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Help Haiti: Current Relief Job Openings

By Tiziana Cauli16 January 2010

Relief workers are needed to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti sort through the rubble. Aid organizations are faced with a daunting task, and many are seeking short-term volunteers and paid staff.

A university degree, fluency in French and some experience in communications or nonprofit work may be all you need to join the effort.

Washington-based Visions in Action is among the NGOs that is looking for earthquake relief volunteers right now. Successful candidates will be asked to remain in the country for two to four weeks.

Aid workers can check the Devex Jobs site for some of the latest openings in Haiti.

Expertise in water and sanitation and refugee camp management are particularly valued by organizations addressing the Haiti emergency.

CHF International, for instance, is looking for a mid-level expert to address sanitation and water supply in the area.

Paid openings appear to be mostly short-term - three to four weeks maximum - and require immediate deployment.

About the author

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Tiziana Cauli

Tiziana has contributed to Devex News since mid-2008, focusing mainly on Africa as well as the European donor landscape, especially those in Brussels, Rome and Barcelona. Tiziana has worked as a journalist for Reuters and the Associated Press in Johannesburg and at Reuters in Milan and Paris. She is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.


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