Where to work: 7 types of global development employers

Left to right: Deloitte building, DfID, and Oxfam headquarters. A wide range of employers have claimed a role in the expanding global development sector. It's up to you to decide what type of organization is right for your career advancement. Photo by: on1stsite / CC BY, DFID / CC BY, net_efekt / CC BY-NC-SA

There are many different ways to get involved in global development work, and a wide range of actors playing a role in this expanding sector. Deciding what kinds of organization you want to work with is an important step to breaking in or advancing your career. Here are seven different kinds of employers to consider.

1. International nongovernmental organizations

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  • Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.