10 Humanitarian Organizations Offering Jobs in the Philippines

Philippines Red Cross

Philippines Red Cross was established in 1947 and since then it has become ‘’the premier humanitarian organization in the country, committed to provide quality lifesaving services that protect the life and dignity, especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations’’.

The organization is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Philippines Red Cross provides six major services: national blood services, disaster management services, safety services, health services and Red Cross Youth. The organization’s work is guided by the fundamental principles of the Movement, which include humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

ICRC is an independent humanitarian organization working on ‘’ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence’’. The organization’s work is based on the 1949 Geneva Conventions and promotion of international humanitarian law.

The ICRC has been active in the Philippines since 1959 and it has established a permanent presence in Manila in 1982. Presently, the ICRC’s delegation is based in Makati City with sub-delegations in Mindanao and Luzon-Visayas regions. It focuses its humanitarian activities mainly on isolated areas of the country that have been affected by a long-running armed conflicts. The organization also conducts visits to detention camps and monitors treatment and conditions of detainees.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The IFRC is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, providing assistance to the most vulnerable while being guided by seven humanitarian principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity. Its work focuses on four core areas: promoting humanitarian values, disaster response, disaster preparedness, and health and community care.

The IFRC is comprised of 192 member Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. It’s secretariat is located in Geneva and it has more than 60 delegations around the world.  The IFCR’s Asia Pacific Regional Office supports 38 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It has a country office in the Philippines, which responds to disasters by providing financial and technical support to operations and long-term development programs.

CARE Philippines

CARE is an international humanitarian organization that delivers emergency relief and international development projects in more than 90 countries worldwide supporting around 1.000 poverty-fighting and humanitarian aid projects, and reaching directly over 80 million people and indirectly over 265 million people.

CARE has been working in the Philippines since 1949. It is known for its disaster response, emergency preparedness, livelihoods recovery, and integrated risk management programs. Amongst many, its responses in the Philippines include typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in 2012, Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, Ruby (Hagupit) in 2014, Lando (Koppu) and Koppu (Melor) in 2015, Karen (Sarika), Lawin (Haima), Nina (Nock-ten) in 2016, and the earthquake in Surigao City in 2017. Currently, the organizations is implementing economic development, disaster risk reduction, and urban resilience programs in the Philippines.

Habitat for Humanity Philippines

Habitat for Humanity was established in 1976 and since then it has built, rehabilitated and repaired homes for millions of people in thousands of communities across 70 countries. Globally, the organization has helped more than 6.8 million people to build stability, strength and independence through housing.

Since there are more than 4 million families in the Philippines without a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity reaches to these families and helps them build homes with more affordable living and safer living conditions, which leads them to improved health, financial ability for a better future and stronger childhood development. Habitat for Humanity Philippines has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. So far, the organization has helped over 140.000 in the Philippines.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

As the UN humanitarian organization, UNCEF’s mission is to promote and protect the rights of every child everywhere. By working in some of toughest and most underserved places in the world, UNICEF reaches the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children across 190 countries worldwide and helps the fulfill their potential by defending their rights and saving their lives.

UNICEF Philippines works to promote and protect the rights of every Filipino child. It focuses on those who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged. The organization works with the Philippine government to improve national policies, programs and services for children and adolescents and addressed common barriers to the realization of their rights. UNICEF’s programs in the Philippines include child survival, education, child protection, and social policy and governance.

Oxfam Philippines

Oxfam has been working in the Philippines for over 25 years with a goal to contribute to ‘’the eradication of poverty by supporting women and other vulnerable groups in saving lives and building livelihoods, enhancing their resilience to crises, shocks and stresses, and making their voices heard to hold duty-bearers accountable’’.

The organization works on freeing women and other vulnerable populations from the injustices of poverty and a better future of all Filipinos. Oxfam responds to emergencies with lifesaving aid and supports people in recovering their livelihoods. Every day, Oxfam drives changes by working together with partners in finding both practical and innovative ways to help families lift themselves out of poverty by influencing decisions that affect them.

Save the Children Philippines

 Save the Children is one of the leading independent children’s organization in the world. It has been working in the Philippines for over 30 years with a goal of building a better future for Filipino children. The organization works in four main areas: humanitarian response, health and nutrition, education, and children’s right and protection.

Save the Children provides children with access to quality  education and health services, supports them in times of great need, and protects them from risks and harm. It works closely with the Filipino government to develop policies, plans and budgets to ensure that children, especially those who live in poor communities, can access quality basic services and have their rights protected.

World Vision Philippines

World Vision is a global humanitarian organization dedicated to improving lives of children, their families and communities to overcome poverty. In the Philippines, World Vision is seen an organization that brings people together and helps them build a better future for their children.

Being one of the largest non-profit organization in the Philippines, World Vision helps over 1.5 million Filipino children every year with a vision for every child to live their life in all its fullness. World Vision works in several areas in the Philippines, with a main focus in health and nutrition programs, education, spiritual nurture, livelihood, disaster response and child protection.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM is the leading international organization that promotes orderly and humane migration. It provides advice and services to governments with regard to migration policies and cries, as well as to migrants. IOM promotes international cooperation on migration issues and most importantly, provides humanitarian assistances to displaced people and migrants in need.

IOM opened its office in the Philippines in 1975. The Philippines became and IOM Member State in 1988 and it was among the first Members States in Asia with Manila as one of the first regional IOM offices set up in late 1996. In 2003, IOM established the Manila Administrative Centre to provide the global support in the areas of finance, human resources management, information technology, staff security, project tracking, and health claim processing.




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