Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow

Institute of Inernational Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University

About the organization

The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) prepares current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in times of humanitarian crisis and disaster. Our courses are borne of an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines academic theory with the practical experience of seasoned humanitarian professionals.

We have designed our graduate and non-credit course offerings to be accessible to aid workers of various backgrounds and levels of experience as they continue to work in humanitarian crises around the world. Our undergraduate courses are informed by our extensive experience within the field of humanitarian training and embody the moral ideals and critical analysis of a Fordham University education. In addition to our courses, we publish on a wide range of humanitarian topics and regularly host a number of events in the New York area.


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the HHSF develops and administers the graduate academic programs of the IIHA. The HHSF is a critical member of our New York-based team, working with the Executive Director, Programs Officers, faculty, students, interns, and research fellows on all our work.

The position is grant funded with a duration of 1-2 years, which is renewable.

Essential Functions
-Promotes existing and new programs to external humanitarian partners and potential partners
-Oversees, on a daily basis, the graduate and undergraduate academic programs and their respective curricula
-Mentors and advises graduate and undergraduate students
-Liaises with departments, programs, academic governance bodies, and IIHA-affiliated faculty
-Collaborates with GSAS staff and IIHA staff on all aspects of graduate program support and promotion

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Required Qualifications: Education and Experience
-Advanced degree in any discipline with a specialization in a field related to humanitarian affairs
-Ideally, direct humanitarian experience.
-Interest and knowledge of current international political events and the major players and issues in the humanitarian aid sector

-Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team on concurrent projects
-Ability to effectively multitask and prioritize
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Willingness to undertake occasional travel as needed
-Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

You will be required to submit the following:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Writing Sample #1
Letter of Reference #1
Letter of Reference #2

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