Humans are central to humanitarian action.

How can we help your humans?

At Humanitarian Resources Consulting, we know that the well-being of humanitarian workers, the dynamics of teams, and the culture of organizations ultimately determine the ability of humanitarians to best help people in need. We provide our expertise to support at the individual, team, and organizational level.


Humanitarian Resources Consulting is specialized in human resources. Our main areas of focus include team dynamics, culture change, staff well-being and engagement, mental health, change management, compensation and benefits, expat and national staff dynamics, and surge mechanisms.

We are also happy to partner with other consultants and consultancy groups on team projects.

Support for


  • Consulting on human resources needs

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

Support for


  • Workshops and consulting to build positive team dynamics

  • 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, to help their humans.



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 humanitarians 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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