Who’s Hiring? 10 Organizations Devoted to International Development

Who’s Hiring? 10 Organizations Devoted to International Development was originally published on Idealist Careers.

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Are you looking for opportunities to address global challenges, partner with international communities, or be part of humanitarian aid responses? If so, then applying for a role with an organization focused on international affairs or development is the first step to achieving your career goals.

This month, we’ve compiled a list of 10 nonprofits working on global missions, including advancing human rights, leading education initiatives, and conducting policy research. Whether you’re looking to gain skills in cross-cultural communication or make a real impact on communities around the world, one of these open roles may be a good fit for you.

1. Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Cambridge, MA

This nonprofit offers a liberal arts education and leadership development to young women from all across Asia and the Middle East, regardless of background. They are hiring for three roles, all set to work in a hybrid capacity: Recruitment and Training Coordinator, Events Coordinator, and Program Associate.

2. Legacy International, Remote Role

This nonprofit works to equip professionals-in-training and emerging leaders with the tools they need to transform their values and vision into sustainable success. The TechGirls program seeks to inspire young women from 38 countries/territories to pursue higher education and careers in technology through hands-on skills development. They are hiring an International Youth Exchange Program Manager to work with the TechGirls program in a remote capacity.

3. Mercy Corps, Remote Roles

This nonprofit exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities around the world. They are hiring for four open roles on Idealist, all working in a remote capacity: Total Rewards Administrator, Deputy Director Corporate Partnerships, Senior Benefits Analyst, Global Benefits, Vice President, Emergency Response.

4. WaterAid America, London, England

This international nonprofit is exclusively focused on bringing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education (WASH) to the children and families around the world who need it most. They are hiring a Lead Policy Analyst to work in a hybrid capacity in London.

5. Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Remote Role

A global network of investigative journalists working across six continents, this nonprofit works to expose crime and corruption so the public can hold people in power to account. They are hiring a Chief Financial Officer to work in a remote capacity.

6. Human Rights Foundation, New York, NY

This nonprofit promotes and protects human rights globally to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world, particularly in areas where it is most under threat. They are hiring a Digital Security Advisor to work in a remote capacity, as well as an Office Administrator to work onsite in New York.

7. ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA and Kenya

This global organization is committed to ending the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since their founding in 2008, they have awarded over $1 billion in grants to more than 500 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. They are hiring a Grants Specialist to work remotely, an Associate Director, Human Resources to work onsite in San Francisco, and a Global Energy Transition East Africa Lead to work remotely in Kenya.

8. The Population Institute, Washington, DC

This nonprofit research and advocacy organization educates policymakers, the media, and the general public about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through a range of policies and programs. They are hiring a Communications Director to work in a hybrid capacity.

9. Restless Development, New York, NY

This organization trains, educates, supports, and inspires young people to lead development in their countries and communities. They are hiring a Growth and Partnerships Senior Manager for a hybrid role based in New York, NY.

10. Nurturing Minds, Inc., Remote Role

This nonprofit seeks to educate girls who are poor, marginalized, and at-risk of becoming involved in exploitative forms of child labor through the development of the Sega Girls School, a residential secondary school in Tanzania. They are hiring a Finance and Operations Director for a remote position.


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If you’ve missed the boat on any of the above opportunities, don’t forget to explore our latest job listings to find open roles at international development organizations.