Development Careers

Fantastic networking opportunity at the UN – apply today!

Fantastic networking opportunity at the UN – apply today!

Here’s an opportunity to see how the UN works, on the inside, without spending six long months doing an unpaid internship there, AND it’s a chance to meet some of the people employed by UN agencies around the world. You should apply if you’ve got […]

5 Steps to working at an international humanitarian organisation

5 Steps to working at an international humanitarian organisation

And while the advertised positions might require several years of experience in the field, “don’t let that stop you,” says Rasmus Dahlbom Nielsen, Program Development and Quality Advisor at Mercy Corps.

“You might end up being the exactly the right person for the job,” said Lauren. “Just because you have a degree in art, or a background in chemistry doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply. A different perspective is extremely valuable.”

What if you’d hate a desk job?

What if you’d hate a desk job?

This time last year, I was in the mountains of Guatemala eating lunch with a man named Ovidio who spent 10 years working for WorldVision. It’s a prestigious international NGO that spends millions doing a variety of different projects all over the developing world.

3 tips to a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

3 tips to a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“It’s fun and challenging to work with a large group of really intelligent people,” says Mike Simon, who spent two years at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BGMF)’s business intelligence department. The attire is casual, the work environment is stunning – pine wood panelling […]

How to become a UNV

How to become a UNV

Kimja Vanderheyden grew up in the Congo, Ecuador, and Belgium, and was selected for a position at UN Women in Morocco. We met in Quito, where she worked for the Belgian Development Agency. Here, she talks to us about finding your niche expertise, the politically-sensitive of her […]

How to get a Professional Position at the U.N.

How to get a Professional Position at the U.N.

Asfaha Beyene grew up in Asmara, Eritrea, but was forced to leave when war broke out, dropping out of university in Asmara to move to Nairobi. He joined the U.N. Environmental Programme (UNEP), the start of a long and rewarding career in the U.N. system […]



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