Field Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) profiles

Field Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) profiles
Interested in a rewarding humanitarian career with Medair

So you want to work in a humanitarian relief role with Medair?

See if your profile and experience match what we’re looking for.

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers)
  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers)


  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise
  • Overseas intercultural work experience


  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, international team members, and external contacts


  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking field programmes

Personal qualities

  • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit


  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Discover the benefits packages for Medair IRS field roles here  

So you have a matching profile? What is the best application route for you?

  1. If you see a position that closely matches your profile, then we recommend you  

apply for a Medair field vacancy

  1. If you are new to relief work or you cannot see a job that matches your profile exactly, we recommend you

apply for a Medair ROC.

Regardless of how you apply, all prospective Internationally Recruited staff are required to successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Medair ROC information, dates and related costs can be found here.

Please take a look at our FAQ if you have any further questions.

If you are interested in joining our Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) in the field, please click here.

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Our Commitment

    Medair serves all vulnerable people with humanitarian aid on the basis of need alone, regardless of race, creed, or nationality, with equal respect for their culture and customs.