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International aid officer

What is it like being an International aid officer?

International aid officers work with people across the world, often in developing countries or locations experiencing an acute humanitarian crisis. They help provide essential services to those at their time of great need. They work in often difficult situations when it comes to living conditions, safety and political unrest. But they can assist in bringing essential services to those in the greatest need.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for welfare support workers. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Study, August 2015.

Is it right for me? 

International aid officers will have a desire to help those often in need of assistance the most. You will have a strong sense of social justice and care deeply about the living conditions of others. You may also display the following attributes:

  • Ability to empathise with others
  • Strong sense of community
  • Caring
  • Aware of and interested in other cultures
  • Resilient and determined
  • Good communications skills

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