If you’re committed to doing your share of good in the world, and travelling is no problem, a job at an NGO might be a great idea for you. Besides for overseeing or helping to manage the local office of an NGO, there are many other NGO-related jobs abroad that would best suite your field of interest. From jobs that require you to be passionate about people, to those who expect you to have a love for the environment or even wildlife, working for an NGO is an exciting opportunity for anyone committed to making the world a better place. But, don’t get caught in the crosscurrent of information available online. Although some of the more popular NGO-career choices, at the trendiest NGO organizations, may be filled, there still is a shortage of qualified candidates available for the vast amount of work still to be done across the world. Needs are different, dependent on the country and NGO, but the range of jobs available are quite broad in scope. These are the top 5 websites that will help you to find NGO jobs abroad:
Devex aims to connect and inform development, health, humanitarian and sustainability professionals, using its platform. The social enterprise and media platform connects its global development community through news, business intelligence, funding and career opportunities in international development. The website offers free membership to professionals who want to connect to the global development community, giving them access to published news and jobs. It also pushes notifications about the most popular development business. The portal has a few unique features such as tender tracking and analysis, for those looking for grants and subcontracts. You are also able to work with an expert who will write a professional CV for you.
Idealist offers those looking to work in the non-profit sector, over 13 000 job listings, with an extensive, completely free, data base of job opportunities. The website is famous for “connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration.” The team works with more than 120 000 organizations to bring more than 1.4 million monthly visitors the best in NGO jobs. The Idealist Volunteer Resource Centre also gives you the 411 on organizations that may need a hand (albeit an unpaid one). You are able to filter through job opportunities by location, type of employment you are seeking and even the job functions you are interested in doing and your own professional level. The organization type and area of focus is also one of the filters, which makes it easy for you to source the perfect NGO job for you.
ReliefWeb is the biggest humanitarian info portal on the globe, hosting more than 720 000 humanitarian situation reports, evaluations and guidelines, press reports, maps, assessments, and infographics. The website serves as an independent vehicle of information, assisting the international humanitarian community in the effective delivery of emergency assistance. This user friendly portal allows you to filter jobs by position, thematic area, and expertise, level of experience, country, region and even continent. It also filters jobs by type of organization, which makes it easier for you to find the NGO job that will best suites you.
The UNjobs portal is an easy to use website, featuring a clean layout and clear design. The website offers jobs at the United Nations and affiliate organizations. You are able to find your dream NGO job, by using the various filters: organization name, job location (or “duty station”) and closing date. Listed alphabetically, the countries and organization names are clearly labelled and contain sub-divisions that make it even easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Hosting more than 20 000 recruiters and serving more than 600 000 jobseekers, DevNet Jobs is one of the biggest recruitment websites offering NGO jobs. Focusing on international development jobs and consulting opportunities, the portal allows you to search for work using the following keywords: country, specific location, organization and sector. Besides for the free membership option, there is also a value membership that will get you access to members only jobs, customised job alerts and access to advanced job search. It also allows you to apply to jobs online, streamlining your job hunting experience in order to save time. A ‘Value Membership and Broadcast Resume’ package will even allow your profile to get hunted, by featuring it on the websites homepage and circulating it to more than 16 500 recruiters via the newsletter.