What skills are needed in humanitarian agencies now operating in Europe?

Staff stock medicine supplies in a room at a primary health care center for Yazidis refugees in Sirnak, Turkey. Given the exceptional circumstances of the refugee arrivals within the EU, what are the most needed skills aid agencies’ recruiters are seeking? Photo by: Caroline Gluck / EU / ECHO / CC BY-NC-ND

Following the unprecedented increase in the number of refugees arriving in Europe, humanitarian aid agencies are ramping up efforts to meet basic needs.

Expanding their teams now means adapting and coordinating recruitment in a new territory — the European Union — as well being more creative than ever in recruitment strategies to work around tight funding.

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    Helen Morgan

    Helen Morgan is an Associate Editor at Devex. She has a background in human rights, radio and journalism, and has written for a variety of international publications while living and working in Buenos Aires, New York and Shanghai. She is now based in Barcelona and supports editorial content on campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. She is currently studying a master's degree in contemporary migration.