Relief Applications is a young European-based organization serving the international humanitarian and development sectors. Founded in 2014, by an IT expert and an experienced humanitarian during the Red Cross response to the Haiyan (Yolanda) typhoon in the Philippines, we provide a variety of innovative services bridging humanitarian work and cutting-edge technology to disseminate new IT tools and significantly improve the efficiency of humanitarian organizations. Our clients include several United Nations organizations (WHO, ILO, UNESCO), Red Cross societies and NGOs such as WARCHILD, Action Against Hunger and many others.

Relief Applications is looking for an experienced IT project manager / CTO. If you want to make a difference in the world and have excellent programming skills combined with a passion for following a project throughout its cycle, then we are looking for you!

You will have a high degree of responsibility and ownership over the development of existing projects and new features to improve and enhance in mission-critical software applications.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate advocate for front and back-end best practices, scalable architecture and quality user experiences. In this role, you must be self-motivated, able to work both independently and closely with your team, coordinate and assign tasks.


Education & Experience:

Master’s Degree in engineering Studies (with an IT focus) or equivalent

Good understanding of Relief Apps core stack: Python (Django), Node, GraphQL, Azure, Jira, Azure DevOps, and Angular

Solution architecture skills

Good English, written and spoken.

7 to 9 years’ work experience managing IT projects


Have a passion for coding

Flexibility and proactiveness

Project management

Team management

Able to learn new technologies quickly

Nice to have

Database creation, integration, and management

Object-Oriented Programming and server-side programming languages

Experience in deploying large scale web based applications including mobile applications

Good French and Spanish, written and spoken.


Ensure that all IT projects are managed efficiently

Coordinate the work of the different PMs including participating in the HR resource allocation within projects

Support the Business Development team to respond to technical proposals providing inputs and technical feasibility

Act as technical lead ensuring technical teams can make sound IT decisions

Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals

Discover and implement new technologies that yield a competitive advantage

Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency

Build quality assurance and data protection processes

Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance


1. Spanish work contract

2. Private Health Insurance

3. Flexible work arrangement

4. Personal time of up to 10 hours per year, no need for a justification

5. Public transport compensation is available

6. Day off on birthday

7. Professional training and development classes

8. Possibility of improving or learning a new language, with paid lessons.

9. Up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a year


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Due to the nature of this position, only candidates legally eligible to work in the EU/EEA may apply.

Relief Applications is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation.