International Development and Humanitarian Job Resources

A Guide to Green Careers – Renewability. Sustainability. Efficiency. These three words describe the engine that will drive economic growth in the near future and for decades to come. As the world’s economy goes, so goes its jobs market. This guidebook has been created to help readers better understand exactly what lies ahead for job seekers in a renewable, sustainable and more efficient world. If you are interested in finding a career where you can make a difference while making a living, this guidebook is for you.

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) – A global membership association of more than seventy peacebuilding organizations, 1,000 professionals, and a network of more than 15,000 people developing processes for change in the most complex, chaotic conflict environments around the world. AfP amplifies the strengths of its members and works collaboratively on issues that are too large for any one organization to tackle by itself.

B Corp Jobs Board – Lists openings at certified B Corps, which are companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) – A fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture where highly talented and passionate people thrive. We rely on mutual trust and good judgment, as well as clear operational guidelines and systems, to achieve our mission. Our mission is to work with businesses to create a just and sustainable world. We envision a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources.

Dr. Chris Blattman, Professor at The University of Chicago – Uses field work and statistics to study poverty, political participation, the causes and consequences of violence, and policy in developing countries. He offers excellent advice on academics and preparing for and seeking a job in international development.

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) – CSIS has developed practical solutions to the world’s greatest challenges and is dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. In this collection of audio, video, and short papers, Ms. Bieniek and Ambassador Garvelink have brought together a group of fascinating people from the U.S. government, the United Nations, the private sector, and the international NGO community to share their experiences.

Devex – A Devex Career Account is your international development career headquarters. Whether you’re looking for a job, consulting assignment, or the latest career advice – join thousands of other professionals who rely on Devex to navigate a career in global development and get full access to the world’s largest international development job board. – Fast-track your job search in the international development sector. Get access to hundreds of member-only jobs including jobs with short closing dates, those meant for restricted circulation, and those shared by other members. Get Headhunted: Let international development recruiters find you! Feature yourself on our homepage and circulate your profile to over 16,500 international development recruiters.

Foreign Policy Association – Founded in 1918, the mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been throughout its 95- year history, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

From Poverty to Power – How to Get a Job in Development – This blog is written and maintained by Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’. How to get a job in Development – an FP2P guide. I won’t give advice on what to study – if you’re reading this, it’s probably too late anyway. But in any case, qualifications are not enough – you need to get involved in organizing relevant activities at your university. Next, think about what kinds of experience will help – experience often marks you out more than gaining another postgraduate qualification, but you have to find some way to get over the inevitable first-rung problem of ‘how can I get experience when I haven’t got enough experience to land a job’ – it’s not easy, but it can be done. Visit the blog and learn from the experience of others.

The Gateway – The Gateway offers a comprehensive list of jobs and internships with the latest opportunities to advance your career in the field of microfinance and financial inclusion.

Global Development Professionals Network – The aim of the new network is to offer a space where professionals can network as well as share knowledge and expertise. We hope to achieve this through a blend of comments, analysis, online discussions and offline events, recognizing that the day-to-day lives of development professionals are constantly in flux as a result of changes in technology, policy and collaborations across the public and private sectors.

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – A source for job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.Half the Sky Movement – Cuts across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women’s issues but also provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women. Change is possible, and you can be part of the solution.

Humentum – Humentum is working to inspire and achieve operational excellence for organizations focused on positive social impact. Through our activities, we build community, enable learning, provide expertise, and engage in advocacy for the sector.

NGO Job Board – Search for jobs in relief and development.

Idealist – Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Their work is guided by the common desire of members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect. They offer many job and volunteer opportunities.

Indeed – A very useful site that searches across many job sites around the world. Searching by conflict and development keywords is the best way to use the service.

InterAction – InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in every developing country. Unlike other non-profit and development-related job boards, Career Connections focuses almost exclusively on jobs in the international NGO community, jobs in the field and jobs at HQ!

International Organization Careers – International Organization Careers lists professional employment opportunities in international organizations. (site sponsored by the US Department of State).

LinkedIn – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe connects professionals to make them more productive and successful. Anyone at all interested in obtaining the first job – or positioning oneself for something new – needs to have an updated, well-written LinkedIn profile. Recruiters are on LinkedIn all day.

Nonprofit Technology Network Board – Want a job that makes a difference? Find full-time jobs and short-term technology opportunities at organizations working for social change.

ONE – ONE is a hard-headed movement of people around the world fighting the absurdity of extreme poverty. At the heart of what ONE does is the fundamental belief that the fight against extreme poverty is about Justice, not Charity. Working at ONE isn’t a normal 9-5. They are a high-energy and fast-paced global team and work hard pressing governments to deliver change that will improve the lives of millions of people living in extreme poverty. It’s an unbelievable opportunity to change your life while you change the world.The Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) – The Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a free professional networking site that works to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.

Posner Center – Posner Center provides jobs with a results-focused international development organization. Want to get your foot in the door with an international career or internship? If so, then the Posner Center is the place for you.

ReliefWeb – ReliefWeb is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). It has three main functions: collect updates and analysis from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; identify and deliver the content most relevant to ReliefWeb’s global audience. This content includes country and disaster reports, maps, infographics, job announcements and learning opportunities and events of interest to humanitarians and as part of our commitment to humanitarians worldwide, we develop new information products and services that enable humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.

Skoll – Skoll World Forum job list provides an aggregated list of social sector job opportunities and original postings covering unique opportunities in the NGO/Government and CSR space.

UNJOBLIST – UNJOBLIST is a very useful site with jobs at UN agencies and other Intergovernmental Organizations.

Work for Good – With opportunities at all levels for new grads and seasoned pros alike, Work for Good is a national job board dedicated to helping nonprofits and others connect with job seekers looking to make a difference.