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Supporting purpose-driven organizations
with HR needs

At Humanitarian Resources Consulting, we support purpose-driven organizations with HR needs. Our ultimate goal is to enable organizations to live by their values, in order to foster positive working cultures where people can best achieve thier mission. We focus on the areas of staff well-being, team dynamics, and organizational culture.

We approach HR work through a lens of intersectional feminism, anti-racism, decolonization, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We support non-profit organizations, (I)NGOs, humanitarian organizations, development organizations, and activist organizations.


Support for


  • Consulting on human resources needs

  • Conducting assessments

  • (Co-)creating policies

  • Providing knowledge and experience

  • Creating custom solutions based on understanding the client's needs and context

Support for


  • Providing workshops and consulting to build positive team dynamics

  • Facilitating inclusive and participatory workshops

  • Providing team coaching

Support for


  • Mentoring

  • Coaching


Previous Clients

Humanitarian Resources Consulting is honored to have had the chance to support and partner with the following organizations, among others. We are also happy to partner with other consultants and consultancy groups on team projects.

Logo of Medecins Sans Frontieres
Logo for VSO
Logo for Violet Organisation
Logo for the American Red Cross
Logo for RedR UK


Shana O'Brien, Founder of Humanitarian Resources Consulting

Committed to Helping People

Humanitarian Resources Consulting is run by Shana O'Brien. Shana has over 10 years of experience in the humanitarian sector. While working for a variety of organizations both on-the-ground and at HQ-level, she saw the impact of human resources on the well-being of her herself and her teammates, the dynamics of her teams, the culture of her organizations, and ultimately the ability of individuals to best help people in need. This led to her decision to begin her own consultancy in 2017.

Outside of her career, you can usually find Shana playing board games, exercising, discussing feminist issues, or  volunteering at an animal shelter.



Feel free to reach out to us for more information.


Phone: +31 617918889

Skype: sobrien44

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