Top 10 global development employers

Which global development organizations were the biggest employers in 2019? Photo by: Cytonn Photography / Pexels

Development organizations posted an average of 6,500 new openings on Devex’s jobs board every month in 2019. We dug into the data to highlight which organizations are doing the most hiring and where the opportunities are.

United Nations agencies accounted for most of the jobs posted but there were also significant opportunities with organizations including the World Bank Group, the U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.