Globaldev careers: The HR manager

Luca Nicodemo, team lead for the HR emergency task force at WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean regional office in Cairo. Photo by: Luca Nicodemo

BARCELONA — The role of human resources in the global development and humanitarian sector has changed significantly over the years — from a job focused on administration and payroll to one that supports the capacity of front-line humanitarian teams.

With greater competition for talent globally, demand for learning and development opportunities, and staff members increasingly on the move, HR plays an important role in supporting organizations’ work, said Luca Nicodemo, who leads the HR emergency task force for the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean regional office in Cairo.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.