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Humanitarian Program Manager

Humanitarian Program Manager

Humanitarian Program Manager


Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Human Geography 

Overview: Humanitarian programs work to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering. These roles generally see you assigned to a specific country or geographic region, managing new and existing programs in operation in that area. Duties Include: Carrying out analysis of humanitarian situation of your country of operationProviding accurate information and analysis for implementing development programmingProducing risk analyses for staff working on programs and ensuring staff safety and security protocols are maintainedManaging programs in the fieldDeveloping and managing project objectivesManaging large budgets – project budgets in development can run into the tens of millionsRecruiting local staffWriting reports and accountsEnsuring all work is sensitive to local community and gender issuesWorking with the UN to develop a succession planMany roles in this sector are available through non-governmental organizations and charities. 

Geographers at work: Human Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Human Geography, Regional Geography, World Geography, Qualitative Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Cultural Geography 

Skills: Cultural Geography, International Relations, Finance 

Occupation Group: Disaster Relief & Community and Social Services

Learn more about Humanitarian Program Manager from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/disaster-relief-careers.htm?view_full


Written by Christopher Hinojosa