Profession humanitarian advisor

Humanitarian advisors ensure strategies to reduce the impact of humanitarian crises on a national and/or international level. They provide professional advice and support and this in collaboration with different partners.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Skills

  • Tolerate stress

    Maintain a temperate mental state and effective performance under pressure or adverse circumstances.

  • Identify emerging issues in humanitarian area

    Recognize arising problems and trends in a proactive way on a national, regional or international level in order to respond rapidly.

  • Manage humanitarian aid

    Plan and provide assistance and help in order to respond to humanitarian crises.

  • Provide humanitarian advice

    Seek to establish or improve human welfare by giving advice.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Use communication techniques

    Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.

  • Work in crises areas

    Support people in fragile and conflict affected environments such as in developing countries.

  • Own management skills

    Propose program priorities and strategies and have the ability to organize national and/or international meetings.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

Optional knowledge and skills

show responsibility show intercultural awareness provide leadership observe confidentiality financial management work in an international environment show empathy maintain relationships with government agencies international law train employees maintain relations with local representatives evaluate humanitarian programme proposals