International Programs Officer

Relief International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 22

Position description

The IP Officer works with the Humanitarian Director and IP Manager and the three regional teams (Asia, Africa, and the Middle East) to support specific initiatives related to Program Management, Humanitarian, and Program Quality.

The IP Officer also takes the lead in organizing special events, assisting with meetings, writing summaries, and providing general project management and administrative support.

About the Organization

About RI:

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 17 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.


This position will require a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.


  • Three to five years of experience with program management.
  • Master's Degree or its international equivalent in international development, or related field.  Bachelors degree and additional experience in place of education will be considered as well.
  • International or Domestic (US) Program Management & Humanitarian experience preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
  • Demonstrated research, writing and editing experience.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and event-management skills.
  • Strong and demonstrated program/project management ability.
  • Fluency in a foreign language relevant to RI work preferred.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to travel up to 25-50%, and to fragile environments, if and when required.
  • Ability to solve problems and implements corrective action as needed.
  • Ability to prepare reports and provide information to management in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner with diverse clients and staff.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

RI Values: 

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

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