Webinar: Becoming an international humanitarian aid worker

An excerpt of the webinar “Becoming an international humanitarian aid worker.” Career account members can watch the full recording below.

As millions of civilians across the globe continue to flee armed conflicts, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change, skilled humanitarian professionals are as important as ever in alleviating human suffering. The challenges faced by these humanitarian aid workers have changed over the years and so too has the way in which careers in this sector begin and evolve.

In this exclusive Devex webinar, veteran humanitarian aid workers Chen Reis and Tania Bernath discuss their recently released book “Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker” which looks at the changes and challenges impacting careers in the humanitarian aid sector. The authors share key findings from their extensive research with aid workers and employers alike, and tips from their years working in the field.

About the author

  • 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.