Looking for a job in aid and development work? Have a look at the following:
Near the bottom of this page–where I explain how I got into this line of work–I offer some advice for students and professionals looking to get into staff support work with humanitarian organizations.
Read this 5-part series on becoming an aid worker
Read MoreAltitude’s 5-part series on becoming an aid worker. Find Part 1 here.
Check out these articles and handbooks:
- Getting your first job in relief and development
- Seven Tips For Finding A Job In Aid Work (Forbes)
- Finding a job overseas, by Michael Bear
- Becoming an aid worker, by Matthew Bolton
- So you want a humanitarian job, by Leyla Giray
- The Idealist Guides to Non-Profit Careers
Take a look at these job-search forums
- ReliefWeb: The UN humanitarian hub, is one of the most-used sites for jobs in humanitarian relief with international agencies and NGOs.
- AlertNet: Has a good jobs section.
- InterAction: Is an alliance of US-based international development and humanitarian NGOs. There is a jobs link on their home page.
- UNjobs: Lists jobs in UN agencies and other international organizations.
- The University of Sussex has a long list of websites relevant to jobs in international development.
- DevJobs : An Internet service that provides international job announcements in various development fields.