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Helping you find the right humanitarian

By KathrynLee
Tags: jobs

More than 1,400 humanitarian organizations have used ReliefWeb’s job section to reach out and find the right candidates. In 2014 humanitarian organizations advertised over 26,500 jobs on ReliefWeb to approximately almost 5 million visitors. Finding the right candidates at the right time, however, can be a challenge, so to help humanitarian recruiters we’ve made some improvements to our jobs posting system.

New! “Job location” options

In recent years, the way humanitarians work has changed significantly. Whether it is in the field, office, home or constantly travelling, more employers are offering flexible working arrangements that adapt to the ever changing mode of humanitarian work. Remote work, rostered or contract positions are becoming more common in the humanitarian jobs landscape. To keep up with this increasing trend, we have introduced a new feature that allows recruiters to select a “Unspecified / Remote / Roster” as a job location option in order to easily categorize these types of roles. This new option will help job seekers more easily find job opportunities that fit their lifestyles.

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How to use our new "job location" options when submitting jobs

If the job you are posting does not have a fixed location such as home-based, remote location, roster, roving (field deployments) or where the duty station is yet to be determined, you can now select "Unspecified". This will group these types of jobs under one category. Once you have selected this option, you can no longer choose a country and city.

For jobs that have a specific duty station, you will need to select the country where the job is located and if applicable, enter a city.

We strongly encourage recruiters to include as much information as possible in the "job description" section. Specific job location information may be a crucial deciding factor for interested candidates as well as ensure that you find the right candidate.

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If you choose the unspecified option, the job will be categorized in the “Unspecified / Remote / Roster” group under the “Job Location” filter. When potential candidates are searching for these types of roles, they will easily find them with this filter option.

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Use the right details to attract the right candidates

Title

This is one of the most important elements of the job post. The title is what grabs job seekers’ attention and makes them want to find out more about the job. Your job vacancy title should be short, clear, concise and define the main function of the job. We also encourage using keywords, common job titles and significant specific requirements such as essential skills - e.g. Finance Officer, Fluent in French, DRC National. It is not necessary to include the location of the job in the title as the system automatically displays this information in the title once published. We have added this guidance right on the title field in the input form.

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Years of experience

We have added descriptions to clarify what these terms mean. Selecting the right range can be extremely useful in attracting candidates with the requisite level of experience - from entry level (0-2 years), mid-level (3-4 years), senior level (5-9 years) to executive level (10 years and above).

Job description

While we encourage you to include a full description of the job vacancy, it is important to keep it concise and only include details that describe the key aspects of the job vacancy - duties and responsibilities, required skills, experience and education. The application instructions should be located in the "how to apply" section.

We hope that these improvements and tips help you to more easily post jobs and find the right candidate for the role you are trying to fill. We’d love to know what do you think of these new features. Feel free to share with us your thoughts by either posting a comment below or sending us a message.