Top global development employers in Brussels

A view of Brussels, Belgium. Photo by: Romain Ballez / CC BY-NC-ND

While modest in size and population in comparison to its neighbors, Brussels remains a hub for European and international relations. Among the many regional, national and international institutions based in Belgium’s capital, the city is home to the European Union, European Commission and the NATO headquarters.

With hundreds of embassies, thousands of international diplomats, and hundreds of thousands of jobs linked to global institutions, Brussels is also home to a diverse, multilingual and multicultural population. French, Dutch and German are the official languages of Belgium, and English is used on a daily basis in Brussels, along with more than 100 other languages.

Many funding agencies and development consultancy groups are based in the city and some international NGOs have their advocacy offices based there to allow them to network with EU lawmakers.

Here is our guide to the top organizations working in international development that have their headquarters and advocacy offices based in Brussels. Check out the Devex Job Board to find out about vacancies with these and other organizations in the sector.

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  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.