Humanitarian Response Roster - Human Resources Officer

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Medical Teams International

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The HR Officer will provide day-to-day human resources and administrative support on one or more humanitarian programs. Common tasks will include recruitment and onboarding of new international and local staff, adhering to donor regulations and MTI policies and procedures, reporting, and assisting with general HR activities. Your skills in cross cultural human resource management and communication are vital, as your role requires supporting both international and local staff and volunteers. You may also be part of the country management team. The HR Officer will report to the Humanitarian Response Team Leader or Country Director.

Medical Teams International maintains a humanitarian response roster in order to facilitate the rapid response of humanitarian professionals and volunteers to emergencies around the world. Medical Teams International’s humanitarian response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated humanitarian response to the most vulnerable populations during and after a humanitarian emergency. Collaborating with local government agencies and other humanitarian actors, we evaluate the emergency’s impact and coordinate with our humanitarian response roster of trained and experienced humanitarian response personnel to respond within 48 hours. Through partnerships with local health organizations, we provide emergency medical care, transitional health, and community programming for impacted communities, from humanitarian response to development, saving lives and improving quality of care. MTI’s humanitarian response interventions include health, nutrition, and WASH.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop a humanitarian response orientation package for incoming staff and volunteers, ensuring an adequate orientation schedule, as well as living allowance, time sheet and separation check list forms as provided and explained.

Produce and disseminate requests for international and local positions through all available networks.

Work in coordination with MTI HQ to facilitate recruitment of international staff and volunteers, and ensure rapid deployment of personnel.

Collect timesheets for international staff and volunteers, leave requests, and produce leave tracking reports.

Act as the point of contact for HR issues, and ensure that all HR paperwork is promptly submitted to MTI HQ and filed appropriately in country.

Assist Finance Officer in preparation of international and local staff payroll.

Ensure that all locally sourced staff and volunteers have valid contracts.

Provide training to HR staff on human resource and recruitment processes.

Establish HR practices at each field site, and ensure HR personnel are adequately trained and supported.

Committed to the values and principles of MTI.


Relevant university degree and professional registration.

At least three years relevant HR experience.

At least one year of field experience.

Ability to establish and maintain HR tools and frameworks during an emergency.

Proven ability working in insecure or hardship environments.

Experience managing, mentoring, and developing capacity of national personnel.

Demonstrated ability to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.

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  • Disaster Response
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Faith-based Leadership
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources Assistance




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 24-48 hour deployment; 2-5 week duration
  • Additional screening and training required.

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