I’ve gotten more than one international development job by responding to an online vacancy. There is less cronyism that you might expect, especially for mid-level jobs. And not everything ends up on DevEx! In case it’s not obvious, I am not recommending these organizations. Use the list at your own risk – I’m not responsible if you hate your job or the organization turns out to do bad work or is full of sexist jerks.
This is a work in progress. I am adding every development actor I come across, and I am adding descriptions over time. If you notice an oversight, comment with the link and I will add it. If any of the links don’t work, please comment too so I can fix it.
Abt Associates is a big employee-owned company that holds a lot of contracts with USAID.
Aga Khan Development Network – contrary to what many people think, they don’t just hire Ismailis
GOAL is an international relief agency that works in places like Syria and Liberia.
International Medical Corps is a disaster response and development organization.
Macfadden Associates places people with government agencies and runs some USAID-funded projects.
Pyxera Global – Focuses on person to person diplomacy and international exchange. Often wants language skills from candidates.
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