Shaping the future: Our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response.

A global organisation that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation..
Our purpose is clear: we work in partnership with a global community of humanitarian actors, researchers and innovators to improve the quality of humanitarian action and deliver better outcomes for people affected by crises.
We empower the humanitarian community. Find out how we can support you...
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Want to create positive change?

At Elrha, you will.

We’re a global organisation, working to find solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support work that goes on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis.

We’re hybrid – we’re based in offices in London and Cardiff, or from home, but our roles have a global reach. As an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, we work closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

Are we a good match?

Do you believe in the same things we do?
  • That outcomes for people affected by crises need to improve.
  • That people have a right to quality humanitarian action, informed by robust evidence.
  • That research and innovation should always be undertaken within a responsible and ethical framework.
  • That evidence must be made widely available and accessible in order to achieve the greatest possible impact.
  • That collaboration and partnership, including with people affected by crises, improves the quality, impact and uptake of research and innovation.
  • That creativity, exploration, and informed risk-taking is crucial to learning and bringing about change.
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Do you want to be part of our strong workplace culture?

We think that work should be an inspiring place to be. You’ll be expected to give your role your all, with energy and dedication and you’ll be encouraged and supported at every turn. We’ll give you the freedom to run with new ideas. We’ll collaborate. We’ll congratulate. We promise you’ll develop your skills along the way.

We’ll want you to be at the top of your game. You can expect to have access to a range of professional development opportunities that will encourage you to grow and thrive in your role. You’ll come on some inspiring away-days, where your input into strategic decisions will count, and where you can let your hair down with colleagues. Depending on the role, it’s quite possible that you’ll experience some international travel too.

Are you inspired by our core offering?
  • Flexible working to meet various lifestyle needs
  • Competitive salaries within the not-for-profit sector
  • Good work/life balance
  • Supportive and open culture
  • 25+ days of annual leave – increasing with length of employment
  • Matched pension scheme starting at 5%
  • Family-friendly benefits – enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay, as well as childcare vouchers
  • A tailored approach to learning and professional development
Our anti-racism commitment

We stand in solidarity with black communities and people of colour, and are committed to being an anti-racist organisation. This involves an honest examination of how our work reinforces existing inequality, and proactively working with others to address structural and systemic racism in our sector. We are not yet where we need to be. But we have developed a set of strategic commitments to anti-racism and are working on a detailed action plan to realise these as an organisational priority.

We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable people in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children and vulnerable people are recruited to work for us. Our posts are subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

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