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Department for International Development (DFID)



  • Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1997
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is tackling the global challenges of time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. DFID's work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too. DFID is responsible for: honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning preventing violence against girls and women in the developing world helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries Priorities Strengthening global peace, security and governance Strengthening resilience and response to crisis Promoting global prosperity Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable Delivering value for money The Department for International Development (DFID) was set up in 1997. DFID employs around 2,700 staff who work in the offices in London, East Kilbride and globally. DFID works in countries across Africa, Asian and the Middle East, many of which are fragile or at risk from fragile neighbours. DFID also has regional programmes in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and development relationships with aid-dependent Overseas Territories. In addition to working directly in countries, DFID also gives UK Aid through multi-country global programmes and core contributions to multilaterals. DFID will also have 3 regional programmes in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and development relationships with 3 aid dependent Overseas Territories – St Helena, the Pitcairn Islands and Montserrat. And DFID will continue to work flexibly as and where necessary, including with the international community, to provide humanitarian assistance where it is needed.

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5Current jobs
4,243Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Test Manager
    United Kingdom
  • Network Engineer
    United Kingdom
  • Network Services Analyst
    United Kingdom
  • Senior External Communications Officer
    United Kingdom

Staff at Department for International Development (DFID) have experience in


  • development
  • international development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • public administration


  • global affairs canada


  • united states
  • ethiopia
  • uganda
  • united kingdom
  • brazil


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

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Company Offices
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • London
  • 22 Whitehall
  • United Kingdom
  • East Kilbride
  • Abercrombie House Eaglesham Road


Primary sectors

Monitoring / Evaluation
Public Administration
Economic Policy
Procurement Process
Climate Change
Personnel / Human Resources
Research & Development
Architecture / Design
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Financial Services