Jobs in International NGOs
World Visionfocus is on helping the most vulnerable children, in the most difficult places, overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.
With supporters, World Vision have helped millions of children and families out of poverty and they are often first on the ground when a crisis strikes.
World Vision’s integrated approach includes water, healthcare, education, child protection, and income generation. With the aim of allowing every child to fulfil their God-given potential.
Across almost 100 countries, World Vision’s
impassioned community of supporters, volunteers and community leaders work together to transform children's lives.
World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.
Their supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together they share proven, world class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.
By working with communities to protect children from violence and neglect, caring for them in emergencies, and challenging everyday injustice, they enable self-sufficient communities to make real, lasting change. World Vision has a job search page where you can find job opportunities in various sectors.
Save the Children
Save the Children works in over 100 countries, doing whatever it takes — every day and in times of crisis — to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
In 2020 alone, Save the Children reached more than 197 million children, including 1.1 million here in America.
As the world's leading expert on childhood, they believe that every child deserves a future. This belief is at the heart of everything they do. They know you share it, too.
Their pioneering programs address children's unique needs, giving them a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
If you wish to work with Save the Children, you can find a variety of job opportunities here.
Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. They save the lives of malnourished children. Action Against Hunger ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. They enable entire communities to be free from hunger. Last year alone, Action Against Hunger served more than 25 million people in nearly 50 countries.
Action Against Hunger works not only to treat acutely malnourished children through a community-based approach, but also to improve child survival and prevent undernutrition by addressing its underlying causes.
Action Against Hunger aim to increase the number of children worldwide who are screened and treated for undernutrition and to build the capacity of local health systems to treat undernutrition. They are committed to research, partnerships, and learning that will allow us to continually improve policy and practice to end undernutrition in all its forms by 2030. Action Against Hunger has a career page where you can apply for jobs withing the organisation.
CARE International is a global confederation of 16 member and 4 candidate and 1 affiliate organisations working together to end poverty.
In 2020, CARE worked in 104 countries around the world, implementing 1,349 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.
They reached more than 92.3 million people directly and 433.4 million people indirectly.
They work with and alongside communities to support people to realise their power, elevate their voices, and achieve the change that they choose.
Care International work with women and girls – because you can’t fight poverty without fighting inequality.
They work alongside communities – because change only happens when people are empowered to lead, participate and act.
They aim to be a catalyst for change, supporting women, girls and families to gain control of their own futures.
Their programmes and their policy work tackle the systemic causes of poverty so that people can gain the power to change their own lives. They place special focus on empowering women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the ability to lift whole families and communities out of poverty. Job Opportunities at Care International can be found here.
Oxfam is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice of poverty. Working with partners, Oxfam use a combination of practical tactics and innovation to deliver development programs, public education, campaigns, advocacy and humanitarian assistance in disasters and conflicts. From sanitation and clean water to getting more girls into school, they won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
Oxfam is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means they tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together, they save, protect and rebuild lives when disaster strikes. They help people build better lives for themselves, and for others.
They take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. If you wish to work for Oxfam, apply for jobs here.
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It stands beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Catholic Church and secular partners, it helps people directly in their own communities and campaigns for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.
They campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.
Their local experts help some of the most difficult-to-reach people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Whether it’s a single mother living in a remote area, a teenage boy living in a war zone, or a disabled father and daughter who are discriminated against, They help anyone regardless of faith, gender and ethnicity.
Apply for jobs to work with CAFOD.
Islamic Relief is an international aid agency that provides humanitarian relief and development programmes in over 40 countries, serving communities in need regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired humanitarian aid and development agency working to save and transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Established in the UK in 1984, They work in over 45 countries, assist people of all faiths according to need and do not discriminate in any way.
Close to the communities they serve, Their work hard to understand their culture and needs and gain their trust. Their proximity means they can often respond swiftly to emergencies and work in areas that other organisations cannot access.
Their humanitarian and development projects typically help over 10 million people every year, contributing directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
They help communities to better protect themselves against recurrent challenges such as drought and floods, and they deliver lifesaving emergency aid when disaster strikes. They provide vital services such as healthcare, water and sanitation and hygiene. Their livelihoods and education projects empower people to escape poverty and build brighter futures.
