staff are kind, hard-working, and dedicated. With the new CEO, there is tons of potential and a bright future for the years ahead.

    Cons

    Staff need more opportunities to travel to the field to see the programs first hand.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Growing, tons of potential"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    RI spent 2013 and early 2014 doing some soul searching, with a very inclusive process soliciting information from all staff worldwide, which culminated in both the strategic plan and an excellent new CEO. They were always open to innovative ideas, they trust their employees and they hire good people. Their SMT is excellent and there is a concerted, whole organization supported push for program quality and learning.

    Cons

    Because of the competitive landscape of humanitarian response - funding is difficult. RI has to work twice as hard to win opportunities for funding to provide essential humanitarian services around the world. They need an infusion of cash from a private donor to start funding emergency response.

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