• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1966

Practical Action

Pratical Action are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big. We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.
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1Current job
121Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Country Director
  • Country Director (Interim)
  • Senior Humanitarian Energy Adviser
    United Kingdom
  • Senior Core Energy Advisor
    United Kingdom

Staff at Practical Action have experience in


  • development
  • climate change
  • solar / wind / biofuels
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • market research


  • ec


  • zimbabwe
  • bangladesh
  • kenya
  • nepal
  • sudan


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


Monitoring / Evaluation
Solar / Wind / Biofuels
Climate Change
Performance Measurement
Anti-Poverty / Social Justice
Events / Training
Trade Customs
Private Sector Development
Banking & Finance Budgeting

Contract Awards

Contract 3 70 Toilets

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Energy Policy in Development Cooperation

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

UK Aid: Round 4: Empowering 30,000 Extremely Poor, Marginalised and Landless People in Bangladesh

Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

Community Governance in Infrastructure Services in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan

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

HELP - Food Security (Helping to Enhance Local Productivity for Food Security)

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

Contact Practical Action

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  • Sharon Mackenzie
    International Contracts and UK Finance Manager
    Primary Contact
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Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Rugby
  • The Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development Bourton on Dunsmore
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development, Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby
  • Bangladesh
  • Dhaka
  • Practical Action Bangladesh GPO Box 3881
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Practical Action East Africa P.O. Box 39493 - 00623
  • Peru
  • Lima
  • 257 Tomás A. Edison St.
  • Sudan
  • Khartoum
  • Practical Action Sudan P.O. Box 4172
  • Zimbabwe
  • Harare
  • Practical Action Zimbabwe P O Box 1744
  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu
  • Practical Action Nepal Pandol Marga Lazimpat P O Box 15135
  • Sri Lanka
  • Colombo
  • Practical Action Sri Lanka 5 Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha Kirulapone