• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget1 Million - 5 Million
  • HeadquartersKenya
  • Founded1976

ACORD International

Founded over 30 years ago, ACORD is one of the oldest and largest Pan-African organisations. ACORD works in 17 African countries to promote social justice and lift Africans out of poverty. ACORD works with more than one million Africans and 2000 partners on the continent and worldwide. ACORD's mission is to work in common cause with people who are poor and those who have been denied their rights to obtain social justice and development and be part of locally rooted citizen movements. Their work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these being that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development. Over the past 30 years ACORD has facilitated the emergence of over 2000 strong and autonomous grassroots organisations across Africa. Community owned and managed, these organisations today provide access to critical services and skills such as veterinary services, micro-finance and income generation activities and natural resource management. Most of the organisations have evolved to go beyond addressing immediate needs to also engage with decision-makers and represent their own interests, claiming community rights and demanding accountability. ACORD's AREAS OF OPERATIONS: - Livelihoods and food sovereignty - Agriculture and food security - Justice in world trade - Food sovereignty - Tackling hunger in Mozambique - Women's rights - Peacebuilding - HIV and AIDS   ACORD works in 17 countries in Africa: Angola  |  Burkina Faso  |  Burundi  |  Cameroon  |  Central African Republic  |  Chad  |  Congo DR  |  Ethiopia  |  Guinea  |  Kenya  |  Mali  |  Mauritania  |  Mozambique  |  Rwanda  |  Sudan - north  |  Sudan - south  |  Tanzania  |  Uganda
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Job openings over the past year

32Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Finance and Accounting Intern
    United Kingdom, Kenya
  • Graphic Design and Multimedia Intern
    United Kingdom, Kenya

Staff at ACORD International have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • finance
  • financial services
  • project support


  • save the children international
  • ec
  • wellcome trust
  • goal global


  • mozambique
  • kenya
  • united states
  • uganda
  • ethiopia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

International Conference on the Emergence of Africa

5 lessons for Africa's emergence

4 April 2017


Primary sectors

Banking & Finance Budgeting
Monitoring / Evaluation
Financial Services
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Civil Rights
Public Administration
Reproductive Health
Events / Training

Contract Awards

Etablissement Situation De Reference

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Emergency Program: Food and Nutrition Security

EC - Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)


EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)


EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

Contact ACORD International

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  • Kristin Seljeflot
    Head of Partnership Development and Fundraising
    Primary Contact
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Company Offices

  • Kenya (headquarters)
  • Nairobi
  • ACK Garden House, Wing C, 1st Floor, 1st Ngong Avenue
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • ACORD Development House 56-64 Leonard Street