Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
Inspired by the energetic movement against racism in the US and around the world, RI will seize the moment to learn and make sure our impact on the world is squarely aligned with justice. This consultancy will support focused conversations on race with about 65 employees based in North America and Europe and translate their insight into a roadmap that delivers change.
The consultant will work with the staff council, to identify where we can improve our learning and processes across all of our departments and experiences to eliminate or reduce any racism, bias or inequity.
Scope of Work / Deliverables.
1- Conduct facilitated discussions with North American and European (NA/EU) staff on racism and bias. We anticipate that different sessions will be needed to accommodate different times zones.
· Outcomes include: Written assessment of noted areas in need of improvement gleaned from discussions.
2- Provide training (to address identified and emergent needs related to improving organizational culture around racism). The consultant will hold a sufficient number of training sessions so that at least 80% of the NA/EU staff (or about 54 staff) can attend.
· Outcomes include: Racism Training delivered, and training materials shared.
3- The consultant will have conversations with senior leadership and managers about best practices for identifying, reducing or eliminating racism and bias in their teams and becoming an anti-racist organization.
· Outcomes include: Work with a newly created staff council on anti-racism to design a roadmap for addressing racism within the organization.
Qualifications & requirements.
· A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with NGO organizations to understand racism / bias.
· A minimum of 5 years’ teaching / training experience.
· Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and listening skills;
· Ability to facilitate discussions and training via web-based platform (Zoom, Skype, WebEx etc…) & across time zones in France, UK, and US East & West Coasts.
· Cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Relief International's Values.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
- Transparency and accountability
- Agility and innovation
Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore may withdraw the position for the job board closing date.
Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Note to external agencies, we will not be accepting CVs from third parties.
Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
All staff and consultants are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Relief International is committed to diversity and gender equality, we strongly encourage applicants from the global south and female candidates to apply.