Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • Founded1956
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was started by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a way to follow Christ’s example of serving and caring for those in need. Put simply, ADRA improves the lives of people around the world. The agency searches out deprivation, social injustice, and need—then works to eliminate them. ADRA invests in the potential of individuals through advocacy, supporting families, promoting health, providing food and water, establishing livelihoods, and responding to emergencies.    OUR PROGRAMS   Protecting the Vulnerable ADRA is dedicated to protecting the vulnerable all over the world. We protect children who are sold as sex workers, advocate for women who must fight for the opportunity to learn to read, and defend the millions of minorities and others around the world who suffer in silence.   Supporting Families Poverty threatens the wellbeing of families all over the world. ADRA is there for the families and orphans who are without food, shelter, and love. ADRA also seeks to empower children through education, and to give those who missed schooling opportunities a chance for a new beginning.   Promoting Health ADRA is lowering the incidence of horrific diseases by promoting health and wellness. And by improving sanitation and access to clean water, ADRA helps prevent many of the common medical problems that plague communities.   Providing Food and Water By providing food and water and the ability for families to grow their own, ADRA gives people the nutrition they need to not just survive, but to thrive.   Establishing Livelihoods ADRA knows that one of the best ways to boost individuals out of the cycle of poverty is by providing livelihoods. Through microloans and training, ADRA gives men and women the ability to support themselves and their families.   Responding to Emergencies In the wake of emergencies such as famines, floods, or earthquakes there are often thousands of people needing basic necessities. ADRA works to get them back on their feet again by not only responding quickly, but following up with long-term support.

Where is Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)


Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Director for Agriculture & Economic Growth
    United States
  • Emergency Response Coordinator
  • Senior Program Finance Manager
    United States
  • Director of Emergency Management
    United States

Staff at Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • personnel / human resources
  • logistics / supplies
  • performance measurement


  • ec
  • save the children international
  • world bank group
  • goal global


  • united states
  • uganda
  • liberia
  • chad
  • sierra leone


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring
  • United Kingdom
  • ADRA Trans-European Division 119 St. Peter's Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Australia
  • ADRA South Pacific Division P.O. Box 129 Wahroonga
  • Brazil
  • Brasilia
  • ADRA South American Division C. P. 02600 70279-970
  • Russian Federation
  • Moscow
  • ADRA Europe Asia Regional Office #3 Krasnoyarskaya Street
  • Thailand
  • Bangkok
  • ADRA Asia Regional Office Le Chateau Mansion No. 801 55 Ekamai 12th Sukhumvit 63 Road Kongtan, Wattana
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • ADRA Africa Regional Office Private Bag Mbagathi 00503


Contract Awards

Promoting Justice, Access and Quality in Education

Norweigan Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
29 Jan 2018

Emergency Shelter, Essential Relief Items and Protection – ADRA 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
22 Jun 2016

Enhance Mother, Newborn and Child Health in Remote Areas through Health Care & Community Engagement

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
22 Jun 2016

Ukraine Crisis - Protection and Emergency Relief - ADRA Canada 2014

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
20 May 2016

Restoring, Empowering and Protecting (REAP) Livelihoods Post Haiyan

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
29 Apr 2016

Nepal Earthquake - Emergency Response 2015

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
29 Apr 2016