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Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker by Tania Bernath, Chen Reis

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Chapter 9

After the Job Offer

Abstract

This chapter begins with identifying what you should know about the organizational policies and the working environment before accepting a job offer for a field position with a humanitarian organization. It includes discussion of security arrangements in the field, support for mental health, policies on sexual harassment and abuse, and salary. It discusses what you should consider once you accept a job offer and go to the field including your health, food, and living arrangements. It provides suggestions for how to deal with challenges identified in Chapter 3, The Reality of Working in Humanitarian Aid. It discusses self-care to prevent burnout, including exercise, taking time off, and sleeping, and also identifies ...

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