Islamic Relief's key areas of work are humanitarian relief and disaster preparedness; development programmes that improve access to sustainable livelihoods, healthcare, education, water, sanitation and hygiene; and advocating on behalf of those in need.
Islamic Relief's development programmes aim to empower communities to emerge from poverty and become less vulnerable. It focuses on providing long-term sustainability including climate adaptation, livelihood support including Islamic microfinance and orphan sponsorship programmes. If you wish to work with Islamic Relief, apply for jobs here. Their recruitment page provides more information about their recruitment process.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian organization that work to protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Such victims include war wounded persons, prisoners, refugees, civilians, and other non-combatants.
Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
ICRC is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employs some 18,000 people in more than 90 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization providing humanitarian protection and assistance to victims of war and armed violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law. ICRC has a career page that is accessible here.
Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation (NGO) of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases. In 2019, the group was active in 70 countries with over 35,000 personnel mostly local doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators.
Médecins Sans Frontières brings medical humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion. They treat patients suffering from a wide array of illnesses and health needs.
Find job opportunities from MSF here.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning network. The network comprises 26 independent national/regional organisations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a co-ordinating body, Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity" and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. It uses direct action, lobbying, research, and ecotage to achieve its goals. Their job opportunities can be found here.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization that works in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment.
WWF is the world's largest conservation organization, with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries and supporting around 3,000 conservation and environmental projects.
WWF aims to "stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature." They work globally, with every sector, at every level.
To accomplish their ambitious goals, they work to educate and influence people into making sustainable choices and decisions, including those who work in business and make decisions around the use of natural resources, and those who work in government and set policy that impacts nature.
One of WWF’s strengths is their ability to engage stakeholders—in business, civil society, and academia—in partnerships to devise innovative solutions to the issues that challenge us.
Their job opportunities can be found here.
Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.
Mercy Corps Mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
In more than 40+ countries around the world, over 5,400+ team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change.
Mercy Corps bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. And they go beyond emergency aid, partnering with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs, and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible. Jobs with Mercy Corps can be found at their career page of their website.
Danish Refugee Council
As a private humanitarian organisation, DRC’s work covers all aspects of refugee issues based on humanitarian principles and human rights. Their overarching mission is to assist and protect refugees and to empower them towards a better future.
DRC strive to provide sustainable solutions for refugees, displaced people and host communities coupled with the objective of enabling those we assist to live dignified lives.
DRC work globally providing support and solutions for refugees and displaced people within five core sectors:
The International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. Here are highlights of our impact over a year. Their career page has a number opportunities you can apply for.
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want. Learn about our vision, our mission, our approach, and our impact
ActionAid’s mission is to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and supporters.
ActionAid’s human rights-based approach aims to ensure that people are drivers of their own change and able to claim the rights they are entitled to.
ActionAid’s focus on women and girls because the denial of their rights is a grave injustice and one of the underlying causes of poverty worldwide.
By working directly with communities, women’s movements, groups and networks, social movements and other allies, ActionAid aim to tackle the structural causes and consequences of poverty and injustice. Job Opportunities at ActionAid can be found here.
Concern is an international humanitarian organisation that strives for a world free from poverty, fear and oppression.
Concern deliver life-saving and life-changing interventions to some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. From rapid emergency response to their innovative programming in health and nutrition, livelihoods and education, they go to the hardest to reach places to make sure that no-one is left behind.
For over 50 years, Concern has been working to make the vision we share with our supporters a reality: the vision of a world free from poverty, fear and oppression.
The communities Concern help are in some of the hardest to reach and most fragile places. Places prone to conflict, natural disasters, climate change, flooding, and extreme hunger.
Concern also know that real progress comes not just from reacting to shocks and disasters, that it happens first and foremost at the community level, when people are equipped and empowered to transform their own lives. Concern work with communities to build their resilience and ensure their transformation is sustainable and long-lasting. Jobs with Concern can be found here
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
NRC protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. NRC started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 35 countries. We specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. NRC promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
NRC’s global provider of expertise, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.
Around 16,000 humanitarians work with the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes. Apply here for jobs with NRC
ADRA is the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 20-million strong Adventist community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.
ADRA deliver relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.
By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA are able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capability for sustainable change.