It’s your turn: 20 questions aid workers may ask in a job interview

What questions should you ask a recruiter when interviewing for an international development job?

You’re interviewing for an international development job, and the recruiter gives you the opportunity to ask a few questions. So, what should you ask?

As a rule of thumb, always prepare possible questions ahead of time, and try to tailor them to the specific organization. Use the questions to showcase your knowledge of the donor, consultancy or nonprofit you’re seeking to work with, and your interest in finding out more. Close this question-and-answer period by assuring the recruiter that now more than ever, you can see yourself contributing to the organization’s mission.

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  • Ingrid Ahlgren

    Ingrid is a Devex correspondent based in New York City. She worked as a staff writer for from 2007 to 2009, helping to write guidebooks, including the "Vault Guide to the Top Government and Nonprofit Employers." Before moving to New York, she was a researcher for National Geographic Traveler magazine in Washington, D.C. Ingrid holds a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri. As the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, she grew up all over the world.